Steak tacos are the perfect summertime dinner.
You can serve lots of different toppings with steak tacos, but some foods go better with steak than others.
Acidic foods like pineapple help to tenderize steak, making them one of the best foods to serve with steak tacos.
Pineapple Watermelon Mango Salsa
Pineapple watermelon mango salsa is a fruit based salsa that pairs well with steak tacos.
Steak tacos go well with pineapple, as it adds a refreshing acidic flavor to the tacos.
Watermelon mango salsa is made by hand, by chopping up watermelon, mango, and pineapple into small cubed pieces.
Finely chopped jalapeno gives this salsa a hint of spice. Red pepper and red onion finish off this acidic, mild salsa.
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw is an acidic coleslaw made with lime juice, and rice vinegar to give its tangy, citrusy flavor.
The coleslaw with cilantro lime vinaigrette goes nicely with the steak giving it a hint of lime flavor.
It’s not too overpowering and leaves you with a fresh taste in your mouth.
Avocado Cream Sauce
Avocado cream sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for tacos.
It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well. You can also cover coleslaw with avocado cream sauce to make a creamy avocado coleslaw for tacos.
Salsa verde is a spicy green salsa that goes well as a steak taco topping.
Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos. Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.
Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.
After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.
Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.
Salsa verge is a tangy, spicy salsa for steak tacos.
Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.
Salsa adds a ton of flavor and compliments tacos well as a topping.
Salsa can be paired with guacamole well for serving on top of steak tacos.
Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.
Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.
A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.
Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.
Guacamole is a chunky sauce made with mashed avocados.
Guacamole is made by adding diced tomatoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of garlic salt to mashed avocado.
Guacamole pairs well with salsa for steak tacos.