We had the YUMMIEST dinner last night and it even counted as a homeschool lesson because we found it in the fabulous book, Not Just Tacos!

Not Just Tacos

Not Just Tacos by Shirley Solis may look like a cookbook at first, but it is also a beautiful resource for learning more about Latin America – it’s food, people, culture, land, and more!

In a bit of irony, the recipe we made from Not Just Tacos WAS actually tacos, but these were authentic Mexican tacos and WOW. I had to cut myself off after three because I think I would have eaten the entire batch!

The meat {I used chicken} was flavorful, but not too spicy. We usually eat our tacos on crispy shells or flour tortilla, but I fell in love with the warm, soft corn tortillas! I made Shirley’s Pico de Gallo to go along with the tacos and that was what really made the dish for me. It was so fresh and delightful!

It was also fun because Big J read recipe directions to me, and while the meat was cooking, he also read out loud the lesson about Mexico! We learned about the capital, famous places, and that corn is the most common ingredient in Mexican food history!

Now, I thought about sharing the taco recipe with you here today, but the whole Not Just Tacos ebook is FREE right now through September 20th, so you can get ALL of the scrumptious recipes for yourself!

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And remember, you don’t have to have a Kindle to get Kindle ebooks! I use the Kindle app on my computer, iPhone, and iPad!

I WILL share the Pico de Gallo recipe however, because I love you and feel you MUST try it. NOW. {Well, first get your free Not Just Tacos ebook. THEN make the Pico.}

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Pico de Gallo

Shirley’s note: Pico de Gallo, literally translated “rooster’s beak,” is a delicious salsa and a great addition to tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, rice, beans, or any meat.


  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 bush cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Mix tomatoes, onion, scallion, cilantro, peppers.

2. Add lime juice, salt and olive oil. Toss and enjoy!


Seriously easy and delicious! And now you can enjoy it while reading your free Not Just Tacos ebook! And please share this with your friends as well! They will thank you!

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