Never one to stick with the traditional, I am always looking for new ways to prepare tacos. I have curated a collection of 18 Fantastic Fusion Tacos to inspire you to come up with your own flavorful combinations with global flair! After all, a “taco” is anything in a tortilla? Hmmm… Does naan qualify?
👩🏻🍳 Tamara Talks – About Fusion Taco Recipes
Have you checked out my Tacos and Tostadas category? This border girl grew up on basic ground beef tacos with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar, and hot sauce. As an adult, however, I discovered an entire world of tacos! We’ve had a love affair ever since.
“Fusion taco” typically refers to a taco that combines elements from different culinary traditions or cuisines. It involves blending flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques from different cultural backgrounds to create a unique and innovative taco. Fusion tacos can feature a variety of combinations, such as mixing Mexican with Asian, Mediterranean, or other Latin influences. The goal is to create a fusion of flavors that may not be traditional in Mexican cuisine but result in a delicious and creative culinary experience. Examples could include tacos with Korean barbecue, sushi-inspired toppings, global-style toppings like tzatziki, tahini, gochujang, etc.
As you peruse this list of tacos, you will find several different proteins – beef and lamb, chicken, fish and seafood, and vegetarian. The toppings are creative, and even the wrapper may be non-traditional (like naan or pita). Be sure to scroll all the way through… You won’t want to miss a single one!
These fusion Lomo Saltado Tacos feature the classic Peruvian-Chifa lomo saltado (beef stir-fry) wrapped in soft tortillas, and topped with Latin-American toppings like queso fresco, uchukuta sauce, salsa criolla, and avocado. These delicious and healthy fusion tacos provide 33 grams of protein, and can be ready in 30 minutes!
These Irish Tacos with Corned Beef and Horseradish Slaw! Succulent leftover corned beef gets diced up and topped with a simple horseradish slaw. Fill a warm flour tortilla, and garnish with extra sharp Irish cheddar…
Looking to put a unique spin on taco night? You’ll love these Greek lamb tacos with a fresh cucumber pico de gallo. Bursting with Mediterranean-inspired flavors in every bite, these tacos come together in just 30 minutes, making for one easy meal when entertaining.
These Thai chicken tacos are a quick and easy meal. Coconut marinated chicken is stuffed into warm tortillas with fresh vegetables and creamy peanut sauce. Your whole family will love this fun variation on taco night!
These Chicken Tikka Tacos are very simple to put together. All you have to do is grill some chicken in Indian tikka masala spice blend, and then stuff itinside these pillowy soft Instant no-yeast Naans along with sliced onions, tomatoes and some freshly made Mint Coriander Chutney.
Indian Street Tacos – with garam masala and lime juice marinated shrimp, mango and tomato salsa, and cucumber and mint raitta – all wrapped in a soft flour tortilla are a delightful summer Indian-fusion treat perfect for a backyard bbq or picnic!
Bring the coastline into your kitchen with these fresh kimchi tacos with cod. The cod is coated with crispy Mexican-spiced breadcrumbs and each tortilla is topped with fresh ingredients such as guacamole, sour cream, edamame and of course–Korean kimchi! In just over 20 minutes, you can be enjoying these fresh, fusion tacos at home.
While these Peruvian-Inspired Fish Tacos look like their Mexican counterpart, they’re delightfully different. Your firm white fish soaks in a simple ají amarillo-lime marinade, and they get topped with a fresh goldenberry pico de gallo. These vibrant, fusion tacos with “a twist” come together quickly, and they’re super healthy and gluten free!
Smoky tempeh and spicy kimchi are a craveable combination, and make awesome tacos! Top these kimchi tacos with diced avocado, and a quick homemade Gochujang aioli, and you have a healthy and irresistible fusion Taco Tuesday dinner that the whole family will love!