Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos + Roasted Jalapeno Salsa

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos + Roasted Jalapeno Salsa

Serves: 4



  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and large diced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, slightly drained (not rinsed)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 6-8 corn tortillas

Roasted Jalapeno Salsa:

  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 4-oz can mild diced green chilies


  • guacamole (1 avocado + 1/4 lime juice + 1/4 tsp salt mixed together)
  • purple cabbage or red onion
  • fresh cilantro, chopped,
  • fresh lime juice



  1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until brown on the outside and crispy.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Heat saucepan over medium hat.
  6. Add black beans, cumin, chili powder, and a 1/4 tsp of salt.  Season to taste.
  7. Heat a panini maker and warm the tortillas for approximately 30-60 seconds each (until hot and pliable).  Place in a tortilla warmer.

Roasted Jalapeno Salsa:

  1. Turn the broiler on high and position a rack near the top of the oven.
  2. Place the jalapeno on a bare baking sheet and cook for 5-10 minutes, flipping halfway, until the skin is blackened.
  3. Wrap loosely in foil to steam for a few minutes.
  4. Once jalapeno has cooled slightly, unwrap from foil and carefully peel off charred skin.  Slice in half and remove stems / seeds.
  5. Place the jalapeno, garlic, onion, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper, and diced green chilies into a food processor.
  6. Blend until well combined.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed (add more salt for flavor, lime for acidity, and garlic for zip).

Bringing it All Together:

  1. Fill each tortillas with black bean mixture, sweet potatoes, salsa, guacamole, and other garnishes.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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