Tacos are probably my all-time favorite. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was stand by the stove and help my mom make tacos. They were the classic childhood tacos – ground beef in a hard corn shell with cheese, shredded lettuce, salsa, etc. The other day I found myself with some leftover cauliflower rice and the perfect “ground cauliflower” tacos were born.
I’ve since made these tacos a few times and I prefer to leave the cauliflower in a larger “grain” for tacos so there is still some bite to it when it’s cooked. Adding some slivered almonds in with the ground cauliflower gives it the perfect texture and some added protein. I love these tacos with crunchy slaw, lots of avocado, and spicy almonds. Top with your favorite salsa (any tomatillo one would be great here) and you’re good to go. If you have leftover cauliflower rice, you can serve it deconstructed as a taco bowl!
Whether you’re planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight at home or posted up at your favorite mexi restaurant, these tacos should make it into your rotation asap. They are an easy weeknight (or weekend!) dinner, hearty, and topped with one of my favorite sauces of all time – chimichurri.
This easy chimichurri is mostly pantry items and guess what?! If you don’t want to buy cilantro AND parsley, you can double the cilantro and that will work just fine. I think basil would also be delicious in parsley’s place. I made these on Sunday and had a couple unexpected guests for dinner – I put on a pot of black beans, pulled out some brown rice from the fridge, warmed some extra tortillas, sliced some avocado and the meal was instantly able to feed the happy crowd. Happy taco-ing!
I’m so excited to share with you my new series destination eats - comprehensive guides to the restaurants, cafes, juice bars, and markets that top my list of healthy eats (and indulgences!) in the cities I live in and visit. Staying healthy while traveling or even eating out in your own city...
LA is my home away from home. I think I’m a Cali girl at heart (I was born in Santa Monica) and something always draws me back - maybe it’s the warm weather, beach vibes, healthy eats and good friends and family :) I’ve made it a tradition to spend the last two December’s in LA, bouncing between my sister’s house on the east side and my cousin’s house on the west side. The major perk of this is I’ve covered nearly every inch of terrain (and memorized every song on the top 40 while stuck in traffic)! There are so many amazing places to eat in LA - like my other city guides this list is focused mostly on the healthy spots I go to time and time again.