Summer Roasted Veggie Tacos with Creamy Cilantro SauceAlysson Toscana
This veggie taco recipe is packed full of spice-roasted vegetables and black beans for a bit of protein. The vegetable and beans can be roasted days in advance and reheat well. The creamy cilantro sauce can also be made ahead of time. Store it up to a week in the refrigerator. In addition to topping tacos, use it as a salad dressing or drizzle over meats. If you are vegan, we have shared an alternative (and delicious) sauce in the notes section below.
Use the recipe below as a guide, we often use whatever vegetables we have in the kitchen at the time. Don’t be afraid to swap or add other vegetables. Just remember to cut everything to a similar size and you should be good.
YOU WILL NEED
VEGGIE TACOS1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon chili powder, we recommend our homemade chili powder
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
12 medium or 24 small corn or flour tortillas
1 medium avocado, cut into cubes
Pickled red onions, optional (see our quick pickled onions recipe)
CREAMY CILANTRO SAUCE1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 jalapeño, seeds and membrane removed
1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
Salt to taste
- ROAST VEGETABLES
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large low sided baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Place zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Scatter three quarters of a teaspoon of chili powder and a few pinches of salt over the vegetables. Toss to coat. Roast, stirring occasionally, in the oven until tender, about 25 minutes.
About 5 minutes before the vegetables are done, toss the black beans along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder and a light drizzle of olive oil onto the baking sheet with vegetables. Continue to roast until the beans are hot and vegetables done.
- MAKE CILANTRO SAUCE
Add sour cream, lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro, and a pinch of salt to a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste then add more lime juice or salt if needed. Refrigerate up to a week.
- TO FINISH
Wrap tortillas, in two stacks, with aluminum foil. Place into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through.
Fill each warmed tortilla with vegetables and black beans. Top with avocado, pickled onions, and a drizzle of the cilantro sauce. Serve with extra sauce on the side.