Maaaaan, I love Mexican food. Especially when it's hands-on, messy, and packed full of different flavours and textures. But do you know what I like even more? Having appropriate attire to wear while eating said cuisine - a cactus covered dress! Now all I need is a flight to Tulum..
Keep reading to see my outfit details & my favourite fresh and crunchy taco recipe!
Is it a blogger thing to be obsessed with cacti and succulents, or is it more universal than that? Either way, this cactus dress from Joy is making my eyes v happy right now.
I love the shape of it, and I love that it's a midi with a couple of subtle slits (until there's a gust of wind..) It feels ladylike, but fun at the same time. I often find that midi skirts can make me look shorter, unless I pair them with heels, so I slipped on these lovely suede sandals from the Zara sale.
• H&M sunglasses
• Valley of the Dolls dress via JOY *
• Pomax napkins *
Now onto the food!
Help-yourself food like this is so good for the summer - plonk it all on your garden table and dig in. All the prep & cooking takes well under 30mins, so it can definitely be a quick midweek dinner!
I am definitely one of those people who eats with their eyes - if a meal looks good, I enjoy it so much more. These tacos are so full of colour, and on these gorgeous little plates from Amara Living, they really pop.
FOR THE CHILLI BEEF:
• 150g lean minced beef
• can of kidney beans
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp chilli powder
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
• 1 red chilli, finely diced
• 3 spring onions, roughly chopped
• 1 red pepper, sliced
• salt & pepper
• fresh coriander
• taco shells
• lettuce or baby spinach
• sliced avocado
• fresh coriander
• sliced spring onion
• sliced radishes
• sour cream
• grated cheddar
• pomegranate seeds
• lime wedges
The great thing about tacos is that you can pick and choose what ingredients you like.
My favourite combination is the one you see below - a little sour cream, lettuce, avocado, some chilli beef, topped with radishes, fresh coriander, spring onion and pomegranate seeds. The fresh ingredients cut through the creaminess & spicy meat flavours - it's so yummy.
Serve with corn on the cob sprinkled with lime juice and chilli flakes.
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