Refreshing Veggie Tacos

I made these veggie tacos the other night and my family and I couldn’t get enough of them. We all dove in for seconds and my kids requested leftovers the next day first thing in the morning!  I feel like throwing a party just so I can serve these and share the yumminess with others.  These tacos are light, packed full of nutrients, full of flavor and would be great served with a Dos Equis or Fresh Brewed Iced Tea; perfect for a refreshing, summer meal!

Refreshing Veggie Tacos


3 Medium Zucchini – Diced

6 Green Onions – Remove most of the white part and finely chop

1 Can of Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed. (you could also use northern beans or black beans)

1 Small Package of Frozen Corn (I steamed my corn first, and then added it, but you could add it frozen too and wait for it to cook through)

4 Cups of Fresh Spinach

Taco Shells (about 20 shells so you have enough for leftovers) Cook it once, eat it twice! :-)

Salsa Verde

Shredded Mexican Cheese


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper


Chili Powder


Let’s get started:

Heat a pan coated in EVOO over medium heat.

Add zucchini and green onion.

Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Season with S & P and a couple shakes of cumin, chili powder and dried oregano.

Give a good mix and cook for about 2 more minutes.

Add beans, corn and spinach. Cook for about 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.

(Cook longer if you added the corn while it was frozen)

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Spoon mixture into a taco shell. I like to use Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff Taco Shells. They stand up on a plate allowing a pretty presentation and they are super easy to fill.

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Sprinkle with shredded Mexican Cheese. (you can find it in the specialty cheese case)

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Wash and quarter a small lime. Use one wedge per taco and squeeze fresh lime juice over taco. (Don’t skip this part! I think this is one of the reasons the taco is so amazing and refreshing!) Lime tip: limes were .89 each, but the better buy is a small bag for $2.99. You can use the leftovers for a pretty centerpiece, beer or more recipes. :-)

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

I like to serve Salsa Verde on the side. My husband and I love the addition, but it may be a little too spicy for kids.


Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

Refreshing Veggie Tacos

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Until next time, Happy Cooking!


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