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Build your own b*tchin’ tacos: Gluten-free Trader Joe’s tacos

This is a crazy simple and quick recipe for those who are in need of a new flavor fix. But it is also a meal that is jampacked with veggies, healthy proteins and a B*tchin’ sauce — that’s literally the name of the sauce. This recipe transforms the typical taco into a tasty seafood taco.

It’s a gluten- and guilt-free meal that’s bursting with flavor, and all the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. Most ingredients that are needed for this faux taco could very well be in your pantry already. If they are not, I highly suggest making the Cauliflower Thins and b*tchin’ Sauce your must-haves, as they are versatile ingredients and can be used in many ways. 

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Once you try these (cauliflower) thins, you won’t go back to the typical pancake, sliced bread or generic taco.

I recently discovered Cauliflower Thins during a Trader Joe’s trip. They are a bread substitute and are gluten-free. Made from cauliflower, the taste is very mild, if not neutral, so you don’t know you’re consuming cauliflower unless you read the ingredients.

Once you try these thins, you won’t go back to the typical pancake, sliced bread or generic taco — unless you eat out at a restaurant, of course. Having said that, these versatile bread substitutes allow you to be, well, versatile. They can be easily used in various recipes, such as avocado toast, or as replacements for pita and other flat breads. As I said, it’s a new discovery and has changed the game of building around this cooking staple.

For the base, I used the Cauliflower Thins. It is high in fiber and a good source of antioxidants. For the protein, I decided to load it with honey-glazed salmon, which makes for good brain food, supplies healthy fats and can lower blood pressure. If you need that crunch and texture, as well as your greens, add some red and green cabbage in the mix.

Then to literally top it all off with a b*tchin’ flavor, just add Chipotle B*tchin’ Sauce. This sauce is gluten-free, kosher, vegan and non-GMO. B*tchin’ also sells five other sauces, including Heat, Bombay, Pesto, Cilantro Chili and Original.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Thins (each contains four thins) for $3.99 
  • 1 Trader Joe’s organic shredded green & red cabbage for $1.99
  • Honey-glazed salmon from King Soopers for $10.79 or $17.99/pound. 
  • Chipotle B*tchin’ Sauce from Natural Grocers for $3.89.*

*Prices vary. B*tchin’ Sauce can be purchased at King Soopers, Natural Grocers, Target and more. If you cannot find them there, check out the website to buy your own B*tchin’.

Directions:  

  1. Pop your Cauliflower Thins in the toaster and toast for desirable crispiness. If you do not have a toaster, you can use a frying pan with a bit of oil, cooking on medium-low heat to desired crispiness, roughly one minute per side.
  2. Once they are done cooking, lay the thins on a plate so you can decorate them with the remainder of the ingredients.  
  3. Add desirable amount of salmon to each thin, followed by cabbage. 
  4. Once both ingredients are sorted, dollop some B*tchin’ Sauce on top. 
  5. Voilà, you are a chef. Serve and enjoy.  

Sierra Grimm can be reached via email at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @CSURam5.

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