Mexican soft tacos with avocado almond crema
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Mexican soft tacos with avocado almond crema

A healthy and wholesome meal for your entire family which can be prepared ahead of time. Vegan and Gluten free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 - 8
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • For the filling
  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 -3 cloves freshly grated garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked black beans or of your choice
  • 4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 count chipotle chili in adobo plus 2 teaspoon sauce*
  • ¼ - ½ cup water
  • Spices needed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Couple of twists of black pepper
  • For the avocado almond crema
  • 1 medium sized avocado scooped and roughly cubed
  • Fistful of cilantro
  • 1 garlic grated
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ jalapeno deseeded
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • For the filling
  • Heat up a heavy bottom pan and add oil.
  • Once warm add in the garlic and roast until golden brown.
  • Add in the sweet potatoes and sprinkle some salt.
  • Quick mix it to coat with the oil and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Let the potatoes cook on a low flame/ heat for 3-4 minutes .
  • Keep stirring occasionally to prevent them sticking to the pan.
  • Meanwhile blend ¼ cup water , tomato paste , chili in adobo plus sauce .
  • Add this mixture to the pan along with cauliflower ,cumin , some salt and pepper.
  • Cover and let the mixture cook for 3-4 minutes until cauliflower is tender on medium heat.
  • Add in more water if required.
  • The consistency of the filling should be dry and not like gravy.
  • Now fold in the beans and oregano.
  • Give a taste test and adjust the seasoning if required .
  • For the avocado almond crema
  • Blend everything in a mixer/ blender.
  • Add more liquid if you like the dressing thinner.
  • Taste test and adjust seasoning or lemon.
  • Assembling
  • Just warm up the tortillas if desired.
  • Fill it with the warm filling and top it with the avocado almond crema.
  • Additionally you can add sliced avocados , tomatoes, grated carrots, chopped onions and cilantro as extra toppings.

Notes

How to cook black beans in the instant pot is given above.
Sub tomato paste with ½ cup tomato puree fresh or store bought and reduce water.
The spice level of this filling is 3 on 5 , 5 being Hot.
Sub Chipotle peppers in Adobo with 1-2 teaspoon of cayenne or red pepper powder as per your taste.
Sub black beans with chickpeas or black eye peas.
Sub almond milk with 2 tablespoon olive oil and 3 tablespoon water mix.
You can even top the tacos with simple guacamole , sour cream or salsa.
The filling will stay good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator
The avocado creama will stay well upto 2 days . It might just turn a little bit dull in color because of avocado .