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02/26/2013

Tacos

Colorful, Flavorful, and Satisfying

Colorful, Flavorful, and Satisfying

I have in the past resisted using lettuce as a wrap or taco shell. Somehow it just didn’t seem like it would be satisfying. I have made some tasty dehydrated wraps and shell however sometime I want something NOW! Recently I tried using romaine leaves as taco shells and I loved it! Everyone raved about them. They were beautiful and delicious. These will be a regular in my menu rotation. Here is the recipe:

Tacos

  •  2-3 romaine leaves per person
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • Taco “Meat”
  • Guacamole
  • Mango Salsa
  • Cashew sour cream (optional)

Taco “Meat”

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans soaked for 2-4 hours then drained
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes soaked for 1 hour then drained
  • 1/2 white onion rough chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Place ingredients in food processor and process until well mixed. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Guacamole 

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Place ingredients in food processor and process until mixed but still chunky. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 large mango peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Mix ingredients together in a bowl

Assembly

Place romaine leaves on platter. On each leaf layer taco meat, guacamole and salsa. Top with chopped tomatoes. You can also top with a raw cashew sour cream.

Enjoy!

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3 Comments on “Tacos

[…] Tacosfoodforthesoul.opare.netI have in the past resisted using lettuce as a wrap or taco shell. Somehow it just didn't seem like it would be satisfying. I have made some tasty dehydrated wraps and shell however sometime I want… […]

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jemima botch way
04/17/2015 at 5:53 pm

Ama come to Ghana and teach your brother and sister hear.Who said when you open a stand people will not patronize.Thank you

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Ama Opare
04/17/2015 at 7:07 pm

Jemima botch way I would love to come to Ghana and teach someday. We were there this time last year and we miss being in the Motherland. In the meantime this is my teaching platform. I hope you will share the recipe with my Ghanaian brothers and sisters.

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