Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta | @naturallyella

Recipe originally posted on August 8th, 2012. Last updated August 16th, 2015.

Sometimes I daydream about the most random things.  Occasionally, I take to daydreaming about owning a traveling food truck and venturing across the United States. (I suppose I have Sarah and Melissa to thank for starting me down this path as they both graciously offered their driveways as parking spots for me.)

With my imaginary truck, I dream of crispy, wood-fire pizzas (this truck makes that possible), fresh spring rolls using ingredients from whatever state I happen to be in, delicious curries (because sometimes I just need curry), freshly baked cinnamon rolls (for when I crave something sweet) and tacos. Tacos every day.

Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream | @naturallyella

While I won’t have a food truck anytime soon, I made more tacos (because you can never have too many taco recipes). As a result, you can try these delicious vegetarian tacos first hand.

This taco recipe is packed full of cumin-spiced roasted vegetables. That’s it. Call them good. No grains, no beans, just summer vegetable goodness.  While there is a long ingredient list, don’t be intimidated. I just used all the vegetables I had in my kitchen at the time.  So, if you only used zucchini and sweet corn you would still have one extremely delicious taco.

Oh, and let us not forget the avocado (the quintessential component to any excellent vegetarian taco)!

Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream | @naturallyella

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Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream

Preparation 15 mins 2017-11-20T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 mins 2017-11-20T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings Calories 325
Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta | http://naturallyella.com

The perfect summer recipe, these vegetarian tacos use all the summer produce to make a vegetable loaded taco topped with a creamy avocado sauce.

Ingredients

    Filling

    • 1 small zucchini, diced
    • 1 small summer squash, diced
    • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
    • 1 ear sweet corn, removed from cob
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
    • 1 medium red pepper, diced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Avocado Cream

    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1/3 cup full fat, plain greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice

    Everything Else

    • 8 corn tortillas
    • Feta or goat cheese
    • Extra cilantro

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Prepare all the vegetables as described and toss with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and cumin. Roast until tender and lightly brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
    2. While vegetables are roasting, whip together avocado, greek yogurt, cilantro, and lime juice by hand or in a blender.
    3. To assemble tacos, warm up tortillas over an open flame or on a heated griddle. Assemble with roasted veggies, avocado cream, a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese, and cilantro.

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    Recipe Notes

    Tips & Tricks: If you want a bit of protein, black beans or chickpeas would make an excellent addition to this meal!

    Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: Avocado, Tortillas, Yogurt

    Nutrition: see the information.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 2 tacos each
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 325 Calories from fat
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 17.727%
    Cholesterol 3.21%
    Sodium 1958%
    Carbohydrate 134%
    Dietary Fiber 9.136%
    Sugars 7.6
    Protein 8.2

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

    Pairings for Vegetarian Tacos

    While you can add beans to these tacos, I love to get my protein from the side dishes. As a result, I almost always have a rice/bean combo on the side and let the vegetables stand on their own. These summer vegetarian tacos are a good kitchen-sink recipe for when you don’t know what to make but have a bounty of produce.

    Appetizer: Chips and Salsa! I love this Roasted Salsa Verde or you could try your hand at a fermented salsa.

    Side: Toasted Garlic Rice and vegetarian refried black beans.

    Dessert: Horchata Ice Cream

    Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream and Roasted Vegetables | @naturallyella