Recipe

Carrot and cheese taco shells with chipotle pork

Homemade taco shells made from carrot and bitey cheese have a fraction the carbs of regular taco shells and exponentially tastier!

  • Serves 4
  • 40 mins cooking
Carrot taco shells with salad and chipotle pork

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 250 grams (8 ounces) minced (ground) pork
  • 1 finely chopped chipotle chilli in adobo sauce, plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, optional
  • 1/2 cup (140g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 40 grams gem lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 1 medium avocado (250g), sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small red onion (100g), sliced thinly
  • 20 grams snow pea shoots
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • extra gem lettuce leaves, to serve
  • chilli sauce, to serve
Carrot taco shells
  • 1 1/2 cups (230g) coarsely grated carrot (around 3 carrots)
  • 1/2 cup (60g) grated manchego cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/4 cup (35g) oat flour

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Steam or boil carrot for 3 minutes or until tender. Place in a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Place in a medium bowl with cheese, egg and flour; stir to combine. Season.
  • 3
    Divide carrot mixture into quarters; spread out into four 14cm (5½-inch) rounds on trays. Bake taco shells for 20 minutes or until golden; stand on trays for 1 minute.
  • 4
    Taking care as shells will still be warm, bend each round over a small bottle to form a taco shape. Leave to cool on bottle.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook pork, breaking up any lumps with a spoon, for 5 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Add chilli; cook for a further 1 minute. Season to taste.
  • 6
    Swirl reserved adobo sauce, if using, through yoghurt. Divide shredded lettuce, pork mixture, avocado, combined lime juice and onion, yoghurt mixture and pea shoots evenly
    among taco shells. Serve with lime wedges, extra lettuce leaves and no-nasties chilli sauce.

Notes

*Manchego is a semi-firm Spanish sheep's milk cheese available from major supermarkets and delis. Substitute with mature cheddar, if you like.

  • Use an old yet clean tea towel for squeezing the grated carrot, as it may stain.

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