Tacos El Colorado with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

May 22, 2021
Red and yellow bell peppers with tomato and cilantro on the side.

What is the first thing you think of when I say comfort food?




I think of tacos


I especially think of my Tacos El Colorado with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.


Both of my parents were born and raised in El Paso, TX, which is very close to the border of Mexico.  Naturally, Mom’s food (Dad did not cook) was influenced by Mexican culture. I feel lucky to have tasted the most delicious tacos throughout my life, made by family members and Mexican friends alike.


With that, I introduce you to the healthiest and most flavorful version I have tasted yet - my Tacos El Colorado with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette, created right here in colorful Colorado. These tacos are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats - all of the necessary pieces of a balanced meal.


You will want to make the deliciously creamy vinaigrette first! The longer you give the ingredients to marinate, the tastier your dressing will be.




Next, we make the tacos! I named them El Colorado because of the various colors you get from the Vitamin C-rich red, orange, and/or yellow peppers, the brain-supportive green avocado, and the detoxifying green cilantro. The name is also a nod to the beautiful place I call home.


You may not love cilantro, so feel free to substitute another herb (parsley would be delish) or chopped spinach. The green additions will strengthen your immune system and support your heart health.




Let me know if you try this recipe. It is a family favorite in our house,  and I sincerely hope it brings joy to your home as well!


All my love,



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P.S.  As a reminder - you do not have to sacrifice your favorite foods for your health.

That's why I created Traditional Foods Made Simple, a mini-course that offers detailed recipes and includes how-to videos! These Tacos El Colorado with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette are 1 of the 4 recipes included.

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