Raw Fruit and Veggie Tacos

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month and that’s a great reminder to think of creative ways to get fruits and veggies into all of your meals.

This raw food taco recipe is a great way to get fresher options introduced into your summer eating routine. Eating raw (no cooking or processing) foods is a plus too because you are getting all of the goodness out of these whole foods that are often lost to heat or packaging.

Ingredients

Romaine lettuce leaves washed and dried

1 avocado

1 tsp minced jalapeno pepper

2 Tbsp minced red onion

1 Tbsp lime juice

Salt to taste

1 cup strawberries halved and sliced

1 cup mango cubed

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved

1/2 tsp fresh cilantro chopped or torn

1/2 tsp fresh mint chopped or torn

Instructions

Place the romaine leaves aside to use for the “taco shell” later.

In a small bowl, combine the avocado, jalapeño, onion, lime juice, and salt. Mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork, keeping it a little chunky.

Spread a large scoop of the avocado mixture on each lettuce leaf.

In a medium bowl, toss together the strawberries, mango, tomatoes, and herbs. Spoon over the avocado mixture in the lettuce leaves.