Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos with Spicy Mayo

Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos

Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos with Spicy Mayo are the perfect midweek meal to get you taste buds jumping!

Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos
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Let’s Celebrate!

This month is Lindsey over at Veggie Balance’s Blog Anniversary! She is celebrating with an awesome giveaway of all her favorite things, and a bunch of us gluten free bloggers are celebrating with her! In honor of her Bloggaversary, I am giving you a recipe for my favorite food in the world- Tacos!

Taco Love

If I had to pick only one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Tacos. Hands down my favorite. I could eat tacos every day. Tacos are the best food on the planet. Breakfast tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, tacos al pastor….so many kinds of tacos! One of my favorite things about tacos is they are easy to make gluten free. Who doesn’t love a corn tortilla piled high with goodies?

My love of corn tortillas comes from spending a good part of high school going back and forth to Mexico (watch out for my Tostadas Aztecas recipe coming soon!) and spending part of my college years living in Mexico. I’m not talking about the beach resort towns. I was up in the mountains, mostly in small villages, where good, hand made corn tortillas are plentiful!

I digress….we aren’t making corn tortillas today, we are just buying them and putting all kinds of deliciousness on top.

Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos

Mail Call

Every month I get all sorts of goodies in the mail. I love shopping online, and I LOVE getting mail (side note…if you are buying online, make sure you are using Ebates!). My two-year-old is even in on it. We get so many packages; she thinks it’s Christmas almost every day.

Two of my favorite subscription plans are Butcher Box and American Gluten Free. On top of the surprise of getting neat packages, I also love to use my items to meal plan. This month I got some organic chicken tenders in my Butcher Box and Two Snooty Chefs Jamaican Jerk Seasoning in my American Gluten Free Box (it was island theme…so fun!) so of course I immediately thought, why not make some Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos!

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Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto is a delicious twist on traditional pesto, served with gluten free pasta, topped with First Fresh Chicken Croquettes.

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

This post is part of a series of sponsored recipes created with First Fresh Foods. All opinions and recipes are my own, enjoy!

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

I love pasta with pesto, but my husband is allergic to basil, so I haven’t had it in years. When First Fresh Foods sent me their brand new Habanero Chicken Croquettes, I was quickly in love with their flavor and ease. They are so good and that pepper flavor is just the perfect amount of spice. When I was trying to decide what would pair best with the cheesy, spicy flavor I first thought about Huancaina Sauce. It’s a classic Peruvian Sauce made with queso blanco and aji amarillo. It’s wonderful, but I wanted a bit more freshness.

That’s when I got the idea to make a Latin spin on pesto and it worked fabulous! The Cilantro and parsley, paired with the jalapeno and queso blanco is amazing! Fresh and a bit salty. The underlying spice of the jalapeno and the garlic is just perfect. I could honestly eat it with a spoon.

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Habanero Chicken Croquettes

If you have been following My Gluten Free Miami this summer, you know I have fallen in love with First Fresh Foods Chicken Sausage. It is so good, low in fat, lean protein and easy to read ingredients made in a celiac safe environment. They were the first sponsor I began to work with, just because I love the chicken sausage.

Now they are branching out into cheese stuffed chicken croquettes, and they are still gluten free! I was so excited. They are delicious. Still a great source of protein, and they are so simple. Just throw them in the oven and your good to go.

If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can use sliced chicken breast (or any other protein), but I strongly recommend you ask your grocer to carry First Fresh products. They are delicious.

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

The Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is it’s ease.

The Pesto

All you do is the throw all the ingredient in a food processor or nutri bullet. If you want it a bit spicier, leave the seeds in the jalapeno. Super simple, super yummy.

The Chicken

Obviously, I used First Fresh Chicken Croquettes. They pair so well, but if you don’t have access and your in a pinch, some sliced chicken breast would be ok….but once you try the croquettes, you will fall in love with them!

The Pasta

For this recipe I used Barilla gluten free pasta, you can use whatever is your favorite. I am also a big fan of Trader Joe’s quinoa/brown rice blend.Before draining the pasta, set aside a cup of the water to use when tossing the pasta with the pesto.FFF Logo Square


Thank you to First Fresh Foods for sponsoring this past and making such incredible Celiac Safe Chicken Croquettes!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
Amanda Kanashiro

  • 1 Cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 Cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1-2 Jalapenos (remove seeds if desired)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (add more if needed)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspon salt.
  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 4 First Fresh Foods Chicken Croquettes

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving one cup of the pasta water.
  2. Cook croquettes according to package direction.
  3. Blend all pesto ingredients in blender. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  4. Toss pesto and pasta, adding pasta water as needed to thin pesto.
  5. Top with crumbled queso blanco and chicken.

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Tacu Tacu, Peruvian Style Leftover Beans and Rice

Tacu Tacu

Lomo a la Pobre con Tacu Tacu, the best leftovers you have ever had!Tacu TacuThis post may contain affiliate links. Use of these links supports My Gluten Free Miami at no cost to you. Thanks for your support!

I understand, and I have the answer.

Red Beans and Rice
We’ve all been there. You just made an awesome dinner, such as my Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice, you eat till your stuffed and then you have just a little bit leftover. Now, I have no issues eating leftovers, but I have more than one friend whose husband will not eat leftovers. Talk about frustrating.

No worries, Peruvian’s have figured out a way to solve this leftover beans and rice problem.

Tacu Tacu is the answer.

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