You might not be vegan, but it's hard to look at that plate of food and not be at least a little tempted, right?
Not only is that dish vegan, but most of the ingredients came from Aldi, which has been getting a lot of press lately. It occurred to me as I was making dinner for Taco Tuesday that very little of what went on the plate didn't come from there. Here's what came from Aldi:
I put in the tortilla picture at the end to even it out, but even the plastic wrap came from Aldi. Essentially, the only ingredients that weren't from Aldi were spices. The recipe from Vegan Richa requires some chipotle chili powder (or a canned chipotle in adobo) and some smoked paprika. I had those in my cupboard, along with cumin. If you were Aldi restricted, though, they do carry regular paprika, regular chili powder, and cumin in their spice section. The only spice you won't likely find there in any way is coriander seed, and you could sub fresh cilantro or just leave it out. I used yellow onion because that's what I bought but they do carry red.
My point here? Aldi has some great buys, and some of it is organic (the lettuce mix, salsa, and tomato paste here are all organic). So, if you have an Aldi near you, why not give it a try? There are lots of good items once you get past the initial chips and candy section when you walk in the door.
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