Subscribe to our newsletter
To be vegan you don’t have to forget delicious tacos and, if you are Mexican imagining life without tacos in the afternoon, midday or night can be the worst. But don’t worry, Today I have the solution for that whim with these perfect hibiscus tacos. These hibiscus tacos have many advantages; the first one is that you can reuse hibiscus flowers after making hibiscus water, the second one is that you can bring your tacos on family reunions with tacos (as Mexican we have these reunions all time) and the third reason is that is always an option on our list: vegan tacos.
Like every good taco, you can add your favorite spicy sauce, avocado, and lemon if you want. Also, you can add grilled green onions, but I repeat, this is optional. If we start making taco’s variations or vegan tacos options we can extend us on possibilities.
One essential point for good tacos is tortillas. In Mexico, you can find tortillas everywhere, because it is part of our diet and culture, so, you have to make all your efforts to find the best tortillas.
For the preparation of hibiscus tacos, we don’t need a lot of ingredients; the hardest part is at the beginning.
Hibiscus Tacos (Tacos de jamaica)
Time: 35 minutes
250gr hibiscus flowers, dried.
1/2 white onion
1/2 kilo of tortillas
Spicy sauce (Optional)
For these hibiscus tacos first boil water for a couple of minutes, when the water gets hot add hibiscus flowers.
Leave it to boil until the flowers get softer. This process can take 10 minutes or so. You’ll see how water changes its color. Separate hibiscus from water and put it on with another recipient with cold water to get the flowers at room temperature or wait until the hibiscus gets cold, but this can take a too long time.
Once you can touch hibiscus flowers, cut them into tiny pieces, as an irregular ingredient you have to try to get them with the same thickness to not influence on taste.
For a part, cut the white onion into tiny squares and fry on medium heat in a pan until they crystallize. (Move always, so they do not burn).
Add chopped hibiscus flowers to that pan. Slowly incorporate salt and pepper to taste, and a little bit of turmeric.
Get the fire on a low heat and cover the pan for 5 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, move mixture for 2 – 3 minutes. Add chopped pineapples, until it starts to leave its juice.
Continue mixing until pineapple changes its color a little bit and gets softer. Cover and leave the fire on a low heat for 2 minutes more.
Heat tortillas if they need them. Accompany your tacos with guacamole or avocado in strips and a little bit of lemon or salsa if you want.
You can reuse boiled water to make hibiscus water, adding the sweetener of your preference and more water if you need it.
Tell us what you think about this recipe for hibiscus tacos if you make it remember to tag us on Instagram or use #rockandvegan on social media.
By: Itel Sobreyra