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21 Healthy Taco Recipes That You Will Love!

Whether you prefer your tacos meaty, packed with seafood, or vegetarian, we have a wealth of recipes for you to try. Some of our favorites include birria tacos and carne asada tacos—we also love crispy ricotta-kale tacos, fideos secos tacos, and green chorizo and potato tacos, too (the crispy potato cubes are irresistible). Read on for even more of our best taco recipes. For a fun do-it-yourself meal, have diners assemble their own tacos. Just put out everything the recipe calls for (and more toppings if you’d like) and let everyone create their own edible masterpiece.

21. Barbacoa Beef Tacos

Barbacoa Beef Tacos

Make slow cooker barbacoa beef tacos to create an easy meal any day of the week! Easy to find ingredients and easy prep create these tacos de barbacoa in the slow cooker. We love taco recipes any day of the week! Enjoy everything from basic chicken tacos to shrimp tacos with mango slaw and even butternut squash, black bean, and kale tacos. We love tacos so much, that we even turned them into a taco pizza! Slow cooker barbacoa beef tacos make a frequent appearance on our dinner menu. This recipe is loaded with flavor! After searing the beef, load up your slow cooker with the other ingredients. Let your slow cooker do all of the work to create a tasty meal for lunch or dinner.
Get the recipe here.

20. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Pan-Fried Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa is so simple and delicious. A simple marinade with the spice level you choose and then topped with zesty mango salsa for the perfect Taco Tuesday combo! (Or any day of the week, right?) Shrimp cooks up in under ten minutes so you have a simple and super quick dinner ready in no time! There hasn’t been a taco I have met that I didn’t love. Tacos are life, right? These new Pan Fried Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa were inspired by a recent Fish Taco recipe. I opt for the fish or shrimp tacos EVERY time we order tacos. Nice and spicy with a mango salsa will have you rocking Taco Tuesday every day of the week!
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19. Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

My Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos are topped with a Chipotle Sauce for Fish Tacos and an irresistible healthy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw.  These Healthy Fish Tacos are easy to make, full of flavor, and a recipe everyone will be asking for again and again. It’s safe to say I have a taco addiction and these Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos are at the top of the list.  Some people love chocolate. I love chipotle flavored anything. These Healthy Fish Tacos come together in less than 30 minutes and despite looking restaurant-worthy, these taco recipes are actually super easy to assemble thanks to a crazy simple and delicious chipotle sauce for fish tacos and a homemade Cilantro Lime Coleslaw. Both toppings feature a greek yogurt base instead of sour cream or mayo!
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18. Taco Pasta Casserole

Taco Pasta Casserole

This 5-ingredient, cheesy taco pasta casserole is one of those quick and easy recipes perfect for when you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner. This pasta bake is made with ground beef, cheese, taco seasoning, and salsa! This 5-ingredient, cheesy taco pasta casserole is one of those tried and true recipes you can doctor up according to what you have on hand or enjoy as an easy weeknight dinner without all the extras. It’s great in its basic form, but it’s also really versatile. I’m going to show you how to make this taco pasta casserole in its most basic form and then give you some ideas for ways to change it up — make it healthier, fancier, and even yummier.
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17. Chicken and Avocado Tacos

Chicken and Avocado Tacos

Spicy pan grilled chicken and avocado tacos topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce. These tasty tacos are bursting with flavor and are made in under 30 minutes! Take tacos to a whole new level with the addition of avocado and my favorite cilantro cream sauce. If you’ve had my popular shrimp tacos, then you’re going to love this chicken version. The chicken and avocado make a delicious pair and complement each other perfectly. The real star of the dish is this flavor-packed cilantro lime sauce. It’s creamy, zesty, and makes a delicious addition to the chicken and avocado.
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16. Crunchy Taco Cups 

Crunchy Taco Cups 

How fun are these little Taco Cups made in a muffin tin?? I don’t think I’ll ever find another taco recipe I love more than these wonton tacos. They have double layers of a crunchy taco shell, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese all in one perfect bite! These crunchy taco cups are such a huge hit because I prefer soft tacos but my father prefers crunchy tacos. So whenever we had taco night, we always had to make two different kinds of taco recipes. BUT, this taco recipe is the best of both worlds. The outside is satisfyingly crisp and crunchy, but the inside is soft and melty! Just how I like it. We both loved them!
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15. Chicken Fajita Tacos with Cotija Cheese

Chicken Fajita Tacos with Cotija Cheese

These Chicken Fajita Tacos with Cotija Cheese are light, refreshing, and healthy! You will love the bright, crisp flavor with just a touch of lime zest! Amazingly good and low fat too. I looooove yellow corn tortillas for their flavor and durability ~ especially when they’re cooked directly over a gas stove on the grate. It makes them slightly crispy and a bit chewy with toasted edges, which adds such a great texture and toasted flavor to your tacos. The tortillas sort of sink down between the grates in the middle while the edges get toasted and crispy. But that flavor is wow amazing! What you’ll love about this recipe too is that the chicken is so moist and flavorful, coated with Mexican spiced seasonings that are sssssooooo good!
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14. Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

These Chicken Tinga Tacos are THE BEST! Saucy, spicy, real food perfection. This is one of those taco recipes that comes together so quickly and somehow still rivals a restaurant-quality meal. It is a recipe that, once you make it, you say: I will probably make these chicken tinga tacos every time I have friends over because it makes me look fancy with minimal effort. You also say: I need to memorize this recipe. You also say: How soon is too soon to make these again. It is a miracle and a delight. A perfect taco unicorn. 
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13. Easy Mexican Taco Lasagna Recipe

Easy Mexican Taco Lasagna Recipe

What do you do when you crave Italian and Mexican food at the same time, and you can’t decide which one to cook? You make them both! Seriously, this Mexican casserole with tortillas instead of pasta sheets is the easiest “lasagna” recipe ever. This layered taco casserole has it all. Ground beef, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, black beans, refried beans, tortillas, and cheese. It’s literally a taco but not just a taco, it’s a taco in the form of lasagna. It’s like making a lot of tacos but without the hassle of making them one by one. Please read along and look at the beef taco lasagna as your next dinner option.
Get the recipe here.

12. Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos

These Tilapia Fish Tacos are so addictive. They have everything that your family will love. They are irresistible, fun, and a quick and easy dinner. Tilapia Fish Tacos are nutritious, economical, and delicious. They are the perfect weeknight dinners. This Tilapia Fish Tacos recipe works because they are fast, economical, and fun and the fish comes out flakey and delicious. Additionally, they have the added bonus of being adapted by adding different and unique toppings. What is Tilapia? It is a mild white fish that is farm-raised. Certainly, a taco station is a really great option for your family or a party. Most of this can be prepared ahead of time and kept cold until ready to serve. 
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11. Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Five ingredients, 20 minutes, and dinner is served! Whether you have the time to sit and eat or you have to throw and go, our Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! This recipe combines the ease of pre-cooked shredded chicken with the zesty taste of chicken wings for one satisfying and simple meal. There are so many different sides you can use to pair with our Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Some of our favorite side dishes include baked potatoes, onion rings, steamed green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, our chickpea and edamame salad, baked beans, pasta salad, and french fries. Options….oh the options!
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10. Chicken Birria Tacos Quesabirria Tacos

Chicken Birria Tacos Quesabirria Tacos

These chicken birria tacos, also called quesabirria tacos, will become your new favorite, and taco Tuesday will never be the same. Although the more traditional birria is made with goat or lamb, or more recently, beef, I’ve decided to change the rules a bit. I’m using less expensive chicken, which also has the benefit of taking less time to cook. If you’re wondering, yes, these taco recipes are those delicious-looking crispy tacos that you’ve been seeing all over the internet. You can’t even search for tacos without seeing a plate of tacos served with a little bowl of consomme for dipping.
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9. Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Wrap saucy chicken tacos and fresh mango slaw with crunchy butter lettuce to create these Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw! Enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer. Save the best for last! For the last recipe of this month, I’m sharing these Asian Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mango Slaw. This is one of my favorite Taco recipes that I shared this summer. They are completely irresistible and packed with the freshest flavor.
Combine a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry with some fresh homemade mango slaw and crunchy butter lettuce. This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes. You can even prep the mango slaw in advance to save time. Cook the meatballs and layer them over a bed of mango slaw set on top of crunchy butter lettuce. Fresh wholesome ingredients create a tasty meal packed with nutrients and flavor. 
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8. Chicken Street Tacos With Chipotle Aioli

Chicken Street Tacos With Chipotle Aioli

Chicken street tacos totally loaded up! Juicy seasoned chicken breast, guacamole, pico de gallo and topped with a spicy and creamy homemade chipotle aioli. These chicken street tacos taste like something right out of a 5-star Mexican restaurant! To say they are good is an understatement. The chipotle aioli is where it’s at, this stuff is amazing. These taco recipes are healthy and kid-friendly too. You can easily make a little quesadilla out of the same ingredients if your kids don’t care for tacos. But street tacos are kind of this newish trendy thing that you see everywhere now. They are at restaurants, food trucks, and hopefully now in your own kitchen!
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7. Weight Watchers Lime Chicken Tacos

Weight Watchers Lime Chicken Tacos

Weight Watchers Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe. These healthy lime chicken tacos are so easy to make and packed with flavor! The perfect healthy weeknight dinner, they’re also great for meal prep. You will make this dinner using boneless skinless chicken breast, lime red wine vinegar, garlic, green onions, salt, fresh cilantro, pepper, flour tortillas, lettuce, tomato, salsa, and Monterey Jack cheese. There’s nothing better than a Mexican dinner recipe that’s low calorie and low fat. Give this recipe a try for your next Taco Tuesday, Game Day, or night at home!
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6. Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos

The crispiest cauliflower you’ve ever had…and it’s baked, not fried! Crispy, crunchy, creamy – you can have it all with these Coconut Lime Bake Cauliflower Tacos! I have to admit I haven’t been this excited about a recipe in a long time! These taco recipes seriously turned out better than I could have ever imagined and now I can’t stop eating them. They are the perfect light summer meal! Easy with super fresh flavors, this recipe hits on all the best textures – crispy, crunchy, and creamy.
You have to try these Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos! The crispy cauliflower, the crunchy coleslaw, the creamy tartar sauce – it all works so perfectly together to create one delicious bite! Reminiscent of a fried fish taco, it’ll have you dreaming of the waves breaking on the sand while you dine seaside. 
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5. Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

Take a break from the ordinary and serve up these Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos topped with fresh pineapple, mango, and avocado salsa for dinner this Taco Tuesday! It may be the dead of winter around your area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t escape to a tropical paradise, and that’s exactly what we do when we make these spectacular Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos. Huli is traditionally a grilled chicken dish over mesquite, that’s basted with a sweet and salty tropical marinade consisting of pineapple juice, soy sauce, and fresh ginger. The sauce is rounded off with ketchup, chicken broth, brown sugar, and garlic, for immense flavor. 
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4. Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

These fish tacos with mango salsa are one of my favorite taco recipes ever! This delicious dish is made with Cajun-spiced fish, mango salsa, red cabbage carrot slaw, and mango sauce. You will be thrilled at how flavorful but also light and refreshing they are! This recipe was inspired by many fish tacos that we ate on our vacation in Florida. Mango salsa was the most popular topping and we ate them with fish and shrimp. The most popular seasoning was either cajun or blackened seasoning. Most fish or shrimp in these tacos were deep-fried, but really, with so many toppings and sauces you can’t really taste the difference and pan-fried fish is much more healthy.
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3. Cauliflower Tacos 

Cauliflower Tacos 

These Vegan Bang Bang Cauliflower Tacos are slightly spicy and a whole lotta delicious! A tangy slaw, crispy cauliflower, and avocado slices. The cauliflower is your typical process – wet dredge, bread crumbs, bake, sauce, bake again. The wet dredge is made up of flour, corn starch, white pepper, salt, sriracha, non-dairy milk, and water.
You want this to be the consistency of pancake batter. It will coat the cauliflower and help the panko bread crumbs stick. Add the finished florets to a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes. While the cauliflower is baking, it is time to make the bang bang sauce. It is just a simple combo of vegan mayo, sriracha, and rice vinegar. You can adjust the sriracha to your spice level, but I like to add the max amount.
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2. Teriyaki Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa

These Teriyaki Chicken Tacos are savory, sweet, spicy, tangy and everything in between to become your new favorite tacos.  They epitomize this upcoming season’s Grilling Flavor Forecast of East meets Grill that’s going to be firing up everyone’s grill this summer.  If you aren’t familiar with the Grilling Flavor Forecast, it identifies the top trends and flavors for the year ahead and this summer is all about discovering and savoring new tropical Asian flavors as well as versatile spice blends with good-for-you ingredients and experiencing spicy with tangy (my forever fav!).  You can explore these tastes more and kick off the deliciousness with these Teriyaki Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa!
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1. Honey Lime Steak Tacos with Avocado Crema 

Honey Lime Steak Tacos with Avocado Crema 

These Honey Lime Steak Tacos with Avocado Crema are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy – a flavor explosion! You guuuyyyysssss. Honey Lime Steak Tacos. With Avocado Crema. Yes, I did.  I was inspired to make a steak version of my Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos but then I kind of veered off in another direction and added HONEY.  Sweet and spicy and tangy and creamy. You guys know how I am with my sauces.  The sauce is boss. 
How many more times can I say that before you get annoyed at me?  Is it one?  Or zero?  I’ll try not to say it again.  I’m not making any promises, though. But seriously, the sauces.  The first time I made these  Honey Lime Steak Tacos, I just threw some avocado on top. The taco recipes were good but we felt that they could be better, and what they were missing was something creamy.  Enter the avocado crema.
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