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7 Seriously Tasty Recipes to Celebrate National Taco Day

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Get ready to treat your tastebuds to a flavorful fiesta this weekend: October 4th is National Taco Day! Honestly, if it were up to us, every day would be taco day.

Whether you like to stick to traditional flavors or get creative with your favorite tortilla toppings, it’s impossible to go wrong when serving up a plate full of tacos.

Which is why we decided to gather up a few of our favorite taco recipes. You can enjoy these all year round, but we’re sure they’ll taste extra delicious on National Taco Day. Plus, each one is super easy to whip up!

Keep scrolling for some seriously scrumptious taco recipes:

Thai Beef Tacos

Thai beef tacos
Woman’s Day

Add some fusion to your taco celebration with this Asian-inspired twist on traditional steak tacos. Ingredients like kecap manis (a sweet soy sauce), chili paste, Thai-style salad dressing, and peanuts will add even more amazing flavor to your meal.

Click here for the full recipe.

Mesquite Chicken Tacos

Mesquite chicken tacos
National Honey Board

The slightly sweet, smoky flavor of mesquite will have your family coming back for second helpings of these chicken tacos. Even better? They’re super quick and easy to cook up, so you’ll have no trouble making plenty of them.

Click here for the full recipe.

Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

Salmon Tacos
Australian Women’s Weekly

Fans of fish tacos will gobble up this taco recipe with savory salmon, fresh veggies, and slices of avocado. Grabbing some store-bought sauce like, Kraft Mayo Chipotle Aioli (Buy on Amazon, $2.63) will make it a breeze to serve up, too.

Click here for the full recipe.

Butternut Squash Tacos Al Pastor

Butternut squash tacos
McCormick Flavor Forecast

This vegan-friendly taco recipe proves butternut squash isn’t just for cozy autumn soups. Whether you eat meat or not, you’ll want to sink your teeth into these perfectly seasoned and roasted gourd bites.

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Vegan Tinga Tacos

Vegan tinga tacos
McCormick Flavor Forecast

You might find it hard to believe this mouth-watering recipe uses mushrooms and carrots rather than traditional chicken to create a smoky tinga flavor. Layer it onto a corn tortilla, some refried beans, and your favorite toppings and eat up!

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Chili Lime Tacos with Avocado Creme

Chili lime chicken tacos
Simply Organic

You can’t go wrong with this classic flavor combo, especially if you snag the Simply Organic Chili Lime Marinade (Buy at Walmart, $26.13 for 12 pack) and let your chicken soak it up for at least an hour before grilling.

Click here for the full recipe.

Vegan Chorizo Tacos

Vegan chorizo tacos
McCormick Flavor Forecast

This clever vegan option uses chickpeas, spices, and diced tomatoes to whip up scrumptious chorizo flavor without any meat. If you’re a fan of heat, add some chopped chipotle or fresh jalapeño to the mix for a little extra fire.

Click here for the full recipe.

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