Sweet solutions to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 

Crisp apple tacos. (Photo courtesy Family Features.)

(Family Features) From fajitas and tacos to everything in between, fueling your Cinco de Mayo fiesta starts with delicious food that brings everyone to the table. Traditional dishes and new twists on classics can be equally satisfying whether you’re feeding your nearest and dearest or hosting the entire neighborhood. 

For those seeking some added protein, turn to Crisp Apple Tacos featuring pork tenderloin topped with cabbage, apples, carrots and a honey-infused homemade dressing. Ideal for a crowd, you can split the sauteed tenderloin, sliced produce, dressing and other favorite toppings among serving bowls to let guests create their own Cinco-inspired masterpieces. 

To find more recipes for family meals and beyond, visit EnvyApple.com

Crisp Apple Tacos 

1/2 pound pork tenderloin 

3 tablespoons olive oil 

1 teaspoon salt, plus additional, to taste, divided 

1 teaspoon pepper, plus additional, to taste, divided 

2 Envy Apples, divided 

3 sprigs rosemary 

1/2 cup shredded carrots 

1/2 cup shredded red cabbage 

1 cup shredded green cabbage 

4 tablespoons honey 

1 cup mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon mustard 

1 tablespoon white vinegar 

12 soft taco shells 

2 tablespoons sour cream 

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1 lime, cut into wedges 

Cut pork crosswise into 1-inch medallions. Coat pork medallions with olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper then add to saucepan over medium heat. Slice half of one apple into thick wedges and add to saucepan. Slice remaining half into thin wedges and set aside. Add rosemary to saucepan and heat 2-3 minutes. Flip pork and heat 2-3 minutes until pork is slightly golden and cooked through. Let pork rest 3 minutes then slice into strips. Thinly slice half of remaining apple into thin sticks around same size of shredded cabbage. Reserve remaining half. In serving bowl, toss apple sticks, carrots, red cabbage and green cabbage. In bowl, mix honey, mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar into dressing. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste. Mix dressing and cabbage; refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving. Cut remaining apple half into thin wedges. Top taco shells with pork, slaw, sour cream and squeeze of lime juice. Top with apple wedges. 

Source: Envy Apples