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Healthy Street Taco Recipe

Elderwood Regional Director of Dining Services Daryl Cronk has prepared a fun healthy recipe that is a fun activity for the whole family to prepare. Take a stay-cation with this Healthy Street Taco recipe that will transport you to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Fresh and Health Street Tacos | Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 1 Balsamic Lime Flank Steak (see attached recipe)
  • Pico de Gallo (see attached recipe)
  • Low-fat Taco Crema (see attached recipe)
  • 2 Cup – Queso fresco (find in the specialty cheese section)
  • 2 each – Fresh avocados (sliced or diced)
  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 1 head of bibb lettuce (optional substitute for tortillas)

Optional toppings:

  • Salsa verde
  • Hot sauce
  • Spanish rice
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa (any kind)
  • Fajita peppers and onions
  • Additional cheeses or cheese sauces

Balsamic and Lime Flank Steak

Ingredients:

  • 1 Trimmed, fresh flank steak
  • 2 cups – Olive oil
  • 1 cup – White balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons – Fresh ginger (shredded)
  • 2 teaspoons – Fresh garlic (minced)
  • 4 fresh limes (zested and juiced)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together except the steak. It should look like a salad dressing. Set ¼ cup of dressing aside.
  2. Cover the raw flank steak with the dressing and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill or boil until 140 degrees internal temperature.
  4. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then slice thin on an angle.
  5. Drizzle the reserved dressing over the top and serve.

Low Fat Taco Crema

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup – Low fat sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon – Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon – Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon – Fresh chives (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon – Skim milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and chill for an hour. The crema should appear to be thin.
  2. Place on top of tacos, taco salad and burritos.

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons – Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 roma plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon – Fresh minced garlic
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • ½ red onion (minced)
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro (minced)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Toss all the above ingredients in a bowl and let them sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Flavors will come together as it sits. Refrigerate after use.

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