Simple Soft Tacos

pennybenjaminBreakfasts, Main Meals, NourishLeave a Comment


Mexican, and South American food in general, are amongst some of my favourite cuisines to eat. And they’re so simple to recreate at home! I made these Simple, easy soft tacos in less than 30 minutes for Mum and I last week and they were an absolute winner!

Dishes like this can be great when you have to deal with people who have food intolerances/preferences, because each person can pick the foods they want to eat out of the array set out on the table!


Serves 4

Time ~ 30minutes


The Fillings

  • 2 carrots, grated
  • about 1 cup grated cheese (optional, omit for vegan)
  • 3 truss tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 a large green capsicum, diced
  • 3 cups mixture of baby spinach, lettuce, rocket (basically your favourite greens
  • 1-2 Avocados mashed up with some lime juice, salt and pepper (guacamole)
  • Coconut Yoghurt (or sour cream)

For the Taco Shells

  • 1 batch of my Basic Buckwheat Crepes (cooked in a small pan)
  • OR Cos lettuce leaves
  • OR Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • OR gluten-free Tacos bought from the store

For the ‘cooked part’ of the filling

  • 400g chicken thigh, sliced into strips (use tofu for vegan). Can also use pork, beef, fish, prawns, kangaroo, lamb etc.
  • 1 brown onion, sliced (doesn’t have to be diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4-6 brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup passata
  • 2 T Mexican Spice Mix 



  1. Place carrots, cheese, greens, guacamole and coconut yoghurt in separate bowls and in the fridge, ready for serving later.
  2. Mix the diced tomatoes and green capsicum together and place in the fridge in a bowl as well.
  3. Cook the Buckwheat Crepes if you’re using them for your tacos, place on a plate to serve.
  4. In a fry pan over medium heat, simmer the onion for 1 minute, add the chicken, garlic, mushrooms, passata and spice mix.
  5. Cook, while stirring, until the chicken is cooked through and onion & mushrooms are soft.
  6. Transfer to another bowl.
  7. Place all bowls in the middle of the dining table. Each person then takes a taco shell, fills with the fillings of their choice then devours!

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