two tacos please

People love tacos! I’m one of those people…

tacos

Tacos can be as simple or complex as you’d like.

My two favorites are black bean and sweet potato tacos and fish tacos with cabbage.

Here’s how I make my black bean tacos;

I season my homemade black beans with finely chopped sauteed onions, a bit of garlic, a heaping dash of cumin, salt pepper and a bit of chipotle and the juice of two freshly squeezed limes – or more, depending upon the quantity.

I mash up some cooked sweet potatoes to make sweet potato mash. I just add a bit of salt while mashing.

I heat up a few organic hard corn shells and assemble chosen ingredients.

Ideas for taco fillings;

goat cheese

avocado

salsa

sauteed mushrooms

raw greens – lettuce, spinach, swiss chard (shredded)

cheddar cheese

walnuts (so good!)

guacamole

refried beans

roasted peppers

seasoned chicken

shredded steak

battered and fried fish

Let your mind go wild – add what you like…keep it vegetarian or not…

What kind of tacos do you like? Hard or soft shells? Flour or corn? The options are endless…

Enjoy

green deliciousness

Avocados. Love them. Sliced, chopped, cubed, or pureed. I eat them on toast, with eggs, black beans, pizza, quesadillas, soup, sandwiches…but when I’m in the mood for guacamole, I smash ’em up. I had a few ripe avocados and thought, why not? So while Finn napped, that’s what I did. Guacamole can be simple or complex – I went for simple.

1.guacomole ingrediants

2.scooped avocado

Cut avocados in half, remove pit/seed, scoop out deliciousness – I used an ice cream scooper (I usually just use a spoon) and realized, this is, the perfect tool for this job….

3.smashed avocado

Smash avocado (with a masher) with the fresh lime juice, and then add a bit of salt (to taste), cumin, chopped cilantro and and that’s it.

4.deliciousness

We enjoyed dipping organic blue corn chips into it, then into chipotle salsa…enjoy it as you wish…

Guacamole

3-4 ripe avocados

1 teaspoon cumin (or more, if you like)

a good pinch (or two) of coarse salt

freshly squeezed lime juice from 2-3 limes

1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

Variations to add…

a bit of chipotle powder

dice fresh tomato

a dollop of sour cream

finely minced red onion

The great thing about guacamole is it can be as simple or complex as you like. Its only drawback is that it needs to be eaten fairly quickly – it doesn’t keep too long – but, is that really a drawback? (:

And below you’ll find a printable version – yeah, I figured it out (well, mostly…)!

How do you like your guacamole?

avocado PDF

Happy smashing!