I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! We have just been getting back to normal with life the last few days, and it’s nice to have some peace and calm. Since I am heading to LA this week for a few days, I am relishing the time at home with the children.
We have taken lots of walks in the beautiful weather and it has been back to back birthday parties all weekend. We also went and watched Pia and my niece Sophia and our God Daughter Alexandra in their Greek Dance Performance which was pretty much the cutest thing ever.
There was also a slumber party here. Wow. And I finally figured out how to make really great gluten free vegan waffles which was a fairly major win for the girls. (I will share a recipe very soon). And Pete and I watched French Kiss- remember that Meg Ryan Movie?! Love it. And tonight we are going to a 25th anniversary party/ Nothing makes me more excited than to see two people still in love and celebrating it with those around them. I think it is a really big deal to be lovingly committed to someone for that long and I can’t wait to bask in their glow!
Ok, so onto how I like to eat on a super busy weekend like this. Simply and deliciously! Like these Fresh corn and Summer Squash Tacos, (which also happen to be vegan and are perfect for a #MeatlessMonday!)
They are so easy and so tasty that no one will even be thinking about what might be “missing” from them. Sweet corn that pops in your mouth and squash that still has a little bite to it. Fresh, spicy chili and juicy cherry tomatoes. The creamy avocado and cilantro are the perfect additions to these delicious bites.
I also love that you can make this whole meal in a brief and easy 15 minutes. You kinda can’t beat that, right?
Here is how you make a these Fresh Corn and Summer Squash Tacos:
Get all of your ingredients together:
In a heavy pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Add the red onion and let it cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and cook another 2 minutes.
When the squash has gotten a little browned, add the corn and barely cook until tender, 2 minutes. Add the chilis and stir. Season to taste with kosher salt and then pull off the heat.
Heat the corn tortillas in a dry pan until hot and soft. Spoon the corn mixture over the tortillas.
Then add the cherry tomatoes and avocado chunks. Squeeze a lime wedge over the tacos and add some fresh cilantro and serve immediately.
Recipe: Fresh Corn and Summer Squash Tacos
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ red onion, diced
- 2 cups summer squash (zucchini and yellow squash), sliced
- 3 ears fresh corn kernels
- 1 red chili, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- kosher salt to taste
- 8 corn tortillas
- fresh cilantro, lime wedges and avocado slices for garnish
- In a heavy pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Add the red onion and let it cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and cook another 2 minutes.
- When the squash has gotten a little browned, add the corn and barely cook until tender, 2 minutes. Add the chilis and stir. Season to taste with kosher salt and then pull off the heat.
- Mix with the cherry tomatoes and check for seasoning.
- Heat the corn tortillas in a dry pan until hot and soft. Spoon the corn mixture over the tortillas. Then add the cherry tomatoes and avocado chunks. Squeeze a lime wedge over the tacos and add some fresh cilantro and serve immediately.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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I am in love with this recipe AND The photos. I don’t even know which one to pin! I’ll pin different ones on different days 🙂 SO beautiful!! Wow, stunning. And I want a taco now!
Oh gosh- thanks Averie- you are so good to me 🙂
Prettiest tacos ever, I need these in my life. Pinned!
Thanks so much Laura!!
Those look delicious! I love corn dishes in the summertime, I’ll have to try this soon! 🙂
Me too Baby June- I always look forward to the fresh corn- there are just so many possibilities!
What a delicious and healthy option for a summer barbecue. Great recipe!
Happy Valley Chow
Thank you! They would be good for a BBQ, Or maybe I am going to have a taco party, and these would be such an easy option for the veggie lovers!
Summer in a taco! LOVE it! 🙂
Thanks Tieghan! I guess it kind of is like Summer in Taco- cute!
Another home run! These look amazing.
Thanks Vicki! All veggie too!
This is exactly how we like to cook too!! I will definitely be making these soon:)
Oh good Meg! Hope you like them!
Great summer meal!
Those tacos are just bursting with summer freshness! Yum!
I love all the fresh flavors in this. And that GF waffle – cant wait for you to share it.
GF waffle is in the line up Naomi 🙂
The best kind of tacos!! Need these in front of me now!
Thank you Julie!
Mmmm…I love Tacos like this especially when the gardens in bloom! I can’t wait to see the vegan waffles and try them out! Yum! Pinning these beauties!
Thanks Serena! Yes it is so nice, especially for anyone who has fresh cherry tomatoes or zucchini in their garden- I am also obsessed with sprinkling everything with chive blossoms right now!
Such a fun summer salad! Yum!
These were awesome!!! I topped them with a dollop of greek yogurt. I thought they might need seasoning like cumin, etc., but I recommend to leave them the way they are. They’re perfect 🙂
Woo Hoo!!! So happy that you tried them and like them Michie!
Heather these photos are so stunning. I wish I could frame one and hang in my dinning room!
You are too nice Julie!! thank you. Blush.
What are the flowers that are on the tacos?
These are faaaabulous, Heather! Gah.
You said it – you kinda can’t beat 15 easy minutes to a gorgeous, show-stopping, healthful, feed-yourself-lovely dinner. Your food inspires me!
Another stunner, Heather, and my favorite kind of food. This is what we eat all summer long. Gorgeous, gorgeous, especially with the chive blossoms!
What a fun weekend!! I am loving our Cali weather, but secretly can’t wait for scarf weather too!
Love these veggie tacos…just gorgeous!
These tacos look to pretty to eat! I definitely have to try them, they look delicious!