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Nine of the tastiest taco recipes you need to try right now

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Calling all taco lovers (in other words, calling everyone)! It’s time to loosen your belts and get the mojitos pouring, ‘cause we’ve got 9 fabulous taco recipes that you won’t want to miss out on. Is it Taco Tuesday yet?!

PINEAPPLE PORK TACOS

No matter what side of the ‘pineapple on pizza’ debate you’re on, you’ve gotta admit that pineapples in tacos is kind of genius. Tacos are a summertime staple, so it just makes sense to top them off with some delicious tropical fruit. Plus, sweet pineapple and savoury pork tenderloin is an absolute match made in heaven. Toss them in a homemade garlic chili mix and you’ve got one killer fruit taco on your hands (and in your mouth).

MEXICAN FISH TACOS WITH CHARRED PINEAPPLE SALSA

If you’re having a summer dinner party and really want to go all out to impress your guests, look no further, this recipe’s got it all. Haddock-filled soft shell tacos, garlicky sour cream dipping sauce, sweet and spicy charred pineapple salsa, fresh and chunky guacamole, and a fiery jalapeno slaw to top it all off. Trust us, this one’s a winner. So if the sun’s shining and you’re in the mood to whip up a fantastic summer meal, this stellar taco recipe is where it’s at.

James Lyndsay

CRISPY PORK CONFIT TACOS

“Confit” is a traditional method of cooking that involves braising meat in oil or lard very slowly over a long period of time. And anyone who’s ever used a slow cooker knows just how great the payoff is for patience – soft, tender, fall-off-the-bone meat. If that sounds good to you, then these pork confit tacos will be your new favourite Taco Tuesday dish. And fun fact: if you’ve ever wandered around the streets of Mexico City, you’ll know these traditional tacos by a different name – pork carnitas.

HOMEMADE FISH TACOS WITH AVOCADO CREMA

Who says tacos can’t have a bit of a Canadian touch to them? Every good Canadian knows that pickerel is the distinctive fish of cottage country – the definitive taste of the region. And believe it or not, it also makes for a delicious taco filling. By pairing the Northern fish with some Mexican avocado crema and zesty pico de gallo, these tacos come full circle and deliver a surprising yet delectable fusion of Northern and Southern flavours.

CHICKEN CHIPOTLE TACOS

This is probably the most traditional of taco recipes on the list. Why, you ask? Three words – chipotles in adobo. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are one of the most versatile (and popular) Mexican cooking ingredients. While chipotle peppers themselves are quite common, Mexican producers go one step further by submerging them in a tangy adobo sauce. The addition of this classic ingredient into these tacos gives them a super smoky and traditional Mexican flare that could possibly even rival the street tacos from Mexico City (and that’s saying a lot).

CACTUS TACOS WITH HOMEMADE CORN TORTILLAS

Just because you want to go all out on Taco Tuesday doesn’t mean you have to ruin your diet. These Mexican cactus tacos make for an incredibly nutritious dinner that you don’t have to feel bad about going a bit overboard on. On top of just being a cute decoration for your bedside table, cactus has a slew of incredible health benefits such as stabilizing blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol, and preventing excess weight gain – who knew! But the best part? It’s just super tasty.

Marilyn Denis Show

PORK TACOS WITH SPICY BLACK BEANS AND AVOCADO GARDEN SALAD

If you’re looking to cook up a dish that both veggie-lovers and meat-lovers will enjoy, we’ve got you covered. Every carnivore loves a good pork belly – and the one used in this recipe that’s seasoned with fennel and sweet smoked paprika won’t disappoint. As for the plant-eaters at your table, they’ll still be able to get their mouths watering with the creamy black bean filling and the spicy avocado salad on the side. But trust us, with a spread this good, everyone at your table will be loving everything.

David Loftus

HERO TACOS

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear aprons smothered in salsa and queso fresco. Just because you didn’t have time to plan dinner in advance doesn’t mean your family has to go hungry. With this simple chicken tacos recipe, you’ll have a no-fuss meal that everyone will be chowing down on in no time! Though it uses basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, it certainly doesn’t lack in flavour. With a beautiful combination of sweet ground chicken and smoked paprika sauce, you’ll want to have this recipe up your sleeve for many a rushed night!

Marilyn Denis Show

ICE CREAM TACOS

Okay, this may not be the most authentic of taco recipes (…at all), but we just couldn’t resist! Everyone loves tacos, and everyone loves ice cream, so why not combine them? These fun treats make for a great dessert after you’ve already enjoyed some “real” tacos. And feel free to get as creative as you want with fillings – sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, sauces – the options are endless!

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