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Four tacos on a wooden board with small bowls of salsa and pink pickled onions with wedges of lime on a grey stone background

Vegan tacos

Published: January 5, 2021 at 10:17 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Bring the fiesta with these vibrant vegan sweet potato and black bean tacos, with zingy homemade salsa and pickled onions

  • Vegan
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal527
fat14.9g
saturates2.5g
carbs76.5g
sugars21.6g
fibre13.9g
protein14.8g
salt0.95g
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Make these vegan tacos, then check out our vegan burritos, vegan enchiladas, vegan fajita bowl and more vegetarian Mexican recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 8-10 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and finely chopped
  • dairy-free yogurt, to serve

SALSA

  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • a small bunch coriander, ½ finely chopped, plus leaves to serve

PICKLED ONIONS

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the pickled onion ingredients in a jar or bowl with 2 tbsp boiling water and a pinch of salt. Leave to pickle while you make the tacos.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 10 minutes until soft. Stir in the sweet potato and pepper, then fry for another 5-10 minutes. Stir in the black beans, cumin and garlic granules. Toast the spices for a few minutes, then stir in the chipotle, 100ml boiling water and plenty of seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes until the veg is tender and the sauce just coats the veg and beans.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the salsa ingredients together in a bowl with some seasoning. Serve the warmed tortillas with the veg and beans, pickled onions, salsa, avocado and yogurt alongside, and let everyone build their own tacos.

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