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Friday, August 2, 2013

Veggie Tacos

One of my favorite meals of the summer is vegetarian tacos. You can grill almost any vegetable and throw it in a taco and it will taste great. For this batch I used some sweet potatoes from the store and some onions and zucchini from the garden.

We had one of our best harvests of onions this year and the best thing is that they were all volunteers from a batch of Walla Walla Onions we planted last year. They are so sweet and almost too beautiful to eat.

We also planted 3 zucchini plants. As those of you that plant zucchini know, 3 zucchini plants provide enough food to feed a family of seven for two years. They are ridiculous showoffs in the garden and make many of the other plants in the garden feel that there yield is embarrassing.  Even though they are showoffs, zucchinis do grill up nice for tacos.
To make the tacos, add onions and zucchini to a bowl with a little olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper. After mixing them together I grilled them. The sweet potatoes were cubed, salted, and then sauteed in olive oil.

Our kids loved them, even our son that would only eat protein if given the choice. You can change the ingredients as different vegetables come into season. Grilled or roasted tomatoes can be added as they ripen, tomatillos can be used to make a green sauce, corn adds a nice sweetness, and even eggplant and potatoes are a great addition to veggie tacos. Make sure to add some guacamole to really put the meal over the top.



David said...

Michael, I have to say that my zucchini doesn't produce as much as yours. They usual succumb to the dreaded vine borer. That's OK as by the time the vines die, the desire for zucchini is long gone. The plants are pulled and put in the garbage. The little wormy buggers can have their way at the land fill.

the veggie taco idea looks yummy. The eggplant will be coming into harvest soon maybe tacos would be just the thing for them too.

Have a great day in the garden.

Mike said...


We have been attacked by vine borers this year. In fact, they completely killed two of our pumpkin plants. We have them on our Zucchini too but they seem to have survived so far.

daisy said...

Oooooooh, those look SO good. Do you make your own tortillas?

Mike said...
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Mike said...

I haven't mastered making my own tortillas yet? Do you make your own? I could use a good recipe.

David said...

Ha, Mike, I have a great recipe. It's called Walmart.

Lucas said...

This looks delicious! I will be making this very soon. This is my first time visiting your blog but I can definitely say I'll be back!