What do I eat when I don't want to cook, or when it's too hot to cook? Usually, I'll have some kind of salad topped with protein in the form of beans, cottage cheese, or eggs. While I am not a vegetarian by any means (What kind of Cajun would I be?), I often find that I don't want or need to eat meat for lunch.
One day, I was in need of a break from salad, but wanted something cool and refreshing that didn't need to be cooked. I came up with these meatless soft tacos and they were simply awesome. They were fresh and flavorful; filling without being heavy.
Awesome No-Cook Meatless Soft Tacos
flour tortilla (white or wheat)
2% cottage cheese (you can strain it a bit through some cheesecloth to get rid of the water)
pinto beans, chickpeas, or black beans (canned or freshly boiled and drained)
grated pepper jack cheese (I used a very small amount just for flavor)
lettuce, chopped or shredded
cherry tomatoes, halved
cucumber, chopped (not pictured in the photos, but I added cucumber the second time I made these tacos)
jalapeno or other hot pepper, seeded and sliced
Tabasco Green sauce
Tabasco Chipotle sauce
seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, Creole seasoning, chile powder, etc)
(This is one of those no measuring recipes. Just pile as much of everything as you want onto the tortilla.)
1. Place the beans down the middle third of a tortilla.
2. Top with cottage cheese, shredded pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
3. Sprinkle generously with seasonings of your choice.
4. Sprinkle with jalapeno, cilantro, and squeeze of lime.
5. Top with Tabasco sauces.
6. Fold in half and chow down.
Don't forget the napkins! These things are crazy messy!