Throw a fiesta the whole family will love with these simple recipes for tacos with all the fixings
Cost per serving: 98¢
For a refreshing twist on salsa, try this recipe which incorporates fruit. It gives whatever you serve it with a tangy burst of flavor.
See recipe: Melon-Pineapple Salsa
Cost per serving: 87¢
To get the best taste, squeeze the tomatoes after roasting to rid them of some of the bitter seeds.
See recipe: Roasted Tomato Salsa
Cost per serving: 36¢
Queso fresco is the traditional accompaniment to these refried beans, but you could also top them with Monterey Jack, Cheddar or feta. Cotija, a tasty Mexican grating cheese, is also terrific—look for it in Latin markets.
See recipe: Jalapeño and Lime Refried Beans
Cost per serving: $1.22
Put a pinch of curry powder, dried oregano, cinnamon, cocoa powder, cardamom or five-spice powder in the rub for an exotic touch.
See recipe: Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos
Cost per serving: 96¢
Jicama is a crunchy root vegetable, popular in Mexican cooking. If you can’t find it or don’t care for it, use strips of celery instead. You also can use diced Granny Smith apple instead of mango for variety.
See recipe: Jicama, Radish and Mango Salad
Cost per serving: $1.36
Don’t leave the fish sitting in the marinade for more than 30 minutes, or the texture might be mushy. If you'd like to work in advance, prepare and grill the fish a day ahead, then cover and refrigerate.
See recipe: Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos
Cost per serving: $2.95
Prepare a pot roast in your slow cooker and then use the meat in this lively entrée. Two jars of salsa cook right into the roast, and you can serve more salsa on the side as a topping.
See recipe: Chili-Beef Soft Tacos
Cost per serving: $1.86
Don't forget the extras! Offer bowls of shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded Cheddar and other taco toppings.
See recipe: Shredded Beef Tacos
If you don't have access to fresh corn, swap in 1 1/2 cups thawed frozen corn instead without losing any nutritional value.
See recipe: Chicken Tacos with Corn Salsa
Cost per serving: $2.06
Prep this dinner ahead of time by storing in air-tight containers in the refrigerator. You can either serve the shrimp chilled or reheat in a skillet over medium-low heat.
See recipe: Shrimp Tacos
Cost per serving: $1.63
Reinvent pizza night with Katie Burns' easy taco pizza recipe. Let family members dress them up their own way by having all of the toppings laid out.
See recipe: Taco Pizza