We’ve had this butternut squash sitting on the kitchen counter for about a week; I just didn’t know what to make with it. Then suddenly it hit me: Vegan Street Tacos with roasted butternut squash, pico de gallo, and cilantro lime cream sauce! Street tacos are typically sold out of stands or trucks, only have a few ingredients, and are eaten by hand. These vegan street tacos fit the bill; they’re made with soft corn tortillas wrapped around four very flavorful ingredients, but can be made in the comfort of your own cocina!
These are so simple and so tasty, I made these for dinner last night and I can’t wait to get home tonight to have leftovers! These tacos can be made with a myriad of ingredients so feel free to be creative. You can use brown rice, quinoa, pinto beans, sweet potatoes, tempeh, tofu, zucchini, chickpeas, the list is almost endless!
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1 medium-size butternut squash, peeled and diced into bite-size pieces
1 tsp olive oil
1 ripe tomato, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, diced very finely
4 Tbsp lime juice, divided
1/2 cup silken tofu
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 cups black beans, cooked
salt & pepper to taste
8 soft corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 425°
Place diced butternut squash in a lightly oiled shallow baking dish or roasting pan, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast butternut squash for about 20-25 minutes, stirring once.
Pico de gallo: In a small bowl, combine tomato, onion, pepper, 2 Tbsp lime juice, and a dash of salt. Stir well and set aside.
Cilantro lime cream sauce: Combine in blender or food processor silken tofu, cilantro, 2 Tbsp lime juice and a pinch of salt. Blend or process until smooth and creamy.
Heat black beans in a small sauce pan over medium heat, adding water if necessary. Heat the corn tortillas in a heavy skillet, turning frequently.
Assemble tacos: Place a warm corn tortilla on a plate, add some black beans, roasted butternut squash, pico de gallo, and top with cilantro lime cream sauce. Repeat this process for the remaining tortillas. Eat with hands.
Servings: 8 tacos
Per serving: 254 calories (22 from fat), 2.4g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 47.1g total carbohydrate (9.9g dietary fiber, 2.9g sugar), 13.4g protein, 77% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, 10% calcium, 18% Iron
- Good Points: High in protein, dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, and Vitamin A