¼-1teaspoonhot saucedepending on your taste preference
1tablespoonsoy saucegluten-free, reduced sodium
Saltas desired, optional
Quinoa and Black Beans:
1 15.5-ouncecan Cuban-style black beansdrained
1cupcooked rainbow quinoa
Salt and pepperas desired, optional
6small corn tortillas
1 ½cupsfinely shredded red cabbage
To make Avocado Crema: First, *soak the cashews for 20 minutes in water. (Prepare remaining steps in this recipe while the cashews are soaking.) Drain off water and add cashews, along with lime juice, garlic, paprika, and avocado to a blender container. Add 3 tablespoons soy milk and process until smooth. May add additional soy milk if needed to make a smooth, creamy texture. If desired, season with a pinch of salt (optional). Transfer to bowl.
To make Jackfruit Carnitas: While cashews are soaking, prepare this step. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion, jalapeno, and garlic for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, and oregano and stir well. Add the drained jackfruit, breaking it apart into strands with a fork while it is cooking (about 2 minutes). Add hot sauce (adjust for your preference of spiciness), tomato paste, lime juice, and soy sauce. Continue to cook, breaking apart jack fruit with a fork, for an additional 4 minutes, until vegetables are soft, seasonings are well blended, and jackfruit is separated into strands. Remove from heat.
To make Black Beans and Quinoa: While you are cooking jackfruit carnitas, heat a small skillet and add olive oil. Add drained beans and cooked quinoa. Stir and heat for about 5 minutes, until heated through. May add a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired (optional). Remove from heat.
Prepare toppings: Roast corn tortillas in a toaster oven or the top rack of the oven for about 3 minutes for open-face or folded crispy tacos, or heat them in a pan for 2 minutes for soft tacos.
To prepare tacos: line tacos with a layer of cabbage, black beans and quinoa, and jackfruit carnitas. Top with a dollop of avocado crema and garnish with cilantro.
May serve all fillings and toppings in individual serving dishes and let guests build their own tacos.