Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos

Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos IMAGE

Packed with hearty lentils, these tasty tacos are super satisfying. We've used dried green lentils rather than canned because they contain far less sodium and have a better texture.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016

Ingredients

Quick Pickled Radishes:
  • 5 radishes trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Sweet Potato Tacos:
  • 1/2 cup dried green lentils rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 350 g sweet potatoes peeled and cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) chunks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 12 tortillas (6 inches/15 cm) warmed
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced

Method

Quick Pickled Radishes: In bowl, stir together radishes, lime juice, salt and pepper. Let stand for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

Sweet Potato Tacos
: Meanwhile, in saucepan of boiling water, cook lentils
until tender, 12 to 15 minutes; drain. (Make-ahead: Rinse under cold water; drain again. Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

While lentils are cooking, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook sweet potato, onion and chili powder, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring, until potatoes are softened, about 12 minutes.

Stir lentils and salt into sweet potato mixture; cook, stirring and adding water, 1 tbsp at a time, to reach desired consistency, about 1 minute. Stir in lime juice.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of the sweet potato mixture onto each tortilla. Top with radishes and avocado.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: This recipe can be made vegan, depending on the tortillas you use. Many corn tortillas are vegan; read the label to ensure you buy ones that are free of milk products and have been processed at a dairy-free facility.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 530 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 377.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 584 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 60 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 88.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 88.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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