Sticky Sugary Food Potato Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Sticky Sugary Food Potato Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Sticky sweet potato tacos with velvety avocado cilantro sauce is an easy and fast supper. Shredded sweet potatoes sautéed with date-sweetened barbeque sauce for the filling and a cool, naturally dairy-free avocado sauce to top.

An overhead shot of sweet potato tacos in blue corn tortillas, topped with red cabbage and a pale green creamy sauce.

Two images show the preparation of date-sweetened barbecue sauce, and then the finished product in a bowl.

An overhead shot of shredded sweet potatoes and a box grater to the side.

When I remain in a cooking rut (seems like I have actually remained in one for 6 months lol), I generally make tacos. I either go a saucy-sticky filling path or I put in the time to do up something crispy that has actually a somewhat fried feel. Constantly with shredded cabbage and other crisp veggies on top, and aaaaalways with some sort of velvety and mellow sauce to complete everything off (together with the required hot sauce and marinaded veg). That fundamental formula is simple and enjoyable to freestyle when it seems like you have actually been consuming the very same thing for a bit.

I have actually been doing variations of this taco filling for a while. It’s generally carefully julienned/shredded veggies (whatever I have around), sautéed with a shallot, and ended up with a sticky BBQ-style sauce. In a small method, it recommends a saucy, shredded meat scenario, however undoubtedly it’s lighter and not precisely toothsome. I enjoy “pulled” jackfruit when I remain in the correct state of mind, however this preparation for sticky sweet potato tacos strikes me ideal most days. Benefit: I constantly have sweet potatoes around, so this one is generally within reach at the last minute.

We attempted a date-sweetened barbeque sauce just recently that’s made by a popular brand name with the entire 30 set. It is extremely delicious with a great quantity of taste from ground spices and balsamic vinegar. It was hecka pricey though. I understood I might reproduce the sauce offered how easy the components are, so here we are! (Future edit: I have actually been purchasing this brand name that’s made in Canada recently, and we like it a lot more!).

We end up these tacos off with a velvety avocado drizzle that’s packed with cilantro and great deals of fresh lime juice. This dish is incredibly simple if you do not mind running the mixer two times. No judgment if you wish to utilize a store-bought barbeque sauce that you enjoy to reduce prep time. I do this a lot!

Although the filling for these sticky sweet potato tacos is whatever, tacos in basic require a truly excellent tortilla to make it work. Often I make my own out of cassava flour (with this press), however recently I have actually been purchasing the treasure corn ranges from Masienda. Very little components and the taste transcends to every other brand name I have actually attempted. I make a journey over the border and choose them up at the entire Foods in the Buffalo location.

I have actually likewise revealed a little collard leaf covered variation here for my grain-free individuals. Some more taco motivation for you with these Sugary Food Potato and Pecan “Meat” Tacos and these extremely high ambiance Raw and Vegan Tacos. And for basic sweet potato love, have a look at these Sugary food Potato Cake Patties with Lemony Slaw. I hope that you attempt these! Love and love, and after that a bit more love to you all:-RRB-

Image shows a hand stirring shredded sweet potatoes and BBQ sauce together in a sauté pan.

Overhead shot of the contents of a blender pitcher: avocado, cilantro, tahini, jalapeno, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Two images show a pack of blue corn tortillas and accompaniments for tacos.

An overhead shot of a sauce sweet potato filling, shredded cabbage, and creamy sauce inside of a collard leaf.

Sticky Sugary Food Potato Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Sticky sweet potato tacos with velvety avocado cilantro sauce is a fast, hearty, flavourful and easy vegan supper. Naturally gluten-free!

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 12 minutes OVERALL TIME 37 minutes

Course Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 3 -4

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer

Active Ingredients

Date Barbeque Sauce Active Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from approximately 1 lime)
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free tamari
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon rough mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • water to thin

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Active Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from approximately 2 limes)
  • 1 little jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste

For The Tacos

  • 1 teaspoon heat-tolerant oil, such as avocado
  • 1 shallot, great dice
  • 1 medium (550-600 grams) sweet potato, peeled & grated on the big holes of a box grater
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • corn tortillas, warmed (or collard leaves, see notes)
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage


  • Make the date barbeque sauce. In a medium pan, integrate the dates, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, tamari, tomato paste, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring the mix to a boil and after that simmer up until dates are soft, about 3 minutes. Transfer mix to an upright mixer and mix on high up until smooth, including water by the tablespoon if needed. Scrape the date barbeque sauce into a little bowl and reserved. Wash the mixer pitcher.
  • Make the velvety avocado cilantro sauce. Peel and pit the avocado. Back in the upright mixer, integrate the avocado, cilantro, garlic, tahini, lime juice, jalapeno, water, salt, and pepper. Mix the mix on high up until entirely smooth, including more water by the tablespoon if needed. Scrape the avocado cilantro sauce into a different container and cool up until all set to utilize.
  • Make the filling. Heat the oil in a big frying pan over medium heat. Include the shallot to the frying pan and saute up until somewhat softened and clear, about 3 minutes. Include the grated sweet potatoes and stir. Season the filling with salt and pepper. Keep stirring up until sweet potato shreds begin softening and collapsing into each other, about 4 minutes. Include a splash of water if you observe some sticking.
  • When sweet potato shreds are soft, include the date barbeque sauce to the frying pan and stir to integrate. The filling must look rather saucy at this moment. If it appears dry, include another splash of water. Keep stirring up until the filling is saucy, adhering to the sweet potatoes, and piping hot, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Divide the sweet potato filling amongst the warm tortillas. Leading each sticky sweet potato taco with shredded cabbage and lots of the avocado cilantro sauce. Serve tacos with additional lime wedges if you like.


  • I like to get the sweet potato shreds as long as possible, so I grate it with the long side of the veggie striking the big holes of package grater.
  • You might utilize fresh or pickled jalapeno in the avocado cilantro sauce! I have actually attempted the sauce with both.
  • You might utilize collard leaves rather of tortillas for a grain-free choice. As a reward, they tend to hold a lot more filling than a basic tortilla:-RRB-
  • If you wish to conserve a long time by utilizing a jarred barbeque sauce, you’ll require a little cup of it for this dish. I like this one by Great Food For Great.

Program Conceal 34 remarks

  • Marsha Gibbons

    Can you share the name of the shop purchased bbq sauce? Thanks! Reply

    • Laura

      It’s Tessemae’s:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Monica

    This is a fantastic healthy taco meal … I require to attempt it. Your images are terrific as constantly. Reply

    • Laura

      Thank you a lot, Monica! Reply

  • Allie

    This looks so scrumptious, can’t wait to attempt!

    I prepare for simply me the majority of the time so questioning if the remaining saucy sweet potatoes would get soaked in the refrigerator? Should I make the complete dish of sauce however just formulate half the dish at a time? Reply

    • Laura

      Hey There Allie,
      So in this dish, you sort of desire the sweet potatoes to be soft! I reheated leftovers (sweet potato + sauce blended) for my guy the next day and they were simply as excellent. Truthfully believed it tasted a bit much better when I tossed a bit in a tortilla for myself.
      – L Reply

  • mich

    Goddamn! I am so including these to our weekly taco video game. Reply

    • Laura

      Let me understand Joe’s feedback re: hatred of sweet potatoes lol.
      xo L Reply

  • christine

    oh this sounds so excellent! and in fact simple enough for a weeknight:-RRB-:-RRB- Reply

    • Laura

      Yes completely! Specifically if you opt for a pre-fab barbeque sauce;-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Amanda Maguire

    Laura! Your images are constantly gorgeous, however these are truly speaking with me.

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