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From the Street to Your Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo Taco Recipes

Avocado Street Tacos

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Whether they come from hole-in-the-wall taquerias, street-corner push-carts or one of the taco trucks around my neighborhood, street tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. While searching for Cinco de Mayo recipes, I came across four street taco recipes from Sabrina Modelle, The Tomato Tart, that looked easy enough to take off the street and make in my own kitchen. So that’s exactly what I did with a little help from Sabrina.

While you’re planning for a Cinco de Mayo party, add these tacos with California Avocado to the menu.

Chicken Tinga Tacos with Avocado Radish Slaw

This shortcut taco recipe uses roasted or rotisserie chicken to save time—a great use for leftover chicken. You’ll love the rich, smoky flavor from chipotle chiles and fresh radishes in the slaw, a favorite at taquerias, which add crunch and heat. Of course, California Avocados cool down the spiciness and add a luscious creaminess.

Chicken Tinga Taco Ingredients

Chicken Tinga Tacos with Avocado

Carne Asada Tacos with Grilled Avocado

This is a traditional recipe, perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Cumin-seasoned grilled steak is topped with grilled California Avocado, cilantro, onion, and salsa for a quick and easy street taco night at home.

Carne Asada Tacos with Avocado

Grilled Avocado Carne Asada Tacos

Shrimp Tacos with California Avocado Mojo de Ajo (creamy avocado garlic sauce)

Shrimp tacos are taco truck favorites, probably because they’re crowd-pleasers. Roasted garlic and shrimp are a natural flavor pairing. Topped with a creamy avocado garlic sauce, these are an especially delicious variation. Make the garlic oil in advance and the recipe turns into a 10-minute dinner.

Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce


Garlic Oil

Creamy Avocado Garlic Sauce

Potato and Kale Tacos with Avocado Salad

Potato tacos are a popular street food, especially in San Diego, CA. Usually rolled, fried, and topped with saturated fat-laden toppings, this makeover uses sautéed kale, mashed potatoes, fresh avocado salad, and just a bit of queso fresco. For a vegan option, make them without the queso fresco. Try these tacos for Meatless Monday orTaco Tuesday! The avocado Salad topping is also delicious on other tacos and Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Potato and Kale

Kale and Potato Avocado Tacos

Now, don’t forget to add your favorite guacamole style to your Cinco de Mayo celebration and enter to win a Guacamole Prep Prize Pack. More Cinco de Mayo recipes

Which taco recipe will you make first?  Share in a comment below.