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Sweet Potato Tacos with Avocado Crema and Goat Cheese

A quick, vegetarian weeknight dinner made with pantry staples. A quick, creamy avocado crema adds a rich, citrus finish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


Avocado Crema:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream (or Mexican Crema)
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 clove Garlic (opt)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno (opt)


  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 small Sweet Potatoes, cubed
  • 1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning (see note)
  • 12 Taco-Sized Tortillas (flour or corn; use gluten-free corn if needed)
  • 1 heart Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese (sub feta cheese), crumbled


  • To make the avocado crema, combine all ingredients listed under avocado crema in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional salt, if needed. (Note: garlic and jalapeño add additional flavor, but only use them if they are flavors you like. A blender will work here, but you may need to add a splash of water to help bring everything together.) Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add cooking oil and then sweet potatoes and saute until they are beginning to turn golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp of water to the pan and cover it with a lid or foil. Steam the sweet potatoes until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add black beans and taco seasoning. Saute until seasoning is fragrant and beans are heated through.
  • Cover the tortillas with a slightly damp paper towel and microwave until warm, 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with romaine, sweet potato / black bean mixture, crumbled goat cheese and then topping with avocado crema.


Store-bought taco seasoning works just fine here, but if you want to toss together your own, just combine:
1 Tbsp Chili Powder (I like Ancho Chili Powder with gives it a bit more smoky flavor)
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder


Serving: 3g | Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 330mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 3.5g