Main Dish Vegetarian

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

September 19, 2014

I love roasting veggies. You can roast pretty much any kind and it enhances the veggie flavor like no other cooking method. I always roast a ton of veggies and eat them as a side or as the meal served on top of something like rice or quinoa. When I came across Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream, I knew I had to make them. I welcome any new way of using roasted veggies and was instantly sold on the healthy avocado cream.

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

So, how’s it taste?

I couldn’t shovel these into my mouth fast enough! They were crazy messy, so I’m pretty sure I looked like someone who hadn’t eaten in days. I was licking that incredible avocado cream off my fingers like a champ! I forgot to include the corn in mine, but there’s enough veggies that I didn’t miss it. Really you could use any combination of veggies you’d like. I wish I had skipped the cherry tomatoes though. I always forget that they turn to mush and leave their nasty little skins behind. I ended up picking those out of my tacos.

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

This is really a forgiving recipe. You don’t have to follow it to a T at all. Use any kind of veggies you like, and use any ratio of the avocado ingredients you like. I ended up adding a cup of Greek yogurt, more lime juice, and more cilantro to my cream. Tasted just fine (and more to go around)! If goat cheese isn’t your thing, then go with what you like. I loved it! I didn’t really jive with the corn tortillas though. I think I just don’t like them in general and would’ve much preferred flour. Corn tortillas seem to always fall apart and have the texture of paper to me. You can easily save the leftovers by storing the veggies, cream, and cheese separately in the fridge. Then build your tacos as you want them.

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

Ingredients:

Roasted Veggies
1 small zucchini, diced
1 small squash, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 ear sweet corn, removed from cob
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 medium red pepper, diced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt

Avocado Cream
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat or fat free)
1/4 cup cilantro
1 tbsp. lime juice

Tacos & Garnish
corn tortillas
goat cheese
cilantro

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Toss veggies with olive oil, garlic, cumin, and salt. Roast until tender and lightly browning, about 20-30 minutes. You may want to toss veggies with spatula halfway into roasting (about 10-15 minutes in).

2.  Whip together all the avocado cream ingredients and set aside.

3. To assemble tacos, warm tortillas (in the microwave wrapped in a damp paper towel or in a skillet). Add roasted veggies and top with avocado cream, goat cheese, and cilantro, if you like.

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  • Lesley+Eats September 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    The corn tortillas work and taste much better if you “re-fat” them

    • Corinne Rupp July 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Yes! I like to cook mine briefly on a nonstick pan barely brushed with olive oil. Then they don’t split or taste gritty. Loved this recipe, loved the avocado cream and used cojita cheese in place of goat–pure perfection! (I also left out the cherry tomatoes because gross.)

      Take care!

  • cheri September 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Leah, these tacos look amazing, love the avocado cream.

  • Amy September 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    As soon as I saw your photo’s, I had to learn more. This will be a huge hit with everyone I know, even the meat eaters.

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice September 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Oh man, that avocado cream looks amazing, Leah! Such a great topping for tacos or chips to dunk in! I love this!

  • Thalia+@+butter+and+brioche September 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Love the idea of an avocado cream! I definitely will be recreating the recipe.. thanks for sharing the idea!

  • Karen - 2Teaspoons September 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    These tacos look fantastic Leah! I love roasted veggies, avocados and cream 🙂

  • ami@naivecookcooks September 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    These look too good!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter September 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    These tacos look delicious! I love roasted veggies too so piling them into tacos is such a great idea – especially with that avocado cream – that sounds incredible!

  • Cailee+@+http://hellohealthyeating.com September 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

    YUM! Don’t these look healthy and balanced!! Avocado cream?! Genius. Just genius!

  • Isadora @ she likes food September 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Love this taco recipe so much, Leah!! I eat a ton of tacos and roast a ton of vegetables, and not to mention I love avocados! This is pretty much the perfect recipe for me! I can’t wait to make these 🙂

  • Alyssa October 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Love the avocado cream! I just wanted to let you know that I have a food photo submission site at Simply Creative Recipes and I am linking to this post if you don’t mind. You are welcome to submit your recipes if you’d like.

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