Who doesn’t love a good taco?! These plantain shells are my new addiction! They add such great flavor!
These were super simple….
Plantain taco shell
Cilantro for garnish (and because I LOVE tons of it!)
What are your favorite taco toppings?
1 bag mini red potatoes, quartered
1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-in.(0.5 cm) thick diagonal slices
1 pkg freshwater shrimp (12)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic salt
Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette:
1/4 c olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp grainy mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. In a aluminum bbq dish pour in 3 cups cold water and add your potatoes. Cover with foil and seal edges. Place on barbecue and cook 25 to 30 minutes, until fork tender.
- While potatoes cook, make Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in parsley. Set aside.
- Remove potatoes from barbecue and carefully remove foil. Drain any remaining water. Keep grill heated.
- Toss potatoes with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of vinaigrette (reserve the rest). Cover and keep potatoes warm.
- Toss shrimp with the 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic salt. Grill shrimp 2 to 3 min. per side until pink and just cooked through. Grill zucchini for 2 min. per side, or until tender-crisp and grill-marked.
- Combine potatoes, shrimp and zucchini in large bowl. Toss with reserved vinaigrette.
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe.
I don’t often put amounts in the ingredients list of pizza toppings because I feel like it’s a personal preference. Myself, I don’t like a lot of cheese, but some people like tons of cheese! So you can decide for yourself:)
1/3 c balsamic vinegar
- Make your Sweet Potato Crust.
- While the crust is cooking make your balsamic reduction. Add your balsamic vinegar to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and let it cook till reduced to about half of the amount. Stir frequently and watch so it doesn’t burn. It will be a very sticky substance when its done.
- Remove the crust from the oven, spread fig jam over crust, top with grated cheese, slices of prosciutto and place it back in the oven until the cheese is melted (about 5-8 minutes)
- Finally, top with balsamic reduction and fresh basil.
*can also top with spinach!
From Skinny Taste Blog. These were AMAZING!!
For the enchilada sauce:
- coconut oil spray
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 or 2 tbsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce, more if you like it spicy
- 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
For the zucchini boats:
- 4 (about 32 oz total) medium zucchini
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 3 tbsp water or chicken broth
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Topping:
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- chopped scallions and cilantro for garnish
For the enchilada sauce: In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
For the Zucchini Boats:
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a small spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4″ thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.
- Drop the zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute; remove from water.
- In a large saute pan, heat oil and add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook on medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini and cilantro; season with salt and pepper and cook about 4 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano, chili powder, water, and tomato paste and cook a few more minutes, thenadd in chicken; mix and cook 3 more minutes.
- Place 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a large (or 2 small) baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up. Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup chicken mixture, pressing firmly.
- Top each with 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce, and 1 1/2 tablespoons each of shredded cheese.** cheese optional.
- Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.
Top with scallions and cilantro for garnish.