All GREEN Grilled Zucchini Tacos

All GREEN Grilled Zucchini Tacos

Second in a Series of Superiores Tacos Vegetarianos

Ingredients

  • Second in a Series of Superiores Tacos Vegetarianos
  • All GREEN Grilled Zucchini Tacos
  • Prickly Pear Cactus Tortillas
  • Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Shredded Green Cabbage, Cilantro, Serrano Chile
  • Lime Garlic Cilantro Sauce
  • The inspiration for these tacos came during a trip to the farmers’ market. One booth was featuring something I had never seen before, namely Prickly Pear Cactus Tortillas. Whether it be at the farmers’ market or ethnic local grocery stores, if I see something I haven’t tried before, it usually ends up in my cart. And many of those unique or interesting ingredients find a home here on Taste With The Eyes.
  • These green tortillas are made with organic nopal mixed with stone ground whole white corn kernels, water, lime, and vegetable plant extract. Two tortillas supply 100 calories, 3 g fiber and no cholesterol. I can’t say that they taste like nopalitos. If I close my eyes I’m not sure I could pinpoint the difference from other good corn tortillas, but I sure do love the color.
  • So now that I have a package of tortillas de nopal in my shopping bag, what shall I make with them?
  • The answer was all around me.
  • farmers’ market + green tortillas = all GREEN tacos
  • All GREEN Grilled Zucchini Taco Recipe
  • grilled zucchini batons
  • Cut zucchini into batons. Drizzle with olive oil and grill until lightly charred. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • green sauce
  • Blend cilantro, scallion (green part only), a garlic clove, and lime juice with equal parts mayonnaise (I use no cholesterol mayo) and Greek non-fat yogurt in a food processor. Season to taste with sea salt.
  • all green - cabbage, lime, avocado, serrano, scallion
  • Finely shred cabbage, cube avocado, slice serrano.
  • green tortilla
  • Brush a tiny bit of olive oil in a hot pan and heat both sides of the tortillas.
  • Top warm tortilla with a leaf of butter lettuce and two grilled zucchini batons.
  • Top the zucchini with shredded cabbage and green sauce. Then add diced avocado, cilantro, and serrano chiles.
  • 2 Superiores Tacos Vegetarianos
  • Serve All GREEN Tacos with, what else?  Limes.
  • The Superiores Tacos Vegetarianos series is a compilation of vegetarian tacos highlighting a unique combination of vegetables and herbs where the flavor profile stands on its own. A series where even carnivores won’t wonder, “Where’s the Beef?”
  • Be sure to check out #1 Superiores Tacos Vegetarianos, Green Chard & Shiitake Tacos with Epazote inspired by Rick Bayless. And please stop by later in the week for #3.
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