Grain free taco salad
One of my missions in life is to prove that when you set out to do a healing protocol, or to eat in such a way that supports the foundations of health (diet, digestion, blood sugar management, fatty acid status, mineral status, and hydration)…one doesn’t need to give up food that tastes good.
This grain free taco salad recipe is in my Blood Sugar Reset collection of recipes, and it also fits the GAPS Protocol when doing Full GAPS. Enjoy this grain free version of the classic taco salad!
A note on pre-soaking the navy beans
The beans in the recipe are White Navy beans, one of the allowed legumes on the Full GAPS Diet. Legumes like navy beans can be high in minerals, like calcium, iron, and magnesium, but they are also high in phytic acid, which acts as an inhibitor of mineral absorption, especially iron and zinc. So in order to benefit from the nutritious minerals that are in the beans, the phytic acid in them needs to be neutralized first.
To properly prepare the navy beans in this recipe, soak them in warm water overnight, drain them, then place them in a pot with fresh water to boil them gently until soft. Drain and rinse when done. This process helps to break down phytic acid in the beans, making them more digestible and nutritious.
Flavor Full Additions
In addition to the recipe below, you can also add the following:
- Diced tomatoes
- GAPS friendly hot sauce
- Chopped cilantro
- 24-hour cultured sour cream
- GAPS friendly salsa verde
Homemade Taco Seasoning
The taco seasoning used in this recipe can be found here.