Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

I regularly peruse the internet for healthy, vegetarian meal ideas.  You can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this gem!!  If a recipe has lime and cliantro in it – I’m hooked!  I love the cilantro-lime combo.

However, I don’t usually make this recipe as a taco recipe. I make it more as a ‘throw a bunch of ingredients in a bowl’ recipe and maybe sprinkle with some feta cheese and avocado slices.

Be warned, the recipe can taste rather rich if you add feta.  But it is a flavorful dish that is simple to prepare and incorporates several of our CSA items!

Enjoy!!

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Yield: About 5 – 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled if desired and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Romain lettuce or purple cabbage, cotija or feta cheese (monterrey or manchengo would also be good), diced avocados, fresh salsa or pico de gallo and hot sauce (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place sweet potatoes on foil. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste then toss to evenly coat. Bake in preheated oven 15 – 20 minutes until tender, removing from oven and tossing once halfway through baking.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot add onion and saute until caramelized (golden brown on edges and tender), about 5 – 6 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in drained black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through. Toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro. Serve over warm tortillas with desired toppings.

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

About the author:  Shanna Phillips has a degree in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College. She is a vegetarian who enjoys experimenting with new recipes. She enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling and spending time (preferably outdoors) with her family.

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