Spicy Teriyaki Stir-Fry Tacos

August 13, 2018
The first time I bought sweet mini peppers I didn't know what I'd do with them. The peppers looked enticing because of their bright beautiful color, but I had never even tried sweet peppers before, so I was completely clueless as to what foods would compliment the flavors. A few days after I purchased them, I finally pulled them out, chopped them up along with other colorful veggies, seasoned them, broiled them, and then it was instant love at first bite. Now I can't make a grocery trip without bringing some home with me. This time around, I was looking for a quick-fix lunch meal to prepare, so I decided to make some vegan tacos, with only peppers (sweet and jalapeño) and teriyaki sauce to compliment the sweet and spicy flavors. Fortunately, I already had some pre-cooked quinoa in the fridge, so I simply added it as a base to my new spicy taco creation.
Vegan Spicy Teriyaki Tacos

Spicy Teriyaki Stir-Fry Tacos

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 6-8 tacos
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  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 1 1-2 cups quinoa, pre-cooked
  • 1 package sweet mini peppers, chopped
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Organic Island Teriyaki Sauce & Marinade (or teriyaki sauce of choice)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • organic fire-roasted salsa medium to hot (as desired)
  • 1 kale leaf, chopped
  • 2 limes, diced
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1. Turn heat to med-high and toss onion and garlic into a skillet, stirring until golden brown (about 5 to 10 minutes).
2. Add peppers to skillet. Season with salt and black pepper.
3. Drizzle teriyaki sauce over skillet and stir.
4. Warm up pre-cooked quinoa in a saucepan.
5. Warm up corn tortillas in separate flat pan, on low heat setting.
6. Layer tacos with quinoa, stir-fry, avocado, fire roasted salsa, and lime.

Also by Cristina: Vegan Fiesta Taco Nachos

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Cristina is a food enthusiast and chef at heart, always on the hunt for the best vegan foods and hottest restaurants in southern California. Follow her on Instagram @ckhealthybites.


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