Nowadays so many people have some food allergies that could make preparing a meal, that every guest can eat, a challenge. So the time I came up with these carrot tacos, everyone, even gluten and dairy eaters, liked them so much and started to use them so much that they became quite famous among my circle of friends. After all that success I thought it might be worth sharing this recipe with you. It requires some preparation, but you can also make them one or two days in advance and store them in refrigerator, they’ll be totally fine!
One optional ingredient for these tacos is cheese. It fits very well, but they work even without, you’ll just need to add another egg instead so that the paste will hold together.
About the fillings, well, tacos are tacos, you can basically fill them with whatever you want, but I love them with roasted garlic chickpeas, homemade salsa, guacamole, and a salad made out of red onions, paprika, coriander and lemon juice and zest.
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- 800g of carrots
- 140 g of corn flour
- 2 eggs
- 50 g of grated cheese, like Gouda*
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Wash, Peel and rewash the carrots, cutting away the extremities
- Grossly chop the carrots and put them in a food processor and blend till they will be finely grated
- Place the grated carrots on a big baking tin forming a thin layer and cook them in oven at 180°C till they will have become soft. Set aside
- Once the carrots will be cooled off, take handfuls of them, squeeze the water out and place them in a bowl
- Add the flour, the eggs, the cheese and the salt and mix
- Preheat the oven at 190°C
- Form 8 spheres as big as your palm, place 4 of them on a large baking tin, squeeze them and shape them into circles half a centimeter high
- Cook the tacos for 30 minutes on one side, then turn them and cook them still for 5 minutes
- Repeat the process for the other 4 tacos
- If you want to give your tacos a “taco shape”, simply insert them vertically inside a mug or big glass when they are still warm and let them cool there
For this photoshoot I used as a background Florim ceramic tiles, to be specific Casamood’s collections Neutra 6.0 color 07 Petrolio and #collection 01 color Dark, which are amazing! They offer an incredible variety from which to choose and every single collection is unique and really different from the others. What I also like about Florim is that they can make huge tiles, like 60x120cm or 80×80. This brand is Made in Italy, so if you want to go for quality and design, go for Florim (by the way, they are available both in Europe and in USA!).
The ceramics featured in this post are from Broste Copenhagen, a Danish design brand that makes from kitchenware to furniture to lamps. I have been in love with them since long time and I’m so happy I can collaborate with them by featuring their beautiful ceramics, especially the Nordic Sand and Nordic Sea collection, on my recipes. I hope you enjoy their kitchenware as much as I do!
Even though this post features some companies, all ideas, text and pictures are mine. Thank you for reading!