Saturday, October 6, 2012

Taco Takeover

They're quick and easy and ever-so-tasty...they're tacos! Tonight, I needed to burn through some of the veggies we've got leftover from the garden and farm box, but I wanted something quick and easy. Enter the ol' standby, but never unwelcome: tacos. I like the versatility and simplicity of tacos. You really can construct just what you want. Load up the filling or nix it for a salad of fixings. I prefer to balance the two and squeeze on some lime juice.

Taco filling

1 pkg Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo
1 med onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 tomato
2 peppers (your choice)
olive oil (optional)

Heat a cast iron pan on medium high. Add oil if you choose. Add diced onions and let brown while you dice the tomato. Dice peppers and garlic while you add the tomato. Add in peppers and garlic and let the onions carmelize and the tomatoes break down until they barely exist. Add in soy chorizo and turn down to medium. Heat and let the chorizo brown a little. Serve with corn tortillas and fixings.

If you're like me, you could eat Mexican food alot. Why not make it convenient on yourself by prepping a container in your fridge with the fixings you like? For instance, we have cilantro, onions, cabbage and lime wedges in a container ready to go at a moments notice. Who cares if they get mixed up a little? They're just going on the taco where they'll get mixed up anyway. Add in some tomatoes, avocado, hot sauce and tortillas and you're in business.

Other taco filling inspirations:

Post Punk Kitchen's Ancho Lentil Tacos - SO GOOD (one of the only ways I like lentils)!
My vegetable enchilada (with swiss chard and black beans) - deconstruct it into tacos.

What's your favorite taco filling or fixing?


  1. I love tacos and I always forget how easy they are (and now many things you can put in them)! I love the idea of just prepping ahead, if it's there I'll eat it!

  2. Exactly, keep a bag of baby spinach, spring mix or lettuce prepped and taco salads become a super easy idea. I grew up eating nacho cheese doritos with taco salad, but spicy sweet chili doritos are a great vegan option.

  3. I've been making a vegan version of fish tacos with Jen and Al. The sauce is delicious! It is white sauce of sorts.. We use Gardein Chipotle Lime strips as the substitute fish! So good!

    We just use vegan sour cream and veganaise in place of the mayo and sour cream.. see link below! :)