The Best Taco Toppings

Tacos have become a dinner favorite amongst many groups of people. Although they’re always delicious, this meal may become repetitive if you’ve always been using the same ingredients. Luckily modern restaurants have come up with a way to make your tacos unique every time you decide to order. Here are some new toppings to try during your next taco night. 

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Healthy Choices

If you’re trying to improve your diet, there are still plenty of taco toppings that you can enjoy. One benefit of eating tacos is that most toppings offered are considered to be healthy. There are many different vegetables that you can add to your taco including lettuce, cabbage, onion, tomato, carrots, and cucumbers. Most salsas that are offered are also a healthy choice due to the main ingredients being tomatoes and peppers. 

Salsa Varieties

When it comes to salsa, you may have thought that you only have one basic choice. Salsa is available in different varieties such as raw salsa, creamy, and roasted. Each salsa has its unique taste giving you a different taco experience every time you sample a new flavor. One of the more popular raw choices is the Pico de Gallo salsa which pairs well with any style of taco. If you’re a spice lover you may want to try two new creamy styles called Creamy Habanero and Jalapeño salsa. If you enjoy steak tacos, the roasted variety is a great topping choice. Roasted salsas are available in both red and green flavors. 

Crispy Taco Toppings

Crispy taco toppings differ from those found on the street style soft taco. Some of the most common items you would find on a crispy taco include lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and onions. If you’re looking to jazz it up you can add certain cheeses like Queso Fresco, Cotija Cheese, Mexican Cream, or avocado. Topping your taco with pickled pork skins, jalapeño, and carrots is also a beloved Mexican tradition.  

Two specific taco toppings that are at the top of the list of favorites in Mexico are cilantro and chopped onion. Both are found paired with the favorite steak street-style taco. Taco vendors in Mexico also sauté a lot of their toppings including white and green onions, jalapeño, and Serrano peppers. Although many prefer salsa, another popular alternative is lime juice. You may often see lime wedges served with tacos at your favorite restaurant for this reason. 

If you’re tired of using the same ingredients at home during taco night and are ready to explore some new flavors come visit Verde Kitchen. Sample many Mexican favorites by dining with us at 70 East Main St. Bay Shore, NY 11706, or contact our staff today at (631) 665-6300.

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