Tacos Two Ways

Tacos are a staple meal at our house, simple and fresh and easy to prepare

My husband is the master cheese grater, and the little ones love to pick the tomatoes. Tacos are a true family-style meal, where everyone gets to make it just how they like, so they’re sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

Classic Turkey Taco

When serving to a crowd, I like to prepare two or more taco fillings. Classic Turkey Taco and Crispy Shrimp are party pleasers. An assortment of fresh condiments and garnishes give endless flavour combinations for a mix-and-match taco meal.

Crisp marinated onions and jalapenos marry well with succulent shrimp in a soft corn tortilla topped with sweet corn and peach relish, making the most of our luscious summer produce.

And who doesn’t love a classically flavoured taco garnished with traditional toppings? Switch it up and use ground turkey with all the familiar spices. Quick and easy tomato salsa can go from garden to plate in a matter of minutes, adding a burst of summer to the quintessential taco.

There is a reason that tacos are so popular right now. Tasty and versatile, they can be made to suit any taste and preference—simply switch one ingredient and you change the whole feel of the dish. Explore a world of flavours and textures with your next taco meal. – R.K.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Spice Blend (see below)
  • 500 g ground turkey
  • 1 cup tomato pasata (jarred tomato purée)
  • 12 hard corn taco shells
  • Shredded havarti and Cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Greek yogurt

Spice Blend

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp dried chili flakes (optional)

Spice Blend: Combine cumin, fennel, chili powder, pepper, salt, and chili flakes (if using).


In large skillet, heat vegetable oil.

Add onions and garlic, cooking over medium heat until soft and translucent.

Add spice blend and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes.

Add ground turkey and cook, stirring frequently, until brown and well cooked, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Add tomato pasata, stirring well to incorporate all ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Reserve taco mix in heat-proof bowl or serve right from pan.

Serve with Garden Tomato Salsa and classic taco garnishes.

Serves 4

Rebecca Wilson
Rebecca Wilson

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Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2019
Filed under Food | Recipes
Tagged: Tacos

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