roasted veggie tacos + grilled potato slices

13 Aug

IMG_1452Yum! These tacos are one of my favorites in summer. Super easy, super cheap. It’s just the perfect meal to start off the Denver version of this blog. I’m still trying to remember to go to the farmer’s market here, since it’s so much easier to drive places, but I keep forgetting. Nonetheless, these summer veggies still tasted great, of course. I also discovered that there is a huge rhubarb plant in the back and I made rhubarb crisp with it!! Forgot to take pictures though. Whoops.

Roasted Veggie Tacos
zucchini and/or summer squash sliced 1/4 in. thick on a heavy diagonal
bell pepper cut into strips
cherry or grape tomatoes
onion sliced 1/4 in. thick
1T olive oil
salt and pepper
corn tortillas
salsa
chicken, if you want (seasoned with cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, pepper.)

Grilled Potato Slices
red or yukon gold or whatever potatoes sliced 1/4 in. thick
1T olive oil
cilantro
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper

1. Start a big pot of salted water boiling. Chop all your veggies. When the water is boiling, place the potato slices in it for about 10 minutes.

2. Heat your grill. Finish chopping veggies if needed, and mix them in a bowl with oil and salt and pepper. Once the grill is hot, you can place the veggies on.

3. When the potatoes have finished boiling (they should be tender, but not falling apart), mix them in a bowl with oil, lemon juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Place them on the grill as well.

4. The veggies should all be tender and have good grill marks. Same goes with the potatoes. When they’re all done, place the tortillas on the grill as well until they get slightly crispy.

5. You can use a bed of lettuce or not, cheese of your choice, or not, and the chicken too.Very versatile. Oh, and salsa. I LOVE salsa. The potatoes can be doused with another squirt of lemon juice if you like that sort of thing (I do!).

And yeah…these pictures are way better. Let’s hope it can last during the winter.

mixed veggiespotatoes on grill

And while we were grilling, we had a very special guest appearance from Mrs. Downsuit (my name), the fluffy, friendly, slow-moving neighborhood calico!

Mrs. Downsuit

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