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Broccoli potato taco

Broccoli & Potato Tacos

Our students put us to the test. As a joke, they asked us to make a broccoli taco taste good. We took on that challenge and created a taco that won rave reviews in our taste test. One student told us she made it five nights in a row with her family! We combine just three ingredients–broccoli, potatoes, and garlic–saute them just until browned, and top with hot sauce and cotija cheese.

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Broccoli & Potato Tacos

Yield: 10 tacos
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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • 2 small potatoes, skin on
  • 1 small broccoli crown and stem
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 mini corn tortillas 
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Hot sauce, optional

Instructions for Adults

Assist with the safe operation of the hot plate/stove to saute veggie taco filling after kids chop. The filling includes: broccoli, potatoes, and garlic. Start by warming the pan for one minute over medium-high heat and adding olive oil.

Instructions for Kids

  • Using a kid-safe knife, chop the potato into 1/2-inch small dice and place in a bowl. An adult will help you add the potato to the warm pan and saute for 5 minutes. While it is cooking, chop the broccoli into 1/2-inch small dice and place in a bowl. Grate the garlic and add to the broccoli. 
  • Add broccoli and garlic to the pan with the potatoes and continue to cook for 5 to 8 minutes until potatoes and broccoli are fork-tender and slightly browned. 
  • Meanwhile, warm tortillas in a small pan or by placing in the microwave for 10 seconds. Use a box grater to grate the cotija cheese onto a plate. 
  • To assemble, lay a warm tortilla flat on a plate. Top with 1/4 cup of sauteed vegetables. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of crumbled cotija cheese. Add 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional). Repeat with remaining tacos. Eat and enjoy!


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