If everyone in our family had to choose a single dish to name as the household favourite, there’s only one meal that we would actually all agree on: tacos! Literally everyone living under our roof is a huge taco fan and would pick tacos over just about any other meal option basically any time. Of course, that doesn’t mean we never like to switch things up and put a unique twist on our favourite dish! We’re always on the lookout for unique and creative taco recipes that will keep our family and friends on their toes even while they enjoy their time-trusted favourite.
Just in case you adore the idea of making deliciously creative versions of your favourite taco dinner just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best flavour combinations that we’ve bookmarked so far in our never-ending search for the ultimate tacos!
1. Shrimp tacos with mango salsa
We remember the first time we came across the concept of shrimp tacos quite vividly because if there’s one thing that we love almost as much as we love tacos, it’s shrimp! This particular shrimp taco recipe outlined step by step on Dinner At The Zoo is an especial favourite of ours because they show you how to top it with a homemade mango salsa for maximum flavour.
2. Teriyaki chicken tacos with pineapple pear salsa
Just in case we really caught your attention with the concept of making homemade fruit based salsas to top your tacos with but you’re just not sure that seafood is really the way you want to go protein-wise, here’s a delicious alternative made with teriyaki chicken! We love how Carlsbad Cravings outlines their meat preparation process while also showing you in detail how their pineapple pear salsa was made.
3. Crispy slow cooker carnitas tacos
Maybe you’re actually feeling pretty intent on learning how to make a kind of taco that’s just new for you at home, even though your family has enjoyed it many times out at restaurants or your favourite taco trucks around town? Well, if that favourite dish is crispy but flavourful carnitas, then we think you’ll definitely enjoy the way Gimme Some Oven did this homemade version in the slow cooker! d
4. Chorizo tacos with black bean and corn salsa
If you’re going to make your family flavourful tacos for dinner on a given night, do you know they’d all actually prefer something with at least a little bit of kick to it? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with the way Gimme Some Oven made these mouthwatering chorizo tacos that are also packed with black beans and corn salsa!
5. Honey lime steak tacos with avocado crema
Are you actually a bit of a whiz in the kitchen, if you do say so yourself, so you’re looking for a taco recipe to make for your guests that might give them a little more of a unique or gourmet flavour experience than the standard, simple taco order would present? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Fox and Briar made these honey lime steak tacos drizzled with a homemade avocado crema.
6. Fish tacos with orange salsa
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of a seafood based taco recipe but you’ve never been one for shellfish so you’re not sure shrimp is the best bet for you? Then maybe these lightly battered fried fish tacos paired with a homemade orange salsa would be a little more up your alley! The Roasted Root shows you how to make them happen.
7. Sausage and potato breakfast taco
When your family loves a kind of meal, do they really love it, to the point that they’d eat it for every meal of the day if they could? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Mommy’s Home Cooking made even the breakfast table a place for tacos by filling them with sausage and potatoes!
8. Salmon tacos with fresh homemade salsa
Just in case we’ve still got your mouth watering over the idea of making a seafood based taco but you’ve always much preferred fresh fish to battered or fried, here’s a recipe that all you salmon lovers will find yourselves rejoicing over! Check out how Amanda’s Cookin’ made delicious salmon tacos topped with fresh homemade salsa, which they also guide you through the process of making.
9. BBQ pork tacos with broccoli slaw
Are you actually pretty convinced that the pork options we’ve shown you throughout our list so far have been your absolute favourites but you can’t help wondering whether there might be other pork based options you can try out there besides just classic carnitas? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Like Mother, Like Daughter made these delicious BBQ pork tacos topped with a homemade broccoli slaw.
10. Fried oyster tacos with citrus salsa
Perhaps, in contrast to what we suggested before, shellfish is actually exactly what you love the most and you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to come across more than just shrimp in terms of seafood taco options that include it? Then we have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll appreciate these fried oyster tacos from Beyond Mere Sustenance that are covered in citrus salsa very much indeed!
11. BBQ meatball street tacos
We’ve shown you some pretty neat recipes so far, but what if you’ve been scrolling through and hoping to find something really unique that you’ve never seen before? Well, if you’re a fan of “fusion” recipes that combine elements of certain traditional meals with other things, then we think you might get a real kick out of the way Kleinworth Co. made these BBQ meatball street tacos!
12. Citrus-beer steak tacos with pickled onions and pico de gallo
Have you actually been thinking about how much you loved the idea of making steak tacos since we showed you the previous recipe from higher on our list but you’ve never really liked when meat is marinated in honey because you find it too sweet? Then perhaps these citrus-beer steak tacos that are topped with pickled onions and pico de gallo, outlined step by step on Parade, will be a little more up your alley!
13. Greek salad tacos with cucumber dill dressing
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find a recipe that’s a little lighter and maybe slightly more calorie conscious than a lot of what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Creativity Exchange made this fantastic Greek salad taco fusion dish topped with a delicious and equally light tasting cucumber fill dressing.
14. Sweet corn and black bean tacos
Were you actually quite intrigued indeed with the concept of a taco recipe that heavily involves black beans but you’ve also been holding out and hoping to find one that’s vegetarian, since some of your family members don’t eat meat? Then we’re pleased to report that Cookie + Kate has just what you’re looking for! They show you in simple detail how to make these delicious sweet corn and black bean tacos.
15. Walnut meat tacos with lime cashew cream
Just in case you’re still looking for a vegetarian recipe that will really blow your guests’ minds, here’s an awesome recipe from V Nutrition that actually teaches you how to make a homemade meat substitute that’s actually made from walnuts! If we’re being honest, we’re completely obsessed with the great flavour of these walnut meat tacos with homemade lime cashew cream even though we do eat meat.