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12 Beautiful And Tasty Taco Recipes

Whether you love hard shell or soft shell, here are 12 tasty taco recipes that are also beautiful to behold. Creative cooks have really outdone themselves with an array of meats, veggies, toppings, sauces and dips to inspire your next Taco Tuesday meal.

Whether you love hard shell or soft shell, here are 12 tasty taco recipes that are also beautiful to behold. Creative cooks have really outdone themselves with an array of meats, veggies, toppings, sauces and dips to inspire your next Taco Tuesday meal.

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I love making tacos! I really get to stretch my imagination when it comes to the meat, veggies and assortment of toppings. I’m so glad I invested in taco holders, though! Gone are the days of my beautiful taco creation falling over and spilling out all over the plate (and floor, ugh!). Over the years I’ve collected quite a few taco holders and they all do the job equally well. They hold tacos upright! Here are few for your consideration if you don’t already own them.


I’ve rounded up some lovely taco creations by talented and inventive cooks to make your next Taco Tuesday meal a gorgeous display of edible art. Check them out:

Barabacoa Brisket Tacos by Do You Even Paleo

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Tacos by Lovely Little Kitchen


Vegan Breakfast Tacos by Simple Vegan Blog

Crispy Pork Carnitas by Cafe Delites

Mole Spiced Chickpea Grilled Zucchini Tacos by Snixy Kitchen

Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema by Averie Cooks

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos by Salt and Lavender

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Slaw and Avocado Cream by Blissful Basil

Chicken Cabbage Tacos with Cilantro Cream by The Merry Thought


Harissa Miso Delicata Squash Tacos by Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Loaded Fish Tacos With Cerviche Salsa and Roast Corn by Cook Republic

Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa by Simply Recipes

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
Easy Homemade Organic Salsa
Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps


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Whether you love hard shell or soft shell, here are 12 tasty taco recipes that are also beautiful to behold. Creative cooks have really outdone themselves with an array of meats, veggies, toppings, sauces and dips to inspire your next Taco Tuesday meal.

Whether you love hard shell or soft shell, here are 12 tasty taco recipes that are also beautiful to behold. Creative cooks have really outdone themselves with an array of meats, veggies, toppings, sauces and dips to inspire your next Taco Tuesday meal.

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Sheet Pan Herb Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes

This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!

This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes is an amazingly simple and savory dinner. I love sheet pan meals because they are super easy to bake and super easy to clean up! The only work you really have to do is process the ingredients that go on the sheet pan. Here, you’re just cutting up some small potatoes and chopping some onion and garlic and getting a few herbs ready to go. Wash the kale and rough chop it. I always rinse and pat dry the chicken, and I know that’s a highly controversial topic, but that’s what I do. If you don’t, then no worries ~ you’ve managed to skip a step and save time!

This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!
For best results, I suggest using a larger three-quarter size sheet pan like this one instead of a standard 13” x 18” half sheet pan for this recipe. This will allow the vegetables enough room to be spread into a single layer without overcrowding, while keeping all ingredients on one single pan. Make sure you use a non-stick liner like this one for super easy cleanup!

Keeping all ingredients on a single sheet pan is important in this case because the juice from the chicken and lemon wedges will mingle with the fresh herbs to infuse the potatoes, onion, and kale with incredible flavor while cooking, and you totally want that. After all, you spent all of 10 minutes prepping the food to go on the sheet pan, so make sure you enjoy those delicious flavors and aromas!
This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs
Dutch Oven Balsamic Chicken With Vegetables
Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Herb Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes
 
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This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs. red potatoes, cleaned and cut in half
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 
6-8 whole garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh rosemary, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 10-12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges
  • 
2 c. fresh kale, washed, tough stems removed, and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, olive oil, and fresh rosemary. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and arrange the veggies on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.


  3. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and coat with any remaining rosemary and olive oil mixture. Season the chicken with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and nestle in between the veggies along with the lemon wedges and sprigs of fresh thyme. 


  4. Roast in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the veggies develop nice color and the chicken is nearly done. Remove baking sheet from the oven and stir in the fresh kale.


  5. Return the sheet pan to the oven and roast for another 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked* and the kale is wilted. Remove from oven and transfer chicken and potatoes to a serving platter and loosely cover with foil. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!This easy Sheet Pan Herb-Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes will become a family favorite. This dinner can be prepped and in the oven in 10 minutes. Serve up this delicious, juicy chicken and savory potatoes and be prepared for the compliments!

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Easy Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

I like to think of this appetizer as a deconstructed Caprese salad. You can have this colorful appetizer ready in just minutes. I like to use varied tomato colors just to make it that more interesting, but you can totally use just red tomatoes and it will still be eye-catching!

Make sure you keep a set of these 6-inch skewers on hand to make this quick and easy appetizer. This is one of those appetizers that is perfect for just about any type of party or special occasion. Works well for summer BBQs, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s celebrations. See why I mentioned keeping a set of skewers on hand? 😉

Drizzle the balsamic glaze on it just before serving to give it the finishing touch. Note: The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact, so wait until you’re ready to serve it to add it.
This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

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Roasted Olives With Feta And Lemon
Stuffed Mushrooms With Sausage And Cream Cheese
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Easy Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
 
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This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 red grape tomatoes
  • 8 yellow/orange grape tomatoes
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 16 mini-Mozzarella balls
1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • Optional:
  • 

2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Thread one tomato onto a wooden skewer. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and end with another tomato in an alternate color.

  2. Repeat Step #1 with the remaining tomatoes, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.

  3. To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume.

  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly. Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer. Drizzle with a rich balsamic glaze and serve.
This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer. Drizzle with a rich balsamic glaze and serve.


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Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together in quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

These healthy chicken fajita lettuce wraps get a zesty kick from my creamy cilantro avocado jalapeño sauce which can be made the day before and kept in the fridge until you need it. (Caution: this stuff is addictive – might want to make a double batch!)

I’ve also included my homemade fajita seasoning that I like to use. Why not use store-bought? You can, no problem, but I like to personalize my seasoning with the flavors that I would rather have intensified and that I know my family likes. Play around with the amounts to personalize it your own tastes. For example, you may like a heavier amount of chili powder or cayenne pepper, or less. Adjust it according to your tastes and keep a batch on hand for all your Tex-Mex recipes. Store it in an airtight container, or glass jars like these for later use.
These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together in quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

Plan ahead with this meal by purchasing a rotisserie chicken or two and pre-shredding it. That will make this recipe go even more quickly on those busy nights when you want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
Easy Homemade Organic Salsa
Quick and Easy Chicken Fiesta Skillet

Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
 
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Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce


  • Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
  • 3 T. chili powder
  • 1½ T. smoked paprika
  • 2 t. onion powder
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 
2 t. sea salt
  • Fajitas:
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 
Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 
2-3 T. homemade fajita seasoning
  • ¼ c. chicken stock, preferably organic
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 
3 green onions, green parts only, sliced
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and separated into individual leaves
Instructions
  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use.

  2. Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp tender.

  4. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook until heated through and excess liquid is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.

  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice. To serve, spoon mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!

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These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

 

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