Chicken Pesto Quesadilla with Cilantro Lime Sauce

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Chicken pesto quesadillas are filled with dried cranberries and served with a side of tangy cilantro lime sauce.

The chicken is coated with a southwest rub, and cooked until it’s juicy for your quesadilla.

It’s best to make fresh pesto for your quesadilla, instead of using store bought pesto.

Homemade pesto has much for flavor and earthy notes. Store bought tends to be more bland and very oily.

Serve your chicken pesto quesadilla with a yogurt cilantro lime sauce.

Cilantro lime sauce has a light, refreshing citrus taste to it which goes well with chicken pesto quesadillas.

Chicken Pesto Cranberry Quesadilla

Chicken Pesto Cranberry Quesadilla with Cilantro Lime Sauce

How to make a chicken pesto cranberry quesadilla
Prep Time1 hr
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 3 quesadillas

Materials

Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • To taste Salt and Pepper

Quesadilla Fillings

  • 1.5 cups mozzarella grated
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tortillas

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (5%)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice fresh
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • To taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves fresh

Instructions

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste test and adjust as necessary. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Pesto

  • Place basil leaves and walnuts in a food processor. Beat on low speed until walnuts are in small pieces.
  • Add garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Stream the olive oil through the top of the food processor while beating on low speed.
  • Beat until the olive oil has completely gone through the food processor. Scrape down the sides and beat again until smooth.

Chicken

  • Combine olive oil and spices in a small bowl.
  • Coat chicken in the spices.
  • Cook chicken in a medium frying pan over medium heat.
  • Dice chicken and set aside.

Quesadilla Assembly

  • In a a large frying pan over medium heat place half of the tortilla on the frying pan with the other half draping over the edge of the pan.
  • Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add pieces of chicken, and sprinkle a few dried cranberries.
  • Add spoonful's of pesto around the tortilla. You don't have to full cover the tortilla in pesto, just spoon is an inch or 2 away from the last spoonful.
  • Add another layer of mozzarella cheese.
  • Close the tortilla by folding the draped half of the tortilla over the filled quesadilla. Press the tortilla down into the fillings.
  • Let the quesadilla cook until the bottom cheese has melted, and the bottom tortilla has browned.
  • Flip the quesadilla and cook until the other side has the cheese melted, and the tortilla browned.
  • Serve the tortilla with a side of cilantro lime sauce.
Chicken Pesto Cranberry Quesadilla

6 Quesadilla Fillings Ideas

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Quesadillas can be filled your monterey jack cheese, pesto, black beans, and vegetables to create mouth watering flavor combinations.

Quesadilla fillings can be paired with a complimentary accompaniment such as guacamole, salsa, sour cream or pico de gallo.

Make you own quesadillas at home using some these quesadilla filling ideas!

Black Bean Quesadilla

Black bean quesadillas are made by warming black beans, chopped jalapeno, corn, and tomatoes with a few spices to make the taco seasoning.

The quesadilla is made by layering shredded cheddar cheese, black bean filling, and another layer of shredded cheddar, creating a filling, spicy and savory quesadilla.

Serve black bean quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, avocado and freshly chopped cilantro.

Chicken and Pepper Quesadilla

Chicken and pepper quesadilla is made by cooking the chicken in a southwest mixture.

After the chicken is cooked it’s removed from the pan to sauté peppers and onions.

To assemble the chicken and pepper quesadilla, place a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and monterey jack, a few pieces of chicken, sprinkle the peppers and onions mixture, and then another layer of shredded cheddar cheese and monterey jack.

Serve chicken and pepper quesadilla with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo or salsa.

Quesadilla Fillings Ideas

Chicken Pesto Quesadilla

Chicken pesto quesadilla is made by cooking chicken in a a southwest spice mixture.

Make your own pesto for your quesadilla, as it will give you a much powerful flavor than store bought pesto.

Fill the quesadilla with a layer on the top and bottom of shredded mozzarella or white cheddar, a few chicken pieces, a couple of spoonful’s of pesto placed around the quesadilla, and few sprinkles of dried cranberries.

Chicken pesto quesadilla can be served with cilantro lime yogurt sauce, or honey lime dip.

quesadilla filling

Beef and Cheese Quesadilla

Beef and cheese quesadilla is made cooking ground beef with homemade taco seasoning, tomato paste, and beef broth.

The quesadilla has 3 different cheeses combined to make this cheese quesadilla including monterey jack, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese.

To assemble the quesadilla, place a layer of cheese, a layer of beef, and a layer of cheese.

Serve beef and cheese quesadillas with watermelon and pineapple salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Quesadilla Fillings Ideas

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Quesadilla

Spinach and artichoke chicken quesadilla is made by cooking spinach and artichokes in a frying pan over medium heat.

Remove the a water from the pan, and add sour cream, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.

Add in cooked rotisseries chicken to the pan to create a cheesy, chicken filling for your quesadilla.

Assemble the quesadilla by adding mozzarella cheese to each side of the tortilla, and the spinach filling mixture in the middle.

Serve spinach and artichoke chicken quesadilla with sour cream.

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla

Spinach and mushroom quesadilla is made by slicing and cooking your mushrooms, and sautéing spinach until it’s wilted.

Assemble the quesadilla by putting a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms, and another layer of cheese.

Serve spinach and mushroom quesadilla with sour cream or pico de gallo.

20 Delicious Soup Flavors to Make

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Making soup will fill your kitchen full of aromatic flavors.

With only a few ingredients, you can make soup in about half an hour, and have tons of leftovers.

You can serve soup with crusty breads like French bread, or cheddar scones that you can dip into your delicious soup flavors.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and cheese soup is a cold evening favorite soup!

You can even serve it in a bread bowl if you like. As you eat the soup, you can rip parts of the bread off and eat them!

Broccoli and cheese soup is made by chopping broccoli up into bite sized pieces. The broccoli, carrots, and onions are cooked into a soup base.

The milk and cheddar cheese is added after the vegetables are cooked through to thicken up the soup and make it creamy.

Broccoli and cheddar soup can also be served with cheddar cheese scones that can be dipped into the soup.

Soup Flavors

Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai red curry soup is filled with vegetables, noodles, and has a coconut milk base.

Thai red curry soup is one of the most satisfying and flavorful soups you can make!

Thai red curry soup is made by cooking onions and peppers with oil olive and garlic for a fragrant start to the soup.

Thai red curry soup is made with red curry paste, ginger, chicken broth, and coconut milk which creates the soup base.

Rice noodles are added towards the end of the cooking process to thicken up this chunky soup.

You also have the option of adding chicken into the soup, but it’s better without the chicken.

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is made by cooking diced butternut squash in a pot with the other vegetables and herbs.

After the soup has simmered, and the flavors have come out, the soup is pureed which creates a deliciously smooth soup to enjoy.

Tortellini Soup

Tortellini soup is made by cooking hot Italian sausage with some onions and garlic to create the flavor for the soup base.

Herbs, chicken broth, and heavy cream are added to the pot to create the creamy soup base of the chunky soup.

Let the soup simmer and thicken. Add kale and tortellini and let it simmer until the pasta is fully cooked.

Serve tortellini soup with a bit of French bread for dipping into the soup.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is made by adding pumpkin puree to a soup base.

The vegetables of pumpkin soup are cooked into the soup base, and then the whole soup is pureed to create a vegetable packed smooth soup.

Pumpkin soup has coconut milk as a thickener, therefore this soup is quite filling and satisfying.

White Tuscan Bean Soup

White Tuscan bean soup is made with the addition of white wine to make up the soup base.

White wine adds an aroma of intense flavor to soup, that you will love!

White Tuscan bean soup is made with cannellini beans, carrots, celery and onions to make this soup extra chunky.

The vegetables are cooked into the soup base, along with a bit of tomato paste and herbs, creating the Tuscan flavor.

Kale is added at the end of cooking the soup. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and it’s ready to serve.

Make sure to taste test your soup, you may need to add more salt and pepper to adjust it to your liking.

You could add Hot Italian sausage to this soup if you wanted a bit of spicy meat flavor which goes well with Tuscan flavors.

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is made with whole Roma tomatoes, and fire roasted tomatoes to give the soup a full-bodied flavor of tomatoes.

Tomato soup is thickened with cream, making it a heavy and filling soup.

Tomato soup is pureed at the end of the cooking process to make this soup a smooth, velvety textured soup.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is full of vegetables, pasta, and kidney beans, making it a hearty, chunky soup that you’ll love!

Minestrone soup is made with celery, spinach, carrots, zucchini, green beans and potatoes that are cooked into a soup base.

Minestrone soup has bacon bits, and parmesan cheese added to it to make it full of salty flavor that balances out the soup since it’s packed full of vegetables.

Minestrone soup is best if served with a crusty bread for dipping into the soup with.

Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup is a cream based soup that is quite thick.

Since the soup is made with potatoes that are pureed, this acts as the thickener of the soup.

Potato leek soup has a mild flavor since leeks aren’t too overpowering in flavor.

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is filled with corn, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, slices of jalapeno, and pieces of chicken in a soup base.

Tomato paste is added to the soup which makes it have a purple color to it, and a bit of acidity to the soup base.

Tortilla soup is topped with a few crushed tortilla chips and a spoonful of sour cream for a crunchy and creamy soup.

You can even finish off the soup with a few pieces of avocado and grated cheddar cheese for a delicious chunky soup.

Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is made by adding diced carrots and potatoes to a soup base.

Once they’ve cooked into the soup, the soup is pureed together creating a silky smooth soup.

The soup is thickened with milk, making it a hearty soup.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Wild rice and mushroom soup is made by cooking onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms in a butter, olive oil and minced garlic.

Wild rice is added to the soup to toast the rice to enhance the flavor of the rice.

Vegetable broth is added to the pot to create the soup base.

Once the rice is cooked, heavy cream and parmesan cheese is added to the soup to create the creamy, rich soup flavor.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cinnamon Soup

Roasted sweet potato cinnamon soup is made by baking diced sweet potatoes in the oven.

After the sweet potatoes are cooked, they are added to a soup base with a few herbs. T

he soup is blended until it’s pureed and smooth.

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Cauliflower cheddar soup is packed with vegetables, making this soup extra filling.

Chopped cauliflower, celery, carrots, and potatoes are added to a soup base with a few herbs.

Cheddar cheese and potatoes act as the thickener for this full-bodied soup.

Once the vegetables are fork-tender, the soup is pureed until it’s smooth.

smooth soup recipes

Lemon Asparagus Soup

Lemon asparagus soup is made by adding onions, celery, potatoes and asparagus to a soup base.

Once the vegetables are fully cooked, the soup is pureed until it’s smooth.

Parmesan cheese is added to the soup to thicken the soup and add a salty-cheesy flavor.

A hint of lemon juice is added at the end to add bit of a citrus finish to this deliciously smooth soup.

Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is a cream based soup that is quite filling from the starchy corn base of the soup.

Corn chowder is made by cooking carrots, celery, onions, with garlic and oil to create the fragrant base of the soup.

The vegetables along with a few chopped potatoes, bacon, and corn are cooked in chicken broth and heavy cream until they are fork tender.

Finish off the soup with a bit of salt and pepper, and garnish with a few pieces of bacon.

Zucchini Soup

Zucchini soup is made by adding diced zucchini, potatoes, to an herb soup base.

The soup is purred until smooth. Zucchini soup is cream based, so half and half is added as a thickener.

To finish off the soup, add grated cheddar cheese and let it melt into the soup. Whisk together until fully combined.

Beet Soup

Beet soup is made by cooking beets and diced potatoes in a soup base.

Beet soup is pureed until it’s a beautiful pink color.

Beet soup is served with a spoonful of soup cream to add a little bit of tangy-creamy flavor to it.

Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is made by cooking lentils with carrots in a soup base.

Milk is added to thicken up the soup.

Once the vegetables are cooked through, lentil soup is pureed until smooth.

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup is made by adding broccoli and potatoes to a soup base.

Once the soup has cooked the vegetables through, blend the soup smooth.

Cream is added to the soup to create a creamy broccoli soup that is very filling.

Lemon juice is added to the soup for a light, refreshing flavor to finish off the soup.

Chunky Soup Flavors

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Chunky soups are made by cutting up vegetables and meats into small bite sized pieces.

Chunky soups are made with both a vegetable base or cream based soup.

Chunky soup flavors have much more variety of tastes and foods in them than smooth soup flavors.

Try making your own chunky soups at home using these delicious recipes!

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is full of vegetables, pasta, and kidney beans, making it a hearty, chunky soup that you’ll love!

Minestrone soup is made with celery, spinach, carrots, zucchini, green beans and potatoes that are cooked into a soup base.

Minestrone soup has bacon bits, and parmesan cheese added to it to make it full of salty flavor that balances out the soup since it’s packed full of vegetables.

Minestrone soup is best if served with a crusty bread for dipping into the soup with.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and cheese soup is a cold evening favorite soup!

You can even serve it in a bread bowl if you like. As you eat the soup, you can rip parts of the bread off and eat them!

Broccoli and cheese soup is made by chopping broccoli up into bite sized pieces. The broccoli, carrots, and onions are cooked into a soup base.

The milk and cheddar cheese is added after the vegetables are cooked through to thicken up the soup and make it creamy.

Broccoli and cheddar soup can also be served with cheddar cheese scones that can be dipped into the soup.

Chunky Soup Flavors

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is filled with corn, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, slices of jalapeno, and pieces of chicken in a soup base.

Tomato paste is added to the soup which makes it have a purple color to it, and a bit of acidity to the soup base.

Tortilla soup is topped with a few crushed tortilla chips and a spoonful of sour cream for a crunchy and creamy soup.

You can even finish off the soup with a few pieces of avocado and grated cheddar cheese for a delicious chunky soup.

Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai red curry soup is filled with vegetables, noodles, and has a coconut milk base.

Thai red curry soup is one of the most satisfying and flavorful soups you can make!

Thai red curry soup is made by cooking onions and peppers with oil olive and garlic for a fragrant start to the soup.

Thai red curry soup is made with red curry paste, ginger, chicken broth, and coconut milk which creates the soup base.

Rice noodles are added towards the end of the cooking process to thicken up this chunky soup.

You also have the option of adding chicken into the soup, but it’s better without the chicken.

White Tuscan Bean Soup

White Tuscan bean soup is made with the addition of white wine to make up the soup base.

White wine adds an aroma of intense flavor to soup, that you will love!

White Tuscan bean soup is made with cannellini beans, carrots, celery and onions to make this soup extra chunky.

The vegetables are cooked into the soup base, along with a bit of tomato paste and herbs, creating the Tuscan flavor.

Kale is added at the end of cooking the soup. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and it’s ready to serve.

Make sure to taste test your soup, you may need to add more salt and pepper to adjust it to your liking.

You could add Hot Italian sausage to this soup if you wanted a bit of spicy meat flavor which goes well with Tuscan flavors.

Tortellini Soup

Tortellini soup is made by cooking hot Italian sausage with some onions and garlic to create the flavor for the soup base.

Herbs, chicken broth, and heavy cream are added to the pot to create the creamy soup base of the chunky soup.

Let the soup simmer and thicken. Add kale and tortellini and let it simmer until the pasta is fully cooked.

Serve tortellini soup with a bit of French bread for dipping into the soup.

12 Smooth Soup Recipes

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Smooth soups have a vegetable base, and are pureed to create the silky smooth soup texture.

Since smooth soups are packed full of vegetables, they are quite filling.

You don’t have to serve them with bread or scones since they are satisfying on their own.

Typically smooth soups use an immersion blender to blend the soups into a puree, but you could use a regular blender as well. Make sure to only blend for a few seconds, and take the lid off immediately to let the steam escape.

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is made by cooking diced butternut squash in a pot with the other vegetables and herbs.

After the soup has simmered, and the flavors have come out, the soup is pureed which creates a deliciously smooth soup to enjoy.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is made by adding pumpkin puree to a soup base.

The vegetables of pumpkin soup are cooked into the soup base, and then the whole soup is pureed to create a vegetable packed smooth soup.

Pumpkin soup has coconut milk as a thickener, therefore this soup is quite filling and satisfying.

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is made with whole Roma tomatoes, and fire roasted tomatoes to give the soup a full-bodied flavor of tomatoes.

Tomato soup is thickened with cream, making it a heavy and filling soup.

Tomato soup is pureed at the end of the cooking process to make this soup a smooth, velvety textured soup.

Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup is a cream based soup that is quite thick.

Since the soup is made with potatoes that are pureed, this acts as the thickener of the soup.

Potato leek soup has a mild flavor since leeks aren’t too overpowering in flavor.

Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is made by adding diced carrots and potatoes to a soup base.

Once they’ve cooked into the soup, the soup is pureed together creating a silky smooth soup.

The soup is thickened with milk, making it a hearty soup.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cinnamon Soup

Roasted sweet potato cinnamon soup is made by baking diced sweet potatoes in the oven.

After the sweet potatoes are cooked, they are added to a soup base with a few herbs. T

he soup is blended until it’s pureed and smooth.

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Cauliflower cheddar soup is packed with vegetables, making this soup extra filling.

Chopped cauliflower, celery, carrots, and potatoes are added to a soup base with a few herbs.

Cheddar cheese and potatoes act as the thickener for this full-bodied soup.

Once the vegetables are fork-tender, the soup is pureed until it’s smooth.

smooth soup recipes

Lemon Asparagus Soup

Lemon asparagus soup is made by adding onions, celery, potatoes and asparagus to a soup base.

Once the vegetables are fully cooked, the soup is pureed until it’s smooth.

Parmesan cheese is added to the soup to thicken the soup and add a salty-cheesy flavor.

A hint of lemon juice is added at the end to add bit of a citrus finish to this deliciously smooth soup.

Zucchini Soup

Zucchini soup is made by adding diced zucchini, potatoes, to an herb soup base.

The soup is purred until smooth. Zucchini soup is cream based, so half and half is added as a thickener.

To finish off the soup, add grated cheddar cheese and let it melt into the soup. Whisk together until fully combined.

Beet Soup

Beet soup is made by cooking beets and diced potatoes in a soup base.

Beet soup is pureed until it’s a beautiful pink color.

Beet soup is served with a spoonful of soup cream to add a little bit of tangy-creamy flavor to it.

Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is made by cooking lentils with carrots in a soup base.

Milk is added to thicken up the soup.

Once the vegetables are cooked through, lentil soup is pureed until smooth.

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup is made by adding broccoli and potatoes to a soup base.

Once the soup has cooked the vegetables through, blend the soup smooth.

Cream is added to the soup to create a creamy broccoli soup that is very filling.

Lemon juice is added to the soup for a light, refreshing flavor to finish off the soup.

11 Types of Taco Meat

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The meat of the taco is the main component of a taco. There are many different types of taco meat that can be mixed together to make a taco, including pork and chicken.

Depending on the type of meat you use, and the way you cook it, there are specific types of coleslaw, salsas, and vegetables that will be paired with it.

We’ve compiled a list of types of meat for tacos, and there pairings to create your own tacos at home.

Types of Taco Meat

Fish

Fish tacos are usually made with cod, since it’s a neutral flavored fish that can easily be seasoned and seared to create flavorful tacos.

Baja fish tacos are made by marinating the fish in a spicy blend and searing it in a frying pan. The Baja fish tacos are served with a cilantro lime coleslaw and an avocado crema sauce.

Blackened cod fish tacos are savory and delicious. They are made with cilantro avocado sauce, coleslaw, jalapenos, and queso fresco cheese.

Pork

Pork can be made into tacos by marinating it first (al Pastor tacos), slow roasted (carnitas), or over an open fire. Pork skin can added to tacos. Pork skin is crusty and add a depth of flavor and texture to tacos.

Pork tacos can be made into a BBQ style. BBQ pork tacos can be paired with a a honey mustard coleslaw for a tangy taco recipe.

Slow roasted pork tacos (carnitas) can be served with lime cilantro rice, salsa verde, pineapple salsa, tomatillo salsa, jalapenos, red onion, and cilantro.

Types of Taco Meat pork tacos

Steak

Steak tacos (Carne Asada) are made with a simple flank steak that is marinated first, and then grilled to perfection. Steak tacos can be paired with cilantro, avocado, onion, cojita cheese and your favorite salsa for a classic Mexican taco.

Chicken

Chicken tacos can be made by grilling, baking, or slow roasting it that it tears easily.

Chicken Tinga tacos are made with a sauce made of spices, onions, tomatoes, and chipotle peppers. The chicken is cooked in Tinga sauce until it pulls apart easily. Chicken Tinga tacos can be served with jalapenos, cotija cheese, cilantro, guacamole, and your favorite salsa.

Al pastor chicken (marinated chicken) can made served with a combination of quesa fresco, lime cilantro rice, avocado crema, cilantro, red onions, jalapeños, and your favorite watermelon salsa.

Street chicken tacos are made by marinating the chicken in a citrus and spicy mixture, and then grilling it. Street chicken tacos can be served with Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, cilantro, hot sauce and sour cream.

Types of Taco Meat chicken

Chorizo

Ground chorizo can be fried similar to ground beef for tacos. It doesn’t need any seasoning, so it can be cooked on it’s own and be full of flavor.

Chorizo tacos can be served with lime cilantro crema, fresh cilantro, cojita cheese, red onions, and your favorite salsa.

Chorizo tacos can be made with roasted sweet potatoes and black beans for a soft textured taco. Serve with queso fresh, sliced green onions, and fresh lime juice.

Shrimp

Shrimp tacos are typically flavored with a spicy marinade and fried.

Shrimp tacos can be served with pineapple salsa, lime cilantro coleslaw, fresh avocados, red onions, cilantro, cojita cheese, and avocado cream sauce.

Avocado cream sauce can be used to coat coleslaw for a texture rich shrimp coleslaw taco.

Types of Taco Meat

Turkey

Ground turkey can be flavored similar to ground beef when making turkey tacos.

Turkey tacos can be made by flavoring it with spicy taco seasoning. Turkey tacos can be served with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce, sour cream, and salsa.

Ground Beef

Ground beef can be easily fried up with spicy taco seasoning. Ground beef tacos can have a few added vegetables cooked with it for more of a balanced taco including zucchini, carrots, and peppers.

Ground beef tacos can be served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, avocado crema, lime cilantro rice, guacamole.

Eggs

Egg tacos can be whisked together, seasoned and fried with a simple taco seasoning.

Eggs tacos can be served with pico de gallo, salsa fresca, red onions, cilantro, and hot sauce.

Eggs tacos can also be made into more of a breakfast taco. Breakfast egg tacos are served with sausages, potatoes, salsa, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

Lamb

Lamb tacos are made by using braised lamb. Braised lamb is cooked in combination of spices with water and red wine vinegar. The lamb is cooked slowly, so it can easily be torn apart for tacos.

Braised lamb tacos are served with a charred tomato salsa, cilantro, queso fresco, onions, and fresh tomatoes.

Barbacoa lamb tacos are made over an open fire and slow roasted. The lamb is cooked in a chili paste, and then is braised. Barbacoa lamb tacos are served with a Habanero tomatillo salsa, picked red onions, and fresh cilantro.

Goat

Birria goat tacos are an authentic Mexican taco that is made by marinating the goat in a chili paste, braising it, and frying it. The birria tacos are slow roasted, and then the meat becomes crispy at the end when it’s fried.

Birria goat tacos are served with pickled red onions, cilantro, and onions.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

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Prosciutto arugula flatbread with balsamic reduction is one of the tasty flatbreads you can serve. With the salty prosciutto, and sweet balsamic reduction, it combines into a perfectly flavor balanced flatbread.

We recommend making your own flatbread dough recipe from scratch in only 1 hour. It says fresh for up to 2 days in the fridge. The dough is nice and soft, and is easily rolled out for your flatbread.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

What pan should you cook your flatbread on

It’s best to cook flatbread on an aluminum baking pan for evenly distributed cooking. The crust will turn light brown when it’s all finished. You can oil the edges of the crust prior to baking for a bit more moisture while cooking.

Prosciutto arugula baked flatbread recipe

Prosciutto arugula flatbread is a baked flatbread recipe. We bake the prosciutto on the flatbread, and then add the arugula and balsamic on after it comes out of the oven.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

What kind of pizza sauce should you use for flatbread

The best pizza sauce to use for flatbread is San Marzano pizza sauce. San Marzano pizza sauce is a rich and lush flavor for pizza sauce which goes well with flatbread.

What temperature should you cook flatbread to make it crispy

If you’re wanting more of a crispy flatbread recipe, you should cook for flatbread at a high temperature of 475 degrees F.

Cooking flatbread at this high temperature for about 15-20 minutes creates a crispy crust on the edges of the flatbread.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

How to make prosciutto and arugula flatbread topped with balsamic reduction
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: pizza
Yield: 2 flatbreads

Materials

  • flatbread dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 50 g prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 150 g mozzerella sliced
  • 3/4 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1/4 cup strips of parmesan grated thick or use a potato peeler

Instructions

  • Cut your flatbread dough in half. Roll out each of the flatbreads until they are quite thin. (roughly 14"x12" each)
  • Spread your pizza sauce on each of the flatbreads.
  • Arrange your slices of mozzarella on the pizzas. You'll want about 8 slices per flatbread. Do not have them overlapping, arrange them that there is some space in between (couple of cms in between).
  • Sprinkle red peppers and red onions on the flatbread.
  • Rip the prosciutto into strips. Arrange the strips so that each piece folds once on the flatbread.
  • Bake the flatbreads at 475 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the flatbreads from the oven and place on a cutting board.
  • Add arugula and strips of parmesan on the flatbreads.
  • Drizzle balsamic reduction over the flatbreads.
  • Serve your prosciutto arugula flatbread with balsamic drizzle immediately.
  • Store your flatbread in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic
crispy flatbread recipe

Chipotle Wrap Ingredients

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Chipotle wraps are one of the most satisfying and spicy wraps you can have on a hot summers day.

Fill your chipotle wrap with a few of the suggested chipotle wrap ingredients.

We have a couple of chipotle wrap recipe suggestions that are very popular for you to try out!

Chipotle Wrap Ingredients

Chipotle Wrap Vegetables

If you like your chipotle wrap extra spicy, consider putting banana peppers or jalapeno pepper slices in your wrap to give it that extra punch you’re looking for.

  • lettuce
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • banana peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • corn

Chipotle Wrap Meats or Protein

Chipotle wraps can be made with plain meat, or meat that has been seasoned.

If you’d rather your meat have a little extra flavor, try making chipotle chicken recipe.

Another option is to add paprika, cumin, chili powder and garlic to your cooking pan when making your meat so it soaks up all of the spicy flavors prior to putting them into your wrap.

  • chicken
  • turkey
  • Cajun shrimp
  • pulled pork
  • black beans
  • bacon

Chipotle Wrap Sauces

Chipotle mayonnaise is the base of chipotle wraps. You can add a little hummus to tone down the spiciness of the chipotle mayonnaise if desired. Fresh squeezed lime juice is the perfect ending to bring the ingredients together in your wrap if you like the tangy flavor of lime.

  • chipotle mayonnaise
  • hummus
  • fresh squeezed lime juice

Chipotle Wrap Cheeses

Chipotle wraps do not need cheese by any means, it’s just an additive flavor if you want your wrap a bit more filling. Cheese goes well with southwest chipotle wraps if you are interest in having cheese in your chipotle wrap.

  • cheddar
  • mozzarella
  • Havarti

Chipotle Wrap Grains

You can add rice to your chipotle wrap if you’re wanting a little more substance to your wrap. Rice goes well with vegetarian, bean, or southwest chipotle wraps.

  • rice

Chipotle Wrap Fresh Herbs

Cilantro is a refreshing herb that can be added to vegetarian, bean, or southwest chipotle wraps. Cilantro is quite versatile and adds a hint of flavor to your chipotle wrap.

  • cilantro

Chipotle chicken wrap recipe

One of the best chipotle wraps you can have is starting with a base of a flour tortilla, covered in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add diced chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and red onions.

Roll the wrap up tightly, and serve!

Southwest chipotle chicken wrap

To make a southwest chipotle chicken wrap, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Mix together freshly cooked rice, diced chicken, beans, corn, and cilantro in a small bowl until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Layer lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese (shredded cheddar and mozzarella) on top of your chipotles mayonnaise.

Place a couple of spoonful’s of your rice mixture on top of your vegetables and cheese.

Roll up your southwest chipotle chicken wrap and enjoy!

Chipotle bean wrap recipe

To make a chipotle bean wrap, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add lettuce, tomatoes, rice, black beans, corn, and cilantro to your wrap.

Squeeze a little fresh lime juice all over your ingredients.

Roll up your wrap and serve!

Chipotle veggie wrap recipe

To make a chipotle veggie wrap recipe, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add a couple spoonful’s of hummus on top of the chipotle mayonnaise.

Layer lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onions, avocado, rice, corn, and cilantro on top.

Squeeze a little fresh lime juice all over your ingredients.

Roll up your wrap and serve!

Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

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Cabbage slaw for tacos is made with an avocado crema sauce which is added to a combination of red and green cabbage.

cabbage slaw for tacos

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

Cabbage coleslaw with avocado cream sauce is the base of the taco. It should be the first food you place on the taco.

Then you can add your vegetables or meat on top of the cabbage slaw for your taco.

The topping for your taco will go on last, this would be guacamole, salsa, sour cream, etc.

You can even add the avocado crema on top of your meat to act as a sauce for your taco. It has a strong lime crema flavor that gives tacos a burst of lime flavor.

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

  • shrimp tacos
  • cauliflower tacos
  • pulled pork tacos
  • chicken tacos
  • fish tacos
What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

How do you cut cabbage for tacos

  1. Remove the outer most layer of cabbage and discard.
  2. Cut the cabbage in half making note where the center of the cabbage stem is. Cut in the center to separate the stem.
  3. Cut the cabbage half in half again to create a cabbage quarter.
  4. Cut the corner of the cabbage to remove the hard stem.
  5. Slice the cabbage into small thin strips.
  6. Slice until you’ve cut the whole quarter into strips of cabbage that are about the size you want for your coleslaw.
  7. Add your sauce to your coleslaw. Mix well until the sauce is evenly distributed.
  8. Spoon your cabbage slaw onto your taco and continue layering with your other foods for your taco.

Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

How to make cabbage coleslaw for tacos
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: coleslaw
Yield: 4 cups

Equipment

  • Food processor

Materials

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5-10% fat content or Greek
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/4 green cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup carrots grated

Instructions

  • Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado lime crema sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado lime crema sauce is ready.
    cabbage slaw for tacos
  • Prepare cabbage and add to a large bowl. Add carrots and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Take a few spoonful's of your cabbage mixture for your tacos – 1/3 cup for each taco approximately.
  • Add a couple of spoonful's of avocado lime crema sauce to the cabbage. Mix until the sauce coats all of the pieces of cabbage.
    cabbage slaw for tacos
  • You cabbage slaw is all ready to use in your tacos.

Notes

Keep your avocado lime crema sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Only add your avocado crema sauce to your cabbage right before using on your tacos. Otherwise the coleslaw will be a bit damp and will lose its crunch.
Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

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Thai coconut noodle soup is made with creamy coconut milk and vermicelli noodles to create this tempting vegetarian soup. Thai coconut noodle soup is filled with a fresh vegetables and herbs, make this vegetarian soup satisfying and delectable.

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

Thai coconut vegetarian soup is made with fish sauce, but if you don’t have any you can substitute Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies, making it an easy 1:1 substitute in a pinch.

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Use full fat coconut milk for Thai coconut soup. You want a full body coconut milk to make the soup as creamy as possible.

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

If you want to add any meat to Thai coconut soup, you can add Cajun shrimp or chicken to make this soup a little more filling.

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

How to make vegetarian Thai coconut soup
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 8 cups

Materials

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 3 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 ounces
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package rice noodles (vermicelli)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp green onions sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic, onions, and red peppers and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add red curry paste and ginger, cook for about 1 minute while mixing into the vegetables.
  • Add coconut milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add rice noodles, fish sauce and brown sugar. Cook for 5 minutes until noodles are fully cooked.
  • Remove from the heat source, and add green onions, cilantro, basil and lime juice. Add any salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian