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:
4.99 from 58 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. lake
    03.09.2021

    5 stars
    Made this tonight, absolutely delicious!

    I tweaked a few things to suit my fam’s preferences:
    *Added carrots, sweet paprika and cumin to the sweet potato.
    *Used non-fat yogurt for the sauce.
    *Added more beans and cooked them w/ half a pound of ground beef, garlic powder, chili powder and sweet paprika.

    Soo good! I would love to make it w/o the beef next time, but my fam ain’t ready for Meatless Monday yet lol. Also gonna use another sweet potato next time, bc we really liked them

  2. Live2threeday
    02.17.2021

    5 stars
    These tacos are Amazing!!! Best combo of flavors and ingredients, excited to have a new favorite!!

  3. Elliott from smoqbbq.com
    01.21.2021

    5 stars
    Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos is awesome! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe.

  4. Marina
    12.02.2020

    5 stars
    Somehow this recipe reminded me of Asian pizza called “Banh trang nuong”.
    Its difficult to find corn tortillas in my place, do you have a suggestion to replace it with something else…

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.02.2020

      Hi Marina, you can use flour tacos if you’d like.

  5. Leslie Leege
    11.28.2020

    I just made this for brunch and think they are terrific! Thanks, I’ll be checking your site again!

  6. eric levine
    11.16.2020

    5 stars
    For some reason, I love cooking your recipes. It looks delicious, for sure this Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos is going to be on my table tonight. Thank you, for this simple yet delicious looking recipe.

  7. Jamie Oliver
    09.27.2020

    5 stars
    Taught my g-daughter this recipe to teach her how to read a recipe and cook it. Came out delicious.

  8. Megan
    07.01.2020

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made for dinner several times – these tacos are amazing. Even my husband (who is far from a vegetarian) enjoyed these as well. The avo lime sauce is the perfect addition. Thank you!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.12.2020

      Hi Megan, I’m so glad you’ve been loving these!

  9. Ana Bonnin
    05.15.2020

    5 stars
    These sweet potato tacos were incredibly delicious. I roasted my red onions instead of pickling them because I was out of white vinegar. Paired the meal with a nice rose for a lovely quarantine meal with my hubby! I also just purchased one of your cookbooks and am completely inspired by the many ways you use veggies. Thanks for your delicious ideas. Next…mushroom polenta. Cheers to healthier meals. ☺️👏

  10. Eli
    04.10.2020

    Question: If i use avocado mayo as a substitute, do i still blend it along with the other ingredients or Is the mayo a complete substitute for making the yogurt sauce? Thanks

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.10.2020

      Either – you could use mayo in place of the yogurt or, for a lighter sauce, do 50/50 yogurt and mayo.

      • Eli
        04.10.2020

        So if i opt for mayo i still blend it with avocado, garlic etc?

  11. RENEE
    04.04.2020

    5 stars
    So delicious and easy to make. Thank you!!

  12. Kristin
    02.24.2020

    5 stars
    I made this meal tonight, and it is SO good! I’m dairy free at the moment and substituted vegenaise for the Greek yogurt in the sauce, and it’s still very good. Thank you for this recipe! It is officially in my family’s meal rotation!

  13. This looks really delicious! As someone trying to eat less meat and more healthy veggie food, I am really excited to find this recipe and try it.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.26.2020

      Hi Noemi, I hope you enjoy the tacos!

  14. Susan
    01.11.2020

    very very tasty. even my meat loving husband thought it was delicious! I had to use hard taco shells. all the flavors just melled together beautifully.

  15. Sheela
    11.08.2019

    Hi, do you peel the sweet potatoes before roasting? It looks like you leave them on? Also., any tips on how to cook/warm up the tortillas? Just plain on a pan? Many thanks!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.08.2019

      Hi Sheela, nope, I don’t peel them. You can warm the tortillas in the oven (wrapped in foil), in the microwave (no foil), or over a gas flame for a few seconds per side. I hope you enjoy!

  16. Sarag
    03.31.2019

    Just tried these for dinner tonight and they’re fantastic! Coming back for more next week!

      • ahoribaba
        05.13.2019

        Just tried these for dinner tonight and they’re fantastic! Coming back for more next week!

        • astrologerscanada
          05.15.2019

          5 stars
          Just tried these for dinner tonight and they’re fantastic! Coming back for more

          • 5 stars
            Just tried these for dinner tonight and they’re fantastic! Coming back for more

  17. Jaime
    03.21.2019

    5 stars
    These were amazing. The avocado yogurt sauce is the perfect topping. Thank you; this will be in the regular weekly rotation. 😄

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      03.22.2019

      Yay, I’m so glad these made it to the rotation!

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