Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and that means it’s time to break out of our taco rut! There’s nothing wrong with a simple ground beef taco, packaged seasoning, and a box of crispy shells, but this time it’s a holiday and we should do it up right!
Let’s creative this year and enjoy tacos every which way we can — even if May 5th falls on “Taco Thursday” this year. Here are seven of my favorite Cinco de Mayo taco recipes that put a fresh spin on those bold taco flavors.
Source: Rachel Cooks
1. Homemade Taco Seasoning
The first thing you need for great tacos is great seasoning! That packaged stuff just isn’t going to cut it today. This homemade version is quick and economical — and super flavorful!
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2. Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
It’s time to get a little tropical with these shrimp tacos! I recommend doubling the mango salsa to serve with chips.
Source: Two Peas & Their Pod
3. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Vegetarian tacos are a-okay in my book! These are packed with cauliflower and chickpeas for a healthier twist on taco night.
Source: Buns in My Oven
4. Taco Casserole
Casseroles are always a family favorite and this taco casserole is no exception. It has all the flavors and ingredients of your standard taco, but it’s layered together and baked in a casserole dish for an easy presentation.
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Source: The Lemon Bowl
5. Chicken Tacos with Avocado-Citrus Salsa
Shredded chicken makes for the juiciest taco filling. The Avocado-Citrus Salsa piled on top doesn’t hurt things, either!
Source: Miss in the Kitchen
6. Easy Taco Soup
With just five minutes of prep time, you can get this simple taco soup on the table with minimal effort. It’s packed with beef, corn, and black beans for a hearty and filling supper.
7. Chicken Taco Salad
Taco salad is a quick, refreshing dinner on a busy night. This taco salad is made lighter with the use of chicken and plenty of fresh veggies.Budget Bites / 7 Cinco de Mayo Taco Recipes for “Taco Thursday”