You're reading...
Chef Cindi Avila, Recipes

Cindi Avila’s Recipe of the Month – Smart Ground Mexican® & Roasted Corn Tacos

Just in case you haven’t been following along for very long, every month I’ve been making one of Chef Cindi Avila’s newest creations at home. I like to see pictures whenever I’m following a recipe, so I figure why not share my step-by-step pictures of her fantastic recipes for you all to see!

I recently got the opportunity to interview Cindi and she told me that one of her favorite foods was avocado. After making her tacos, I now understand why she loves them so much! This is a must try!

Lightlife Smart Ground® Mexican & Roasted Corn Tacos

Makes 8 tacos


  • 1 package Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 hard taco shells


Place corn, with husks still on, directly on the grill over medium heat for 30 minutes. While corn is grilling, preheat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add diced onion and sauté until onions are soft (about five minutes). Reduce heat to medium and add Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican to pan. Mix and heat through (about five minutes). While the Smart Ground Mexican is heating, mix in a separate small bowl the avocado, tomato and salt together. When corn has five minutes remaining, put taco shells on sheet of foil and place on grill. After the remaining five minutes are over, remove taco shells and corn from grill. Take husks off of the corn and cut the corn off of the cob. Stand taco shells up straight and spoon a thick layer of the Smart Ground Mexican mixture in them, followed by a layer of the corn, then top with a layer of the avocado mixture.

Prepping ingredients while corn is roasting...

Final product!

Follow more of Cindi’s meat-free recipes on our Facebook page!


Lightlife Team Member

About Blogitarian

Lightlife's resident blogger and veggie enthusiast, Rachael, gives you an insight into the vegetarian world as well as a peek at what’s new in Turners Falls.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter Updates

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

%d bloggers like this: