These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

Happy March! I’m definitely ready for some fresh spring recipes, and (best part) super early prep for Cinco de Mayo! I tend to eat Mexican recipes all year round so I’m pretty sure by the actual celebration I’ll have quite a lot of recipes to share with you. That’s always good news, isn’t it? So let’s get right to these amazing vegetarian tacos. Let the pre-celebrations begin!

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a definite staple in my household. My husband and I usually don’t buy irish potatoes, and he loves sweet potatoes even more than I do, so we put them in just about everything. I’ve been craving making tacos for weeks now, and I knew immediately that not only would it of course be vegetarian, but it had to have fresh and in season ingredients that would come together super easy. That’s what I love about tacos. They can have such a variety of ingredients and always. Taste. AMAZING.

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

These tacos were a no brainer and came together perfectly. I’ve made them quite a few times now. The sweet potatoes and red onions are cooked until the sweet potatoes are crispy on the outside and the onions are semi caramelised, and then all the delectable seasonings are added to the mix. Truthfully, I would mix this in with quinoa and add the lime crema and this would make a perfect dish. But of course, tacos.

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

The fresh veggies make a world of a difference to not only filling these up with beautiful colours, but also by adding a nice spring-like freshness for a crunchy, creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet combination. The lime crema on top is definitely the icing on top, figuratively speaking of course. Unless you actually want icing. Treat yo self.

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with a delicious creamy Lime Crema!

If you give these Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos a try, please let me know in the comment section below, or tag me on instagram with the hashtag #jessicainthekitchen!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 4     adjust servings

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are amazing homemade vegetarian tacos. They are drizzled with an amazing Lime Crema!

Ingredients

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 large purple onion, sliced
  • 1 cup diced sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 3/4 cup cooked black beans

Tacos and Toppings

  • 4 6 inch soft taco shells
  • 1/4 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 1/4 small jalapeños, diced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes

Lime Crema

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon water (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Lime Crema

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin out the lime crema for drizzling if you so desire. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a squeeze bottle and in the fridge until ready.

Tacos

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat the coconut oil. Add the onion and sweet potatoes in the oil and coat. Sprinkle the ground black pepper and sea salt over the mixture to combine.
  2. Add the water. Cover the pot and cook until potatoes are crispy on the outside but cooked through on the inside, about 8 minutes, stirring often so that the onions don't burn.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano and crushed coriander seeds and stir to combine with the sweet potato and onions.
  4. Add the black beans. Lower heat to medium and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Stir once more.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

To Assemble Tacos

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat (if possible, brush with a pastry brush).
  2. Place a taco shell in the heat until golden brown spots appear and they are slightly puffy for a few seconds, then flip and cook the same. Set on a plate to assemble
  3. Layer a 1/4 of cabbage, sweet potato mixture, avocados, jalapeños and cilantro over the soft taco shells.
  4. Drizzle the taco shells with the lime crema.
  5. Serve with limes. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

1. To make this vegan, you can use vegan greek yogurt or make a [url:1]cashew crema.

2. To make this gluten free, ensure you use gluten free soft taco shells.

3. You can store the sweet potato and black bean mixture in a tupperware container by itself. Heat the taco shells when you're ready to serve, and cut the toppings fresh also. You can also store the lime crema in the fridge covered.
Reheat the sweet potato mixture in the microwave.


Taco Nutrition Facts is without the taco shells.

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13 comments

  1. We are taco obsessed in our house, so I am loving these. They could easily be made vegan too!

    • Jessica says:

      Yes! Thanks Dannii! We need to start a taco day at my house!

  2. Can today be Taco Wednesday?? Because I’m seriously flipping out over how amazing these tacos look right now! That lime crema sounds AMAZING!

  3. Annie says:

    Oh yes! We make these really good sweet potato and black bean tostadas and they are our fave! These tacos look great!

  4. The tacos look gorgeous as do the beers 😉

  5. Sweet potatoes and black beans are one of my very favorite combos! These tacos sound delicious – especially with that lime crema!

  6. Von says:

    I love how colourful these tacos are!! I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes too- I’d definitely love these!

  7. Cailee says:

    YUM! These look amazing. SO beautiful. Honesty, this recipe is perfect for me because I love sweet potatoes and I love tacos! …what a great way to enjoy my faves in one meal! Thanks for sharing girl.
    xoxo Cailee!

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