There’s a meme that went around a while back that says, “If you could eat tacos for the rest of your life OR be skinny for the rest of your life, would you choose hard or soft tacos?” I love that. It speaks to the truth inside all of us. If you really got down to it, I believe the vast majority of people would rather eat delicious things than deprive themselves constantly to be super thin. The goal shouldn’t be solely to be “thin” anyway. The goal should always be to be your best, strongest, healthiest self. To be comfortable in your own body and the clothes that you wear. And to accomplish that, you don’t actually have to deprive yourself of delicious food.
I’m always on a journey to be my best self physically, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have Taco Tuesday every single week! Yes, I’m back on the tacos. We seriously do Taco Tuesday every week and a big part of that is so that I have one less day where I need to decide what to make, but the other part of it is that tacos are always a good idea and don’t ever get old.
You can’t have tacos without some kind of salsa and guacamole. That would be a sin. I try to mix up the type of tacos we have each week, but two things always stay the same – my easy guacamole and the freshest pico de gallo you will ever have are on the table every time.
This pico de gallo is different than any other that you’ve had. It’s not traditional at all. For one, I put in baby bell peppers. They are sweet and crunchy and add a wonderful layer of flavor to this fresh salsa. Two, I add cucumbers. I just love how crisp and refreshing cold cucumbers are. And three, I use fresh parsley instead of cilantro. I’m not a huge fan of cilantro, even though I have come to appreciate the flavor in certain dishes, but I just love the fresh green flavor of parsley in this cool, updated pico de gallo recipe.
I feel like every family has their own guacamole recipe. You can’t go wrong with guacamole, however you make it, but this is my favorite preparation. Simple and easy with clean flavors and an obvious bite of lime. The garlic powder is a little secret I have to give it a bit more flavor without actually making it taste garlicky.
We most recently had this guacemole and pico de gallo on my Chicken Taco Baked Sweet Potatoes, recipe coming soon!
What’s your favorite Taco Tuesday ritual?