My Favourite Fresh Tacos

One of my favourite cuisines is definitely Mexican. I love how, even though the recipes are always delicious, they can be made pretty healthy too. I find that indulging in a meal of tacos leads to a lot less regret than indulging in a tray of nachos, as there’s a much less quantity of carbs but the meal is still as filling because you’re bulking them up with a lot of the better, fresh stuff. I’ve used normal beef mince for this one, but that can easily be substituted for a vegan mince and the sour cream and cheese I used can also be, too. Before the summer ends, I have a lot more Mexican night planned. If you’re of the same mindset… do add these to your list!

Ingredients:

  • Taco shells, 8
  • Mince (meat or soy mince), approx. 400 g
  • Fresh salsa (onion, 1, cherry tomatoes, 6, fresh parsley 2 tbsp)
  • Sour cream (low fat regular or vegan)
  • Avocado, 1, large
  • Lime, 1 (half with the avocado, half with the salsa)
  • Taco seasoning for the mince (garlic powder, 1 tsp, cumin powder, 1 tsp, paprika, 1 tsp, onion powder, 1 tsp, salt and pepper to taste)
  • Cheese, 1 cup (fresh grated cheddar or vegan cheddar)
  • Liquid salsa (not essential)
  • Extra fresh parsley to garnish
  • Red and green chillies (small and make sure to deseed)

Recipe video walkthrough here!

Method:

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Add the beef mince to a pan placed over medium heat and cook through until well browned.
  • Chop up the tomatoes, onion and parsley well. Add them all to a bowl and mix well. Spritz a little lemon or lime juice and a bit of salt onto them.
  • Deseed and chop up the fresh chillies well. Peel, deseed and chop up the avocado; add a spritz of lemon or lime juice.
  • Add the seasoning and water to the mince and stir well for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the tacos, open side down to the oven and bake them for 4 minutes.
  • When the taco shells are heated, add them to a tray.
  • Begin by adding the mince to the taco shells, followed by the salsa, sour cream, cheese, avocado and parsley.

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