Spicy Tuesday – Breakfast Black Beans Tacos – Turmeric
Join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, by creating a delicious dinner of tacos with eggs and black beans. Creamy eggs studded with black beans are the star of this dish, with supporting flavors from salsa you can make yourself – in a snap!
The turmeric that we use in the eggs, not only adds beautiful color to the tacos, it also adds super nutrition, too! We try and add turmeric into many dishes because of the active ingredient curcumin that is in the spice. The main reason curcumin is so powerful is because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Infact, there are hundreds of studies on curcumins cancer preventive properties. It can also delay diabetes, protect the brain, and decrease joint pain. Make sure you add fresh black pepper and a healthy fat to any recipe you put turmeric in to increase the bioavailability in the spice.
Breakfast Black Bean Tacos with Avocadoes
2 Eggs + 4 Egg Whites
1 Tsp Turmeric
¼ Cup Skim Milk
1 ½ Cups Black Beans (that’s about 1 canned, drained and rinsed)
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
12 Corn Tortillas, heated in the microwave or oven or stovetop
½ Cup Cabot 50% Jalapeno Cheddar, Shredded
1 Cup Prepared Salsa (Use Your Favorite Brand or whip up the *fast and easy salsa below)
½ Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 Avocado, Thinly Sliced
Sliced Green Onions and Chopped Cilantro for Garnish
Step One Whisk the eggs, whites and turmeric together with the milk
Step Two Coat a skillet with olive oil. Pour in the egg mixture and the black beans and scramble for about five minutes or until done to your liking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a spoonful of eggs in each taco, sprinkle a little cheese and top with a dollop of salsa, non-fat Greek yogurt, a slice of avocado and the onions and cilantro.
*Fast and Easy Salsa
1 Can Green Chilies and Tomatoes (I like the Hatch brand that you can find at Whole Foods)
½ Cup Chopped Onion
1 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
1 Jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, chopped finely
½ Cup Chopped Cilantro
Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.