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Danish Summer Tacos

Here is an unconventional but yet great taco recipe that we want you to try. It includes making tortillas from grated zucchini/courgette and filling them with a creamy and crunchy yogurt, cucumber and potato salad. Think of it as a light and summery take on tacos that probably will drive taco conservatives mad but make the rest of us happy. Because one more way to eat taco is not a bad thing.

The zucchini tortillas is a recipe we have been making for the past couple of months, using egg, almond flour and parmesan to bind them together. We first saw this idea floating around on various Pinterest boards. If you have been making our vegetable flatbreads, this is a thinner version that is more elastic (mainly because of the cheese) and therefore works great as a soft tortilla shell or wrap.

The creamy yogurt salad is our version of a Danish summer salad (sommersalat). It is traditionally made on smoked fresh cheese, creme fraiche, radishes, cucumber and chives and it is a classic summer dish, served on top of a smørrebrød or inside a sandwich. We have upgraded the traditional version with strawberry, apple, dill, parsley and cooked potatoes and it is truly a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The sweet and fruity notes works very well with the fresh herbs and cooked sliced potatoes. It is pretty difficult to come by smoked fresh cheese if you live outside of Denmark so our version instead has full fat yogurt, lemon juice and dill. If you do find smoked fresh cheese you should definitely replace half of the yogurt with it in this recipe.

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We are actually writing this from Denmark as we are spending a few summer weeks with our Danish family so apart from smoked cheese, we will also be feasting on rødgrød med fløde, smørrebrød and pålægschokolade. Leave us a comment if you give this a try, we’d love to hear what you think. Happy summer!

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Danish Summer Zucchini Tacos
Makes 6

Zucchini Tortillas
2 zucchini (4 cups grated)

1 large egg
½ cup loosely packed grated parmesan cheese
25 g / ¼ cup almond flour
sea salt & pepper

Danish summer salad
4 cooked new potatoes
1/2 cucumber
4 radishes
6 small tomatoes
10 strawberries, pitted
1 apple, cored
4 stems dill
4 stems parsley
1 cup thick plain yogurt

2 tbsp mayonaise (optional)
1/2 lemon, juice
sea salt & pepper

For assembling
6 crispy lettuce
6 tbsp alfalfa sprouts

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Grate the zucchini on the roughest side of a box grater. Place in a sieve and squeeze out any excess water from the grated zucchini. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with a whisked egg, grated cheese, almond flour, salt and pepper. Measure out 60 ml / ¼ cup of batter for each flatbread, place on the baking paper and use the palm of your hand to shape them into flat discs. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until golden and firm.

Cut potatoes, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, strawberries and apple into small cubes and transfer to a mixing bowl. Finely chop dill and parsley. In another bowl stir together dill, parsley, yogurt, mayonaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper and add to the cubed ingredient bowl. Gently combine so all ingredients are covered in the herby yogurt mixture.

When the zucchini tacos/tortillas have cooled slightly, place a lettuce in each and 2 spoonfuls of summer salad and top with sprouts. Serve immediately.

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16 Comments

  1. Posted 8 Jul ’18 at 13:15 | #

    Oh wow, the egg tacos are such a great idea! I’ve been wanting tk make egg-wraps for the longest time. Thank you for the recipe! 🍃✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. Emma
    Posted 8 Jul ’18 at 22:10 | #

    Love this new take on taco! Looks delicious and not too difficult either.

  3. Petra
    Posted 8 Jul ’18 at 22:18 | #

    Any idea what I could use instead of parmesan cheese? Will any lactose free cheese do the same? Thanks :) loving your recipes! Quinoa spinach patties are my absolute faves :)

    • Posted 8 Jul ’18 at 23:03 | #

      Hi Petra, yes you can use a lactose free or vegan cheese as long as it melts.
      /David

  4. Jeffrey S.Q.
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 02:29 | #

    Hello, I’ve been following you’re page from Whistler, Canada :). I’m wondering if you guys tried bananas to replace the eggs in this recipe yet?
    If not? I’m excited to try & attempt to make a vegan version for a special as well.
    P. S. I loving the creations you both have.
    JSQ

  5. Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 10:07 | #

    We have smoked fresh cheese in Latvia! It is very common here! Definitely must try this! Looks so good!
    Thank you for delicious recipes, many of them we cook on daily basis :)

  6. Michael
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 10:38 | #

    These look great
    Do you think the taco could be frozen?
    Thanks

  7. Catherine
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 11:54 | #

    This recipe sounds delicious but could I use another flour rather than almond as I have a nut allergy?

    • Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 12:27 | #

      Hi Catherine, I’m pretty sure you can replace almond flour with oat flour.

  8. yy
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 14:16 | #

    I was planning on trying the tacos with ground flax for the egg and chickpea flour for the almond flour.

    I was wondering if you have to grease the baking paper?

    I was also wondering what the approximate diameter of the taco shells would be once they are spread out on the paper. I imagine if you make them too thin they would surely stick.

    Thanks!

  9. Cookin Mum
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 14:48 | #

    I made these last week after seeing them on a Facebook video. I really like them, and I intend to make them again this week but I was not sure what to stuff them with, now I know.

    Thank you

  10. Latifa Lipton
    Posted 9 Jul ’18 at 15:34 | #

    These look amazing…will try soon! Also…are you no longer on Pinterest? I can’t seem to save this recipe to my Pinterest page. I love to keep recipes there for future reference. Love your site

  11. Posted 10 Jul ’18 at 13:04 | #

    Perfect timing! My garden is overflowing with zucchini and I am in need of new recipes. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks.

  12. Charlotte Haaber
    Posted 10 Jul ’18 at 13:51 | #

    And if you do find yourself in Denmark or danish food shop – it would be a pity not to add smoked cheese aka rygeost/røgeost to the salad!! it will give the added danish summer taste :)

  13. Diana Martin
    Posted 10 Jul ’18 at 21:09 | #

    Hey Louse and David!!
    I would like to share this recipe on Facebook as I did with some others, but this time I can´t find any item to do it…..I don´t know why….
    could you tell me how? did you forget to include the link for Social networks….?
    I love you guys, I found you last year and I´ve been following you for one year so far.
    Diana

  14. Posted 12 Jul ’18 at 02:51 | #

    These look great cant wait to try!

    http://daniaportman.com

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