Potato Tacos with Caramelized Onion and Avocado Relish

Spicy and crunchy with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized onions, these are vegetarian tacos that even die-hard carnivores love.

Yield: 12-16 tacos

Ingredients

  • For the Tacos:
  • 16 ounces Russet or golden potatoes , peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12-16 corn tortillas
  • For the Avocado Relish
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno , seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small tomato , seeded and diced
  • fresh lime juice , to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. For the taco filling: Boil the potatoes until al dente. Drain and mash roughly.
  2. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, sauté onions in a small amount of oil over medium heat. Cook until tender and golden, adding water to deglaze the pan as needed.
  4. Add the onions to the potatoes then stir in cheese.
  5. For the avocado relish: Carefully combine all ingredients.
  6. Serve Tacos with Avocado Relish and Mexican Cesar Salad.