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Fresh Ways to Spice Up Taco Tuesday

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

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Go full veg with this healthy take on the taco from Love and Olive Oil. Crispy cauliflower serves as the perfect replacement for meat, and the fresh flavors of mango, red onion, and jalapeño brighten up every bite. (Psst... Have you heard of The Taco Cleanse yet?)

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Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa

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Hello, Thanksgiving! Half Baked Harvest's version of the taco lets us revel in the holiday's flavors no matter the time of year. Added bonus: Every ingredient in this recipe is jam-packed with nutritional value.

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Greek Salad Tacos

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Give the classic Greek Salad a slightly heartier twist by throwing the good-for-you ingredients into a tortilla. The Creativity Exchange's recipe calls for an extra flavorful cucumber-dill dressing to really amp up those Mediterranean flavors.

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Thai Chicken Tacos

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Pad thai meets guac with this fusion taco recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks. All the things we love about Thai food (fresh veggies, ginger, and a peanut sauce) collide with avocado to make one delish and healthy dish. (Love avocado? We've got 10 Savory Avocado Recipes That Aren't Guacamole.)

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Chipotle Lime Chicken Bacon Flatbread Tacos

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Calling this a "flatbread" taco is code for "permission to overstuff." Yammie's Noshery recipe doesn't disappoint, piling high things like chicken in adobo sauce, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, and (for a splurge) crispy bacon.

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Choco Taco

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You work damn hard, so treat yourself. We suggest you do it with these Choco Tacos from Sugar Hero. Think fragrant, warm waffles wrapped around ooey gooey ice cream. Top it off with salted peanuts and chocoalte sauce for extra indulgence.

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Vegan Taco Soup

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This recipe from That Was Vegan? is for those curl-up-on-your-couch-and-Netflix-binge kind of days. Multiple types of beans pack a protein punch, while spicy chili powder and smoky cumin make every spoonful a flavor bomb. (Think you need meat for protein? Think again.)

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

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Take a trip to the islands with these knock-your-socks-off Jamaican Jerk Chicken tacos from Creme de la Crumb. A zesty, tangy sauce chock-full of seasoning totally changes the vibes of this otherwise classic taco using chicken, cilantro, and lime.

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Green Scallop Tacos

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Sear up some scallops and lay them on an herbaceous blanket of cilantro, parsley, garlic, and (duh) avocado with this dish from Skinny Taste. Fresh cukes cool down the chopped jalapeño, leaving your mouth the perfect temp.

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Spicy Korean Tacos with Sesame Slaw

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If you have a little more time on your hands, whip up this inventive and multi-layered korean taco recipe from the Prairie Californian. Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, this creative take on tacos will take your tastes buds on a trip around the world. The beef hits the perfect note of hot and sweet and the sesame slaw gives it a tasty crunch. Get cooking!

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Crispy California Roll Tacos

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Thanks to Dinner Then Dessert, we get to mix two of our favorite things: sushi and tacos. Wontons replace the tacos and California Roll staples like cucumber and crab meat replace more classic taco fillings. Plus, their mini size makes these the perfect potluck party trick! (Afraid to DIY? Watch this video on How to Make Homemade Sushi Rolls.)

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Breakfast Tacos

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If you haven't done tacos for breakfast, then try this recipe from Hilah Cooking ASAP. It keeps things simple—scrambled eggs piled high with cheddar cheese, potatoes, and tomatoes—but you can play around and add your favorite fixin's. Some of ours include spinach, black beans, and sweet potatoes.

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