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January 16, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Yesterday’s leftovers are today’s special! Try this recipe for leftover veggie tacos for a quick and easy meal. Plus, you can even cut down on food waste and get creative in the kitchen.

Let Coqui the Chef show you how to make veggie-loaded tacos!

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Leftover Veggie Tacos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Leftover veggies
  • Olive oil
  • ½ medium-size onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or minced
  • Salt
  • Pinch of ground cumin
  • Pinch of fresh/ground oregano
  • Corn tacos
  • Feta cheese


  1. Heat a tbsp. or two of oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, leftover veggies to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and cumin.
  3. Stir to coat the vegetables with the oil in the pan.
  4. Spread the vegetables out in the pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned.
  5. Sprinkle oregano and reduce heat to low. Gently cook for several minutes while you prepare the tacos.
  6. Warm up some tacos in another pan, moving them around a bit and turning them over. Let the tacos heat until they develop little bubbles of air pockets. Note that if you use a big enough pan, you can warm up two or more tacos at once.
  7. Spoon some of the cooked veggies onto the tacos. Sprinkle feta on. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes


Tania Lopez
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About Tania Lopez
Tania Lopez is the founder of Coqui the Chef, a program that weaves together food, nutrition, and environmental learning through a fun-loving character, Coqui the Chef. As a chef instructor and health educator, Tania also collaborates with organizations that want to improve the health of low-income communities through better nutrition and education.

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