How about some seriously healthy finger food for your Friday ?
I know I already shared tons of healthy finger food recipes on this blog but I can’t get enough of it. Blame the Auckland summer. The sun, beach and school holidays just makes me in the party mood! SO yes this Soft Taco Recipe is surprisingly made of spinach! UGH! I know! Spinach again but you guys know my obsession with this vegetable! I can’t spend a day without eating spinach. I seriously add spinach everywhere from my morning toast, to my smoothie -OH, and did you know that in 100g of spinach there is 46% of vitamin C bringing spinach as a top 1 sugar free substitute to orange juice in breakfast smoothies. Well, I have to find me good excuses to overeat spinach I guess lol SO let,s talk about the recipe now (scroll down! I will tell you my secret!)
SOFT TACO RECIPE LOADED WITH SPINACH
SO first I will reassure there is NO need to be a chef to make this recipe! It is basically a NO FAIL recipe. All you need is 5 ingredients and well drained cooked spinach. Yes, that is maybe the only tricky part of this recipe the spinach has to be super dry. It is actually very easy. Whatever you are using fresh or frozen spinach all you need to do is pressing the cooked spinach between absorbent paper until no more water left.
That’s all! And because I love YOU! I take time to shoot some steps by steps pictures of this simple soft taco recipe. Look how easy-peasy this is to make! I uploaded a video below for you! Honestly, the first time I tried this recipe I was not really sure it will hold together. BUT it actually did work pretty well! You can easily fill them fold them and add any sauce without a leak! It works perfectly like any soft taco recipe except this one is SUPER healthy. Plus, Emma – my 3 years old – absolutely love them SO if you are kiddo are picky eaters give it a try I am sure they will love it too. Personally, I filled my taco only with vegetables because it is summer and I am way TOO hot. So I added homemade guacamole – you can find my dairy free guacamole recipe here– shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber slices and drizzle of cashew Aioli on top to add some creamy garlic taste. YEP! I also made the Aioli myself – you know I am a crazy clean eating cook! For the Aioli I did not follow a special recipe. I simply used 1 cup of cashew nuts that I soaked in water for 3 hours. Blend the soaked cashew with salt, pepper and 1-2 gloves o garlic until creamy and smooth and add 2 tbsp. of tahini paste and 2 tbsp. coconut milk to the mixture to make the sauce a bit thicker.
But NOW you probably want to ask me if you can make-ahead this recipe! Absolutely! and you know what ? you can even eat those spinach taco cold. Usually this is how I organised myself. I simply prepare the batter few hours before dinner time, wrap my bowl with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Then few hours before dinner, preheat oven to 200C (400F), arrange the taco batter on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake 15 minutes.You will get 4 soft spinach taco shells HOT. But if you bake them a little bit earlier simply rewarm then 15 seconds in the microwave before filling them or eat them cold it is good too! I hope you enjoy this spinach taco recipe because it is probably my favorite recipe on the blog and maybe the most creative! And LOOK! I even made a quick video of me making those spinach soft taco recipe just to show you how EASY + TASTY+ HEALTHY this recipe is !!!