Chicken, Fish, Pork and Tempeh! 10 Ways to Celebrate Taco Day This Weekend

Last Updated October 02, 2015

From pulled pork tacos with your favorite BBQ sauce to a healthy twist on traditional Mexican fare using soy-based powerhouse tempeh, here are 8 delicious ways to celebrate National Taco Day this weekend, on taco Tuesdays or any day of the week.

Honey Sesame Fish Tacos with Lime Greek Yogurt Sauce

superfood fish tacos
I can feel great about serving fish tacos to my family because they include protein, veggies, and Greek yogurt—all in one meal!

The Mad Taco’s Chicken Tacos with Homemade Crema

Kit Perrault, one of the managers of the original Mad Taco in Waitsfield, suggests using Lawson’s Maple Nipple Ale to braise this chile-marinated chicken. Serve the assembled tacos with more of the...

Braised Pork Tacos with Spicy Peach Relish

pork peach tacos
Pairing peaches with chilies brings a cooling counterpoint to hot and spicy flavors which works great with braised and grilled...

Tempeh Tacos or Tostadas

tempeh tacos
In this healthy twist on traditional Mexican fare, tempeh—a soy–based powerhouse packed with fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin B-6, and over 60 percent of USDA daily protein recommendations—offers a...

Crispy Carrot Tacos (Tacos Dorados de Zanahoria)

carrot tacos recipe
Tacos dorados in Mexico City are what I grew up knowing as taquitos: rolled tubes of corn tortillas, stuffed with some sort of meat and fried until crisp. At fondas in the capital, they’re generally...

Guaco Tacos with Corn, Cabbage and Bean Slaw

Guaco Tacos with Corn, Cabbage and Bean Slaw
IT'S TACO NIGHT IN THE NAKED SOUTH. This particular taco recipe plays into my slaw obsession. I love slaws and how simply you can change them up depending on what’s in season.

Drunken Shrimp Tacos

Drunken Shrimp Tacos
These tacos have full flavor and are a fresh and light alternative to a traditional taco.

Martin's Red Neck Tacos

Keep a pound or two of pulled pork on hand to make this quick and easy dish at home.

Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tacos

beef tacos
This is quick to prep for dinner and makes for great lunch box leftovers -- just put the beef and toppings in a fresh tortilla the next morning.

Classic Crunchy Tacos (Veggie Style!)

crunchy veggie tacos
Whenever I feel overwhelmed by my duty to feed my family dinner every damn day, I think of my mom. She worked a full-time job, was single for most of my childhood, had two kids, and still managed to...