These butternut squash and black bean tacos are the most delicious seasonal meal that will surely please everyone at your next taco night!
Pretty much any way you serve them, tacos are delicious. Tortillas (delicious) wrapped around Mexican spiced ingredients (delicious) with toppings like guacamole, salsa, and cheese (extra delicious). My advice: don’t trust anyone who says they don’t like tacos. Especially these butternut squash and black bean tacos!
While I’m still not quite ready to give up summer, I am starting to embrace the fall produce I see at the market. I love squash of all kinds, so I was super excited to find butternut squash on my latest shopping trip! The sweetness of roasted butternut squash in these tacos is the perfect contrast to the smoky black beans and cooling cabbage slaw.
Why you’ll love these butternut squash and black bean tacos
Easy to make. There are no complicated steps or hard to find ingredients in this recipe.
They’re a filling, balanced meal. These tacos contain plant-based protein from black beans plus fiber in the cabbage, butternut squash, and black beans. I also added avocado to boost the healthy fat content in these tacos!
Everyone can enjoy them. These tacos are vegan and gluten free, so your friends with dietary restrictions can eat them, too!
Colorful AF. Because food is always more fun to eat when it looks like a rainbow! I mean, come on, look at those vibrant colors 🙂
Main Ingredients + Some Nutrition Notes
Butternut squash: This winter squash is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. It is high in vitamins A and C and potassium. Butternut squash’s antioxidants include carotenoids (beta-carotene), vitamin C, and vitamin E. Carotenoids give butternut squash its orange hue and are important for eye health and may help prevent certain cancers.
Purple cabbage: This ingredient is also loaded with antioxidants. Purple cabbage contains a variety of antioxidants, including vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Also, since it is a cruciferous veggie like broccoli and kale, purple cabbage contains sulfur compounds. These compounds are great protectors against inflammation!
Black beans: Beans are a great source of both protein and fiber. One cup of black beans contains around 15 grams of each! Furthermore, black beans contain important vitamins and minerals, including iron and magnesium.