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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Quinoa and Lemon Tahini Sauce

Black Bean Tacos Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Lemon Tahini Sauce for a healthy gluten-free vegan taco recipe.

Mondeeeeeeee! We’re going meatless!

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Quinoa Tacos with Avocado and Lemon Tahini Sauce #vegetarian #vegan #meatlessmonday

It’s Monday and we’re all groggy from daylight savings, but looky here: we’ve got tacos!

Do you ever say to yourself, “I want a taco right now, and I need it to be meatless?” I typically like my tacos oozing with saucy meat, but I’ve needed to take a brief hiatus from the animal lately on account of the fact that I’ve been eating so dang much of it. I mean, have you been around here the last couple of weeks? It’s been a real animal house.

In honor of my meat hiatus, I have a Meatless Monday meal for you! I made us a taco that’s loads better than loosing an hour of sleep, right up there with the new Rihanna, Kanye and McCartney song, and almoooost as good as two of my favorite artists, Zac Brown and Chris Cornell, singing a little ditty together.

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Quinoa Tacos with Avocado and Lemon Tahini Sauce #vegetarian #vegan #meatlessmonday

This is a simple, super filling, and tasty recipe to keep you fed throughout the workweek. You can prepare any of the ingredients ahead of time and eat on them for lunch or dinner.

Yes, you will use all sorts of pots and pans in the making of these tacos, but the actual effort you put into the prep is child’s play, I promise.

Just as the title suggests, our meatless tacos include quinoa, black beans, roasted sweet po’s, some avo, and green onion. The lemon tahini sauce is what really seals the deal, so be sure to make it a priority.

Or whip up your sauce of choice, like guac, salsa, queso, cashew cream, what have you. What I’m getting at, is sauce is really what makes these things gravy. Make it saucyyyyy!

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Quinoa Tacos with Avocado and Lemon Tahini Sauce #vegetarian #vegan #meatlessmonday

Sweet po tacooooooooooos!

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Quinoa Tacos with Avocado and Lemon Tahini Sauce #vegetarian #vegan #meatlessmonday

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Quinoa and Lemon Tahini Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato chopped into ½” cubes
  • 2/3 cup dry quinoa about 2 cups cooked
  • 1 14- ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large avocado peeled and diced
  • 6 to 8 corn tortillas
  • 4 green onions chopped

Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 teaspoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste

Instructions

Prepare the Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients for the sauce to a small blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Note: Sauce will thicken in the refrigerator.

Prepare the Tacos:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spread the chopped sweet potato over a large baking dish and drizzle enough olive oil to lightly coat, about 2 tablespoons. Sprinkle with sea salt and chili powder. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until sweet potato is golden brown and cooked through, stirring once after 20 minutes.
  3. While the sweet potato is roasting, cook the quinoa per package instructions.
  4. Heat black beans on the stove top and toast the corn tortillas.
  5. Prepare tacos by adding desired amount of quinoa, beans, sweet potato, avocado, and green onion to corn tortillas. Drizzle with desired amount of lemon tahini sauce.
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Joanne

Friday 13th of March 2015

Well you know I am allllll about the meatless taco! I actually made sweet potato and black bean quesadillas this week and they were fabulous...but now I'm thinking i need to taco that filling and get some lemon tahini sauce in there.

Erin @ The Almond Eater

Monday 9th of March 2015

Yes daylight savings and yes meatless tacos. I never think to make tacos without meat, which actually makes NO sense whatsoever. Look how good these look!

Julia

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

I hear ya sister - it's tough to go meatless for something as wonderful as a taco. Let me know if you try them!

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Monday 9th of March 2015

We have been eating so many tacos lately! I am all about them! They are so easy and versatile. I can't wait to serve andy the quesadilla version of this because he loooves both these veggies! Oh and thank you for giving me a new song to like!!!

Julia

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Yeeeeeah so glad you like that song!! I love all the musics, and figured the Zac and Chris duo would be a little too hard for more people, but shiiii man...it's just too good not to share. YES to the queso version of the recipe!! You's brilliant, m'dear!

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Monday 9th of March 2015

"I want a taco right now" is pretty much my mantra. I could seriously eat tacos every. single. day. Yeah, I'm all about the sun staying out a little longer. Also, it's 45 degrees here, which is pretty much summer compared to last week. I even thought about digging out my flip-flops. Girl, gimme all the tacos. Pinned.

Julia

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

I knew I'd be in good company on the taco front. Who are the people who don't like tacos, is what I want to know. ;) YES to 45 degree weather after the arctic freeze y'all have been having! And yes to flip flops...can we call them thongs just for fun?

Francesca

Monday 9th of March 2015

I'm so into this right now - especially after my meatcoma weekend. Well done, lady!

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