Recipe: Healthy Heart Tacos

I do love the odd taco shell here and there but the humble lettuce leaf is far more light. Plus, a cup of leafy greens (such as cos or romaine lettuce) a day, can boost the levels of Vitamin K you need for healthy bones. Vitamin K is also good for the cardiovascular system. Definitely a win to me.

Healthy Heart Tacos = YUM!



  • 2 cups of premium grass-fed beef mince or lean chicken breast
  • OR
  • 2 cups diced tofu or minced walnuts if you are vegetarian
  • ¼ cup oil-free sun dried tomatoes, soaked until soft (about 30 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons raw soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper, to taste


  • 2 large roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup pineapple, diced
  • ½ cup coriander (US cilantro), chopped
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon of red onion, diced fine
  • 1 fresh lime
  • flaky sea salt and cracked black pepper to season



  1. Saute meat and add the seasoning
  2. If going for the vegetarian option, you can whizz walnuts in a food processor until crumbly and stir the seasoning through in a large mixing bowl


  1. Combine everything in a bowl
  2. Squeeze lime juice over the top and season with salt and pepper


Devour (hungrily)!

Pile the meat and salsa together in a lettuce leaf and add a few strips of avocado and a spoonful of greek yoghurt. Then aim in the direction of your mouth and enjoy!

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