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#TacoTuesday – California Tacos


I got inspired by all of the #TacoTuesday hashtags going around Instagram so I thought I’d join in the fun! I’ve been wanting to try a fresh take on traditional tacos by smothering mine in avocado and a cilantro lime cream sauce. It turned out amazing and I literally had to stop myself from devouring another. John was even begging for “mo, mo, mo” {more} lol. We’ll definitely be making these tacos again and again! They were perfectly presented in my new taco rack by Crate & Barrel.

California Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce

Yield: 5 California Tacos

California Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce


  • Tacos:
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into thin strips (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cilantro Cream Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Season chicken in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook in a saute pan over medium heat until cooked through.
  2. Mix avocados, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and garlic together in a bowl. Drizzle lime juice over avacado mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange tortillas, 2 at a time, in hot oil; cook until warm, about 1 minute per side. Remove tortillas using tongs and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. For the Cilantro Cream Sauce: In a food processor, pulse the sour cream, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons black beans, 2 tablespoons cooked rice, and chicken strips onto each tortilla; top with avacado mixture. Garnish tacos using remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and cilantro lime cream sauce.




What’s your favorite toppings when you make tacos at home? Are these California Tacos a recipe you would try?

california chicken tacos recipe – slightly altered from allrecipes.com, cilantro cream sauce – via the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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