Forget the ground beef mixture in the limp, used-to-be crunchy taco shells…it’s the summer to get out of your taco rut! Today I’m going to share my top 10 ways to switch up tacos to, hopefully, inspire you to try something new. All of these ideas are so yummy that it’s hard to pick a favorite! Which one do you think your family would most likely go for? Share with us in the comments below. :)
Recipes and Other Ideas to Switch up Your Tacos!
- Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa
This one is an oldie but goodie, and my “go to” anytime I’m entertaining!–
- Smoky Cauliflower Tacos (with Blender Romesco Sauce)
This one has so much flavor that you won’t even notice that it doesn’t have meat. And, the romesco sauce is great on breakfast tacos, too (next on the list)!
- Breakfast Tacos
These don’t have to be only for breakfast. We are big fans of breakfast for dinner at our house!
- Fish Tacos
I originally paired these fish tacos (see page 218 in my Fast and Fabulous cookbook) with fresh pico de gallo, but have since discovered they’re equally as good with this mango salsa. Mmmm, hard to choose!
- Lentil and Mushroom Tacos
If you’re going to go meatless but aren’t a meatless fan, then your best bet is to make it hearty with lentil and mushrooms as the perfect sub.
- Sausage and Pepper Tacos
This may sound like an unusual combination, but it’s soooo tasty together, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla! See page 179 in my On a Budget cookbook for the recipe.
- Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tacos
Pineapple gives this recipe the perfect punch of flavor on a hot summer day.
- Grill a Flank Steak (Carne Asada)
So many ways to do this, but we love to marinade, grill, and thinly slice our Carne Asada! This one is also in my On a Budget cookbook (see page 183).
- Make it a taco bowl by serving all the fixings over brown rice or use big lettuce cups (in place of tortillas).
Hard to beat the fresh, healthy crunch of lettuce with all the goodies filled up inside. Much better for you than a deep-fried crunchy shell! Or just make it easy and pile everything on top of some brown rice.
- Deconstruct your tacos and serve them as a DIY Healthier Homemade Nacho Bar!
This may be our new favorite way to switch things up…who doesn’t love some warm saucy cheese!? Granted, the chips are deep-fried, but everything else is pretty good for you.
And last, but not least…this could very well be the summer to try your hand at making your own tortillas! I’ve got recipes for both corn and flour tortillas on the blog. Get ready to be spoiled—so yummy!
What’s your favorite way to eat tacos?