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Summer Veggie Tacos Recipe

Summer Veggie Tacos Recipe

Making you own tacos is so easy and festive: something about it just says “summer” to us, especially when the fillings are garden-fresh and filled with flavor. The crispy corn shells are fun to hold and eat out of hand, and the piquant blend of tastes and colors makes your meal an instant fiesta.

Kids of all ages love tacos, and the possibilities for combinations are endless. We’ll give you the taco know-how here:

2 or 3 corn taco shells per person, heated

Possible Fillings
Fresh corn, cut off the cob after roasting, boiling, or grilling
Grilled, or sautéed vegetables, such as red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, onions, mushrooms
Refried beans, canned or homemade
Fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Lettuce or mesclun
Avocado slices, or a simple guacamole (avocado mashed with garlic, onion, lime juice, salt)
Grated cheese of choice (cheddar, Monterey Jack, pepper jack)
Grilled or pan-fried firm tofu
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Chopped jalapeno peppers
Chopped red or green onion
Sour cream

Just put the taco shells on a platter and place the fillings in bowls and let each person fill their shells with whatever their hearts desire.

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Inspired by The Rancho de Chimayo Cookbook, by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison (Harvard Common Press, 1991).

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10:41AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Sounds nice, thanks!

12:42AM PST on Mar 8, 2013


10:51PM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Here's another awesome (veggie) Taco recipe - with a cooking video too! :)

12:48AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Thanks Annie. I love tacos with a passion!

3:40AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

These recipes all sound great,thanks.

4:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2012


3:28PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Thank you

1:04AM PDT on May 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:04PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

Mmmm, yummy!

8:54PM PST on Feb 8, 2010

Wonderful Article, can't wait to try these recipes, Thanks so much! I love olives of all kinds so I know I would enjoy this recipe.
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