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
Cut zucchini into batons. Drizzle with olive oil and grill until lightly charred. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
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.
Finely shred cabbage, cube avocado, slice serrano.
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.
#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.