Jamaica (Hibiscus) Tacos

10 minutes
to prep

15 minutes
to cook

2 servings

About this Recipe

This tasty dish is made with the beautiful tropical plant that we know as hibiscus! It is fantastic paired with our Tamarind Salsa recipe.

Recipe by: Ebony Bailey


  • 200g of dried hibiscus (dried flores de jamaica)
  • 1/2 of an onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 250g of chopped mushrooms (I like setas/oyster mushrooms)
  • Tortilla
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cumin (to taste)
  • Dried oregano (to taste)
  • Tortillas
  • Chopped cilantro (garnish)
      Lao-Style Pho

      Step-by-Step Instructions

      Step 1

      First, boil the flores de jamaica to make tea or agua de jamaica

      Step 2

      Take the boiled flores and separate them into smaller pieces with your hands (you can also chop them if you wish). Set to the side. 

      Step 3

      Heat a pan on medium with a bit of olive oil and toss in the chopped onion and garlic then sauté for 2 min

      Step 4

      Add the chopped mushrooms, sauté for a few minutes until the they release their water

      Step 5

      Then add the dried hibiscus. Season with salt, pepper, a bit of cumin and dried oregano. Let cook for 10-15 minutes.

      Step 6

      Warm up the tortillas and serve your tacos de jamaica, garnish with cilantro and eat with a salsa of your choice, perhaps a salsa de tamarindo.