If you're craving some south-of-the-border flavor, you've come to the right place. These 14 taco recipes earned top marks from our readers.
With simple recipes for a weeknight meal and some fit for a more extravagant night of entertaining, tacos are just right for
most any occasion. With a variety of ingredients to please any palate, these combinations are among Cooking Light's best,
as decided by our readers.
First, we start off with an authentic Mexican-style taco. Bring this taste to your table by cooking the chicken in a mixture of ancho chili powder and cumin and serving over corn tortillas topped with slaw and avocado cream.
View Recipe: Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream
These tacos have quite the kick with jalapeño, but the grilled pineapple salsa topping helps to cool them down. If you want
to tame the spice, seed the jalapeño and chop it, or simply omit it.
View Recipe: Tacos Al Pastor with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Blackening tilapia gives it a bold flavor, which is further enhanced with cilantro, lime, and avocado in a corn tortilla.
View Recipe: Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos
Embrace the warm summer weather and flavors by grilling the pork for these tacos, then adding a summer corn and nectarine
salsa to the mix. Be sure to zest your lime before you slice and juice it.
View Recipe: Grilled Pork Tacos with Summer Corn and Nectarine Salsa
This Tex-Mex favorite tastes as good as it looks. Please your family by letting everyone choose their own toppings to add
to the tacos.
View Recipe: Wild Mushroom, Flank Steak, and Poblano Tacos Recipe
We replaced beef with seasoned chicken for a fresh take on this traditional Mexican dish.
View Recipe: Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions
Add fresh fruits and vegetables to spicy chicken tacos for an inspired Mexican meal.
View Recipe: Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad
Although "al carbon" means to cook over charcoal, bring this dish indoors by sautéing steak, onions, and peppers to make a
one-pan taco filling reminiscent of fajitas. The piquant flavors of lime and garlic in the dressing enhance almost anything,
so feel free to substitute chicken, lamb, or shrimp for the beef.
View Recipe: Tacos al Carbon
Shrimp is a fun twist on the traditional taco filling, and this recipe is great for a weeknight dinner or entertaining company.
It only takes about 15 minutes and has a lot of flavor, as well as some heat from the chipotle chile powder. Serve with fresh
View Recipe: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
These easy pork tacos get their fantastic flavor from lime juice, cilantro, and fresh jalapeño. Use the same pan to brown
the pork and make the rave-worthy sauce.
View Recipe: Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos
Turkey is a leaner alternative to ground beef, and gives a new taste and texture to what you expect in a taco filling. This
recipe calls for making your own mole sauce, but don't let that intimidate you. It's easy to prepare and comes together in
a flash. Be careful, though: the turkey will spatter from time to time in the pan during the browning process.
View Recipe: Spicy Turkey Soft Tacos
Add some pizazz to traditional soft beef tacos by including corn kernels and black beans in the filling. They can also be
served in crunchy corn taco shells.
View Recipe: Tex-Mex Beef Tacos
Pork, a common taco filling throughout Latin America, takes well to spices. A slightly sweet fruit salsa helps balance the
heat. Serve with lime wedges.
View Recipe: Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Seitan has a neutral flavor and a chewy, meatlike texture. Look for it in the refrigerated sections of health food stores
or Asian markets. It may also be labeled wheat gluten.
View Recipe: Black Bean Tacos