Fast and Healthy Taco Recipes Worthy of a Fiesta
Spicy Seafood Tacos
Dreaming of a trip to the coast? These crabmeat and red snapper tacos will take you there. Two different kinds of seafood add protein to these healthy tacos, and the trio of cabbage, mango, and avocado keep them fresh, flavorful, and a little fruity.
Grilled Okra Tacos
We're willing to bet you've never had tacos like this before. Grilled okra replaces meat for a vegetarian taco filling, and fresh raspberries and blueberries make a tomato-free salsa topper. Rather than eating veggies as a healthy taco topping, this recipe makes them the star of the show!
Korean Chicken Tacos
Add Korean-inspired flair to your healthy taco night by cooking chicken with soy sauce, ginger, and chili-garlic sauce. A scoop of kimchi (and maybe a few sprigs of cilantro, if you're a fan) completes your healthy taco.
Mushroom, Kale, and Egg Tacos
Meatless Monday, meet taco night. Scrambled eggs, fresh kale, and "meaty" mushrooms make up the filling for these healthy tacos which are great on your breakfast or dinner table. If you want, you can turn up the heat with a few extra toppings, too—a dab of hot salsa or a few slices of fresh jalapeño pepper will bring the fire for any spice-lovers at your table.
Chopped Salad Taco
A surefire way to get the whole family excited about eating a salad? Serve it as a healthy dinner taco! These veggie-filled tacos are loaded with fresh sweet corn, zucchini, and dollops of guacamole and salsa for flavor. Pinto beans make these vegetarian tacos hearty enough for a satisfying dinner.
Cilantro Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp tacos are one of our first choices whenever we dine out, but it's super easy to make these healthy tacos at home too. To keep your dinner light on the calories, load up on the healthy taco toppings. For this recipe, we used plenty of shredded cabbage combined with a smear of guacamole to complement cilantro-marinated shrimp that cooks in just 6 minutes under the broiler.
Jackfruit and Spinach Tacos
Filling your tacos with fruit instead of meat might sound a little unusual, but when you cook jackfruit, it takes on a meat-like texture that's similar to pulled pork. In this case, it makes a tasty and easy filling for vegetarian tacos. Pair spinach and pico de gallo with the jackfruit for healthy tacos that even meat-lovers will devour.
Vegan Tempeh-Walnut Tacos
Tempeh (made with soy) and walnuts replace traditional ground beef in this vegan taco recipe. You probably won't find this healthy taco combo on a menu anywhere, but when you dress them up with toppings such as fresh lettuce, guacamole, and salsa, this homemade recipe tastes restaurant-worthy. The healthy taco filling might even inspire you to experiment with other meatless recipes!
What's calabaza, you ask? It's a Spanish word that includes a few different types of winter squash, but in this case, it means a healthy taco filling of sliced zucchini cooked alongside the chorizo to tender, juicy deliciousness. The fresh taco recipe is also cooked with just a dash of cinnamon, so you'll taste a hint of sweet flavor in each bite.
Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos
A mixture of shrimp and crabmeat sounds like a decadent filling, but we added enough fresh ingredients to keep these tacos from becoming overly indulgent. Mango, avocado, and red cabbage make a fruity and tangy slaw for topping these healthy tacos.
Spice-Rubbed Chicken and Poblano Tacos
With more than a pound of fresh poblanos, these tacos are for serious pepper-lovers only. Even if you're used to piling your taco with toppings, spice-rubbed chicken and broiled poblanos are all you need for this recipe. The simplicity is part of what makes them so delicious.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream
We made fish tacos a little healthier by grilling the fish instead of frying, so you can turn to this healthy taco recipe when you need a seafood fix. Avocado slices and romaine lettuce make healthy and tasty toppers.
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Boneless chicken breast and lentils make a protein- and fiber-rich filling for this healthy taco recipe. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce add a nice smoky flavor while quick-pickled red onions add freshness to every bite.
Fajita-Style Beef Tacos
Skip the restaurant trip and create your own fajitas at home. Broiled steak mimics classic fajita meat, and skillet-cooked onions add the signature sizzle. Top with cilantro and mango for a burst of freshness.
Chicken and Bean Tacos
We didn't think 25-minute chicken tacos were possible, but this recipe proved us wrong (use leftover chicken to speed the process along). We use lettuce as a healthy taco topping, but if you want a little more garden freshness, try adding juicy tomato. You can't go wrong with these fast and healthy tacos.
Vegetarian fajitas, here we come! This healthy taco recipe grills fresh portobello mushrooms, peppers, and onions in a foil pack. Served with a smear of creamy avocado sauce, these will make your taco fiesta menu all summer.
Lentil and Black Bean Tacos
These healthy tacos might be vegetarian, but they've got plenty of meaty flavor and texture thanks to mushrooms, beans, and lentils. In addition to the plant-based protein, you'll get a healthy dose of extra nutrients including fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and calcium.