Top | Maria's Place

Delectable Soft Taco Recipe

(post, Maria Hodkins)

Just discovered a new taco recipe that I absolutely adore--it's delicious, quick, simple, and healthy.  It's an adaptation from a dish served at the B & B where I cook.  I made it for my weekend guests and it got rave reviews.  People are always asking me, "How do you cook greens?" and don't seem to know what you can do with them to make them tasty and appealing.  This recipe is a great way to do just that!


8 corn tortillas
2 T olive oil or ghee
1 onion, minced
2 large cloves garlic 
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 or 3 bunches of chard, kale, broccoli raab or other braising greens, Cut off the stems and slice the greens into narrow strips of about 1".
1 pkg. plain Chevre (soft goat cheese)
ΒΌ cup of your favorite fresh or jarred Salsa

Heat up a large, deep skillet or dutch oven and add your oil or ghee.  Add onion and let cook a few minutes.  Next add garlic and jalapeno, and cook until onions are soft.. Add braising greens and let cook, tossing, until they are soft (you can cover with a lid to wilt greens faster). Season with Salt and pepper and set aside. 

Heat up another skillet or griddle and start warming your tortillas. (Put a little butter amd olive oil in the pan, for flavor), but you can also use a dry pan.)  After you have turned the tortilla one time, sprinkle Chevre on the cooked side. When tortilla is soft and hot and cheese is starting to melt,(you can use a butter knife or spatula to spread it around) transfer to a plate, spoon on greens and top with Salsa. Serve open face or fold in half.  Delicious!

Serves 4.  Great with a side of black beans and salad.