Monday, April 16, 2012

Taco Night (with Guacamole!)

Taco night is a favorite in my house. It’s usually an opportunity to use whatever I may have in the refrigerator – a pepper, onion, leftover rice – with ground beef, ground turkey, or even chicken. I almost never make it the same way twice. I try to keep a medium-hot salsa and some corn tacos or tortillas on hand, and then it’s easy to make tacos on a whim.

My secrets to great tacos are to let the filling simmer for a couple of hours (it’s a great meal when you don’t know what time you’ll actually be serving dinner), and to serve it with guacamole. We forgo the cheese (rather than opting for a dairy-free cheese), but this guacamole definitely makes up for it:

Simple Guacamole

1 medium to large avocado
1 tbsp lime juice
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
a pinch of salt

Mash the avocado with the lime juice and stir in the onions. Serve with your favorite tacos!


homecookedhealthy said...

This will be great with the taco salad that I make. Love that it will be quick & easy along with the great salad. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You guacamole looks good. I'm planning a little get together in May for around 8 people (five college age) and want to do fajitas. Will keep this recipe in mind.

Colette said...

Homecookedhealthy, I love the idea of guacamole on taco salad.

Rogene, fajitas or tacos are perfect for a crowd!