Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / www.loveandlemons.com

People often ask me how to make vegetarian meals that are filling. One of my go-to answers lately is this: put stuff in a tortilla. Roasted vegetables, beans, eggs, hummus… really anything goes when I’m making impromptu tacos. This winter, I’ve been especially into these hearty sweet potato tacos.

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / www.loveandlemons.com

They start pretty basic: roast sweet potatoes and add black beans to your flour or corn tortillas. To brighten it all up I make a creamy sauce by blending avocado with lime and greek yogurt. When I don’t have yogurt on hand I’ll often make a vegan version with cashew cream (see the recipe for details).

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / www.loveandlemons.com

4.9 from 8 reviews
Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos
 
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Recipe type: main dish
Serves: about 6 tacos
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • salt & pepper
  • 4-6 corn or flour tortillas
  • optional: ¼ cup feta or cotija cheese
  • optional: 1 small roasted jalapeño, diced
avocado yogurt sauce
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 small avocado
  • ½ clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Toss sweet potato cubes with oil, chile powder salt & pepper, and spread in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and set aside.
  3. In a small food processor, blend together the yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Assemble tacos with roasted sweet potatoes, diced avocado, black beans, scallions and cheese. Serve with avocado yogurt sauce.
Notes
Vegan option: Sub cashew cream for yogurt. Blend until creamy: ½ cup raw, unsalted cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour) with ½ cup water. (also, omit cheese)

Gluten free option: Sub GF corn tortillas

 


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68 comments

  1. Laura from thecopenhagentales.com on said:

    What a great combination! I never would’ve thought of putting sweet potatoes inside a taco, but I’m super excited to try it out now!

  2. This avo yogurt dip looks great. And yes, I use sweet potatoes a lot to bulk up veg meals as well. They are starchy enough and fiber filled to really do the trick for me and my husband in a number of different meals. Have fun at the Target demo!

  3. Eileen from hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com on said:

    Yes, please! These tacos sound so good — sweet potato and black bean are definitely a perfect match, and the avocado just takes it over the top. I think the “filling veg meal” question comes up in part because people don’t understand how to incorporate non-meat forms of protein into their meals (not to mention healthy fats!). Beans and avocado are a perfect solution!

  4. I’m seeing so many yummy sweet potato things on the Internet today — YUM. I love it when a meat-free meal looks totally satisfying. This totally does. Your pictures are gorgeous, btw.

  5. Ooo, looks fantastic! I love the avocado too. Congrats on your new cooking demo’s. I would absolutely LOVE to come down and see you guys. Sadly, we are trapped under 2 feet of snow :( Good luck and big hugs to you both! xo

  6. Amanda Jane from seasonallyjane.com on said:

    Love this taco idea and your pictures are always incredible. Congrats on your Target partnership, looking forward to more great recipes to come!

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  8. These sound delicious! I’m loving that yogurt avocado cream sauce!

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  10. Salt & Wind from saltandwind.com on said:

    Beautiful! Thank you for inspiring my lunch today!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks Lindsey :)

  11. Ceshini on said:

    I just made this and yummy!!! This is so good! I love your website good food! After I finished eating, I am going to make your chocolate cupcakes with avocado icing! I can’t wait!

  12. Looks incredible. I think I could basically eat these tacos everyday for the rest of my life. YUM!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks Liz, me too :)

  13. Yum, I love tacos. What a great combination. I love anything that involves sweet potatoes :)

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  15. Catherine from Livingthegourmet.com on said:

    Looks appetizing and healthy too.

  16. Beauty Follower from beautyfollower.blogspot.gr on said:

    Avocado with sweet potatoes… great combo!

  17. I just made these for our Super Bowl dinner!! So VERY GOOD! Loved the yogurt sauce!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Tiffany! SO glad you liked them – thanks for coming back to let me know! xo

  18. Natalie Howes from twelfth-avenue.com on said:

    “Put it in a tortilla” is basically how I get away with feeding my husband all of the random leftovers in our fridge without him catching on. I think I have made almost exactly this recipe (minus the avocado sauce, which will be a welcome addition next time!). Thanks (again and again) for the inspiration!

  19. Nancy Long from roadrunner on said:

    Yum, I could also see using butternut squash for this

  20. Oh, sweet potatoes, how I love thee! And throwing a bunch of awesome stuff in a tortilla is literally my favorite way to put a meal together. I can’t wait to try this!

  21. Becca from spicesandspatulas.com on said:

    This looks INCREDIBLE! and so easy! Sweet potatoes + avocado might be my favorite combination in any form, thanks for the new idea :)

  22. Kay from juicercraze.com on said:

    I’ve been wondering how to use sweet potatoes in some unique way so as to eat them more regularly due to their good nutritional value. This sounds like a great recipe and very filling. I’m definitely going to try this out this weekend. Thanks for sharing it!

  23. Beth on said:

    Made these last night, and my husband and I are singing your praises! The avocado yogurt sauce put it over the top. So incredibly tasty and satisfying! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Beth, I’m so glad you and your husband liked them!

  24. These look like what life is about as fellow taco enthusiast and this is so easy for a filling and tasty dinner. Your photography is also beautiful.

  25. I’ve been on such a big veggie taco kick lately. Been using a crispy, spicy potato blend mostly, but will have to try sweet potatoes next. Maybe a bit (ton) of sriracha. Looks and sounds great!

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  28. Brooke Bass from chocolateandmarrow.com on said:

    They’re perfect! Love the way you styled the tacos too–it’s always so hard to get those little guys to stand up straight and look pretty. Recipe pinned for my next taco night…which will hopefully be very, very soon :)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks, ha – tacos can be tough. I got impatient with these, hence the not-so-discreet skewers :)

  29. Lauren from ButICanCook.wordpress.com on said:

    Beautiful and such a good idea, I’ve been looking for something just like this!

  30. Dianne Luna from moonstruckkitchen.wordpress.com on said:

    These look and sound delicious!

  31. ML on said:

    made this last night, was excellent. really liked the avocado yogurt sauce. will definitely make it again, and use the sauce for other things. thanks!

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  35. Liz on said:

    These are AMAZING! I have made them several times since I first tried this recipe a few weeks ago. I have some sweet potatoes reheating for today’s lunch, actually. I didn’t make the sauce, but had some homemade guac, so I used that. Delicious!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Liz – so glad you liked them!

  36. Top marks for this. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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  39. Kristin on said:

    I made these tacos this past Friday night. EXCELLENT!! I wouldn’t have thought of this ingredient combo. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  41. patricia on said:

    Do you have the nutritional info on these tacos? Calories, carbs, cholesterol, etc.

    Thank you. I do love your site. So many wonderful ideas.

    • Dorota | HappyForks.com on said:

      One tacos contains about 245 kcal, and almost 10g fat. However, the fat is mostly vegetable (olive, avocado), so it’s good for our health. Additional sauce contains about 70kcal and 5.5 g of fat. If you substitute Greek yogurt with yogurt with reduced fat content, the dish will be less caloric and healthier.

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  46. fiona mackay on said:

    As usual Love and Lemons helps saves the day – or at least teatime! Made these last week as had some cooked sweet potato already cubed plus an advocado in fridge so was quick and easy. As usual the flavours were stunning. The lime juice in the yogurt also helped pull every ingredient together. Used Greek yogurt, is calorific, but far better for us all, than any processed pre-packaged meal. Felt very virtuous. Many thanks.

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  51. Jen on said:

    I reaaaaaally want to make this, but greek yogurts where I live is too expensive, and cashew nut season is over. Can I use peanuts instead?

    • Hi Jen, I wouldn’t recommend peanuts – instead of the yogurt sauce, I would just make a quick guacamole to put in the taco – mash an avocado with lots of lime juice, salt, pepper and maybe a little chopped fresh cilantro if you have it. Hope that helps!

  52. Erin McNamara on said:

    Made these and they were absolutely delicious! Also, just a little tip…used Trader Joe’s corn and wheat tortillas. They are a little less corn-y for those who don’t really love corn tortillas. Such a great recipe for the vegetarian always trying to find a healthy and satisfying meal!

  53. Danah from panacheoffblast.com on said:

    These were SO dang delicious!! I didn’t have beans and still wanted more protein and filling, so I whipped up cilantro lime quinoa and holy moly was it incredible. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe – definitely a staple in my house now (:

  54. Janning on said:

    I’m alone this Friday night with a sweet potato at hand. So what else, but I whipped up a couple of these sweet potato and bean taco-burrito thingies… and found them deeply satisfying. I even think my dear carnivorous husband would enjoy them. We will soon find out.

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