Joanna Anastasia

Tacos

Sweet potato and beans vegetarian tacos

the best vegetarian tacos I ever had

Everyone loves tacos, but now everyone is crazy about a vegetarian dinner! Well, these sweet potato and beans vegetarian tacos are so full of flavor that even the meat lover will be pleased! And they make a perfect busy weekday night dinner, with almost no cooking required!

When I first tried them, I was struggling with my vegetarian dinners: I was just starting my 3-times-a-week-veggie-night-plan, and I was stuck on meatless pasta that would usually find us hungry after an hour or two. That’s when I started to cook more with beans, chickpeas and quinoa. And I realized that if you mix any of the above with a bit of grains, and a bit of cheese, then you have just enough energy and protein to keep everyone going!

What you’ll need:

2 big sweet potatoes cut in cubes
1 cup cups of red or black beans ( or both)
1 cup of corn
1/4 cup feta cheese
avocado ( optional)

whole wheat tortillas

1 lime
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon of fresh cumin seeds (grounded)
1/4 teaspoon of powdered chili
1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
salt & pepper

shredded cheese

Cook the sweet potato, and let it cool a bit. Mix with beans and corn. Set aside. Now mix the juice from one lime with avocado oil, spices and fresh cilantro. Pour it over your veggies. Add feta cheese ( I promise, it works great!) You can add avocado if you’d like. ( I simply forgot about it, but lest’s keep it a secret from my kids!)

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Arrange the veggies, shredded cheese , warmed up tortillas and more fresh cilantro on the table, and let everyone serve themselves!

the best vegetarian tacos I ever had; so full of flavor and so easy to make!

Now, isn’t it the easiest and the most delicious dinner ever? I think it is! Enjoy!

the best veg tacos

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The best watermelon salsa chicken tacos

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

If you’re looking for new summer recipes, look no further, because this really is the best watermelon salsa chicken tacos ever! With the home made chicken marinade ( really simple) and refreshing watermelon, these healthy tacos will become your new summer favourites !

And isn’t the juicy watermelon with fresh chilies and cilantro the very quintessence of summer? Paired with freshly grilled chicken and ( if you’re as lucky as me here ) fresh salad from the garden, it’s really amazing!

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So, let’s get started. First, the marinade. If you’re like me, and you’re usually buying the ready made marinades, then I won’t judge you. We’ve all been there. But since I started marinating my meat at home, I see it’s really easy, and my meat has more taste and much less added sugar and salt ( check the ingredient list on the bottle.. Scary right? )

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

Cilantro lime chicken marinade

This is for 4 chicken breast.

1 cup olive oil
Juice from 2 limes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño pepper ( cut in tiny pieces)
A pinch of salt & pepper

Mix it all together, pour over chicken breast, and let marinate for at least 4 hours.

Grill your meat on the grill, and cut in stripes for the tacos.

While the chicken is on the grill, you can prepare your watermelon salsa.

Watermelon salsa

Watermelon salsa:

1 cup of small watermelon cubes
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon of fresh jalapeño ( cut in tiny pieces)

Mix it all up and set aside for a bit ( 10 minutes will do).

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

When the chicken is grilled, and the salsa is ready, just add some fresh lettuce and your favourite shredded cheese, and enjoy!

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

And what is your favourite summer taco recipe?