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What Makes A Good Taco?

A Mexican favorite, tacos get their moment on Taco Day, which falls every year on October 4. But you can celebrate any day of the year, and many have opted to celebrate a weekly Taco Tuesday at home or at their favorite taqueria. So how can you make the most of your Taco Tuesday experience? Here are some traditional and out-of-the-box options to consider.

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  • Hard or Soft
  • Taco Salad (Tortilla Bowls or Cups)
  • Taco Soup
  • Taco Casserole
  • Healthier Alternatives:
    • Lettuce Wraps
    • Baked Taco Shells
    • Bell Pepper Boats
    • Stuffed Baked Potato or Squash
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Lettuce Wrap

Pick Your Protein

  • Ground Beef or Turkey
  • Tilapia
  • Salmon
  • Pulled Pork/Carnitas
  • Barbecue or Jerk Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Steak
  • Chili
  • Vegan Alternatives:
    • Lentils
    • Black Beans
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Roasted Chickpeas
    • Portobello Mushrooms
    • Tempeh
    • Tofu

Choose Your Taco Toppings

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  • Pico de Gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
  • Mexican cheeses
  • Lettuce or Cabbage
  • Onions or Radishes
  • Grilled Veggies
  • Cilantro

Non-Dinner Taco Options

Homemade tacos with ice cream, nuts and chocolate, delicious strawberries

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Dessert Ice Cream Tacos

Don’t see your favorite taco fixings listed above? Mention it in the comments below!

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Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps In 15 Minutes or Less

Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 6 lettuce wraps
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes



2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup sliced scallions, green part only (plus extra for garnish)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Avocado Crema and Cabbage

1 cup Greek yogurt
1 avocado
2 serrano peppers, stems cut off
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 bunch cilantro, divided and stems removed
½ cup scallion, sliced and divided
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 cup red cabbage, shredded


1 head of butter lettuce, leaves separated
Lime wedges, for serving


1. Shrimp: In a medium-size bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, lime juice, sesame oil, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and scallions. Toss shrimp in marinade and let sit for 5 minutes while making the sauce.

2. Avocado crema sauce: In a blender, place Greek yogurt, avocado, serrano peppers, garlic, lime juice, half a bunch of cilantro, and kosher salt. Blend on high for 30–60 seconds until smooth and set aside.

3. Finely chop the rest of the cilantro. Toss with ¼ cup scallions, green, and red cabbage.

4. Spray a large grill pan with oil and heat on high until just starting to smoke (if using an outdoor grill, heat grill to medium high and thread shrimp onto soaked skewers).

5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and grill the shrimp on the first side for 3 minutes. Flip using tongs and cook the other side for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

6. Assembly: On a piece of butter lettuce, add some cabbage, some grilled shrimp, and top with avocado crema. Repeat with the rest of the lettuce and ingredients. Top with a few slices of scallion for garnish. Serve with lime wedges.

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