Summer and tacos go together like birthday cake and ice cream.
These taco recipes make the most of the season by using the freshest, most flavorful summer produce available and turning it into meals as pretty as they are tasty.
1. Black bean, corn and zucchini tacos
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The perfect use for that abundance of summer zucchini? These tacos, of course.
2. Raw vegan tacos
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Sweet corn “ceviche” salsa, crunchy cabbage, fresh Swiss chard and an intriguing, spicy, nut filling make these raw vegan tacos a must-try.
3. Crispy eggplant tacos with cilantro sauce
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These crispy eggplant tacos are super hearty and perfect for vegans and omnivores alike.
4. Pork tacos with heirloom tomato salsa and roasted chili
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Succulent pork tenderloin is accented beautifully by a burst of heirloom tomato salsa, salty feta and spicy roasted chili in these tasty tacos.
5. Mango-asparagus tacos with massaged kale
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Forget Taco Bell — these tacos, featuring sweet mango, earthy kale and fresh asparagus, will leave you feeling healthy, not bloated.
6. Vegan masala cauliflower and broccoli tacos with avocado sauce
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Fried fresh veggies, creamy avocado sauce, sweet-and-spicy pineapple chutney and a radish and red onion salad with a serious kick to it make these vegan tacos easy to get excited over.
7. Crispy morel tacos with garlic-tarragon salsa
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The veg is the star of these crispy morel tacos, but garlic-tarragon salsa and a few shavings of salty Gouda take them over the top.
8. Grilled chipotle fish tacos with fresh peach salsa
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Grab some juicy and fragrant summer stone fruit, and whip up these tasty chipotle grilled fish tacos with peach salsa. The sweetness of the fruit is the perfect counterpoint to the smoky, spicy fish.
9. Summer squash tacos with avocado chimichurri
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Sautéed summer squash, creamy avocado chimichurri sauce and crispy, spicy radish make these fresh tacos the perfect warm-weather meal.
10. Easy summer dessert tacos
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Buy the freshest fruit you can find at the market, and wrap it up in these sweet, crepe-like dessert tacos shells. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!