Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos

Topped with creamy avocado lime sauce, these simple chili-spiced sweet potato tacos make a delicious vegetarian dinner.

avocado sweet potato tacos

This sweet potato taco recipe is an old favorite that I wanted to re-share with you. I first started making these sweet potato tacos years ago, but it’s one of those recipes that I come back to time and time again because it’s such a filling & flavorful vegetarian weeknight dinner option. The list of ingredients is short and the steps are easy – what’s not to love? Plus, I just think roasted sweet potatoes are such a cozy wintertime food, especially when they’re wrapped up into warm tortillas like a big hug.

Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos

There are basically two steps to the recipe:

  1. Make the avocado yogurt sauce: Simply blend together Greek yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. If you’re vegan, I’ve listed a cashew cream option in the recipe below. Vegan mayo would also be a great substitute for the yogurt. For a more herbaceous sauce, blend in a handful of cilantro. If you like things spicy, consider adding a chunk of jalapeño, to taste. Alternatively, this Creamy Chipotle Sauce would also be delicious on these tacos if you wanted to change things up from time to time.
  2. Roast the sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and chili powder.

Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos

That’s it! Just assemble the tacos with the sauce, sweet potatoes, and black beans. This time, I topped mine with a few pickled onions. In the past, I’ve topped them with additional diced avocado (see the picture below).

Lastly, I always, always, always finish my sweet potato tacos with a big squeeze of lime for extra pop!

sweet potato tacos

Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos

rate this recipe:
4.98 from 47 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves 2 to 3
These easy sweet potato tacos are a delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner that you can easily make vegan or gluten-free.

Ingredients

Avocado yogurt sauce

  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt & fresh black pepper

Optional toppings:

  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • Crumbled feta or Cotija cheese
  • Pickled onions
  • Microgreens or fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil, chili powder, salt and pepper, and spread onto the baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Make the avocado yogurt sauce: In a small food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice, and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until ready to use.
  • Assemble the tacos with a scoop of the sauce, the roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and desired toppings. Season with salt, pepper, and squeezes of lime.

Notes

Vegan option: Sub cashew cream for yogurt. Blend until creamy: 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour) with 1/2 cup water. (also, omit cheese)
Gluten free option: Sub GF corn tortillas

 

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  1. Makenzie
    04.08.2021

    5 stars
    Super delicious and super easy- my kind of meal!

  2. Margaret
    04.07.2021

    5 stars
    Omg we loooved these!!! I found this recipe while searching for a good vegetarian option for dinner. Even though I don’t follow a strictly veg diet I like to try it out sometimes. Added the jalepeño and cilantro to the sauce and also threw in a total of 2 garlic cloves. Yum.

  3. Nicole
    03.16.2021

    So delicious and easy… the sauce is killer!

    • Nicole
      03.16.2021

      5 stars
      Forgot to leave a rating…

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