Epic Vegetarian Tacos

I think if there is one thing in the world that everyone can agree on it is that tacos are epic. I love tacos and here is why…

  1. Tacos can be made out of pretty much anything.
  2. Tacos challenge you to make good food from nothing.
  3. You do not need to be a great chef to make great tacos.
  4. Tacos are messy … messy is fun.
  5. Tacos are spicy – i love spicy foods and flavours.
  6. Tacos are inexpensive
  7. Tacos fall apart and we still love them (Chronic Spoonies will understand ;).
  8. I have never met a taco I didn’t like.
  9. Tacos are lighter than burritos
  10. Tacos are good for literally any meal or snack of the day.

Today is #TacoTuesday and I thought I would share a favourite taco recipe of mine. Chuck and I made this on the weekend and loved it. They are vegetarian. Since I started chemo I have not been tolerating meat as much. Chuck and I have become what we call flexitarians. I still eat the occasional serving of bacon but 90% of our diet is now vegetarian.

My own little Taco Bar ūüėČ

These tacos are made with Potatoes, and are full of flavour. Huge Shout out to #SheLikesFood.   A household favourite, we will be making them lots during the next few months.

Now before we get to the recipes lets get to the ratings.

The Ratings

Jess’s Taste Rating:  ( i like my tacos with a bit more spice)

Chuck’s Taste Rating:  

Spoonie Rating: 

I gave this recipe a 3 spoon rating for energy, because there is a lot of chopping depending on the toppings you use. I used onions, avocado, shredded cheese, salsa and lettuce, with beans on the side. It can also involve a lot of standing for cooking the potatoes (but you can always bring over a chair).

The Recipe


  • 2¬†large russet potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†garlic powder
  • Scant¬†1/2 teaspoon¬†salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon¬†black pepper
  • Corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, onion, jalapeno, cilantro


  1. Add chopped potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook until fork tender, 15-20 minutes. When done, drain potatoes well.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil, potatoes and all the spices. Stir until all the spices are evenly incorporated and then arrange in a single layer. Let potatoes cook for 3-5 minutes, until crispy, and then flip and repeat.
  3. Fill corn tortillas with desired amount of potatoes and top with favorite toppings.

If you have a favourite taco recipe let me know, I would love to make it <3

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