If I ask my family what they want for dinner, I should be prepared to make tacos. I’m not sure why, but tacos tend to be the most commonly requested dinner in our house. So, to prevent extreme food boredom, I had to get creative. Usually, I make a traditional taco bar but I decided to change things up with this recipe and it was definitely a hit!
This is not your typical taco recipe. First, it’s meatless. Second, it’s full of good for you nutrients. And third, the leftovers are amazing for lunch the next day. Basically, it’s the bomb. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Here’s what you’ll need (serves 4+):
- 3-4 Sweet potatoes washed and cubed (leave the peels on). I use this amazing chopper from William Sonoma to make my life about 100% easier.
- Unrefined organic coconut oil
- Organic scallions
- 1 can organic black beans drained and rinsed
- Feta Cheese
- 16 small to medium soft tortilla shells (organic…gluten free… whatever you prefer)
- 1-2 Avocados
- Greek yogurt cilantro dressing. I used store bought but you can definitely make your own or swap this out for the dressing of your choice.
Start by preheating your oven to 375. While the oven gets hot, chop your sweet potatoes and then toss them in about 1/4 cup melted coconut oil. Spread them onto a greased baking sheet. Then pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes (just long enough for you to get everything else ready!)
Now, while the potatoes roast, you can lay out your taco bar! Set out self serve bowls with each of the following ingredients:
- black beans
- feta cheese
- chopped avocado
- sliced scallions
Then, as soon as the sweet potatoes come out, add them to the spread.
I decided to toast the outside of our tortilla shells in a frying pan lightly sprayed with coconut oil.
So now we are at about 30 minutes from the start of preparing this meal, and it’s time to eat!
This is where the fun part comes in. These are so easy to put together, the kids made their own tacos!
If you’re thinking, “my kids would never eat that,” then think again! The girls loved these sweet, meatless, “Twisted Tacos.” I have found that the best way to get kids to try new foods is to get them involved in the kitchen and then give the food a fun name (like Twisted Tacos). Kids are used to being marketed to when it comes to junk food; it’s up to us to market the good food to them at home.
So, there you have it. Sweet and satisfying Twisted Tacos served with a side of chips of course.
A fresh, plant based, healthy dinner in about 30 minutes… Eat up friends!