easy roasted veggie tacos (+ chipotle lime crema!)

an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

a new favorite easy taco recipe: roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos with chipotle lime cashew cremaan easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

oooooh boy, these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos need to be added to your weekly dinner rotation STAT.

reasons you’ll be completely obsessed:

  • totally healthy (helloooo they’re made with sweet potatoes & cauliflower!)
  • sheet pan dinner magic (where my fellow lovers of sheet pan dinners at?! 🙋🏻‍♀️)
  • weeknight friendly (40 minutes start-to-finish!)
  • meal prep friendly (i share some thoughts in the recipe notes, below!)
  • budget friendly (pretty sure you can serve for for less than $10!)
  • four words: chipotle lime cashew crema (😍😍😍)
  • vegan, but also totally husband approved (i promise!)
  • oh, & how about 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

i mean…yeah.

i could honestly go on & on & on & on about all the reasons to love these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos, but the short of it is this: i am certain that you will absolutely flip over these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos.

they’re completely good-for-you (which is awesome since we’ve eaten them multiple times every week since i first tested this recipe – pahaha!) & every single bite is completely loaded with flavor, all thanks to 3 super simple components that you can easily throw together on any weeknight.

(did i mention it only takes 40 minutes to make these bad boys from start to finish?! meatless monday + taco tuesday = 😍😍😍)an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

easy vegetarian tacos with 3 layers of major flavoran easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

the key to making great meals quickly is to make sure that you’re building tons of incredible flavor into every component that goes into the recipe. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are no exception, getting all of their flavor from 3 key layers:

  1. the heartiest filling: roasted sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, & black beans.
  2. my fave easy taco fixin: smashed avocado.
  3. & since life it all about the toppings: the easiest vegan chipotle lime crema.

first up, the vegetarian taco filling! these tacos are filled with roasted sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower & black beans. i borrowed the filling from my vegan taco salad & gave it a couple of tweaks, & i’m freakin’ obsessed with it. so much flavor & texture with so little effort!

to make the filling, you simply toss some cauliflower & sweet potatoes in taco spices with some olive oil & lime juice, then spread ‘em on a pan & let ‘em roast. just before they’re done roasting, add some drained black beans to the pan, & pop it back into the oven for a few minutes to warm up.

that’s it! easy, roasty-toasty veggies = ✔️an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

since the sweet potato & cauliflower filling has such deep flavors from roasting away in taco spices, i love piling them on top of a thick layer of smashed avocado (aka avocado mashed with lemon juice & salt). it couldn’t be easier to throw together, & the creaminess & brightness of avocado balances out the rich, spicy notes from the veggies perfectly.

last up is arguably my favorite part of these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos: the easy vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. 😍😍😍an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

this crema is so creamy, so smoky & flavorful, & so vegan since it’s made with cashews instead of any dairy! i tweaked my smoky chipotle cashew queso recipe to have a perfect drizzly consistency for dousing your vegetarian tacos.

it’s so easy to make since all you have to do is pop the ingredients in a blender & let it whirl, & it keeps forever in the fridge so you can use it to top tacos, burrito bowls, as a creamy hot sauce on any dish, or even as a dip for chips. you’ll be obsessed!

making better tacos at home: how to char corn tortillas on the stove or grillan easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

if there was a 4th layer of flavor in these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos, i’d say it’s definitely serving them on the perfectly lightly charred corn tortillas.

up until recently, charring corn tortillas at home is something we really struggled with. whenever we did it the tortillas would completely dry out, becoming too crumbly & fragile to hold up as we ate our tacos & becoming too tough to eat & really enjoy.

luckily, we’ve figured it out & it couldn’t be easier. the secret lies in the technique!

to perfectly char corn tortillas at home, turn a gas burner on your stove on high heat. pop a tortilla directly over the open flame. once you see a little smoke coming off the tortilla, rotate it until it’s lightly charred & continue until both sides of the tortillas are evenly charred. it’s very important not to over-do it as this will completely dry the tortillas out – just aim for a little color!

transfer your charred tortillas to a plate, then cover them with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out until you’re ready to serve them. just as you’re ready to start assembling your tacos, pop the stack of charred tortillas in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. the moisture on the damp paper towel will steam the tortillas, adding moisture back into them so they’re perfectly pliable for easy assembly & perfectly tender to eat.

taking a couple minutes to char corn tortillas before you assemble tacos for taco night is well worth it: it adds an extra layer of smokiness to your tacos, & as a bonus makes them picture perfect.

how to make roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos (60 seconds)

my meat-eating husband’s honest review of these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacosan easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + roasted cauliflower taco recipe for later!

my unexpectedly favorite part of creating all the recipes for plant-based march is hearing what my husband chris has to say about them. he’s a total meat-lover, so i know i’m on to something when i can create a vegetarian or vegan recipe that he really enjoys.

since plant-based eating may be a new venture for some of your families, i thought it would be really fun to ask chris to write down his honest thoughts about this month’s recipes. here’s what he had to say about these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos!

let’s talk about tacos for a second.

i love tacos, even more than i love quesadillas (which is saying something). pork tacos, ground beef tacos, korean beef tacos, chicken tinga tacos, shrimp tacos, fish tacos…you name it.

however, you will notice all those tacos have some sort of meat (or fish).

so when jess told me she was making me vegan tacos for dinner, i began thinking “okay what can i make after we eat those so i’m full but don’t offend her?”

then i ate these m-effin tacos & holy sh*t did they blow my mind.

i went back for seconds (which means a 4th, 5th, & 6th taco) & i didn’t even feel bad about my gluttonous behavior because they’re vegan!! as someone who absolutely wants big heavy protein in every meal i didn’t even miss the protein in these bad boys.

eat these tacos, as many as your body can handle, because they taste like your doing something bad for your body but you’re really not. (how often do you get that opportunity?)

but really…how often do you get that opportunity?! vegetarian tacos for the win! 😉

if you love this roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos recipe, here are a few other easy vegetarian recipes you have to try!

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an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos


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an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday!


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Ingredients

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed

chipotle lime cashew crema:

  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from a can, in adobo sauce) OR 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lime, juiced

mashed avocado:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

for taco assembly:

  • charred corn tortillas (see Recipe Notes)
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 1 large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up and set aside.
  2. Prep the veggies: Place the cauliflower florets and diced sweet potato in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over top, then season with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano and salt. Squeeze the lime juice over top. Toss to combine. Transfer the veggies to the prepared baking dish, arranging everything in a uniform layer, with lots of breathing room.
  3. Roast the veggies for 25 minutes, giving the baking sheets a good shake about halfway through. Add the black beans to the sheet pan, seasoning with another pinch of salt, then place the pan back in the oven for 5 more minutes to heat the black beans through. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Prep taco assembly: Meanwhile, as the veggies roast, prep the rest of your taco fixins:
    1. Prep the chipotle lime cashew crema: Add all listed ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend to combine. Transfer to a bowl and set aside or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
    2. Mash the avocado: Add all listed ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to mash to your desired consistency. Set aside.
    3. Char some tortillas: We like tortillas with a little char in our house! See Recipe Notes for a run-down on how we do it.
  5. Assemble the roasted veggie tacos: Smear some mashed avocado on each tortilla. Top with a generous scoop of roasted veggies. Drizzle some chipotle lime cashew crema over top. Finish with some freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To char corn tortillas on the stovetop: Pop a tortilla directly over open flame on a gas burner. Once you see a little smoke coming off the tortilla, then continue to rotate the tortilla until it’s lightly charred. Continue until both sides of the tortillas are evenly charred. It’s very important not to over-do it as this will completely dry the tortillas out – just aim for a little color! Transfer to a plate. Keep your tortillas topped with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out until you’re ready to serve.
  • Meal prep tips! One of my favorite parts of these roasted sweet potato & cauliflower tacos is how easy they are to throw together, especially if you do a little meal prep. Here are two of the ways I’d meal prep this recipe depending on how much time I want to spend in the kitchen:
    • 15 minute meal prep: Chop the cauliflower & sweet potato. Prep the chipotle lime crema according to Step 4 of Recipe Directions. Store in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Measure out the spice blend for the veggies and store in an airtight container in your pantry. At dinnertime all you have to do is toss together the veggies & roast them, & prep your other taco fixings. Easy!
    • 40 minute meal prep (includes inactive time): Prep and roast the veggies according to Steps 1-2 of Recipe Directions. Prep the chipotle lime cashew crema according to Step 4 of Recipe Directions. Store separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. At dinnertime, reheat the filling in the microwave for a few minutes. Whip up some smashed avocado & char some tortillas. Assemble & enjoy in 10 minutes tops.
  • Category: tacos
  • Method: roasting
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: roasted cauliflower tacos, roasted sweet potato tacos, vegetarian tacos recipe, vegan tacos recipe

don’t forget to pin this roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos recipe for later!!!an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! #tacos #cauliflowertacos #sweetpotatotacos #blackbeantacos #vegetariantacos #vegantacos #healthytacosrecipe #easytacosrecipe #easyvegetarianrecipe #easyveganrecipe #dairyfree

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28 Comments

  1. Didn’t have a pepper sub’ed McCormick spice Chipotle Chile Pepper and TB of Tomato Paste. Was delicious! Will def make again.

  2. What if I don’t have a chipotle pepper but I do have the McCormick spice -Chipotle Chili Pepper. Could I add tomato and the spice to replace the canned pepper?

  3. My crema is unbelievably watery…and I even increased the amount of cashews…it seems from the photo it should be thicker, no?

    • hey desiree! so sorry to hear this. the crema should be creamy, but it definitely has a drizzle-able consistency, & it will set up quite a bit as it sits. the only other real variable in the recipe is the lime, perhaps your lime was juicier than average?

      • What if I don’t have a chipotle pepper but I do have the McCormick spice -Chipotle Chili Pepper. Could I add tomato and the spice to replace the canned pepper?

  4. Would love to try the charred tortillas! Unfortunately I don’t have a gas stove. Will try the rest of the recipe though. It looks so good!

    • hey djuli! i’d suggest warming your tortillas up in a skillet (cast iron, if possible) on the stove. should work like a charm. hope you love the tacos! xo – j

  5. Hi!! This recipe looks delicious. Do you think I could swap the chipotle for a jalapeno?

    • hey kaci! if you like the flavor & spiciness of fresh jalapeno vs smoked (chipotle), yes, definitely. you’ll lose some of the smokiness & the color that the chipotle gives, & i’d probably deseed 1/2 of the jalapeno to keep spice levels manageable. let me know if you try! xo

  6. Do you know roughly how many calories are in each taco?

    • hi hayley! i don’t not calorie count, but you can pop the ingredients list into your favorite nutritional facts calculator to find out. the recipe feeds 4 generously, with leftover crema.

  7. Would raw cashews work well? I don’t have roasted at home only raw! So excited to make these!!!!!!

    • raw cashews will totally work – if you are up to adding a couple minutes of prep time to the recipe, you could toast them up in a small skillet over medium heat to warm up their natural oils. it helps make them a little more flavorful & fresh tasting. but if you’re avoiding doing extra dishes (which i totally get haha!), raw cashews will be great. let me know how you like them!!! xo

      • Thanks for the quick reply! That’s a great idea! I’m going to try that! I don’t mind a couple extra minutes- cooking is my relaxation after work HAHA!

        • of course! just be sure to keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn. as soon as you start to smell them, they’re usually good to go. let me know how it goes!

  8. Minna Palaquibay

    Hi Jess, I just made this recipe and it is so, so, SOOO delicious, especially the cashew crema. I love how you took something that can go by way of the indulgent and sinful if you go overboard…(hehe) and made it indulgently healthy and yummy!! This will be a dish I will make over again and I appreciate that you gave meal prep instructions. I will definitely return for more of your recipes. Thanks so much! Cheers! 🙂

  9. Unbelievably good! I have been vegan for about 6 months now and this is by far the best meal I’ve made so far. The Crema was so good I couldn’t stop eating spoonfuls of it by itself.

  10. Thanks for sharing! Does the crema keep long?

    • yes! i usually say it’ll keep for 1 week sealed in the fridge, but if i’m being honest i’ve kept it for a little longer than that =) hope you try soon! xx

  11. Stefanie Edwards

    I cannot have cashews. Any idea what I can substitute? Thanks.

    • hi stefanie! you could try almonds if you want to keep this dairy-free. i’ve not tested it, but it should work! if you’re not concerned about keeping it dairy free, swap out the cashews with some sour cream or yogurt, minding that you’ll want to probably reduce the amount of water. i’d just add a few tablespoons at a time until you get the consistency you like. let me know if you try either way! xx

  12. AMAZING!!!! These were the best veggie tacos I have ever had…. such simple ingredients but you made them delicious and we were all fighting over the leftovers and legendary sauce yummm!

  13. AMAZING!!! Such simple ingredients that you have made fabulous and super filling. We were all fighting over the sauce yummm!!

  14. Jess these look SO SO GOOD!! I can’t wait to get my hands on that chipotle crema!! <3

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