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Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tacos with "Fake" Avocado Salsa

These tacos have it all! They are healthy, filling, easy to make and so delicious! Perfectly roasted veggies with our Adobo seasoning, beautiful black beans, a touch of cheese and pomegranate seeds to add sweetness. Last but not least, a fake avocado salsa that gives you all the goodness from a creamy avocado salsa but without any fuss. If you keep anything from this recipe, let it be this salsa the one you make, you'll love it!

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Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tacos

-Corn Tortillas

-1 large sweet potato

-1 ½ cups cauliflower florets

-black beans, homemade or tinned

-Adobo Seasoning

-olive oil 

1 Peel the sweet potato and chop it into bite-size cubes and add them to a bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil and a good shake of Adobo Seasoning. This seasoning has ancho pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, sesame seeds, salt and pepper so it has everything you need to give a lovely smoky flavour to your veggies. Toss everything together and bake them in a 180ºC oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely roasted and cooked through.

2 While the sweet potato is baking, add the cauliflower florets to the same bowl and add a light drizzle of olive oil and Adobo Seasoning to taste. You can mix them with the sweet potatoes halfway through their baking time or place them in the oven on their own after the sweet potato for 10 minutes or until they are browning and cooked through. 

3 Warm up the black beans and the tortillas and keep them warm on a tea towel or a tortilla 

warmer, like these ones, until serving time. 

 

Fake Avocado Salsa

-5 Tomatillos 

-½ courgette, cooked

-1 jalapeno pepper

-1 large garlic clove

-handful of fresh coriander

-¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

-salt to taste

1 Cook the courgette in water for 10 minutes. Drain and let it cool down for a few minutes.

2 Add the tomatillos, jalapeno, garlic, coriander, courgette and 1/4 cup of olive oil to a blender and blend until smooth.  Add salt to taste. Adjust the olive oil you add depending on how thick or thin you like your salsas. 

 

To Serve

-jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced

-pomegranate seeds

-fresh cilantro

-feta cheese, crumbled

-fake guacamole sauce or “fakeamole”

1 Add a good amount of black beans to a tortilla followed by the veggie mix. Sprinkle on top feta cheese, pomegranate seeds, fresh cilantro and jalapeño slices. Top up with a generous amount of salsa and enjoy some delicious, nutritious and filling tacos!

 

Notes

  • The toppings are just a suggestion but we highly recommend the pomegranate seeds that bring a touch of acidity and sweetness aside from the fact that they look beautiful!
  • We all know how difficult is to source good avocados, aside from all the social and environmental implications related to them. This salsa recipe has been used in taquerias all over Mexico for a long time now. Avocados can also be expensive in Mexico and taquerias rely on the fact of having a constant supply of fresh salsas and sauces available. Making a fake avocado salsa that tastes almost the same is a big win for everyone! You can make a big batch of this salsa and use it as a dressing or adjust the recipe to make it denser and use it as guacamole. 
  • This salsa is really, really good! The tomatillos bring all the flavour while the courgette adds consistency and the oil makes it silky and creamy. A must-try for sure!
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