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Vegetarian Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

This post has been sponsored by Fresh Cravings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Host a make-your-own vegetarian taco night with all your favorites! Mix it up with different toppings, beans, veggies and shells. And of course - salsa.

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

I have a little secret to tell you about one of my favorite ways to throw a dinner party for friends: make a taco bar!

Why do I love it? It's low-stress, easy to throw together and everybody will have something they like. You still get all the credit for hosting but you don't have to do any of the cooking!

Basically, yes, I put my friends to work. But they don't seem to mind. And it's always fun to mix up the toppings (fillings?) and to see who tries to stuff their taco too full.

A good taco night needs a good salsa - it's essential for topping and necessary for chip-dipping in between helpings.

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

Good news: I've found my new favorite salsa. It's sold in Walmart and it's called Fresh Cravings. They are a REFRIGERATED salsa made from fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes. Game. Changer. They are never cooked or pasteurized and have crisp, authentic flavor.

They have two varieties (restaurant-style and chunky) with three heat levels (mild, medium, and hot).

My favorite is the restaurant style spicy version (and if you know me, you're not surprised by this).

But since everyone has different preferences, that variety comes in handy.

The best part? It costs less than most jarred salsas ($2.98 for 16 ounce container, compared to $3.48 for the leading jar salsa). And the best part gets better- earn $1.00 back on your purchase of Fresh Cravings Salsa save additionally with this Ibotta offer!

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

Other essentials for a make-your-own vegetarian taco night:

  • Beans (refried and/or black)
  • Guacamole (and/or sliced avocados)
  • Shredded cheese (Mexican-style and/or cheddar, cojita, etc.)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Taco shells (and/or tortillas, wheat and/or corn)
  • Lime slices

Other options to include for taco night:

  • Sauteed veggies, bell peppers and/or onions
  • Raw diced onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro/parsley)

Some of my essentials you might find optional and some of my options you might think are essential. That's the beauty of taco night, you can do what you want!

I at least like to have options for salsa heat levels and taco shells.

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

I also recently learned a trick, if you're going the tortilla route - grill them with a little oil or butter first!

Especially if they are corn tortillas, it's helps pull out the flavors. But it crisps up the wheat ones pretty nicely too. It made me feel like it was sturdier and could hold more fillings and salsa, but maybe that's in my head 🙂

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

Don't forget those tortilla chips too!

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

 

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

 

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

 

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

You can find these in Walmart's chilled produce section, by the prepared bagged salads. (Look for the store map by the door if you need to.)

Find the Walmart location closest to you by using their store locator. And find some extra dollars in your wallet after using this Ibotta rebate offer for Fresh Cravings salsa!

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa

 

Taco Night with Fresh Cravings Salsa
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Make-Your-Own Vegetarian Taco Night

Host a make-your-own vegetarian taco night with all your favorites! Mix it up with different toppings, beans, veggies and shells. And of course - salsa.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kelly @ trial and eater

Ingredients

Essentials:

  • 12 taco shells or tortillas
  • refried beans or black beans
  • shredded lettuce
  • Fresh Cravings salsas , different heat levels
  • shredded cheese like a Mexican blend
  • guacamole or avocado slices
  • lime slices

Optional:

  • queso
  • sour cream
  • diced onion
  • sauteed bell peppers or veggies
  • fresh cilantro or parsley

Instructions

  • Arrange ingredients in separate bowls or plates as needed.
  • Assemble tacos as desired! 
  • Serve with tortilla chips and more salsa for dipping.

Notes

Some of my essentials you might consider optional, and vice versa! Be creative and choose your favorites, with enough variety to satisfy your friends.
*I count 3 taco shells per person.

Other recipes that go great with taco night:

Best Ever Guacamole

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Bolillo Dinner Rolls

 

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Juli

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

I love taco night, you are right they are simple and so easy to accommodate everyone.

Tracy Koslicki

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Taco night EVERY night, please!!!

lisa

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Taco night is always a winner in our house, but I've never tried it as a vegetarian recipe. I usually do turkey or fish. Will give this a try.

kushi

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

yummy!Can't wait to try some of these.

Amy

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

That looks like good salsa and a yummy taco night! The best part about tacos are all the fixins'!