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Heart Asian Tacos

Are you craving some hearty tacos with a twist?! This recipe is packed with asian-inspired flavours and will leave you feeling full and energized. These protein-packed lettuce tacos contain a delicious whole grain called spelt. Spelt is an ancient grain (and relative of wheat) which has a unique nutty flavor and, because of its high water solubility, its nutrients are quickly absorbed into the body. It's also a good source of iron, fiber, and protein.


  • 1 cup spelt, cooked

  • 400g ground chicken

  • 100g mushroom, chopped

  • 2 garlic, chopped

  • ½ shallot, chopped

  • ¼ cup purple cabbage, chopped

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • Lettuce leaves, washed

Did you know? There are about 10.6 grams of protein and ~7.6 grams of fibre per 1 cup of spelt?


  1. Soak the spelt in water overnight, then drain. Bring 3 cups of water or stock to a boil in a pot. Add the spelt and cover, reduce heat and simmer until the grains are chewy. Cook for about 40 minutes in rice cooker or cover the stove (or cook for 65-80 minutes if the grains were not pre-soaked). Drain excess liquid.

  2. Pan fry your shallots and garlic until golden and add the ground chicken and mushroom. Cook until all the water is absorbed. Chop purple cabbage.

  3. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce to the mixture and combine until golden brown.

  4. Wash and lay your lettuce leaves and fill each with your spelt and meat mixture and enjoy!

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