Sweet Potato + Black Bean Tacos

You know it's going to be a good week when not only do you get #tacotuesday - but Cinco de Mayo a few days later which means...MORE TACOS! Let's be honest here, is there such thing as too many tacos? Not in my book, that's for sure!! They are such a versatile meal with an abundance of mix-ins, toppings + flavor combinations leaving you with endless possibilities for your taste buds. 

Ever since I was little, my favorite meal was always tacos. Each year on our birthday growing up, we got to pick our favorite meal to have. If you didn't guess already, my first choice without hesitation was...tacos. Who doesn't love tacos?! [seriously though, if you don't like tacos...you aren't human]. 

It worked out pretty perfectly that my craving for tacos fell around Cinco de Mayo. I've done variations of this recipe as loaded sweet potato fires or nachos with even more toppings but I wanted to keep things simple and really focus on using just a few, key ingredients + bold flavors. Since I only cook for myself, recipes that use the same ingredients in multiple ways makes meal prep that much easier. I also really like this recipe because it's so easy to make for one [1] person or a group of ten; a win-win!

There are three [3] main components of this meal: the sweet potatoes, the black beans + the guacamole. Lime, jalapeno + cilantro are used multiple times throughout the dish. Bold flavors like cumin + cayenne give these tacos that punch of flavor that keeps you going back for more...and more...and more...and more [#noshame - they are THAT good].

Now that your taste buds are salivating + your stomach is growling in hunger, it's recipe time! Ingredients + instructions are below for all three [3] main components listed above: the sweet potatoes, the black beans + the guacamole. Don't forget to pour yourself a fun cocktail - or mocktail - like above. A fruity Inspired Brews "Sunset" kombucha [100% raw kombucha, organic grapefruit, organic pineapple, PA beets, organic dates + organic ginger] with a squeeze of lime was the perfect refreshing pairing with these sweet potato + black bean tacos.

I'd love to know if you try this recipe! Be sure to tag @thelifeshewanders and use #thelifeshewanders / #TLSWrecipe so I can see your creations.

Yields: two [2] servings


  • Ingredients

    • 1 organic sweet potato

    • 1 tbsp Chosen Foods avocado oil

    • 1/2 - 1 tsp cumin

    • 1/4 tsp cayenne

    • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

    • 1/2 tsp black pepper

    • pinch of salt

  • Instructions

    • Pre-heat oven to 400

    • Peel sweet potato, chop into bite sized pieces + place in a bowl.

    • In a small dish, combine cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, black pepper + salt; mix to combine.

    • Toss sweet potato in avocado oil to coat.

    • Add spices + mix to evenly distribute.

    • Layout evenly on a baking sheet; roast at 400 for 24-30 minutes, tossing midway through.


  • Ingredients

    • 1 can organic no salt added black beans [I used Whole Foods organic 365 no salt added]

    • 1 tbsp Chosen Foods avocado oil

    • juice of 2 limes

    • handful of cilantro

    • salt + black pepper to taste

  • Instructions

    • Open can of black beans, rinse + strain.

    • Add avocado oil + black beans to a small pot over medium heat.

    • When beans begin to bubble, add juice of 1 lime, half of cilantro, salt + pepper; let simmer + thicken up.

    • Once majority of lime juice has been absorbed, add juice of second lime; let simmer + thicken up.

    • Remove from heat and add remaining cilantro; stir to combine.


  • Ingredients

    • 2 avocados

    • juice of 1 lime

    • 1/2 a jalapeno [more or less depending on how spicy you want it]

    • handful of cilantro

    • salt + black pepper

  • Instructions

    • Mash 2 avocados in a small bowl.

    • Finely dice jalapeno.

    • Add jalapeno, lime, cilantro, salt + pepper; mix to combine.

    • Top with more cilantro + a squeeze of lime juice.


  • Using tortillas of choice [I used Siete Foods almond flour tortillas, warmed up in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes], add a scoop of the lime-cilantro black bean mixture.

  • Add a scoop of the roasted sweet potato on top of the black beans.

  • Top with a dollop of guacamole + a few simple toppings like sliced jalapeno + cilantro.

  • ENJOY! :)