I wasn’t quite sure how these would turn out, but as I began making the “tortillas,” I was reminded of Ina Garten who describes crepes in France as being savory OR sweet. Sometimes the French will put chicken or cheese into crepes instead of the more well known fruit fillings. These ended up a bit on the crepey side, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
For the meat, I used ground chicken and ground pork 1/2 and 1/2. I like the lean chicken, but the flavorful pork for tacos.
This Mango salsa acts a lot like a sweet and spicy salad on top of the taco. As you will see, I had a hard time fitting all of the wonderful toppings onto these tacos as there are just so many options!!
From the left to the right we have, green onions, coconut milk yogurt (same taste as sour cream), chopped cilantro, mexican cheese (not paleo obviously), chopped tomatoes, avocado, then the mango salsa.
And now for the recipes…
- 1 ripe mango pitted and chopped into small chunks (as small as you’d like to eat them)
- 1/3-1/2 a fresh jalepeno pepper (more to taste), diced in small bits)
- 1/3 cup chopped red pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1/2 lime juice
- pinch of salt
Mix and even mash slightly if desired, then store in fridge and allow flavors to meld together while preparing everything else. (Psst, the juice that drains to the bottom of this make a great “vinaigrette” for salads later)
- 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
- 1 lb ground pork (or beef)
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp of oil for sauteing
- 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
- black pepper to taste
- pinch of red pepper flakes
Saute onion, red pepper and garlic in oil until onions are translucent, then add meat and all remaining ingredients and cook until no more meat is pink crushing and crumbling apart the meat to “taco consistency.”
Coconut Flour “Tortillas”
I used this link from off of Pinterest for the tortillas https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/coconut-tortillas/
Assemble your tacos any way you’d like. Mine were so loaded I ended up using a fork to help me get them to my mouth, but this process is art, so be creative!!