Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Cabbage Slaw

By Alexandra Caspero on January 2, 2024

Rainbow sweet potato tacos with black beans and red cabbage slaw! A beautiful, plant-based dinner recipe with four vegetables per serving and plenty of protein and fiber. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

How pretty are these tacos? Inspired by my roasted butternut squash bowls, it’s almost the exact same recipe in a taco. Whether for taco Tuesday or a healthy weeknight dinner, these sweet potato tacos are a must-make.

Roasted sweet potato with plenty of spices tucked into warm corn tortillas and topped with a crispy red cabbage slaw and guacamole. If you are looking to eat more plants this year, this is the recipe for you.

Sweet Potato Tacos With Slaw

I’m a huge fan of squash in tacos, especially for a plant-based option. It’s a hearty filling and makes for a meaty taco without the meat. Once you try these, make sure to make my butternut squash tacos and my black bean and sweet potato tostadas.

While you are essentially making three different recipes, they come together fairly quickly. Roast the squash, prep the slaw, and assemble the guacamole. Then you put it all together! This means you can also make these sweet potato tacos ahead of time for easy assembly for dinner.

See below for how to make it, or scroll down for the full recipe card at the bottom.

How to Make Sweet Potato Tacos

Toss the sweet potatoes with seasoning

Toss butternut squash cubes with oil, cayenne, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano and pinch salt and pepper.Sweet Potatoes In A Bowl

Roast the potatoes

Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast until tender, stirring halfway through. Sweet Potatoes On A Baking Sheet

Make the slaw

Stir together all the ingredients for the slaw and taste for seasoning; adding more lime juice, cilantro, or salt as needed. Black Bean And Cabbage Slaw

Assemble

Make the guacamole and layer the ingredients on top of the warmed tortilla: guacamole, roasted sweet potatoes, and slawThree Sweet Potato Tacos With Slaw

Tips for Success

You can use pre-shredded cabbage for ease. I like the color of red cabbage, but OK to use green cabbage if you’d like instead.

You can also use pre-cut potatoes for ease. You can usually find already diced sweet potatoes in the produce section at the grocery store, especially during the fall and winter months. Butternut squash or acorn squash cubes will also work in this recipe.

Sweet Potato Tacos With Cabbage

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Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Cabbage Slaw

  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 loaded tacos 1x
  • Category: dinner, taco, healthy
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American, mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Rainbow sweet potato tacos with black beans and red cabbage slaw! A beautiful, plant-based dinner recipe with four vegetables per serving and plenty of protein and fiber. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.


  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 loaded tacos 1x
  • Category: dinner, taco, healthy
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American, mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 loaded tacos 1x
  • Category: dinner, taco, healthy
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American, mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled if desired, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Cabbage & Black Bean Slaw

  • 4 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • salt/pepper

Guacamole

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

8 corn tortillas, warmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the sweet potato cubes with oil, cayenne, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano and pinch salt and pepper.
  2. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet (may need to use two) and roast for 25-30 minutes until tender.
  3. While the potato is cooking, toss together the shredded cabbage, black beans, pepper, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt/pepper. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash together avocado, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice and salt. Season to taste, if needed.
  5. Warm the tortillas. Spread on the guacamole, then layer on the roasted squash and top with slaw.

Notes

Flour tortillas also work! You can also sub butternut squash for the sweet potatoes, like in this roasted squash burrito bowl recipe.

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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