Build Your Own Fusion Taco Bars
Fusion cuisine is a terrific idea for delighting friends and family with unique and memorable menus. Start with something everyone likes – tacos – and add your own twist. Bonus: Taco bars are an easy way to please the whole crowd, because everyone can choose what they want!
Your own creativity drives fusion cuisine. Just combine two popular trends and you’re on your way. Here are four ideas to get you started, so get ready for the ever-popular taco bar to take a trip around the world!
Bánh Mì Fusion Tacos - The Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich is the hottest thing on lunch menus everywhere. Now this fave is joining forces with tacos! Provide soft flour tortillas and crunchy corn taco shells. Grill marinated pork and herbed chicken. Add bowls of fresh and pickled matchstick carrots. Prepare a platter of sliced cucumbers, radishes, jalapeño peppers and chopped cilantro. Condiments include mayo, soy sauce, chili sauce and hot pepper sauce.
Veggie Sweet Potato Fusion Tacos - It’s surprising how well the smoky flavor of roasted sweet potato goes with tasty taco fillings, and their orange color is perfect for an appetizing autumn buffet, too. Go all-vegetarian with bowls of sliced, roasted sweet potato, black beans, chopped tomatoes, corn, red and green bell pepper, salsa, sour cream and avocado. Add soft flour tortillas or corn taco shells.
Tropical Fruit Fusion Tacos - Brunch lovers, here’s a new idea! Warm flour tortillas and dust them with cinnamon sugar. Decorate the table with a pretty platter of sliced pineapple, bananas, kiwi, strawberries, mango, blueberries and raspberries. Add bowls of yogurt, honey, shredded coconut, granola and chopped pecans or walnuts. Guests can assemble a fruit salad on top of a tortilla and enjoy with a fork, or fold their tortilla, fruit and toppings into a taco.
Greek Fusion Tacos - Think pita, but crunchier! Marinate and grill chicken or lamb. Fill colorful bowls with spinach, olives, crumbled feta cheese, shredded cucumber, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion and tzatziki sauce. Serve with warmed corn taco shells, and include soft flour tortillas for those who prefer a more traditional wrapper.