In my household, we have a customary day for Tacos – Taco Tuesday! Well, for once, we switched to a Taco Sunday and had some friends over. As you may have noticed, being the unabashed ambassador of my products along with the need for new ideas, I frequently experiment using my chutneys. So, here is how Zesteez chutneys (both Tomato and Mango) brought to “life”, the typically mundane corn tortillas and breaded fish sticks from good ‘ol TJ.

For redundancy sake, a taco is a traditional mexican dish that  uses corn or wheat tortilla which is folded or rolled  and uses great fillings (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taco). I stuck to the spirit of a Taco with some variation 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Tortillas –  I use Trader joe’s soft corn tortillas (I prefer the stuff with no chemicals – just stone ground corn, traces of lime and water)

Home-made coleslaw

  • Purple cabbage – half a head
  • Green cabbage – half a head
  • Mayonnaise or Vegenaise – 1/2 a jar, depending on the amount of coleslaw
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice

Chutneys – Give the tacos some Zest 🙂

Super-grain power mix (optional but you will love it)

  • Brown rice/quinoa/freekeh – 1 cup each cooked in a rice cooker
  • Spinach – 1 cup
  • Oil for saute
  • 1/2 a block of extra firm Tofu – Diced (TJ’s organic tofu). Use your choice of proteins
  • Organic black beans – 1 can
  • Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Cayenne – 1/2 tsp
  • Thinly sliced onions

Rockin’ simple guac

  • Avocado – 2- 3
  • Equal amounts of diced onions and roma tomates
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Cilantro

Other garnish for the taco

  • Cilantro – to garnish
  • Lime – 4 cut in quarts

Protein

  • Fish/shrimp/chicken – your way.
  • For convenience, I used the breaded Fish Sticks from TJs

Process:

Super-grain power mix

  1. Cook the rice/quinoa/ freekeh in a slow cooker and set it aside.
  2. In a wok heat the oil add the onions, salt/pepper to taste and saute until translucent. Add spinach and saute until soft.
  3. Add the diced tofu cubes  and saute till it is golden brown. Finally add the black beans and let it cook for a few minutes. Add the Tomato Chunky chutney and let the spices/flavors of the #delicious chutney soak-in
  4. To this mixture start adding the cooked super-gains co