The taco craze is real. Dozens of memes exist on social media comparing the love of tacos with the love of a spouse. If it’s true that “Love is…bringing me tacos when I didn’t ask for any,” then this simple spread of street tacos, heart-shaped quesadillas, and fresh mango salsa is foolproof for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
Half of these tacos are filled with shredded pheasant seasoned with an off-the-shelf spice packet and sweet and mildly spicy mango salsa. The others are filled with shredded meat from a store—rotisserie chicken, red salsa, cheese, lettuce, and avocado.
The quesadillas are standard fair with cheddar cheese paired with sour cream, queso, mango salsa, and red salsa for dipping. Buy the street-size tortillas for small bites with big flavor and a variety of filling options.
Prepare these however you like, but do try the mango salsa. That alone with tortilla chips is a meal in itself at our house.
Prep 15 mins
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 2 cups cubed mango (frozen or fresh, about two mangos)
- ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped (or less, or none, per preference)
- 1 jalapeño seeded, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Kosher or sea salt to taste (1/2 to 1 tsp is a good range)
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy immediately, or for the next couple of days.