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Run Oregon Kitchen: Summy Yummy Tacos with Frutalicious Melon Salsa

It’s supposed to be getting warmer and sunnier, so here is an easy and delicious recipe inspired by summer. Yes I made up a word combing summer and yummy (“summy”) for this is a summer yummy taco recipe. Who doesn’t love tacos (if you don’t … I don’t wanna know you) especially when they are just perfect for this season. Suns out, tacos out! (Wait that doesn’t rhyme … oh well let’s get on with it eh!)

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to get your taco Tuesday on!

  • Tortillas
  • Mango
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Cilantro
  • Limes or lime juice
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Radishes
  • Optional: steak

Hope you got some great knife skills so you can work this melon salsa. Cut up each melon into a couple slices. This makes it easy to cut out the melon from the rind. You just slice it out and dice it up real nicely. Once you’ve cut up each melon, throw the pieces into a big bowl and set aside for a moment.

Next, take out the fresh radishes and slice them finely, then add them into the mix. Take your cilantro and cut the stems off, but don’t throw them away – save them for later. Finely chop the leaves of the cilantro and throw add them to the “melon bowl. Add a bit of lime and salt to the mix. Now stir it around; make sure it’s mixed well. Now it’s ready for you to dip some tortilla chips in, and snack while you cook – but not too much! Save some for the tacos.

For this recipe I chose to make steak tacos but you could make it with chicken or fish (or even beer battered fish). Slice the steak fairly into thin strips, then throw them into a hot pan with some oil and give it a nice and good sear, not too much and not too little. (Use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s cooked enough, but cook it till it’s whatever rareness you prefer.)

While your steak is searing throw some corn into another heated pan with some oil and cook until it’s browned a little. Add some black beans and break out those cilantro stems and chop them up. Side note: cilantro steams have a lot of flavor and are great to include in the dish instead of composting them or throwing them away. Next you will chop up the mangoes and add to your corn, black beans, and cilantro stems dish.

Lastly, heat up your tortillas/shells either on the stove or in the microwave. Load up your tortillas or taco shells however you like (meat first, usually). Eat and enjoy!

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