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Tex-Mex Grain Bowl

This Tex-Mex grain bowl is special because it is not only healthy but delicious. Oatmeal is one of those dishes often eaten sweetened. People rarely think about using it in a savory dish—and they really should! —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats or multigrain hot cereal
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed, drained and warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • Optional: Pitted ripe olives, sour cream and chopped cilantro

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water and taco seasoning to a boil. Stir in oats; cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide oatmeal among 4 bowls. Top with beans, salsa, cheese, avocado and toppings as desired. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 345 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.

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