Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos


We eat a lot of beans in our family.  They are cheap, pretty healthy and can be incredibly delicious!  A few weeks ago, I shared how I make them in the crockpot.  We use ours in tacos, enchiladas, on salads, and in salads.  This taco recipe is simple, and pretty quick to assemble and is a huge hit in our house!  I hope it will be popular in yours, too!  



Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 flour tortillas*
  • 2 cups canned or cooked black beans*
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced*
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups spinach*
  • 1/2 cup feta*
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing* (store bought, or homemade)
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.


Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.

Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.  On a large, rimmed baking sheet, spread your diced sweet potato in an even layer, where no sweet potatoes are overlapping.  
  2. Pour the olive oil onto the sweet potatoes, and with clean hands, rub the olive oil all over the sweet potato.  
  3. Add salt, cumin and pepper, and mix again with your hands until the spices evenly coat it.  
  4. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes, or until your potatoes can be easily stabbed with a fork.  
  5. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, thinly slice your spinach with a sharp chef's knife.  
  6. Assemble the feta, black beans, and ranch.  
  7. Once the sweet potatoes are finished, Make your taco by starting with a tortilla, and layering the sweet potato, spinach, black beans, feta and finish with a good dousing of ranch dressing. 




About the Author: 

Landen runs Measure and Whisk, a cooking blog with a focus on real food. She is a firm believer that quality is superior to quantity, and prefers small amounts of good food over large quantities of cheap food. Deeply disappointed in cheap bacon, she prefers to buy $6 bacon less frequently. Because of this, she typically cooks vegetarian meals for her family.    

Her blog also features photos of her baby, Fox, and suggestions on how to live an eco-friendly and minimalist life, both in and out of the kitchen. Follow her on Pinterest and Instagram for beautiful food photos and pictures of baby Fox.

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