25 Homemade Taco Toppings

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If you’re seeking to enhance your tacos, then take a look at this compilation of taco toppings!

If you’re wondering what to put on your tacos, then this list has you covered.

There are so many amazing taco toppings out there, and they’re all just so yummy.

If you have an imagination, then you can put anything on your tacos.

Whether it’s chicken, shrimp, or even tofu, the possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for?

Get ready for some fun with taco toppings!

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1. Best Ground Beef Taco

The secret to a great taco is the beef.

And this ground beef taco recipe delivers!

You’ll use lean ground beef and plenty of spices to create this scrumptious meal.

Best of all, it takes just 15 minutes to put together.

So go ahead, make that dang taco right now—you know you want to!

2. Homemade Refried Beans

Enjoy homemade refried beans in your favorite taco bowl, loaded with cheese and salsa!

This recipe is so easy to follow, you’ll want to make it right away.

Plus, the dried chiles will ensure your beans are tender.

Serve this dish with chicken or beef.

And don’t forget to top it off with some sour cream and fresh cilantro.

3. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

I love the idea of these lettuce wraps, but I’m not the biggest fan of turkey.

So, instead, I make these chicken tacos.

That means you can enjoy this delicious appetizer with all the same flavors without eating too much meat.

In fact, if you like your tacos loaded with everything from ground beef to rice and beans, you’ll be pleased with how filling these are.

4. Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are a must-make when you’re looking for an easy, filling dinner option.

The shrimp is marinated in lemon and jalapeño and pan-fried until crisp.

The shellfish is then topped with a Mexican rice mixture that includes cilantro, avocado, onion, and lime juice.

This amazing dish only takes 30 minutes to make!

5. Homemade Tortillas

Homemade tortillas are hard to resist.

From breakfast tacos and burritos to dinner rolls and sandwiches, you can’t go wrong.

But making them is time-consuming.

Luckily, they’re also super easy!

You won’t have to worry about the recipe breaking.

Just roll the dough into a long cylinder and then cut it into slices with a sharp knife.

Once baked, you can add whatever fillings you like.

I like mine with cheddar cheese and salsa for a flavorful treat.

6. Southwestern Taco Guacamole Dip

I’m not sure why this dip is called taco guacamole, but there you have it.

It’s a creamy and flavorful guacamole dip with jalapenos, avocados, Cotija cheese, and cilantro.

There are also some veggies too.

It takes only 10 minutes to make and tastes incredible.

It’s perfect for your next party or as an appetizer before game day.

Plus, it’s pretty easy to modify since it can be made in any size bowl.

7. Taco Salad With Salsa

The only thing better than a meaty taco is a meaty taco salad.

And this is just that! It’s loaded with all the summer taco fixins and tons of healthy ingredients.

Quick and easy, it’s also full of colorful veggies, making it a great weeknight meal.

Taco season is approaching and you want to make something warm and tasty for the kids.

This recipe has them covered!

8. Walnut Taco Meat

If you love Mexican food, you’ll have to try this walnut taco meat.

This recipe uses ground beef that’s been seasoned with coriander, cumin, and garlic.

Then it’s flavored with chipotle powder for a spicy kick.

The result is a perfectly balanced taco filling that will make your taste buds jump up and down.

Plus, it’s easy to prepare and loads of deliciousness!

9. Jackfruit Tacos (vegan)

If you’re a fan of tacos, then these jackfruit tacos will be your new favorite.

These tacos are also known as “jack meat,” and you won’t believe how good they taste!

They combine jackfruit with pineapple and mango for an awesome tropical flavor.

Then, the crunchy corn tortillas make the perfect base to this flavorful dish.

The best part is these vegan tacos are ready in just 10 minutes!

10. Fajita Veggies

These fajita veggies are nutritious and delicious.

They’re low-carb, keto-friendly, and made with a heaping of healthy ingredients.

They’re also packed with flavor.

The salsa is bright, fresh, and adds a nice kick!

The ground chicken adds meaty flavor to this dish as well.

It’s just the right amount of spicy.

11. Easy Grilled Vegetables

Want to save some money?

This is a great way to cook up cheap and delicious vegetables.

While they taste just like vegetables, they’re so much healthier.

You only need four ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.

There’s no cooking required!

Pour your veggies into a colander before grilling them until lightly charred.

Bon appétit!

12. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes is the best way to get them crispy and caramelized.

This recipe uses a balsamic glaze to add a pop of flavor, but you can use any extra juice or syrup you like.

You can also top them with bechamel if you want something even more decadent.

13. Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe

It’s true, you can make a healthier version of fried rice with cauliflower.

Yes, it’s not as healthy as deep-fried rice, but this is easy enough that anyone can make it.

All you need to do is cut the florets into small pieces and then toss them in a bowl with the seasonings.

Once they cook, they’ll be crispy and golden.

If you want them more like fried rice, add some seasoning and cornstarch to the pan and then cover it for about 3 minutes.

Serve over your favorite protein or enjoy as a side dish instead.

14. Pico De Gallo Recipe

If you have a garden, this pico de gallo is the perfect way to use up all those ripe tomatoes.

It’s bright, zesty, and packed with fresh veggies.

You can also substitute out the tomato paste for salsa de cilantro if you want something more unique.

Or serve it on tacos with fresh Mexican rice, peppers, and beans.


15. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Ripe tomatillos and roasted jalapeños are the main ingredients in this tasty salsa verde.

It has a pleasant, tangy flavor that’s perfect on everything from tacos to burritos.

Add some charred cilantro for extra flavor or serve it as a dip for chips or crudites.

16. Homemade Mango Salsa

This homemade mango salsa is so good, you won’t believe it came from a can.

It has the sweetness and spice of fresh mangos.

And the best part?

It’s super easy to make.

All you need are four ingredients: ripe mangos, lime juice, vinegar, and cilantro.

Serve this salsa with chips for a delicious and refreshing summer snack.

17. Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is the perfect addition to just about any Mexican meal.

It’s fruity, zesty, and delicious.

This recipe is made with fresh pineapple, jalapeno peppers, white onions, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cilantro.

It’s a very simple sauce but tastes amazing.

Serve it on tacos or serve it as a side for your favorite tacos.

Serve it as an appetizer with chips or crackers.

18. Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

If you’re looking for a recipe to use up leftover corn, this is it!

This salsa combines fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, and black beans with tons of spices.

It’s a great way to add some extra flavor to your tacos or burritos without having to worry about making any extra dishes.

Just toss everything in a pot and let the flavors meld together.

19. Cowboy Caviar

Caviar is a fancy appetizer or side dish that comes in a variety of forms.

This recipe uses the classic French fish and cream sauce.

It’s easy to make, too! You won’t need to worry about chopping anything.

Just blend the flavors until smooth and mix in the caviar before serving.

20. Creamy Avocado Crema Recipe

This creamy avocado crema is the perfect way to jazz up your favorite sandwich.

The avocado and olive oil give it a creamier texture, while the addition of salt and pepper makes it perfectly tangy.

It’s also full of protein so you won’t have to worry about adding that leftovers into your next meal.

21. Cashew Sour Cream

I’m a huge fan of cashews, and I think the addition of sweeteners is an excellent way to add texture.

And this recipe is no different.

The recipe calls for maple syrup and coconut sugar, but you can swap them out for honey or agave if you prefer.

However, maple syrup takes much longer to make than coconut sugar, so if you want to make it ahead of time, just blend in some fruit instead.

22. Homemade Chipotle Sauce

If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic, check out the chipotle sauce recipe here.

It has a similar texture and flavor profile as the previous one, but it also has a touch of heat to it.

It also uses a spicy chili powder blend that’s guaranteed to make your moles extra flavorful and creamy.

So if you want an old-fashioned hot sauce that doesn’t taste like tomatoes or ketchup, give this one a try!

23. Vegan Ranch Dressing

Eating vegan isn’t always easy.

But this ranch dressing is a lifesaver for the busy vegan.

This creamy, flavorful dressing is made from cashews, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast.

It’s then tossed with garlic powder and onion powder to add some depth of flavor.

It also contains healthy fats like flaxseeds, avocado oil, and olive oil.

It’s such a good alternative to store-bought ranch.

24. Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

If you love the combination of cilantro and lime, then this dressing is definitely for you.

You get the flavors of both, with a lighter version of both.

With just a pinch of salt and pepper, it’s more like a zesty sauce than something salty!

It tastes great on just about anything – tacos, burritos, salads.

You can even use it as a dip when you want to serve something crunchy.

25. Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Pickled onions are a classic side dish that goes great with anything from burgers to steaks.

They’re so versatile, in fact, you can use them in just about any recipe that calls for onions.

Now, this pickled red onion recipe will add flavor and color to your meals as well.

These huge, chunky slices of onion are brimming with sweet and tangy flavors.

Pair them with your favorite protein like grilled chicken or pork chops for a meal bursting with flavor and aroma.

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25 Homemade Taco Toppings

You get the flavors of both, with a lighter version of both.
With just a pinch of salt and pepper, it’s more like a zesty sauce than something salty!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1 large cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 limes Juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 jalapeno


  • In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, honey, salt, and jalapenos (if using). Cover the container and blend. Olive oil should be added gradually while the motor is running, then blended until smooth. Stop, taste, and, if necessary, add a bit more salt or honey.
  • In a glass container with a tight-fitting lid, pour the dressing. For up to a week, the dressing can be stored in the refrigerator.



Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 612mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
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