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!

3 comments:

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!

Rogene Robbins 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!