The Taco Tuesday Cookbook: 52 Tasty Taco Recipes to Make Every Week the Best Ever

The Taco Tuesday Cookbook: 52 Tasty Taco Recipes to Make Every Week the Best Ever

by Laura Fuentes

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The Taco Tuesday Cookbook is your family's dream come true, because, if there’s one thing we all can agree on, it’s that tacos are awesome. They’re customizable. They’re quick. They’re tasty. And most importantly, they make us all happy!

Inside, you’ll find taco recipes for every week of the year, all of which are made with real-food ingredients—and most of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. There are also vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo options throughout, so you’ll be able to fully customize recipes based on your family’s needs. Tortilla, salsa, drink, and dessert recipes make your taco night complete. 
Here are just a few of the ways you can get your taco night started:
  • Black Beans and Queso Breakfast Tacos
  • Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos
  • Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Homemade Ranch
  • Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
  • Mexican Short Rib Tacos
  • Greek Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
  • Pork Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo
  • Sheet Pan Fajita Shrimp Tacos

Turn every Tuesday into a true fiesta with The Taco Tuesday Cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631596773
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 532,027
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Laura Fuentes is the founder and CEO of, where she helps thousands of parents every day make meals and snacks their kids will love. She is the author of The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the PlanetThe Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet, and The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet

Laura is a speaker, recipe developer, and lover of all things mom. She partners with major real food brands to promote healthy school lunches, reduce childhood obesity, and teach healthy family eating. In her personal blog, Laura writes about motherhood, good family food, managing deadlines, and keeping her cool, even when her kids super-glued her hair. Visit her at and

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

The Essentials 17

Guac & Salsas

Classic Guacamole 19

Easy Guacamole 19

Restaurant-Style Salsa 20

Pineapple Salsa 23

Pico de Gallo 23

Salsa Verde 24

Easy Pickled Jalapeños and Onions 24


Cilantro Chimichurri 27

Cilantro-Lime Dressing 28

El Griego Sauce 28

Sriracha-Lime Dressing 31

Thai Peanut Sauce 31


Corn Tortillas 32

Grain-Free Tortillas 35

Flour Tortillas 36

Baked Tostadas 37

Perfect Pancakes 37


Sriracha-Like Seasoning 38

Arriba! Seasoning 38

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos! 41

Breakfast Tacos

Black Beans and Queso Breakfast Tacos 43

Breakfast of Champions Tacos 44

Breakfast Sausage and Pineapple Salsa Tacos 47

Huevos Verdes Tacos 48

Huevos Rancheros Tacos 51

Migas Breakfast Tacos 52

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos 55

Steak and Egg Tacos 56

Vegetarian Tacos

Blackened Zucchini Tacos 59

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups 60

Curried Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa 63

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos 64

Poblano Pepper and Mushroom Tacos 67

Orange-Glazed Mushroom Tacos with Veggie Slaw 68

Southwestern Tacos 71

Chipotle Beet and Egg Tostadas 72

Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Homemade Ranch 75

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos 76

Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Verde Tacos 79

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Tacos 80

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos 83

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups 84

Easy Chicken Fajitas 87

Barbecue Chicken Tostadas 88

Chicken Enchilada Tacos 91

Auntie's Mexican Chicken Tacos 92

Beef Tacos

All-American Beef Tacos 95

Quick Carne Asada Tacos 96

Greek Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa 99

Korean Beef Tacos 100

Philly Cheesesteak Tacos 103

Slow Cooker Beef Roast Tacos 104

Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri 107

Skillet Beef Tacos 108

Food Truck Tacos 111

Mexican Short Rib Tacos 112

Pork Tacos

Asian Thai Rib Tacos 115

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Honey-Mustard Slaw 116

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Tacos 119

Quick Hawaiian Pork Tacos 120

Pork Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo 123

Tequila-Lime Pulled Pork Tacos 124

Carnitas Lettuce Cups 127

Tacos Del Mar

Blackened Salmon Fajita Tacos 128

Chili-Lime Salmon Tacos 131

Pineapple Shrimp Tacos 132

Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa 135

Sheet Pan Fajita Shrimp Tacos 136

Coconut-Crusted Fish Tacos 139

Blackened Fish Tacos 140

Grilled Fish Tacos with Sriracha Sour Cream 143

Baja Fish Tacos 144

Más! Refreshing Beverages 147

Watermelon Agua Fresca 148

Limonada Fresca 151

Horchata Mexicans 152

Hortacha Española 155

Granizado de Café y Horchata (Coffee and Horchata Freeze) 156

The Perfect Margarita 159

Spanish Sangria 160

#Tacotuesdaybook Weekly Plan 162

Acknowledgments 165

About the Author 166

Index 169

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The Taco Tuesday Cookbook: 52 Tasty Taco Recipes to Make Every Week the Best Ever 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ChrisWebAdmin More than 1 year ago
If you are like the author and are obsessed with tacos then The Taco Tuesday Cookbookwill be your go-to guide to creating a variety of tasty tacos. For those who have never tried tacos before, this guide will help you mix and match a wide variety of flavors and ingredients. Beginning with a brief introduction, author Laura Fuentes encourages the reader to experiment with her recipes. Swap out some of the toppings or sauces and you can create even more recipe combinations. The first chapter includes a brief description of the Taco Tuesday weekly party, followed by the information on how to mix it up with the ingredients, and taco basics. The recipes themselves all include the yield, a brief description, and easy to follow instructions. Many have only a few ingredients, and while some may call for ingredients which are not included in your pantry at the moment, they are fairly easy to source. The first chapter “The Essentials“ includes recipes that will be used often throughout the book. Guacamole, salsa, chimichurri are all here along with various types of tortillas. Tacos, Tacos, Tacos! Is Chapter 2. This is the recipes chapter which is broken up into several sections: Breakfast Tacos Vegetarian Tacos Chicken Tacos Beef Tacos Pork Tacos Tacos Del Mar Chapter 3 is Mas! Refreshing Beverages with staple drink recipes from Spanish and Mexican households. Most of the recipes even include a full-page full-color photo which helps visualize the finished results. A weekly plan is included at the end of the book, followed by an index. Impressive Variety The sheer level of variety included in this book is quite impressive. The inventiveness and the interesting combinations of flavors ensure everyone will find something they will enjoy. See the full review and the recipe for Sheet Pan Fajita Shrimp Tacos at The RecipesNow! Reviews And Recipes Magazine. This review is written in response to a complimentary hard copy of the book provided by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
If you love tacos (and who doesn’t), the Taco Tuesday Cookbook is for you! Filled with 52 taco plus guacamole, salsas, seasonings, beverages and tortilla recipes, this cookbook has something for every taste. Starting with eight easy breakfast tacos, the author includes tacos made with chicken, pork, beef, fish and shrimp. There are also eight vegetarian choices like Blackened Zucchini Tacos and Curried Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa. If the thought of eating Mexican tacos every Tuesday for a year doesn’t appeal, don’t worry. There are Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos, Asian Thai Rib Tacos and Philly Cheesesteak Tacos. Skillet Beef Tacos and Food Truck Tacos are available for the traditionalist too. Overall, there is plenty of variety here. Most of the recipes take 20-30 minutes to cook though there are recipes using a slow cooker too. I picked up the Taco Tuesday Cookbook because I’m gluten-free and corn tortillas are much tastier than most of the gluten-free breads. Even though some of the recipes call for flour tortillas, the author has included a gluten-free “flour” tortilla recipe or store-bought corn tortillas could easily be substituted. All the recipes include pictures that look delicious! The only flaw is no nutritional information is included. Still, this book is recommended for home cooks looking for fast and easy weeknight meals. 4 stars! Thanks to Fair Winds Press and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
Laura Fuentes brings us a concise, detailed cook book with eye grabbing photos that will make our Taco Tuesday nights exciting again. Many of the combination of ingredients she has gathered together didn't occur to this busy wife and mother but now that they have I'm going to love our TV nights again. I received a free electronic copy of this cook book from Netgalley, Laura Fuentes, and Fair Winds Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
If you're a taco lover like me, Taco Tuesday will be an essential part of your kitchen library. Packed with 52 different taco recipes (enough for an entire year's worth of original meals!!!), clear and concise directions, and beautifully detailed photos, this book delivers everything the home chef needs to make fun and filling breakfast, vegetarian, chicken, beef, pork and seafood tacos, as well as seasonings, salsas, sauces and tortillas. This will definitely be a go to cookbook on my shelf! 5 stars!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Taco Tuesday Cookbook by Laura Fuentes 52 Tasty Taco Recipes to make every week the best ever The idea of planning weekly menus around themes for each day usually includes Taco Tuesday and that usually means to me anything Mexican BUT in this book the idea is that with these recipes one can create a different taco recipe every Tuesday of the year and enjoy every one of them without repeating a recipe. This book begins with an introduction to the author and how she became interested in tacos when she moved to the USA from Spain. She had never had one before and her introduction to tacos not the best BUT that all changed soon after. After the introduction: *Essentials: guacamole & salsas, sauces, tortillas (including pancakes and grain free tortillas), and seasonings *Tacos, Tacos, Tacos: Breakfast, vegetarian, chicken, beef, pork and del mar *Mas Refreshing Beverages *Weekly Plan for the year *Index The photographs are gorgeous. The recipes are easy to follow with easily found ingredients. How to make tortillas is included along with recipes for seasonings and everything else. The tortilla seems to be a base for the filling but in the photos there is so much filling that it seems more of a tostada than an easy to pick up taco with the tortilla more of a base than anything else. That said…boy did those fillings look tasty! There are recipes that are perhaps fusion as recipes included inspiration from Korea, Thailand, America, Greece, Asia and popular tastes such as philly cheesesteak and buffalo chicken. Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Jennifer_Houle More than 1 year ago
Taco Tuesday is always a favorite in our house, but it can do the same old thing every week. This cookbook was awesome because it gave me a lot of great variations of the standard taco. Also, the recipes for how to make the various shells was great, because having recently had to make dietary changes, buying taco shells has become hard. Even if you're not looking for the taco recipes, the other essentials to a taco night, like salsa and guacamole recipes, are included in this book, and they all look incredible. There's even a 52 week Taco Tuesday planner at the back of the book, so you make sure you have a new taco each week!
Bellasgram1217 More than 1 year ago
If you like Tacos you will love this book. I am an avid cook and baker for my family and always try to make things from scratch when I can find the recipe. This book takes you from making the tortilla (grain, corn and grain free), tostadas, and pancakes from scratch. It has recipes for Salsa, Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, Dressings and more. There are .52 taco recipes on for every week. They range from chicken, beef, meatless, pork and fish in a variety of dishes. They have Tacos, Fajitas, Beverages and more. There are tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some even look good for snacks. I am surely going to try a lot of these and her recipe for making your own tortillas. I just got a tortilla press I am dying to try I love the imagination and the flavor combinations in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to cook from scratch and try something new. I received an advance copy of this book for my honest opinion.
Holly More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book, I knew that I had to read it because you can never go wrong with tacos!! This has to be one of the most well-written books with stunning pictures of the most perfect food ever, that I have read in a long time! The Author has come up with a year's worth of Taco Tuesday's with combinations that you can easily make within 30 minutes or so. With easy ingredients and the ability to make each recipe to fit your family's needs, you can make Taco Tuesday every night! Coming from West Texas, Taco's are life here but this book gives me the chance to make something different that I would have never thought of before. The pictures truly make this book pop out even more than before, they will make you hungry enough that you will be craving Tacos before you finish reading this book!! Overall, this is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves Tacos on any day that ends with y!! Thank You to Laura Fuentes for the most perfect cookbook for any Taco lover like myself!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!