It was one of those days where you feel fat and think that everything sucks. I was picking up a friend from the airport, and she was trying to convince me to go and eat with her at the Grove Farmers Market. I did NOT feel like doing this at all. It was a day when everything and everyone is annoying and I just wanted to go home and watch Harry Potter. I was beginning to think people were generally bad, and have no manners. I was just kinda down. Do you ever have these days?
I was finally able to be convinced to go eat. We drove into the parking lot of the farmers market, I found a spot, put my signal on and waited for them to back out. They did, and then BAM, my spot got swiped. HELLO! MY SIGNAL WAS ON! So that was annoying.
We make our way into the farmers market. It’s an interesting place. Its filled with both good food, bad food, touristy crap, hot sauce, boba, stickers, cowboy hats, candy, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Its a weird spot. Loteria Grill is one of those good food places. Like I mentioned before, I was having a fat day, so these tacos were perfect. Vegetarian, light, and delicious. Seriously. Get their zucchini tacos, and get the limeaid.
This place also has a lot of other delicious items, but I swear by these tacos, and only really get them when I eat here.
You will find our interpretation of this recipe below. Perfect for summer, and fat days. Okay, so the moral of the story. If you’re having a bad day, and think people are generally bad, you will inevitably dwell on things that make people bad, as opposed to not paying attention to it like you would any other day. It’s like a trap. So if you’re having a negative Nancy kinda day, try to get a little perspective and power through it. Also, if you’re having a fat day, make these tacos. AND also, if someone does a favor for you, no matter how small, make sure you say thank you. Manners are nice and appreciated.
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Grilled Zucchini Tacos
- 2 zucchinis, tops and bottoms removed and sliced into strips
- 2 yellow squash, tops and bottoms removed and sliced into strips
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
roasted tomatillo salsa
- 8 tomatillos, cut in half
- 2 garlic cloves, gently smashed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
- ½ avocado
- ½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
sweet corn succotash
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
- ½ jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 corn on the cob, kernels and milk removed from cob
- 18 4-5 inch corn tortillas
- ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Brush the zucchini and squash with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place on a hot grill/grill pan.
- Grill on each side for 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Remove from grill and set aside.
- Place the tomatillos and garlic in a bowl and toss together with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes or until the tomatillos have softened and slightly caramelized.
- Remove from the oven and place tomatillos and garlic into a food processor with the remaining salsa ingredients.
- Puree the mixture until smooth, Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the corn and continue to sauté for 5to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Warm the tortillas over a griddle for about 3 minutes on each side.
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I’m in the middle of making these tacos and it seems like the recipe just ends without a true ending. Am I assuming correctly that after the tortillas are warmed, all three mixtures get piled in each tortilla?
Had this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely fantastic! Im now just trying to decide how quickly I can put it back onto the menu plan :)
I made these a few days ago, and I think I might have a new favorite food. :) The contrast in textures and flavors between the different components is amazing.
Terri Lynn Krysak (Fisher)
This recipe looks delightful and I will definitely try it soon but most amazing to me is the similarity in our names. You are the first person I have ever met with my exact given name (aside from the spelling). Interesting….I have bookmarked your blog. It’s very nice.
Yumminess! My little sister sent this recipe my way since she knew I was hunting for uses for zucchini :)
I wasn’t even having a bad day and this cheered me up. Thank you.
I am enamored with your food photography and selection of recipes!! So beautiful, vibrant and diverse.
Hi Teri! only with the introduction, you made me stay for the whole post. I just had one of this days too! Haha. I’m a fan now. :)
The Velvet Bulldog
BF and I just made these tonight–OMG SO good!! Thank you for sharing the recipe–it’s a keeper!
(I’m a big fan of yours Teri!)
We had just enjoyed a stay-cation at a local Boutique hotel the night before but on our actual Wedding Anniversary night, I HAD to make this meal. It was delicious! I also made a tomato mango salsa for chips as an appetizer. The meal may not have gone best with our fancy champagne, but it did go well with the Anniversary celebration :)
I found your blog tonight through a link from sew daily. You had me at fracking delicious! Great writing, beautiful pics and yum recipes. I have a boat load of squash and tomatillos in the garden and am so looking forward to trying this one out. And looking forward to reading future posts!
My sister just forwarded me this entry saying that your blog reminded her of me. I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t even read the taco recipe because I am having the day you described. However, you just turned my crap attitude around a bit. Tomorrow when I am through being a total debbie downer and pain in the hiney, I will read the recipe and make it. Thanks Teri I needed that! And you just got a new subscriber.
Teri Lyn Fisher
Yay Emily! Those days suck a lot. You should eat some ice cream and go to bed and wake up in the morning and hopefully feel like a positive polly! <3