Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Tacos don’t have to be piled high with meat or fish. Even those following a vegan diet can get in on the taco fun thanks to this recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite. The filling is sweet and smoky, and the entire dish is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Read on for the scoop.

Makes 8 generous sized servings

Ingredients:

Filling:
2 cups precooked lentils
2 cups chopped sweet potatoes
your favorite cooking oil for roasting/sautéing (or use veggie broth if avoiding oil)
1 cup chopped green onions
Himalayan pink salt, cumin and smoked paprika to taste

Toppings:
corn (frozen or fresh)
shredded cabbage
avocado

Cilantro Lime Sauce:
1 package silken tofu (or for non vegan use about 1 cup greek yogurt)
1 cup fresh cilantro
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Himalayan pink salt to taste
corn or sprouted wheat tortillas

Method:
1. Prepare sweet potatoes and chopped green onions by either pan sautéing over medium heat or roasting on a parchment lined baking sheet at 400 with oil (or veggie broth), salt and smoked paprika. Once soft, remove from heat. Put lentils in a bowl and warm slightly in microwave. Add cooked sweet potatoes and mix well. Add cumin, and more salt and smoked paprika to taste. Set aside.

2. Prepare your toppings by warming up corn, dicing avocado and cleaning shredded cabbage. Warm up tortillas.

3. Make sauce by putting all ingredients in a food processor, blender or high speed blender and blending until smooth.

4. Assemble your tacos by putting a few spoonfuls of filling on a tortilla, then adding toppings and drizzling sauce over the top. Enjoy!

What type of veggie tacos have you made? What are your favorite ingredients? Share a comment with other foodie moms and dads below.

veggies-dont-biteSophia DeSantis is the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free food blog targeted to all types of eaters. She is the mom of two beautiful boys and wife to an amazing husband. Her and her family live a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free life 90% of the time because she believes that the stress of having to be perfect shouldn’t overpower the benefits that their healthy lifestyle brings. Through her website, she hopes to reach anybody interested in making a positive health change in their life.