Consider this a taco remix: colorful, seasonal roasted vegetables wrapped inside warm corn tortillas and topped with vibrant magic green sauce.
Let’s do taco night!
Origins of Tacos
Who exactly invented the taco? It’s still a bit of a mystery! But a professor who has spent much time researching the topic theorizes that tacos were invented by Mexican silver miners in the 18th century. (source)
Tacos became popular throughout Mexico and were introduced to the US by Mexican immigrants in the 19th century. Authentic Mexican tacos tend to have simple ingredients such as corn tortillas, meat, lettuce, a small amount of cheese, and lime. (source)
This plant-based version is veggie heavy, but is inspired by the concept of wrapping delicious ingredients in a corn tortilla. Swoon!
How to Make Vegetable Tacos
This easy recipe requires just 30 minutes and includes so many delicious, wholesome ingredients.
For my vegetables, I was craving hearty ones, so I went for delicata squash, cauliflower, potatoes, and carrots (not pictured) seasoned with simple spices and roasted until tender.
While that’s happening, make your sauce.
The herby, savory, acidic flavor pairs perfectly with sweet roasted vegetables.
I hope you all LOVE these tacos! They’re:
Easy to make
BIG on flavor
& Super delicious
This would make the perfect weeknight meal when you’re craving something comforting and flavorful yet healthy. These would be delicious as it, but they would also pair nicely with my Quinoa Black Bean Taco Cups, Mexican Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing, or Mexican Pinto Beans From Scratch.
And if you’re in need of a little extra, try serving these with my Easy Red Salsa, Garlicky Guacamole and Plantain Chips, and Ginger Beer Margaritas! Plus, check out 14 (more) Vegan Dishes for Mexican Night.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!
Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Magic Green Sauce
- 2 cups chopped cauliflower
- 2 whole carrots, chopped
- 5 baby potatoes, quartered
- 1 whole delicata squash (or summer squash), sliced into rings and halved (seeds removed)
- 2 Tbsp avocado or melted coconut oil (or sub water)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
MAGIC GREEN SAUCE
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1-2 small serrano peppers, seeds / stems removed
- 1 cup packed cilantro, thick bottom stems cut off
- 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley
- 3 Tbsp ripe avocado
- 1/4 tsp salt, plus more to taste
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil (optional)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp Water to thin (plus more as needed)
- ~10 yellow or white corn tortillas (as fresh as possible)
- optional: Toasted or raw pumpkin seeds
- optional: Fresh chopped cilantro
- optional: Fresh chopped radish
- optional: Limes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and arrange veggies on a baking sheet (1 or 2 depending on size). Drizzle with oil (or water) and season with spices and maple syrup. Toss to combine. Bake for 20 minutes. Then turn temperature up to 450 F (232 C) to brown for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare magic green sauce by placing garlic and chiles in a food processor along with cilantro, parsley, avocado, salt, lime, oil (optional), and maple syrup. Process until nearly smooth. Then add water to help further combine until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more pepper for heat, salt for saltiness, maple syrup for sweetness, herbs for earthy flavor, or avocado for creaminess. Scrape into a storage container and refrigerate until serving time.
- To serve, warm tortillas in a damp towel in the microwave for 30 seconds or in the still-warm oven for a few minutes. Then fill with roasted vegetables and any desired garnishes (radish, pepitas, cilantro, lime juice). Top with a drizzle of magic green sauce and enjoy.
- Best when fresh. Store leftovers separately in the refrigerator for a few days.
*Prep time includes making the magic green sauce, which happens while the veggies are roasting.