Banh Mi Tacos [21 Day Fix]


  • 1 boneless skinless pork chop, fat trimmed off
  • 2 corn tortillas (6 inch small taco size)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 green container) thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Cilantro for topping the tacos
  • For the pork marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 1 small squeeze sriracha
  • For the pickled carrots and daikon
  • 1/2 cup daikon, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • For the avocado mash:
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed (as much as will fit in 1 blue container)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Make shallow slices across the top and bottom of your pork chop (this will help the marinade take effect more quickly)
  2. Add your pork to a ziplock bag and add all the marinade ingredients in with it
  3. Close the bag and massage the marinade all over the pork until it is mixed together and evenly dispersed across the pork
  4. Marinate for 30 minutes
  5. For the daikon and carrots:
  6. Mix together the pickling ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for 15-20 seconds, just until the honey is dissolved
  7. Add your carrots and daikon to a ziplock bag, and pour the pickling liquid in as well. Allow the veggies to pickle until everything else is done and the tacos are ready to assemble
  8. For the avocado mash:
  9. Mash all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside
  10. When your pork is done marinating, remove it from the fridge and heat your grill pan over medium high heat with 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  11. When your pan is hot, season both sides of your pork with salt and pepper and add into the pan
  12. Brown, flip, and brown the other side. Continue until pork is cooked through
  13. Meanwhile, slice your cucumber in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, and thinly slice 1/2 cup of them. Set aside
  14. When your pork is done cooking, let it rest for a few minutes
  15. Meanwhile, steam your corn tortillas in the microwave
  16. Place the corn tortillas in the microwave with damp paper towels above and below each tortilla
  17. Microwave for 5-10 seconds, until tortillas are warm and very pliable
  18. To assemble tacos, lay the corn tortillas down, spread half the avocado mash onto each, add half the pork onto each, add the carrots and daikon next (you might not use all of them), add the cucumber on top of that (you may not use all the cucumber either), and finish with cilantro