I love a dinner I can throw together in virtually no time at all – especially after a long day when I have little energy left. If it’s nutritious and delicious, then I love it even more. That’s why I am always trying to create recipes that are family friendly without sacrificing taste or health. These sweet potato and black bean tacos fit the bill perfectly. They are super easy to make, require very little planning, are are so delicious my little one and husband can’t get enough of them.
* For smaller toddlers, just deconstruct the taco and serve with a fork.
These Tacos Are:
- Easy to Make
- Fast and Simple
- Easily Made Gluten-Free
- Family and Toddler-Approved
- Adaptable to Likes and Dislikes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- I can no-salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 small avocados, pitted and skin removed
- Juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 8 (6") soft corn or whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
- Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Spread across baking sheet and place in oven. Roast for 20 minutes, or until golden in spots, tossing occasionally. *A few minutes before sweet potatoes are done, add the black beans to the sweet potatoes. Stir them around with the potatoes and let them cook for a few minutes to warm through. Set aside when done.
- Meanwhile, in a food processor add the avocado, remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro. Puree until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and pepper if you'd like.
- To assemble tacos, start with a warm tortilla, top with a scoop of sweet potato-black bean mixture, a dollop of avocado cream and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Add additional chopped cilantro as a garnish if you'd like.