Easy Dinners, Main Meals, Salad

green tacos with quinoa salad, hummus and crispy chicken strips

 

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Green tacos filled with stuff is pretty much my favourite thing to eat at the moment.

So fresh and fun to make with the whole family and full of flavour and crunch.

I changed up the recipe for green tacos with crispy chicken, slaw and chive mayo as we had cooked quinoa I needed to use. I mixed some chopped chives, parsley and salt through the quinoa to make a herby salad.

Then served the iceburg lettuce cups (green tacos) filled with chopped lettuce and red cabbage, quinoa salad, chopped green beans, crispy chicken strips and failsafe hummus.

It was super quick to throw together as I already had the gluten free crispy chicken strips in the freezer so all I had to do was cook them in a frying pan (no defrosting required) and voila!

You could use anything in these green tacos…cooked rice, tinned beans, any failsafe veg or cashews.

And if you happen to try this recipe and like it or change any of the ingredients…let us know and I can add the variations into the recipe. Just so it can help other readers.

Enjoy,

Laura McDonald - Simply Failsafe author and creator

Recipe links

crispy chicken strips 

hummus recipe 

green tacos with quinoa salad, hummus and crispy chicken strips (gluten free!)
Recipe Type: Lunch, Dinner
Prep time:
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Serves: 4
Fresh green tacos filled with yummy stuff that the whole family can enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 8-12 lettuce leaves whole (green tacos)
  • 2 cup green beans, chopped into 2cm batons
  • 3 cups of tri-coloured quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped finely (up to 1/4 cup if tolerated)
  • 400g [failsafe} frozen crispy chicken strips (see recipe link above)
  • 1 cup {failsafe} hummus (see recipe link above)
  • Rice bran oil to shallow fry
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Heat frying pan on medium heat with some rice bran oil, and cook frozen chicken strips in batches until golden and crispy*. Drain on paper towel.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cooked quinoa with the chives and parsley and season with salt to taste.
  3. On a platter or large plate, arrange the remaining chopped veggies and green taco lettuce leaves.
  4. Pour the hummus into a small serving bowl.
  5. Place all the bowls in the middle of the table so people can help themselves and choose what they want to put in.
Notes
*frozen crispy chicken strips: no need to be defrosted before cooking, just whack them in a frying pan with rice bran oil and cook until golden brown both sides.

 

Salad, Sides, Vegetarian

crunchy pear salad with mayo dressing

{gluten, dairy, soy free}

A delightful, crunchy salad with a delightful sweetness from the fresh pear and creamy mayo dressing.

Serve with Lamb Koftas and Eggy Rice with Lentils.

Make it, share it, eat it, enjoy it!

It’s delicious served with my lamb koftas and eggy rice with lentils.

If you like this recipe or alter it to suit your own dietary needs or preferences, we would love to know!

Laura McDonald - Simply Failsafe author and creator

 

Recipe link: old-school mayo recipe

crunchy pear salad with mayo dressing
Recipe Type: Lunch, Dinner, Salad
Fresh and crunchy with a delightful sweetness from the fresh pear.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 tin lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 ripe pear, pealed, quartered and thinly sliced.
  • 1/4 cup {failsafe) mayo (recipe link above).
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, chopped
Instructions
  1. Layer red cabbage, lentils, pear, spring onions, and celery in a large bowl.
  2. Mix mayo with chives and a little bit of water to loosen it up a bit to make the dressing.
  3. Pour mayo dressing on salad and top with chopped cashews. Enjoy!

 

Failsafe Rice Paper Roles
Easy Dinners, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Main Meals, Salad

rice paper rolls with poached chicken and chives

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

I’d seen delicious looking rice paper rolls at the shops and decided to make our own failsafe ones for lunch.

Rice paper rolls are good fun…they take a bit of preparation cutting everything up…but it’s so worth it.

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Failsafe Green Tacos
Easy Dinners, Main Meals, Salad

green tacos with crispy chicken strips, slaw and chive mayo

{gluten, dairy, soy free. can easily omit nuts}

I’ve been craving burgers something chronic lately and this little recipe I came up with while we were camping at Christmas and it pretty much ticks all the burger boxes.

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Failsafe crispy chicken schnitzel with quinoa salad
Main Meals, Salad

crispy chicken schnitzel with quinoa salad

{gluten, dairy, soy, and egg free. can easily omit nuts}

This quinoa, cashew and chickpea salad is surprisingly fresh and delicious. I wouldn’t have known it was failsafe cause it doesn’t taste ‘vaguely like something’ (is it just me or does the failsafe diet pretty much take out all the good bits and leave you with the most boring veggies on earth?). It is however a good challenge to use these veggies that are considered ‘boring’ and give them a chance to shine (turning lemons in to lemonade and all that). Anyway, this salad, it’s just good.

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Rainbow salad bowel with falafel and hummus
Easy Dinners, Main Meals, Salad, Vegetarian

Rainbow Salad Bowl with Falafels and Hummus

{gluten, dairy and soy free. could omit eggs and nuts}

This rainbow salad bowl with falafel and hummus is pretty much my favourite (failsafe) thing to eat at the moment. It’s full of crunch, flavour, creaminess, protein, veg. It’s so good.

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