Cinco de Mayo Foraged Greens Tacos

Foraged Greens Tacos

As I was walking along the beach today I was thinking of Cinco de Mayo. I am not quite sure how my thoughts arrived at this topic but I thought tacos would be nice.

I am not even sure where I would go to get Mexican food here so I thought I would see if I could make tacos from what I could forage on the beach.

Foraging always makes the walk more interesting and I can take it home and eat it, it is a win win every time!

I was looking for asparagus but couldn’t see any. All of the sudden I spotted a friend who is a master forager, how about that for good timing? He was carrying a bag of asparagus and simply told me to open my eyes.

In no time at all I spotted quite a a few asparagus stalks! Magic, or how blind was I? Ha ha.

Wild Asparagus

I found Sea Sandwort on the beach, they taste a bit like a mix between cucumber and peas. They are delicious.

Sea Sandwort

I also found wild fennel fronds, rock samphire, wild rocket, wild rocket flower and rosehip petals.

Foraged beach vegetables

I soaked and cleaned the greens before steaming them.

I had some shop bought soft tortillas and I decided to brown them in a frying pan.

I placed feta cheese and marscapone in a blender and blended until it was smooth before placing it on the soft tortilla.

I added the foraged greens and some toasted sunflower seeds.

Foraged Greens Tacos
Foraged Green Taco

It wasn’t a traditional taco but it was delicious and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I am bringing this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. Her brilliant co hosts this week are Antonia, and Liz, Spades, Spatulas & Spoons.

12 Responses to “Cinco de Mayo Foraged Greens Tacos”
  1. An appropriate recipe for Cinqo de Mayo. ☺

    I had those for dinner tonight while having dinner with Mexican friends.

    They’re delicious. 😊

  2. Sandhya says:

    That looks so yummy! Great recipe Petra!

  3. Wow, those tacos look absolutely delish! 🙂
    I love, love, love how you foraged for all the greens that went into the making of those tacos! It has always been my dream to do so.. Where exactly are you based?

    • petra08 says:

      Thank you 🙂
      The foraging is so great, I love being close to nature, and even better when I can pick delicious produce as well!
      I am based in the UK.
      Enjoy your week 🙂

  4. Antonia says:

    How awesome, foraged greens! Your tacos look delicious and worth the work! Thank you for sharing with us over at Fiesta Friday!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Antonia
      Thank you so much! The foraging part is easy! ha ha
      I will absolutely make them again.
      Thank you for co hosting my favorite blogging party! 🙂

  5. Inspiring, as always. Had to google Sea Sandwort. Sounds interesting. I bought and planted Oyster Leaf seeds; only one sprouted and I killed it by constantly poking at it!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Angie
      Thank you. Sea Sandwort is absolutely delicious, it just needs a lot of cleaning, growing in sand and all!
      I have seen chefs cooking with oyster leaf on TV but never tried it. In all honesty I can’t grow anything at all! M is the gardener and I am the cook and am sure it might have been the seeds! 🙂 x

  6. theoldfatguy says:

    What a wonderfully creative dish!

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