Hibiscus Flower Tacos Recipe

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Deann Published: April 1, 2021 Modified: June 10, 2021
Hibiscus Flower Tacos Recipe

How To Make Hibiscus Flower Tacos

These hibiscus flower tacos are a great meat-free dish. Just boil the flowers until tender and sauté in with seasonings for maximum flavor.

Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes



  • 2cupsdried hibiscus flowers
  • 4cupswater
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ½red onion,diced, medium
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • tortilla,for serving
  • topping of your choice,for serving


  1. Rinse the dried hibiscus flowers under running water for 2 to 3 minutes until the water turns from deep magenta to light pink.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Boil the drained hibiscus for 10 minutes until tender. Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and let stand for 2 hours.

  3. Drain the hibiscus well. Reserve the water for hibiscus tea or to use smoothies, or discard.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the red onion and sauté for 2 minutes until translucent.

  5. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes more until fragrant. Add the hibiscus, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, cumin, dried oregano, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir until the flavors have melded, about 5 minutes.

  6. Serve the hibiscus meat in tortillas with your toppings of choice.

  7. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 61.56kcal
  • Fat: 4.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.91g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 0.57g
  • Protein: 0.65g
  • Sodium: 323.09mg
  • Calcium: 59.15mg
  • Potassium: 89.34mg
  • Iron: 0.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 13.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.66mg
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