In 2019, I took a trip to Mexico City and it was outstanding. The food was so delicious and I learned so much. Since then I have sought out more traditional Mexican food and I’ve found that the signs of a legit, traditional taco are these:
– small corn tortillas, handmade of course! (mine at home are not, I have not taken on that challenge yet)
– a little bit of filling on the tortilla
– fresh cilantro and white onion, chopped
– a variety of sauces on the side, mild or hot
– fresh cucumber slices, radish rounds, and lime wedges on the side
I think many Americans have a very Americanized picture of tacos in their mind – it’s something like ground beef spiced with a taco-seasoning packet, stuffed inside a hard taco shell and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and iceberg lettuce. This was my idea of tacos in the past, too!
Of course now I am swapping veggies for the ground beef, but I also want to make something more… authentico. I love learning about different cultures, traveling, and trying all sorts of foods and using those experiences to create something similar at home in my kitchen!