Crispy Feta and Carrot Tacos
Outdoor cooking and days with no plans is the business for me. I love the pace of doing nothing at all apart from responding to the call of rumbles in our tummies and the need to quench our thirsts. I love answering the question do we blow up the boat or not bother? I like the carefree decision to go swimming in the sea even if we know we don’t have any towels at the beach hut – a blanket will do, surely? Even though we know it doesn’t really. I love it because once we head back home the pace will change and deadlines and jobs take over even on the weekend because we all have stuff to do, right? So we enjoy the moment, the pace and the time spent together.
I love to laugh; I love happy people and seeing the smiles on those who don’t laugh enough. I love to feed people and eat with those I love and like. However, I haven’t liked what my joints have been doing lately and everything seems to ache that little bit more so I’ve decided to go gluten free and see if that helps with the constant aches caused by Hypothyroidism. I’d love to know if gluten free works for you and any tips much appreciated.
While I try out gluten free cooking I will keep making recipes with and without as that’s how it works in our house and because I can share both I will. Like here with this taco recipe. I used both types of tacos and the with-wheat were doughy and luscious and the gluten free wraps were oily and thin but when cooked the gluten free wrap worked better and were much crispier. So it’s a bit of give and take I guess.
Crispy Feta and Carrot Tacos
3 large carrots, grated
½ lime, juiced
1 packet feta cheese, crumbed
Small handful fresh parsley, chopped
12 mini tortillas either corn, gluten free or with wheat
Sour cream and chive dip
Pour the lime juice over the carrots and a good grinding of black pepper and mix thoroughly.
Lay out the tacos and cover with the grated carrots.
Sprinkle over the crumbled feta and sprinkle over some parsley.
Roll up to form a tube and lay with the cut side down so they don’t unroll. You need to have a firm hand here and keep pressing down while they fry so they don’t reopen (gluten free ones didn’t and held their own).
In a frying pan, heat the oil and when hot add the tacos and fry gentle for about 2 minutes each side. Gluten free tortillas work best here for a crispy finish.
Oo these looks so tasty and great finger food for a party/family get together 🙂
Yes Helen! Perfect party food. Our lot ate these as soon as they came out of the pan so it was like a production line! Elinor x
I am largely gluten free and have to say I often prefer the lighter texture – loving the sound of the carrot and feta combo!
So far gf has been ok. They warm weather helps! Elinor x
These sound interesting, I’ve never fried tacos before!
They really work Jenny especially the gf ones. Elinor x
Carrot and feta sounds like such a nice mixture, these sound like the perfect summer eat x
Thanks Rhian. They are a new family favourite.
They look really good! We aren’t gluten free but always up for trying a new recipe.
I have been following a gf diet for a while and my mother’s specialist has just diagnosed her with a condition that a gf diet is recommended for. Pinning this for later. Thanks.
Fingers crossed it works for your mum. I’m guessing it takes awhile as I’m still achy but determined to carry on! Elinor x
ooooo these look delicious! We aren’t necessarily gluten free but we quite enjoy the free from ranges and trying new recipes so will have to check these out
oooooooooo looks great. I am actually gluten free and will definitely give these a go!! I love trying out new recipes. Thank you for sharing 🙂
These sound delicious. I just need to swap out the feta for a vegan friendly alternative and I’m making these! Tx
Sounds like a good plan Ting. Elinor x
This looks so simple and tasty, I really need to try this
These sound utterly lovely! Fingers crossed for you that going gluten free will help. It’s surprising how many conditions seem to get better, either partially or completely, by going gluten free. My Mother in Law has tried it recently to see if it would improve her health and it has made a huge difference! Eb x
Oooh this sounds right up my street, they sound delicious and it’s great that they are gluten free! xo
These look fab! I’m wheat free due to an allergy and vegetarian so have pinned these to try later!
I’m not gluten free at all, but I might just have to try these! They look super healthy but still delicious enough to be a “treat” food 🙂 Great post! <3
Omg. this absolutely looks delicious and I can’t wait to try these on weekends glad you share this recipe
Wow these look so good! We have recently got a tent so I am on the look out for camping friendly recipes and these sound perfect! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
These sound so good – I’m such a huge fan of feta! So fascinating how the two flatbreads cooked – the crispier gluten free ones definitely the business. #CookBlogShare
Now I am hungry thanks haha! They look great and super delcious too.
Thanks Lindsey. Now working on new flavours as kids love them x
Oh my goodness, these look so tasty. Perfect for sharing with friends.
Yes indeed, I like your thinking! X
oh wow they look delicious and im sure my kids would love these too!
I find the gluten free tacos really oily as well, but these do look tasty, so maybe I should try buying them again.
Have you been tested for a coeliac disease? There’s a strong link between thryoid disease and coeliac disease, but you need to be eating gluten for the tests to work properly. Joint aches were one of my coeliac symptoms.
What an awesome idea, I love tacos and I reckon I could get both my son and daughter to eat these…Lewis has ASD and SPD so introducing new foods is like torture!…I’m feeling optimistic here…Thank you xx
…actually, do you mind linking up to my linky….I’ll share these with my followers, I’m really taken with this idea! its on my webite under #G2BGF…bit cheeky but like mum always said, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’ hahaha
Yes of course, I missed this month’s round up but subscribed to your newsletter so won’t miss out next time! Elinor x
It looks very delicious! Thanks for sharing this article!
Delicious! Feta is my absolute favourite so these sound delicious, I’d love to try them!
Definitely worth a go and even good made in advance and reheated! Elinor x
ooh I like the look of these. Feta always tastes so fresh