I’m no stranger to Harissa, my friends. Want to see more recipes using this spicy, versatile pepper paste? Check out my Harissa Spiced Sweet Potatoes.
This Breakfast Tacos recipe uses green Harissa. And while the flavors are similar to the traditional red pepper paste, it must be the spice lover in me that thinks green Harissa wants to be used as Tex-Mex. Blame it on the marriage of green peppers & cumin but I can’t help but crave tacos when I taste green Harissa.
To make this recipe, you’ll first need to make a batch of these Plantain Tortillas. Don’t worry, I’ve provided pretty detailed picture instructions to guide you. If you’re not in the business of making your own plantain tortillas you could also try organic corn tortillas (but the Plantain ones are the way I’d go, myself).
What Are Breakfast Tacos?
Breakfast tacos are a breakfast staple in Texas and beyond. They’re typically made with scrambled eggs, cheese, potatoes, and your favorite toppings. My version of breakfast tacos features roasted sweet mini peppers, harrisa lime sour cream & fresh parsley or cilantro.
The star ingredient is the Harrisa Lime Sour Cream– a combination of Sour cream, harissa paste, and lime juice. The result is smooth, creamy & slightly spicy with a hint of citrus. And it’s delicious on the tacos but I have to confess…I like it as a dip for my Plantain Tortillas too.
I hope you love these tasty breakfast tacos as much as I do.
Ingredients For Breakfast Tacos With Harrisa Lime Sour Cream
- Plantain Tortillas: Provide a unique, slightly sweet base for the tacos.
- Egg: The main protein source, bringing a traditional breakfast element to the dish.
- Fresh Cilantro: Adds a fresh, herby note to the overall flavor.
- Roasted Sweet Mini Peppers: Offer a sweet and smoky garnish, adding depth to the taco.
- Green Mina Harissa Paste: Infuses the sour cream with a spicy, aromatic kick.
- Organic, Grass Fed Sour Cream: Creates a rich, tangy base for the sauce.
- Fresh Lime Juice: Adds a zesty, refreshing twist to the sour cream.
- Salt: Balances and enhances the flavors in the dish.
How To Make Breakfast Tacos And Harissa Sour Cream
Here’s a step by step guide on how to make easy breakfast Tacos.
First you’ll wanna whip up a batch of the Harissa Lime Sour Cream.
Step One: Making Harissa Sour Cream
Combine the organic, grass fed sour cream with the green Harissa paste from Mina, lime & salt. I like to toss some cilantro on top for color too.
Step Two: Roast Your Sweet Peppers
Next up, I like to roast some mini sweet peppers on high heat for about 20 minutes. Just take a baking sheet, rinse them & roast at about 400 for 20 minutes or so. These peppers can be stored in your fridge & used for anything from snacking to salads.
Step Three: Cook Your Eggs
Fry or scramble your eggs, depending on your egg persuasion. Plate your breakfast tacos with a plantain tortilla, egg, peppers & the Harissa Lime Sour Cream. Top with an extra squeeze of fresh lime & cilantro.
Step Four: Serve And Garnish Breakfast Tacos
Your breakfast tacos with Harissa Lime Sour Cream are ready to serve. I like pairing this with a lightly spiced black bean & quinoa salad for a delicious, well rounded meal. Enjoy!
What Is Harissa?
Harissa is a spicy chili pepper paste that originated in North Africa. It’s made from a blend of chilies, garlic, cumin, coriander, and caraway seeds and it packs quite the punch. Harissa adds an intense flavor to any dish and can be used as a marinade or added as an ingredient.
It’s a great way to add flavor and spice to breakfast tacos, making them more interesting than the usual eggs & cheese. And combined with the creamy & tangy Lime Sour Cream, it takes these tacos to a whole new level!
Health Benefits Of Harissa?
Harissa is a great source of Vitamin A and antioxidants and can provide some health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness & swelling in the body. In addition, the chili peppers in Harissa contain capsaicin which has been shown to boost metabolism, reduce appetite & aid in weight loss.
- 3 medium Plantains approx. 1 pound (peeled & cut into chunks)
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (melted)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Water
How To Make Plantain Tortillas
Place all your ingredients except the water in a high powered blender. As your mixture comes together, slowly pour the water in & blend until it looks like batter.
I like to use a cookie scoop to help make those round tortilla shapes & it also keeps each one about the same size due to the amount of batter.
Shaping The Tortillas
When shaping the tortillas, I try & make them pretty thin. This will help them bubble up & get crispy.
I try & do two full cookie sheets & get about 4 tortillas on each sheet. They are about 4-5 inches across.
Pop them in the oven at 425 for 10 minutes, then give them a flip & bake them for another 7-10 minutes.
Try & really watch the last few cooking minutes. Depending on how thin you spread the tortillas, these babies could burn up. I’ve had it happen to me a couple times & it’s no bueno.
What To Serve With Tortillas?
Wondering what to serve with your plantain tortillas? Here are some great ideas!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g
What To Serve With Breakfast Tacos?
These Breakfast Tacos are great served with some fresh fruit and a cup of hot coffee or tea. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could also try adding some roasted potatoes or sausage to your tacos for an extra burst of flavor.
For something a bit more indulgent, serve your Breakfast Tacos with my favorite guacamole and a side of Pico de Gallo. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this tasty breakfast tacos with harrisa lime sour cream recipe. If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading! For more breakfast ideas check out this make ahead bacon and egg casserole.
Happy cooking! ; )
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