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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos


1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 tbsp olive oil

Pinch Salt and pepper

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp chili powder

8 corn tortillas

1/4 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro

1/4 cup diced fresh lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Toss the diced sweet potato with olive oil, salt and pepper, and spread it out on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

  3. While the sweet potato is cooking, heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the black beans, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the beans are heated through.

  4. Assemble the tacos: warm the tortillas according to package instructions. Add a few tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture to the center of each tortilla, followed by a spoonful of the black bean mixture. Add red onion and cilantro on top.

  5. Fold the tortillas in half and serve warm, garnished with fresh lime wedges.

This recipe is a great and delicious way to enjoy sweet potatoes and black beans as a taco filling. It's a great source of healthy carbs, fibre, and protein. The combination of sweet potatoes and black beans is a great source of complex carbohydrates and plant-based protein. Adding toppings like diced red onion and fresh cilantro adds a nice freshness to the dish.

You can always add more vegetables or toppings to the tacos as per your taste.

This recipe for sweet potato black bean tacos is a good source of several micronutrients, including:

  • Sweet Potatoes: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants

  • Olive Oil: monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and antioxidants

  • Salt and Pepper: provide flavour and don't contribute to the micronutrient content of the dish

  • Black Beans: fibre, protein, and several minerals like iron, phosphorus, and potassium

  • Garlic: Vitamin C, B6 and Manganese

  • Cumin: iron and antioxidants

  • Chili Powder: Capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory compound

  • Corn Tortillas: carbohydrates and small amounts of several vitamins and minerals

  • Red Onion: Vitamin C and antioxidants

  • Cilantro: Vitamin K, Vitamin A and antioxidants

  • Lime Wedges: Vitamin C and antioxidants

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