Encouraging Health and Happiness

Calorie Counting for Cinco de Mayo? Try these Mushroom, Corn and Poblano Tacos

CincoDeMayoCinco de Mayo is just around the corner. Celebrating with traditional Mexican food can be delicious but also a real diet-buster.  If you are counting calories, these Mushroom, Corn and Poblano Tacos can keep your meal festive but still under calorie control.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon   chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon   ground cumin
  • 1 poblano chile, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon   salt
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 8 lime wedges


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to mushrooms. Stir in onion and next 5 ingredients (through poblano); cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn and beans to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; stir in salsa and next 3 ingredients.

2. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide vegetable mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each tortilla with 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream. Serve with lime wedges.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos and 2 lime wedges)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 390
  • Fat: 14.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 15.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 56.6g
  • Fiber: 9.8g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 553mg
  • Calcium: 225mg


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One response

  1. Barbara Shikiar

    I just got back from Rancho La Puerta in Tecate Mexico…was with 3 other MAC folks. This was my third time there. We all really enjoyed the circuit training class and wish that the Sand Point MAC could implement something like that. What do you think?

    April 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM