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Taco night with homemade guacamole

The combination of creamy avocado, a kick from diced jalapeños, the sweetness of sautéed peppers and onions, and the comforting taste of black beans and chicken are all part of the equation for a good taco night. Lindsay and I had been planning to do a taco night for too long. It was long overdo, so we decided to set a date and finally make it happen.

The basis of our taco night was making homemade guacamole. We used Lindsay’s simple and tasty guacamole recipe:

  • One avocado mashed
  • A bit of chopped red onion
  • A splash of lime juice
  • Diced jalapeños, to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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We mixed it all together and a deliciously simple guacamole was created. While we were making the avocado, we also sautéed peppers and onions. Once the peppers and onions were nearing their end, I added some spinach on – Lindsay doesn’t like her greens warm and wilted like I do.

The final steps were even more simple than creating the guacamole and sautéing the vegetables. We already had some quinoa made, so we heated that up. I heated up some rotisserie chicken, and Lindsay heated up black beans because she is pescetarian. We each heated up a whole wheat tortilla for ourselves, and that was all! We then happily piled on our favorite ingredients at the end. 
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Lindsay’s taco.IMG_2200My taco.

I would recommend doing a taco night, especially if you want to have a group of friends over. It’s a perfect way to give people options and cater to their different dietary needs. Plus, tacos are always delicious. The only thing we were missing was cheese, so I’ll make sure we don’t forget that next time. If you’re like me and you tend to overstuff your taco, I recommend wrapped it in aluminum foil to help keep everything in. Taco night is a simple, delicious and satisfying dinner option, so make sure you add it to your dinner menu this week.

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