Chile tacos with parsley salsa verde

by Amy Scattergood on May 14, 2009


If you don’t have a good taco truck in your neighborhood, then you have to make do and cook your own.  These are my favorite tacos to make, other than fish tacos (more on that later).  It’s a Deborah Madison recipe, with a few modifications: different chiles, corn instead of flour tortillas.  (Local Flavors, p. 191; an awesome cookbook.)  First you roast fresh chiles on a grill or over an open flame–she calls for poblanos, these are Anaheims and jalapeños.  You can remove the seeds along with the charred bits, but I like heat so I leave them.  Grill fresh corn tortillas in a cast iron pan, place a generous bit of goat cheese and a big roasted chile on top of the tortilla, let the cheese melt, then fold the taco over.  Keep going until you have a big plate of the tacos, then put them back into the pan, cover it and let the tacos reheat.  Serve with a bowl of parsley salsa verde.


1 large bunch fresh flat-stemmed parsley, washed and some but not all of the stems removed

juice and zest of 4 limes

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 cloves of garlic

1. Pulse everything together in a food processor until well combined, adding more olive oil or a bit of water to the mixture to get the right consistency.  Serve in a bowl or over chile tacos (or anything else you can think of, like grilled fish or white bean soup).

Note: You can make this recipe with cilantro instead, just substitute it for the parsley; you can also add a serrano or an extra jalapeño.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lawrence May 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Hey, Amy, this is a comment from me!

That’s a really green salsa. Very green.

amahl May 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

oh yum!
i cant wait to try it.
they dont have tacos here, so ill use whole wheat arabic flat bread baked on upside wok thingy.

Tracy June 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm

We’re trying this tonight with cilantro, serrano and jalapeno in the sauce, poured over TJ’s handmade tortillas fried with mashed potato, cheese and onion inside. Mmmm….

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