On Mondays and Wednesdsays, I work from 4 to 8 calling prospective and admitted students and asking them if they have any questions about our University. This means that Ben cooks us dinner those nights.
Tonight, when he picked me up, the car smelled amazing (a clear sign dinner was gonna be good), full of onions, garlic, peppers, and potato. Can you say sweet potato tacos?
Dinner was fantastic. Mexican-y sweet potatoes in whole wheat tortillas topped with spicy salsa. I’m certainly full after eating two. There is something so comforting about warm carbs on Monday night.
While this recipe is a keeper, I think I’d like to tweak it. Instead of making the tacos exactly as the recipe says, I think I’ll add some steamed kale, black beans, and brown rice next time. That would bulk it up nicely.
I imagine that this recipe was intended to be eaten with something else, but sometimes, I just don’t feel like planning more than one dish (even an extra salad seems like work) so adding more veggies and beans would give it the extra pizazz I’m looking for.
All in all, I think this was a very successful first try at sweet potato tacos.
What would you do to bulk up these tacos? Kale, beans, and rice? Maybe some fresh avocado and grilled zucchini and summer squash? What about pineapple and nectarines? I wanna hear your ideas.
Fun fact: Carotenoids (such as alpha and beta-carotene) are fat-soluble, so eating them with fat helps with absorption. Does the olive oil that the veggies were sautéed in count? Also, they're good for your eyes, but I bet you knew that already.