Lime and Chili Tofu Tacos

This make for a quick meal on Taco Tuesday! You could easily use a firm fish if tofu’s not your thang.

  • Dried chili flakes
  • Juice & zest of two limes
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 block firm tofu, sliced thin
  • Head of butter lettuce
  • Corn tortillas
  • Pickled jalapeño
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Green onions, sliced thin

In a large dish place slices of tofu, season with chili flakes, zest and salt and pepper. Pour lime juice over tofu and let rest for a few minutes.

Heat a griddle over medium high heat and spray with oil. Cook tofu on both sides until crispy.

Serve with lettuce, tortillas and top with cilantro, green onions and jalapeño.

Serves 4.

Broccoli with Harissa & Cilantro Gremolata

This is so good – spicy roasted broccoli!

  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp Harissa
  • Salt
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c cilantro, chopped
  • Zest of 2 limes

Preheat oven to 425.

Toss florets with a little olive oil. Roast for 30 – 40 minutes until browned. Stirring a couple times.

Combine butter, harissa, lime juice and a pinch of salt.

Combine garlic, cilantro and zest.

Toss the hot broccoli with the butter. Top with cilantro, garlic and zest mixture.

Serves 6.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Healthy and delishes!! It takes about 30 minutes to pull it together.

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

Zest of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 tsp Honey

1 tbsp peanut oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeño, minced

4 scallions, minced

1 stalk lemongrass, minced

1 lb ground pork

5 oz spinach

1/2 c Basil leaves

1/4 c peanuts

1 onion, sliced thin

Shredded carrots

Lettuce leaves

Combine soy sauce, fish sauce, lime zest, juice and honey.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic, Chile, scallion and lemongrass, cook for 30 seconds. Add pork and cook until browned, stir in sauce and spinach and cook until wilted.

Serve with lettuce, onion, carrots and peanuts.

Serves 4.

Shrimp Taco Salad

This is perfect for a quick summer salad.

Ingredients:
1/2 red onion, chopped
Zest and juice of 2 limes
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
Black Pepper
1 lb peeled, cooked shrimp, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped fine
1 avocado, chopped
1/4 cilantro, chopped
1 head or romaine, chopped
4 tortillas

Combine everything except the romaine, Avocado and cilantro in a large bowl. You can chill at this point until ready to serve.

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a large stainless bowl with olive oil and place the tortilla in the bowl to form a bowl. Bake 5 – 7 minutes until crispy.

Just before serving toss in Avocado and cilantro. Add romaine to the taco bowl and spoon shrimp mixture on top.

Serves 4.

Coconut Lime Pork Tacos

This tacos with tropical flare are delicious!

1 lb ground pork
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
Cayenne pepper, to taste
2/3 c coconut milk, stirred
3 tbsp pineapple juice
2 tbsp lime juice
Corn or flour tortillas
1 large avocado, diced
Other recommended toppings: chopped cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese

In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and a large pinch of salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until they’ve softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Push the onion and garlic to one side of the pan, and add the cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and cayenne. Let sizzle in the pan until they’re toasted and fragrant, about 1 minute, then stir well until the onions and garlic are evenly coated with the spices.

Add the ground pork to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up any large chunks of pork and stirring occasionally, until the pork is just cooked through. Remove any excess fat from the pan.

Add the coconut milk; simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened, then stir in the black beans, pineapple juice and lime juice and cook for an additional minute or two.

Serve in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Serves 4.

Cilantro Lime Tacos

Taco Tuesday! These are so easy that you have to make them!

Ingredient:
2 lb skinless, boneless, chicken thighs
1 packet taco seasoning mix
16 oz salsa
⅓ c chopped fresh cilantro
juice from 2 limes

Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred and serve with your favorite taco fixings.

Serves 6 – 8.

Heirloom Tomato Salad


So, so tasty!

Ingredients:
1 plump vanilla bean
1 lime
2 TBSP olive oil
Sea salt
3 large heirloom tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Slice the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds and place in a small jar. Juice the lime, add to the jar with a pinch of salt and olive oil. Shake to blend. Refrigerate over night.

Slice tomatoes, drizzle with dressing, season with salt and pepper.

Serves 2 – 4.

Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad


This is inspired by Skinny Taste. It takes minute to prepare and tastes out of this world! I served it with grilled romaine and onions, it would also be great in tacos.

Ingredients:
1 lb peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 tbsp lime juice
2 oz tequilla
1/3 c rough chopped cilantro
2 heads of romaine, halved lengthwise
1 sweet onion, sliced into 1/2 inch thicknslices
1 avocado, sliced thin

Preheat a grill to medium high. Spray lettuce and onions on both sides with olive oil.

Grill veggies until nicely charged on both sides. Remove from grill and set aside.

Combine cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic in a large bowl. Toss shrimp in spices and set aside.

Heat oil is a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir occasional till they start to turn pink and curl, add lime juice and tequila and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

Serve shrimp and sauce over the grilled romaine and onions with avocado.

Serves 2 – 4.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

  
These shrimp tacos are so easy and quick – perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Ingredients:
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp groung hot peppers
1 TBSP olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
Juice and zest from 2 limes
1/4 cilantro, minced
Corn tortillas
Hot sauce
Coleslaw

Season shrimp with cumin, salt, pepper and hot pepper and toss to coat

Heat oil over medium high heat in a skillet add shrimp and garlic, stirring as needed to cook shrimp evenly. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest, juice and cilantro.

Serve in warmed tortilla with slaw.

Beer Marianted Tacos

  
The beef in tbese tacos is tender and super easy to pull together. I used the thinku sliced beef from Trader Joe’s. You could also us flank steak.

Ingredients:
1 pound thinly sliced beef
1 12-ounce can pale lager
4 TBSP fresh lime juice
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP olive oil
2 tomatoes, cored
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, coarsely chopped
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
Corn tortillas
Cotija cheese, crumbled

Combine steak, beer, 1 TBSP lime juice, 1 tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Seal; chill 3 hours.

Cook onion, garlic, and oil in a small skillet over medium heat until soft and translucent, 5 minutes.

Prepare a grill for high heat. Grill tomatoes over high heat, turning occasionally, until well charred but still holding their shape, 6–8 minutes.

Reduce grill to medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade and season with salt and pepper and grill until charred, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Transfer to a cutting board and let steak rest 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, blend onion and garlic, tomatoes, chipotle, and remaining 3 TBSP lime juice in a blender until smooth. Add chopped cilantro, season with salt, and pulse until just combined. Transfer salsa to a small bowl.

Grill tortillas until soft and beginning to char, about 30 seconds per side.

Top each tortilla with a few pieces of steak, then some salsa, cilantro leaves and Cotija cheese. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

serves 4.