In Season – Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos with Creamy Basil Lime Sauce

 

Ok guys, these tacos ROCK.

 

And not like Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages. These are the Led Zepelin of tacos. Black Dog meets Taco Bell…. meets vegan.

 

And they are not messing around. These sweet potato tacos are so so good! …..

 

And so so in season!

Today’s post is all about eating in season and letting fall’s produce shine! Don’t let the sweet potatoes scare you off in these tacos – those little gems are spiced up with chili powder and cumin and are fantastic with the cool creamy basil lime sauce and savory caramelized onions and black beans.

Trying to cook around seasonal vegetables is the best time for thinking outside of the box! We all complain about getting stuck in the chicken dinner rut… so look towards falls produce for some inspiration. This season’s hearty vegetables make perfect bases for filling vegetarian main dishes.

 

 

So what’s in season, right?

I mean.. we know not blueberries. I swear they were $6 for 1/2 pint the other day at the grocery store…. noooo thank you!

 

I had Ashley do a little investigating about the season’s tastiest selection and here’s the list she came up with:

                     What’s in Season? 

 

October:

Apples

Cranberries

Grapes

Pomegranates

Sweet potato

Pumpkin

Winter squash

Broccoli

Lettuce

November:

Cranberries

Oranges

Tangerines

Pears

Pomegranate

Pumpkin

Winter squash

Sweet potato

Broccoli

Mushrooms

Spinach

December:

Pears

Oranges

Grapefruit

Tangerines

Papaya

Pomegranates

Sweet potato

Mushrooms

Cauliflower

Broccoli

 

For an even more extensive list of what’s in season check out both these links below:

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/whats-in-season-fall

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/whats-in-season-winter

 

So this post’s challenge is to get a seasonal fruit or vegetable into at least two meals every day. Have an apple at lunch, then roast some squash with dinner? Throw cranberries in your salad or mushrooms into your omelet. Easy-peasy guys! Not only is it cheaper (hey $6 blueberries!) its delicious! And good for momma Earth! I’ve got plenty more seasonal recipes to come! Yay for fall!!

Comments

  1. I have some sweet potatoes to use up-my try this one tonight! Thank you :)

  2. What a gorgeous looking taco! I love the filling and the cream sauce. Looks like the perfect way to celebrate in-season! :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Ricki! The cream sauce is definitely my favorite :) I’ve been pouring it over everything this week!

  3. Looove that this post is about eating what’s in season!! And those are the prettiest little tacos I’ve ever seen!

  4. I can’t tell you how much I love this post! That looks so yummy and fresh! I love your list of what is in season- simple! I seem to think that it’s only oranges and squash that are in season, but there are tons of great things! I will try this! Thank you!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Annie!! Let me know how you like it! I love the basil lime sauce, I’ve been drizzling it over everything today :)

  5. YUM!!! This sounds amazins Kristina!

  6. these look awesome!!! I’ve never had a vegetarian taco but the photos are so pretty I may just have to try them! I just researched a whole bunch of fall recipes and have a lot of inspiration over the next couple of weeks! squash here I come :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Ooo yum! Can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’ve got a gigantic (I swear like 5lbs) butternut squash in my kitchen I need to figure out what to do with….

  7. Yay for fall! Yay for sweet potatoes! yay for making me hungry while on my lunch break! ;-)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha! any time :) Love that we both were all about sweet potatoes this week :) Those little cupcakes looked fabulous!

  8. I seriously need to get better at eating in season. LOL. These tacos are definitely something I`d like to try!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha we all do! Its easier than you think though :) Just follow whats cheapest at the grocery store…. :)

  9. Yum, these look amazing! I’ve been having mad sweet potato cravings lately, and this looks like the perfect thing to do to satisfy it. Thanks for posting that list of what’s in season, it’s really helpful!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Katie! Me too actually, so weird? I swear I never crave potatoes too…. I’ve been in a french fry mood too though, love love love sweet potato fries!

  10. I like the idea of the sweet potatoes with that basil sauce. Interesting…

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha thanks Anita :) I swear it works so well! The cool sauce with the spicy sweet potatoes is really good!

  11. Love your post my friend, eating in season rocks :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Oh man, do these tacos look amazing. They’re screaming my name! I just so happen to have all of the ingredients in my pantry, which means these tacos are going to be whipped up this weekend. Yum! Love the “In Season” list.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha don’t you love when that happens? I swear I’m always missing one thing…. like the sweet potatoes for the sweet potato tacos :) You’ll have to let me know how you like them!! Can’t wait for you to try!

  13. Isn’t crazy how well black beans and sweet potatoes go together? I love these tacos!

  14. Wow! I just got finished cooking and eating this with my family! Best vegetarian/vegan taco recipe I have found ever! The sauce was a big hit and so were the potatoes. They didn’t even miss the meat! Thank you so much for sharing! You can bet that I’ll be making this again!! :)
    -Nikole

  15. What a gorgeous recipe my dear, it looks soooo delicious!

  16. the creamy basil sauce sounds amazing, black beans and sweet potatoes are paired so perfectly, K! Great recipe. :)

  17. these look so good! that basil lime sauce sounds yummy!

  18. Wow! These look so yummy! I’ll have to try these for dinner one night soon. Thanks for sharing.

  19. What a terrific idea for a meatless meal. The combination of sweet potatoes with your lime sauce sounds fantastic.

  20. mmm… I will never get sick of sweet potatoes and black beans, it’s one of my favorite combos. Love the creamy sauce you’ve got here!

  21. I would love this with out all the added fat!

  22. Thanks for the interesting vegan taco recipe that isn’t trying to mimic meat! The only problem I had when trying to make this was that since most olive oils have a low smoking point, 400 degrees was too hot and it started to smell like it was burning. You might get away with 400 degrees, though, if you had a very precise oven and very low acidity olive oil. Instead, I turned the temperature down to 350 and cooked it a little longer. Turned out great!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hi Dan! So excited you tried out my vegan tacos! You could probably get away w/375, I’ve never had an issue at 400 with my ovens (which has been great :), if you’re concerned you could also switch up it up and use an oil with a higher smoking point, like grapeseed. Happy cooking!!

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