Takos Tou Tpitn ue Quinoa Opa!

Takos Tou Tpitn Ue Quinoa Opa! Recipe

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A little Greek-inspired taco recipe I threw together and served recently for Taco Tuesday (aka Takos Tuesday-the 's' is silent.) I had thought of adding some Greek olives as part of the garnishes but I forgot!


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4 (approximately)
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    quinoa, rinsed and drained (golden or tri-colored quinoa)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, or more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried greek oregano
  • 1
    bay leaf (fresh if possible!)
  • ·
    ground allspice (a very small pinch!)
  • 2 c
    tomato broth (i make my own by pureeing one small tomato such as roma, strain, then dilute with water)
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • ·
    taco shells (corn or flour-although we tried the tacos with crispy flour tortillas this time around)

  • ·
    homemade tzatziki (which contained dill instead of the more common mint)
  • ·
    baby spinach or similar greens
  • ·
    feta, myzithra or kefalotyri cheese (crumbled/grated)
  • ·
    sliced hot peppers or hot sauce
  • ·
    grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    pine nuts, lightly toasted (or walnuts if you just don't want to pay the price for pine nuts)

How to Make Takos Tou Tpitn ue Quinoa Opa!


  1. In a sauce pan, pour the olive oil and heat on *medium* heat but no higher! Add the rinsed and drained quinoa, sauteeing for about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, bay leaf and allspice. Sautè another 1 minute. Pour in the tomato broth; season with black pepper. Cover the pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Removed from heat and keep covered.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your garnishes and arrange on a serving platter. Lightly fry or steam the tortillas.
  3. To serve: Spoon some of the cooked quinoa into a taco shell. Add the garnishes of choice. Enjoy! Yasou!

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About Takos Tou Tpitn ue Quinoa Opa!

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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