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Roasted Asparagus Tacos with Harissa Romesco

Roasted Asparagus Tacos with Harissa Romesco

Fresh spring asparagus makes a delicious filling for these vegetarian tacos.

Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Author Hello Veggie


  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 bunches asparagus trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted red pepper jarred or homemade
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon harissa or to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas warmed
  • Crumbled queso fresco or feta chopped parsley, and/or lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil; place the tomatoes on this pan and drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the sheet pan with the tomatoes in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Add the raw almonds to the sheet pan and stir to coat; continue roasting for another 5 minutes, until the almonds are toasted.
  4. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and transfer them to a food processor. Discard the foil. Toss the asparagus and 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the sheet pan, then place it in the oven. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time, until the asparagus is tender but still bright green and crisp.
  5. While the asparagus is roasting, puree the tomatoes, almonds, red pepper, garlic, harissa, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. To assemble the tacos, fill each tortilla with asparagus and spoon the romesco over the top. Add other toppings and a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note: Different brands of harissa can vary wildly in their heat levels. I use Mina and like a tablespoon of it in this recipe, but if you're using another brand, start with a small amount and work your way up.