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Black Bean and Cumin-Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Author Hello Veggie

Ingredients

For the tacos:

  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small red onion cut into 8 wedges, then broken apart
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or any other neutral cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup mild tomato salsa
  • 12 small corn tortillas warmed

For the crema:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces soaked in water for 4-8 hours and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons water

For serving:

  • Cashew crema recipe above, crema mexicana or sour cream
  • Lime wedges cilantro, lettuce, additional salsa, tomatoes, cheese and/or any other taco toppings you like

Instructions

For the tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Combine the sweet potato, onion, oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt in a bowl and stir to coat. Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a sheet pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the onions are beginning to brown, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  3. When potatoes are almost done, combine the black beans and salsa in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until warmed through.
  4. Fill each tortilla with beans and sweet potatoes, then finish with a squeeze of lime juice and your choice of toppings.

For the crema:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a blender. Puree until smooth, adding 2 tablespoons of water if needed to get the blender going. If the mixture is too thick, add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until the crema reaches the right consistency - it should be thinner than sour cream, but thicker than a salad dressing.