Couscous Tacos

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Veggie Type: Vegan or Lacto
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Servings: 8

Ingredients
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
1-1/2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
1 large, ripe avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced small
1/2 cup chopped red onion
8 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or vegan equivalent
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

Directions
1. In a medium bowl, combine couscous, boiling water, olive oil, and salt. Mix, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.
2. In another medium bowl, coarsely mash avocado. Stir in tomato and onions. (You can also add any or all of the following: a little lemon juice, hot sauce, chopped cilantro, salt, pepper.)
3. Heat tortillas in the oven, microwave, or steamer.
4. To assemble tacos: Spread warm tortillas with avocado mixture. Top with couscous, cheese, and lettuce. Fold in half and enjoy.
Makes 8 tacos

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