No other food is as easy to make, versatile, and delicious as a taco. Traditionally attributed to Mexican cuisine, the taco is made by taking a small corn or flour tortilla and filling it with seasoned meat and vegetables.Generally, tacos are filled with chicken, ground beef, shredded pork, or grilled steak. Furthermore, green onions, cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, and various salsas are often added as toppings or garnish.
The best part about tacos is that they can be made with almost any ingredient, so all an individual with a craving for tacos needs is the tortilla, which can be purchased at any local grocery store or the Phoenix food truck festival.
While traditional methods for making tacos have always been a family favorite, special dietary needs or the desire to do something different with Taco Tuesdays may create the need for more inventive taco recipes.
Consider changing your taco ingredients to add a refreshing zest and visual appeal to the famous Mexican dish.
Typically, flour or corn tortillas are traditionally used for making tacos, but the truth is that tortilla options aren’t limited to the two types of grain staples. In fact, tortillas can be purchased or made using beetroot, nopal or cactus, spinach, or even pumpkin! In addition, changing the type of base for your tortilla can add visually stunning color to the recipe.
As for the filling, ditching heavy red meats and chemically saturated chicken for healthier alternatives can be a great way to make tacos a heart-healthy meal. Alternative ingredients to taco meat include:
· Vegan Meats
· Nuts & Seeds
Additionally, you can spice up your tacos with specialty salsas made from mango, pineapple, and pomegranate. And nothing tops off a taco’s taste like purple cabbage, avocado, or Greek yogurt.