Purslane and Avocado Tacos with Pico de Gallo
Purslane and Avocado Tacos with Pico de Gallo
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    Purslane has long been considered a weed, but it is increasingly showing up for sale in bunches at farmers markets. Meanwhile, Mexicans have known about its healthful properties for hundreds of years and they eat it both raw and cooked. In Mexico it's called verdolagas. Cooking mellows its tang and shrinks it, which means you can eat more of it! Paired with avocado and a tomato relish, this is a super-healthy vegetarian snack or main dish.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
    • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or to taste
    • 2 teaspoons minced fresh Serrano chile, or to taste
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 lb purslane, including tender upper stems, chopped (about 6 cups)
    • 8 fresh corn tortillas
    • 2 avocados
    • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (about 3 ounces), or to taste
    • cilantro sprigs and lime wedges for serving

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 107 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 14.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.54%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 6 mg 0.25%
    • Calcium: 13 mg 1.28%
    • Potassium: 353 mg 10.09%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.02%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 8.47%
    • Vitamin C 19.57%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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