High-Protein Taco Salad + A Rant on Chicago's Winters

High-Protein Taco Salad + A Rant on Chicago's Winters

If you live in Chicago or another area where February 2013 was full of snow and hazy gray skies, you're likely in need of some serious doses of sunshine. Most Chicagoans are tumbling about in a con...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups arugula
  • Optional: tortilla chips for garnishing
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, soy or almond yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice from 1½ limes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
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