Vegetarian Tacos With Nectarine Tequila Swizzle By Drinking With Chickens

When we first heard that our partner, Drinking with Chickens, was combining lentils and nectarines for her Exotico + tacos post, we were intrigued. This unique pairing did not disappoint.

A vegetarian combination of walnuts, lentils, soy sauce and spices gives you all the taco flavor you need, and the nectarine slaw adds a just-right level of tangy sweetness.

And since you’re making nectarine simple syrup anyway, make a Spiced Nectarine Tequila Swizzle to sip alongside these tacos.

Drinking With Chickens Exotico Tequila Swizzle And Vegetarian Tacos

A combination of citrusy and spicy flavors perfectly complement the sweet, oaky  undertones of Exotico Reposado. Irresistible for humans and chickens alike.



Spiced Nectarine Slaw

  • 2 cups of Purple Cabbage (Thinly Sliced)
  • 2 cups Napa Cabbage (Thinly Sliced)
  • 1 Nectarine (Thinly Sliced)
  • 2 Anahiem Chilies
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Nectarine Simple Syrup
  • Red pepper flakes to taste


Spicy Walnut-Lentil Tacos

  • 2 cups of Walnuts (Toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of Ground Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups of cooked Brown Lentils
  • Crunchy Taco Shells
  • Crumbled Feta cheese
  • Sliced Anaheim Chilies
  • Course Sea Salt
  • Lime Wedges


Spicy Nectarine Tequila Swizzle

  • 3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice (pulp strained)
  • 2 oz. Exotico® Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. Nectarine Simple Syrup
  • 5 drops Orange Bitters
  • 7 Nectarine Slices (Thinly Sliced. 3 for garnish, 5 for muddling in drink)
  • 5 Anaheim chilies (Thinly Sliced. 2 for garnish, 3 for muddling in drink)



Spiced Nectarine Slaw

  1. Mix sliced cabbage, nectarine, and chilies in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine garlic, olive oil, lime juice, simple syrup, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Whisk thoroughly then pour over slaw mixture and toss to combine.


Spicy Walnut-Lentil Tacos

  1. In a food processor, pulse walnuts a few times until they are finely ground.
  2. Add soy sauce, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and vinegar.
  3. Add lentils and process till mixture is crumbly and resembles taco meat.
  4. Warm the taco shells in the oven.
  5. Layer meat, slaw, and a few slices of chilies in the taco shell.
  6. Top with a sprinkle of feta and sea salt to taste.
  7. Squeeze lime over contents.

*If you don’t plan on eating the meat right away, store in an airtight container in fridge until ready to use. (Good for up to a week). If meat seems too dry, sprinkle a bit of water on it as you mix it.


Spicy Nectarine Tequila Swizzle

  1. Muddle 3 chili slices, 4 nectarine slices, and bitters in the bottom of a highball glass.
  2. Add simple syrup and tequila to the mixture.
  3. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  4. Add orange juice and give contents a quick stir.


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