Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Crema

Vegetarian tacos make a hearty meal when they’re full of roasted, spiced sweet potatoes and black beans, topped with an easy-prep avocado-cilantro crema.

Vegetarian tacos make a hearty meal when they’re full of roasted, spiced sweet potatoes and black beans. These flavorful “tacos” are topped with a homemade avocado-cilantro crema that’s easy to make—an immersion blender makes quick work of this awesome sauce. The recipe is easily doubled for a crowd—just spread out the sweet potatoes on two baking sheets instead of one, and make the crema in a regular blender.

Good for You Fall Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, Cilantro, Avocado

By / Photography By Coco Morante | August 22, 2018

Ingredients

For the sweet potatoes and black beans:
  • 1½ pounds (about 2 medium) sweet potatoes, cut into ½-inch dice (either peel or leave the skins on)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
For the crema:
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
For serving:
  • 8 corn tortillas, charred or warmed
  • 8 sprigs cilantro, stems removed
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or aluminum foil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion, black beans, oil, chili powder and salt. Stir or toss until everything is coated with the oil and seasonings.

Spread out the mixture on the baking sheet in as even a layer as possible. Roast for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and beginning to brown.

While the sweet potato and black bean filling is baking, make the crema. In a wide-mouthed

pint jar, combine the avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Use an immersion blender to process until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt if needed.

Spoon the sweet potato filling into charred or warmed tortillas, top each taco with a generous dollop of crema and then sprinkle cilantro and green onions on top.

Serve warm.

Ingredients

For the sweet potatoes and black beans:
  • 1½ pounds (about 2 medium) sweet potatoes, cut into ½-inch dice (either peel or leave the skins on)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
For the crema:
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
For serving:
  • 8 corn tortillas, charred or warmed
  • 8 sprigs cilantro, stems removed
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions