Apr 11 2011 School Night Tacos

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. Meals for four under $15. (Spring 2011). Austin TX: Whole Foods Market.

My Comment:  While I’m sure these quarterly meal suggestions are produced by Whole Foods to dispel any notions that shopping in their stores is expensive, I often find something fun to cook — as in this quarter’s publication.  Originally, this recipe called for ground beef or ground dark-meat turkey; however, being a non-meat-a-tarian, I substituted soy crumbles (from Morningstar I believe) and found this to be very satisfying.  I also was adventuresome in the salsa suggestions. Stonewall Kitchens is distributing a mango salsa (fresh) in our local supermarket so, since it was on hand I used it instead of bottled salsa. And, finally, don’t feel obliged to buy the southwest seasoning suggested. I substituted a chipotle chile powder with a bit of garlic.

School Night Tacos

Copyright © 2011. Adrien Bisson.


1 TBSP canola oil
1 lb. ground (meat) soy crumbles
2 TBSP (Everyday – WF house brand) Southwestern Grille Seasoning
1/2 cup mild or medium salsa plus more for serving
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1 romaine lettuce heart, sliced into thin ribbons
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt – nonfat)
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 package Corn Tortillas


1. Warm oil in a skillet. Add soy crumbles and seasoning. Cook, until it “browns” – about 5 minutes. Stir in the salsa, lower the heat and simmer another 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into a small serving bowl and keep warm.

2. Set out small bowls of salsa, shredded cheese, diced tomato, lettuce, chopped onion, yogurt and lime wedges.

3. Warn tortillas by steaming over a steamer basket OR by microwaving under a damp paper towel in a loosely covered container. Stack tortillas in a covered bowl or wrap in a clean kitchen towel.

4.  Have everyone build their own tacos – and add toppings as desired.

Serves 4. Weight Watcher Points =9

About amybisson

I taught second, third and fourth graders. Teaching was my passion and joy for 30 years. And it didn't hurt that they called me "mom" sometimes. View all posts by amybisson

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