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Hibiscus flower tacos

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Flor de Jamaica has an array of virtues, urban legends claim it is good to cure the hangover of the night before, healing wounds, or even easing kidney and liver problems. The acidity of this red flower will bring a new experience to your tastebuds.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings4 people


  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • Strainer


  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 chipotle chilli in adobo finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander (a.k.a cilantro) finely chopped
  • 8 nixtamal corn tortillas
  • Salt to taste


  • Place the hibiscus flower in a saucepan with the water and bring to boil. Remove from the stove as soon as it starts to boil.
  • Using a strainer, separate the hydrated flowers from the water.
  • On a frying pan, heat up the oil at medium temperature and add the onion until sautee.
  • Add the hibiscus flower, chipotle, coriander, and salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • On a very hot frying pan, place the corn tortillas on each side until soft and floppy, wrapping them in a tea towel as you go to stay warm.


  • Keep the water to prepare fresh 'Jamaica water' by adding ice cubes and sugar to your liking.
  • Hibiscus flower is generally available at Latin American, Middle Eastern/African and Indian supermarkets.