National Taco Day

Guess what day it is!?!

Who doesn’t love a good taco whether it’s traditional, spicy, sweet with a little heat and also vegan tacos aren’t bad actually delicious to be honest. So here are some great taco recipes to please everyone! Enjoy 🌮

Chorizo and Potato Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde

Ingredients:

• For the avocado salsa verde:

• 1 cup salsa verde

• 1/2 avocado

• For the tacos:

• 1 tablespoon oil (or bacon grease!)

• 1 pound potatoes

• 1 pound fresh Mexican style chorizo sausage, casing removed

• 1 onion, diced

• 3 cloves garlic, chopped

• salt and pepper to taste

• 12 small corn tortillas, warmed

• 1 onion, diced

• 1 cup cilantro

Directions https://www.closetcooking.com/chorizo-and-potato-tacos-with-avocado/?epik=dj0yJnU9MDFwdTJYOThBdk5UVDA2UzIwUEkwaTJEZURtd3lIdWUmbj1pT3F1bllsSVFvanhNTGF4b1U3N2RnJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYW5V

Beef Tacos

Ingredients:

• 10 to 12 crispy taco shells (“stand and stuff) OR soft tortillas of choice (Note 1)

BEEF TACOS:

• 1 tbsp oil

• 2 garlic cloves , minced

• 1 onion , finely chopped

• 500 g / 1 lb beef , ground / mince (Note 2)

• 2 tbsp tomato paste

• 1/4 cup / 65ml water

HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING:

• 1 tsp EACH garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano

• 2 tsp EACH cumin powder, paprika

• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust spiciness to taste, can skip)

• 1 tsp salt

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

Toppings:

• Shredded cheese (Note 3)

• Shredded iceberg lettuce

• 2 tomatoes , chopped

• 1/2 red or white onion , chopped

• Sour cream

• Taco Sauce

• Other: coriander/cilantro , jalapeño, hot sauce / chilli sauce, pickled chillies, salsa sauce, pico de gallo

Directions https://www.recipetineats.com/ground-beef-tacos-recipe/?epik=dj0yJnU9NDY0RHREY0FDeVFPa3REUWQ5X2RNSWdWNWhJTmtrcWsmbj1SRExsd2tBWGlyNmljV1gyR1dGMmZBJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYTE4

Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

• 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined remove tails if wanted

• 1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

•Avocado salsa:

• 3 roma tomatoes diced

• 1 11 ounce can yellow corn, drained

• 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

• 1/2 red onion diced

• 2 avocados diced

• 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

• juice of one lime

• salt and pepper to taste

• crumbled feta for topping optional

• 4-6 flour tortillas for serving

Directions https://therecipecritic.com/blackened-cajun-shrimp-tacos-avocado-salsa/?epik=dj0yJnU9aXl2SGo1dUhkWlZvcF9HeFVDSlBleFlKbEtwNU5rMU4mbj1kYlV2UktMZG1FY0twTWFONmc0SjBnJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYTlR

Roasted Veggie Tacos & Chipotle Lime Crema

Ingredients:

• 1 small head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets

• 1 large sweet potato, diced into ½-inch cubes

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 teaspoons chili powder

• 1 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

• ½ teaspoon garlic powder

• ½ teaspoon dried oregano

• ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

• 1 lime, juiced

• 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed

chipotle lime cashew crema:

• ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews

• 1 chipotle pepper (from a can, in adobo sauce) OR 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)

• 1 clove garlic

• ½ teaspoon chili powder

• ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

• ½ teaspoon ground cumin

• ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

• ½ cup water

• 1 lime, juiced

mashed avocado:

• 1 medium avocado

• 1 lime, juiced

• ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

for taco assembly:

• charred corn tortillas (see Recipe Notes)

• chopped cilantro

• lime wedges

Directions https://playswellwithbutter.com/2019/03/12/roasted-sweet-potato-cauliflower-tacos/?epik=dj0yJnU9UHB5cDMtcm5peWVnM25oSDl4eFY0a1hxYWQyYmRhYXImbj1KX2RLRXNNYW1Hbi1QWXpHOEVhVWNnJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYkZj

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients:

Shrimp Marinade

• 1lb shrimp, uncooked, peeled, deveined, tails removed

• 1 tsp dark chili powder

• 1 tsp smoked paprika

• 1/2 tsp ground cumin

• 1/2 tsp dried oregano 

• 1 tsp garlic minced, (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)

• 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

• 1/2 tsp kosher salt

• Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tbsp)

• 3 tbsp avocado oil

• 1 cup shredded green cabbage

• 1 cup shredded purple cabbage

• 8–10 small flour or corn tortillas, lightly toasted

• Garnish: 

• Fresh cilantro

• Lime wedges

Avocado Crema

• 1 medium avocado, seed removed and flesh scooped out

• 1/2 cup cilantro

• 1 jalapeño, seeds removed

• 3 cloves of garlic, peeled

• 2 limes, juiced

• 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

• 3 tbsp avocado oil

• 3 tbsp water

• 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Directions https://girlwiththeironcast.com/spicy-shrimp-tacos-avocado-crema/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=724445526_27932742_320405&epik=dj0yJnU9SFFBc19wUTRST3hpS0hIOElrSXVWX0VQdnBoUmtZQWsmbj1fSmJPSjZ5Q2pjMDB3b0NVV0hXdXp3Jm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYk9j

Spicy Mango Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

Ingredients:

• 4 to 6 tortillas, lightly charred or warmed (I like La Tortilla Factory White Corn)

• 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

• 2 limes, divided

• ¼ to ½ teaspoon chili powder*

• 2 cups shredded green cabbage

• ½ avocado, thinly sliced

• ½ mango, diced

• 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

• 2 tablespoons crumbled feta or cotija cheese

• sliced serrano pepper and additional sriracha, for serving, optional*

• sea salt

spicy mayo

• ⅓ cup mayo (highly recommend Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo)

• 2 teaspoons sriracha

Directions https://www.loveandlemons.com/spicy-mango-black-bean-avocado-tacos/

Blackened Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

Chicken Tacos-

• 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, thinly sliced, or pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

• 8 tortillas, flour or corn, 6-inch

Marinade-

• 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, Chiquilin

• 1 teaspoon chili powder, ground

• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground

• 1/4 teaspoon oregano, dried

• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground, add more for spicier marinade

• 1 teaspoon honey

• 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus zest of 1 lime

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

Pineapple Salsa-

• 1 cup pineapple, diced, ¼ inch

• 1 cup tomato, diced, ¼ inch

• 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced

• 2 teaspoons jalapeño, minced

• 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus zest of 1 lime

• 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Directions https://www.jessicagavin.com/blackened-chicken-tacos-pineapple-salsa/?epik=dj0yJnU9S2tHLS1Ob1c0TnVfMXpoUUpmdDVNLUNEMDhmcFN5REUmbj0zTEdWUUdtaGxTM3daNm9xYm5VZjN3Jm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYYjhz

Grilled Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

Chicken Marinade

• 6  boneless skinless chicken thighs

• 1  teaspoon  garlic powder

• 3/4  teaspoon  salt

• 1/2  teaspoon  paprika

• 1/2  teaspoon  dried parsley

• 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper

• 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper

• 4  cloves  garlic minced

• 3  tablespoons  lime juice

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

For Serving

• 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro

• 2 medium roma tomatoes diced

• 1/2 medium red onion diced

• 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco

• 12 corn or flour tortillas

Directions https://thestayathomechef.com/grilled-chicken-tacos/?epik=dj0yJnU9b0JDR2syUnVFOERvN25LZnlYVFBxa2p3X1VSOEJ0QVUmbj1tYlEtV1gweFBtbmVzNUh6M2o0SHdBJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJYY0xz