Grilled Veggie Soft Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Spiced Crema

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Updated Jun 28, 2017 @ 4:14 pm

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman Hough.

Grilled Veggie Soft Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Spiced Crema

  • Serves: 6
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Active Time:20 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 limes
  • 1 cup/240 mL grass-fed organic plain yogurt or kefir
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fine sea salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons organic neutral-flavored oil, such as grapeseed, plus more as needed
  • 8 cups/285 g or 1 (10-ounce/285 g) bag finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, halved and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup/30 g coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 small green zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1⁄3-inch/0.75 cm slices
  • 2 small yellow or crookneck squash, cut lengthwise into 1⁄3-inch/0.75 cm slices
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm strips
  • 1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm strips
  • 12 (5-inch/13.5 cm) organic corn, sprouted-grain, or brown rice tortillas

Directions

  1. Zest one of the limes. In a small bowl, combine the lime zest, yogurt, garlic, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and salt to taste. Set aside.
  2. Halve and juice the zested lime, plus one more if necessary, to yield 2 tablespoons of juice. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice and oil. Add the cabbage, onion, cilantro, and salt to taste. Cut the remaining two limes into six wedges each. Set the cilantro slaw and lime wedges aside separately.
  3. In a large, shallow bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, coriander, and cumin. Dredge the vegetables in the spice mixture, arranging them in a single layer on a platter or baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then cut diagonally into 1⁄2-inch/1.25 cm pieces.
  5. Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in foil and place them on a cooler part of the grill. Heat until warm, 5 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through.
  6. Divide the vegetables among the tortillas and top with the cilantro slaw and a dollop of the spiced crema. Serve warm, with the lime wedges on the side.