Get Ready for Taco Tuesday! Seven Tasty Taco Recipes

Need inspiration for easy weeknight dinners? Taco night is always a crowd-pleaser, and we've given it a much-needed makeover with seven fresh spins on the traditional taco

Taco Tuesday or not, tacos are an easy to prepare family favorite. Dive into our recipes, pick your favorite and get the shopping list ready. To serve, set up a taco bar and let everyone pile on their own toppings.

Soft Beef Tacos

Soft Beef Tacos

R. Burns Cafiso

Craving the classic? In this new weeknight staple, ground beef sirloin is seasoned with chili powder, oregano and salt, then stuffed in a flour tortilla and topped off with all your favorite fixings. Spice things up and add a dash of hot sauce or extra jalapenos.

Get the recipe: Soft Beef Tacos

Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Ken Burris, used with permission from EatingWell

The bold, smoky flavor of charred tomatoes elevates these chicken tacos from simple to sophisticated. Freshly-squeezed lime juice and cilantro make this dish perfect for summertime dinners.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Salmon Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Salmon Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Healthy in a Hurry

This is no ordinary fish taco. Grilled, flaky salmon gets topped with fresh mango-avocado salsa and thinly-sliced radishes for an easy yet elegant dish. Colorful, tasty and visually stunning -- a new go-to for dinner parties!

Get the recipe: Salmon Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

Alejandra Ramos

We love this veggie taco for its irresistible flavor combinations. Sauteed mushrooms and pistachios are seasoned with paprika and adobo sauce before being placed inside a warm corn tortilla. Finish these off with a dollop of greek yogurt to cool down the spice.

Get the recipe: Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

Vegetarian Tacos

Vegetarian Tacos

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook

This inventive meat-free taco, created by Richard Blais during a Top Chef taco challenge, uses jicama rounds in place of tortillas. The filling is a mouth-watering combo of papaya, avocado, tomato, lime juice and spices.

Get the recipe: Vegetarian Tacos

Fish Tacos with Kiwi, Avocado, and Jicama Salsa

Fish Tacos with Kiwi, Avocado, and Jicama Salsa

Regan Burns Cafiso

This fun, fresh spin on fish tacos is quick and easy to prepare. Kiwi, avocado, jicama and scallions are tossed with lime juice and seasoned with salt while the fish cooks under the broiler. Finish it off with a creamy cilantro yogurt sauce.

Get the recipe: Fish Tacos with Kiwi, Avocado, and Jicama Salsa

Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos

Susi Cahn

This recipe from The Batali Brothers Cookbook proves Mario's sons are following in his culinary footsteps. Gather up your favorite taco toppings and you're ready for a build-your-own-taco night at home.

Get the recipe: Beef Tacos

Grace Elkus is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

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