Fiery Fiesta Tacos with Fresh Lime Zest – A Cinco de Mayo Celebration

As the calendar turns to the fifth of May, tables across the globe are set to transform with the colors, sounds, and, most vitally, the flavors of Mexico. Here at Microplane, makers of the industry's finest culinary tools, we relish the opportunity to be a part of your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with our Fiery Fiesta Tacos recipe.

Our dedication to enhancing your culinary experiences goes beyond mere zesting and grating; we aim to infuse your festivities with the unmistakable precision and zest that only Microplane can deliver. Imagine the tangy punch of fresh lime zest dancing atop sizzling, perfectly seasoned meat – a sensation made effortless with our iconic Zester. Envision the smoky whispers of freshly ground chili caressing your palate, courtesy of our innovative Chili Mill, turning each bite into a bold culinary statement.

With Cinco de Mayo, we not only commemorate a rich historical event, but we also embrace the vibrancy of Mexican culture through its heartwarming cuisine. At Microplane, it's our mission to empower home cooks and professional chefs alike to unlock the maximum flavor potential in their dishes. And what better way to do so than with our Fiery Fiesta Tacos? Packed with all the zest and heat that Microplane tools can provide, these tacos promise to be a high point of your Cinco de Mayo feast.

Each element of our recipe is crafted to ensure that the boldness of Mexican flavors stands out, delivering a mouth-watering experience that pays homage to tradition while sparking a joy that lingers well beyond the final bite. So gather around the table this Cinco de Mayo and slice, zest, and spice your way to a sensational celebration with Microplane by your side. Let's make this fiesta one for the history books!

Fiery Fiesta Tacos with Fresh Lime Zest Recipe

Fiery Fiesta Tacos

Ignite your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with our Fiery Fiesta Tacos, where the zest of lime meets the heat of chilies, all made effortless with Microplane tools. Each taco is a vibrant concoction of perfectly seasoned meat, fresh toppings, and an aromatic burst from freshly zested lime, promising a deliciously bold experience that encapsulates the spirit of a true Mexican fiesta.
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Serves: 4
    Fiery Fiesta Tacos with Fresh Lime Zest Ingredients:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or chicken
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Taco Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Special Tools:
  • Microplane® Zester for lime zest
  • Microplane® Chili Mill for freshly ground chili
    1. Begin by preparing your taco seasoning. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and crushed red pepper flakes. To add some extra kick and freshness, use your Microplane® Chili Mill to grind additional whole dried chilies into the mix.
    2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground meat, breaking it apart with a spatula. Add the prepared taco seasoning to the meat and stir until well combined. Cook until browned and fully cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    3. While the meat is cooking, prepare your taco toppings. Use the Microplane® Zester to finely zest the lime, being careful to avoid the bitter white pith. The zest will add a fragrant and zesty flavor that's unmatched by bottled juices.
    4. Warm the tortillas in a dry pan over low heat or wrap them in a damp cloth and microwave for 20 seconds until soft and warm.
    5. To assemble the tacos, lay the warm tortillas flat on a plate. Divide the cooked meat evenly among the tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and red onions.
    6. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Add a dollop of sour cream to each taco if using.
    7. To finish, sprinkle over the fresh lime zest with your Microplane® Zester and offer additional lime wedges on the side for those who love an extra citrusy punch.

    Serve immediately and enjoy the burst of freshness and zesty flavors brought to life with your Microplane® tools. These Fiery Fiesta Tacos will surely turn your Cinco de Mayo into a memorable culinary festivity! ¡Buen provecho!