Fast & Fresh Taco Ideas Worthy of a Fiesta

Vegetarian Citrus-Corn Tacos
Taco nights and takeout don't have to go together anymore. These healthy tacos are made with fresh ingredients and can be finished fast, so you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen. Choose from beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetarian taco recipes—there's something for everyone! And don't forget a lime wedge to squeeze on top before your first bite.

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, and the trio of cabbage, mango, and avocado keep it fresh and flavorful.

Grilled Okra Tacos

We're willing to bet you've never had tacos like this before. Grilled okra replaces meat for a vegetarian filling, and fresh raspberries and blueberries make a tomato-free salsa topper.

Korean Chicken Tacos

Add Korean flair to your usual chicken tacos by cooking the chicken with soy sauce, ginger, and chili-garlic sauce. A scoop of kimchi is the only topper you'll need!

Chopped Salad Taco

Veggies galore! These chopped salad tacos are loaded with fresh sweet corn and zucchini, with dollops of guacamole and salsa for spice. Pinto beans make these vegetarian tacos hearty enough for a satisfying dinner.

Chorizo-Calabaza Tacos

What's calabaza, you ask? Sliced zucchini cooked alongside the chorizo to tender, juicy deliciousness. The filling is also cooked with just a dash of cinnamon, so you'll taste a hint of fall 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 off these seafood tacos.

Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

We're not done with fruity salsa just yet. Toss together fresh watermelon, banana peppers, and cilantro for the fastest salsa ever, then spoon the mix over grilled pork ribs in crunchy taco shells.

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 tonight.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

You can still have your fish tacos and eat them, too, but we made them a little healthier by grilling the fish instead of frying. Avocado slices and romaine lettuce make healthy and tasty toppers.

Fajita-Style Beef Tacos

Skip the restaurant trip and DIY your own fajitas at home tonight. Broiled steak mimics classic fajita meat, and skillet-cooking onions adds the signature sizzle. Top with cilantro and mango for a burst of freshness.

Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Just hearing the words "shrimp tacos" is enough to make us hungry. The addition of fresh green beans and homemade tomato salsa makes this recipe utterly irresistible.

Chicken and Bean Tacos

We didn't think 25-minute chicken tacos were possible, but this recipe proved us wrong. We used fresh lettuce as a topper, but if you want a little more garden freshness, try adding slices of juicy tomato.

Cherry-Kissed Tacos with Feta Cheese Salsa

When we say cherry-kissed, we aren't talking about cherry tomatoes. For rich, delicious tacos like you've never tasted before, cook dried tart cherries alongside ground lamb, then top with fresh salsa. You can thank us later.

Vegetarian Citrus-Corn Tacos

These tacos might be vegetarian, but they're not lacking in protein. Cook your favorite ground meat substitute in a zesty citrus sauce for the filling, and these tacos will clock in at over 20 grams of protein per serving.

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