Taco Tuesday… on Friday

Tuesday night, one of my girlfriends came by for dinner, giving us some much needed time to catch up! I needed a quick vegetarian meal, given that she doesn’t eat meat, and I didn’t have much prep time available. She had the brilliant idea of making tacos!

Veggie Taco

Veggie Taco

I prepared a lot of little things, and ended up serving a taco bar of sorts.

Vegetarian Taco Bar

  • Corn tortillas, warmed
  • Roasted Vegetables**
  • Amped Up Black Beans**
  • Guacamole**
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Shredded cheese
  • Red onion, chopped

**Recipes posted below.

Guacamole, Chopped lettuce and onions, Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, Cheese, and Tortillas

Guacamole, Chopped lettuce and onions, Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, Cheese, and Tortillas

Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Toss vegetables with oil and spread on baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until lightly browned and tender, 20-25 minutes.

Such beautiful colors!

Such beautiful colors!

Amped Up Black Beans

  • 1 15-oz can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Dash of Cumin
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally.

Black beans and other goodies

Black beans and other goodies

Guacamole

  • 3 Avocados, peeled and cored
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • Dash of Cumin
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Meat, sour cream, pico de gallo and/or salsa, and cilantro would also be nice additions to this taco bar.

Everything came together easily, tasted wonderful, and left me with some nice, colorful leftovers! I made some awesome salads using the remaining roasted vegetables and guacamole. I think this will need to become a regular event at my apartment! Maybe next time we’ll add margaritas…

Lots of veggies

Lots of veggies

Happy Eating!

-C