7 Surprising Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Tacos
You can do better than canned olives and shredded cheese.
The next time you’re whipping up a Taco Tuesday spread, think outside the crunchy shell. Go beyond your basic ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce and salsa with these delicious ideas for taco toppings:
It’s possible you’ve been taking too narrow a view on your tacos. According to Chicago star chef Rick Bayless, “Tacos are warm tortillas wrapped around anything flavorful.” In this case that means kale spiced up with guajillo chiles. And since it takes just 30 active minutes to make it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
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Crunchy, refreshing celery is the perfect addition to seafood tacos like these ones filled with shrimp.
3. Beef Jerky
Don’t knock it until you try it! Chewy beef jerky is a fun taco filling, especially when it’s paired with other gas station-ready ingredients like the American cheese, pork rinds and sliced ham in Roy Choi’s unorthodox tacos.
Sweet, fresh mango gives tacos like these fish-filled ones a bright, fruity punch.
Related: Tacos al Pastor Recipe
Middle East-meets-Mexican when you fill tacos with crispy falafel. Try it in this recipe.
6. Brussels Sprouts
Try topping vegetarian tacos with a crunchy, refreshing brussels sprouts slaw.
Related: Classic Ceviche Recipe
For extra-fresh fish tacos, don’t light the grill. Instead, fill tacos with citrusy, marinated ceviche. This recipe calls for striped bass or any other kind of firm white fish.
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