Carnitas , a crispy Mexican style pulled pork, can be used in a number of different dishes and sometimes simple is best, especially when you want to experience the carnitas in all their glory, and tacos fit the bill perfectly. My initial thought for tacos is almost always to simply throw some diced sweet onion and cilantro in along with the meat but carnitas and salsa verde are such a great combo that I cannot resist adding them to the mix. For carnitas tacos I very often go with the simple combination of carnitas, salsa verde, pickled red onions and the cilantro with an optional touch of crumbled cotija and this combo shows off the carnitas nicely.
Throw some cool and creamy avocados into the mix if you like.
These tacos are so simple and yet so addictively good!
Tasty moist and crispy carnitas tacos with salsa verde, pickled red onions, crumbled cotija and cilantro.
- 12 small corn tortillas
- 1 pound carnitas, warm
- 1 cup salsa verde
- 1/2 cup pickled red onions or fresh sweet onions
- 1/4 cup cotija, crumbled
- 1/4 cup cilantro, torn
- 2 avocados, sliced
- Assemble tacos and enjoy.