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Vegetarian tacos

Vegetarian tacos

Stuck for dinner inspiration? Or do you just want to get in and out of the kitchen fast?  Think tacos.

Add a few refrigerator and pantry staples to microwaved taco shells, and in 20 minutes you’ll be enjoying a crowd pleasing,  healthy meal.

The recipe makes 8 large vegetarian tacos. Make it flexitarian by grilling around 150g shelled and deveined prawns (shrimp) for each of your meat-eaters.

Change ingredients and quantities to suit your own and your peeps’ tastes.

Essential ingredients:

8 large taco shells or tortillas, warmed
1 can refried or kidney beans (drained)
2 cups Cos lettuce, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 cups tasty cheese, shredded
purchased taco sauce
purchased salsa

Optional ingredients

avocado slices
thinly sliced onions
3⁄4cup sour cream
sliced black olives
thinly sliced jalapenos
lime wedges to serve

For non-vegetarians

shelled, deveined and grilled prawns (shrimp)

Cooking smarter tips

Save prep and cleanup time by purchasing 100g shelled and deveined prawn meat for each non-vegetarian, instead of cleaning the prawns yourself.


Heat beans in small saucepan.
Grill prawn meat if using.
Place beans, prawn meat, warmed taco shells and your toppings of choice into serving dishes.
Let everyone serve themselves.