These healthy black bean sweet potato tacos are the best vegetarian tacos ever. Sweet potatoes and vegetables are perfectly spiced and roasted, then tossed with a honey, lime cilantro mixture for the most flavorful and delicious tacos. Taco night isn't complete without this sweet potato taco recipe!
Course Main Course
Keyword sweet potato and black bean tacos, sweet potato black bean tacos, sweet potato taco recipe, sweet potato tacos, vegetarian tacos
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Generously grease a large baking sheet.
Mix spices together in a small bowl, set aside.
Put sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add 3 TBS olive oil. Stir until potatoes are evenly coated.
Sprinkle spices on sweet potatoes and stir until the sweet potatoes are evenly coated with the spice mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until they just start to brown, stirring halfway through.
While sweet potatoes are baking, add peppers to the large bowl that the sweet potatoes were mixed in. Add 1 TBS olive oil and a little extra salt and pepper. Stir until evenly coated.
After 20 minutes, or once sweet potatoes are slightly browned, remove the pan from oven and add peppers. Stir until combined.
Return to oven for 20 more minutes, stirring halfway through.
While pan is in the oven, mix honey, lime juice and cilantro together in a small bowl and stir to combine.
Once sweet potatoes and peppers are looking nice and roasted, add corn and black beans and stir to combine.
Drizzle honey lime cilantro sauce over all the veggies on the pan and stir until everything is evenly mixed/coated.
Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Until corn is slightly browned and the sauce has stuck to the veggies!
Remove from oven and serve immediately in tortillas or over salad greens, topped with your favorite taco toppings (guacamole, salsa, etc).
Olive oil. Any neutral oil works well in this recipe! My top two recommendations are olive oil and avocado oil.
Spices. If you'd like to add a little heat (I am a spice wimp), toss in some chili powder. If you're not a fan of one of the spices, you can easily customize them to your liking by increasing what you love and decreasing what you don't. However, I find this spice blend perfect.
Bell peppers. I use a total of 3 small bell peppers. Choose your favorite color (red, green, yellow orange, purple), or if you aren't a fan, you can substitute a different vegetable. I sometimes use this as a "clean the produce drawer" recipe and toss in whatever I have on hand.
Black beans. Any bean would work well in this recipe, however black beans are my favorite. Chickpeas are another great choice.
Honey. If you'd like to make this recipe vegan you can substitute maple syrup for the honey, but the taste will be a touch different. Other vegan sweeteners include agave, date syrup, and brown rice syrup!