Prep 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Serves 1

We’re pretty serious about cooking in the Cape Herb & Spice kitchen, but we also love to have fun with our food. Tacos are always an easy dinner winner, even more so when you manage to turn it into bowl food! Follow our easy steps and make your own taco bowl, then stuff it with all the yummy good things any self-respecting taco should contain.


  • sour cream or plain yoghurt
  • iceberg lettuce, sliced into fine ribbons
  • coriander leaves
  • black beans
  • corn
  • grated Cheddar
  • guacamole or diced avo
  • tomato salsa (finely chopped baby tomatoes, red onion, deseeded red chilli and coriander with a drizzle of olive oil and lime)
  • 1 lrg soft flour tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp barbeque sauce of your choice
  • 1½ tsp Cape Herb & Spice TACO SPICE
  • 1 sml clove garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 sml red onion, finely sliced
  • salt
  • 1 lrg free range chicken breast, finely sliced
  • olive oil


You need two same-sized oven-proof bowls to shape your taco bowl. Turn one of the bowls upside down and paint the outside lightly with olive or vegetable oil. Drape the tortilla over it. Dab the tortilla lightly all over with more oil and place the second bowl on top of the tortilla to weigh it down and allow it to keep its shape as it bakes. Bake in a 160ºC oven for 10-15 minutes until the edges of the tortilla just start to brown. Remove from the oven and allow tortilla to cool on the bowl – it hardens as it cools.

Lightly salt the chicken strips and fry the chicken and onion with a tablespoon of olive oil for 5 minutes. Now add the garlic and Cape Herb & Spice Taco spice blend and fry for a few seconds. Turn the heat right down, add the barbeque sauce and water and fry for another minute or two until the chicken is completely cooked. Taste and add more salt if needed. Spoon chicken and taco ingredients into your taco bowl and dig in.  You may want a spoon and a fork, but what you’ll really be using is your hands. Messy food fun!

Recipe concept & photography by Lizet Hartley.

Lizet Hartley is a freelance stills and reel food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer. In her spare time she – rather predictably – cooks. Get more of her recipes on her blog at