Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Vegetarian tacos loaded with flavor! These Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos are easy to prepare and will please even the most dedicated of carnivores! Multiple topping suggestions included to suite all tastes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 235
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Cilantro Lime Avocado Salsa

  • 1 avocado * diced small
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro * minced
  • 1/2 lime * juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave

Optional Additional Toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, and paprika until evenly coated.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • While the sweet potatoes are roasting, add the black beans to a small saucepan over low heat to warm. Mix into the roasted sweet potatoes.
  • Prepare the avocado salsa by mixing the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and agave in a small bowl.
  • To assemble the tacos, place the sweet potato mixture into the tortillas of your choice and top with the avocado salsa.
  • Add additional toppings, as desired.

Notes

  • Topping Ideas and Recommendations for Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

    Want to add even more flavor to your Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos? Try any combination of these toppings! My personal favorite is feta cheese and cashew sauce!
    • feta or cojita cheese crumbles
    • diced tomatoes
    • pickled jalapenos (or use fresh jalapenos if you like really spicy black bean tacos!)
    • sweet cashew sauce (see the recipe below)
    Cashew Sauce Recipe
    1/4 c cashews, 1/2 c hot water, 1 t lemon juice, 1 t agave, 1 T olive oil, 1 clove garlic 
    To make the Cashew Sauce, drain the water from the cashews and add them to the blender cup along with the lemon juice, agave, olive oil, and garlic. Blend until smooth. You can add a little water, if needed, to thin the sauce more. 

    Tips and Techniques

    • Store leftover sweet potatoes and black beans in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
    • Leftover avocado doesn't store well and will turn brown fairly quickly. If you think you might have leftovers, you may want to consider purchasing a second avocado.
    ** Nutritional information is only an estimate and may vary. It does not include tortillas or taco shells or additional toppings you may choose to add.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12220IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.9mg