You are currently viewing Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos
Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos

Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos

Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos offer a delectable and innovative twist on traditional tacos, combining the creamy richness of ricotta cheese with crispy kale nestled within warm tortillas. These tacos promise a burst of flavors, bringing together the delightful creaminess of ricotta and the crispy texture of kale for a unique culinary experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for individuals seeking a unique and vegetarian taco option or those craving a distinct blend of flavors and textures.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time usually takes around 30-40 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos contain approximately 300-400 calories, offering a good source of calcium and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos are characterized by the creamy ricotta cheese paired with crispy kale within warm tortillas, delivering a delightful and distinct flavor profile.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced radishes, avocado slices, lime wedges


  1. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). On a baking sheet, toss the torn kale with olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the kale becomes crispy.
  2. Cooking Ricotta: In a skillet over medium heat, warm the ricotta for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until it gets a slightly crispy texture.
  3. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the skillet or microwave.
  4. Assembly: Spread a layer of warmed ricotta on each tortilla. Top with crispy kale and add diced tomatoes, sliced radishes, and avocado slices.
  5. Serve: Squeeze lime wedges over the tacos and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Enhance your Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos with these appealing side options:

  • Mexican street corn (elote)
  • Black beans or cilantro lime rice
  • Salsa verde or pickled onions

Storage Options

For any leftover crispy kale and ricotta, store them separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat gently and assemble fresh tacos with toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Explore different variations with alternative ingredients:

  • Use other leafy greens like spinach or Swiss chard instead of kale.
  • Substitute ricotta with goat cheese or a vegan cheese alternative.

Alternatives to This Meal

Expand your taco options with these flavorful alternatives:

If you’re still searching for taco ideas, then why not take a look at our Top 35 taco recipes.


Crispy Ricotta-Kale Tacos provide a unique and delightful vegetarian option, combining the creaminess of ricotta cheese with crispy kale within warm tortillas. Enjoy the distinct blend of flavors and textures, relishing the innovative and flavorful experience of these delightful and distinctive tacos!