Spicy and Tangy Sheet-Pan Tacos with Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

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Spicy and Tangy Sheet-Pan Tacos
Image : Miriam Hahn/Tasting Table


Looking to add some zest to your Taco Tuesday routine? Picture this: the delightful marriage of caramelized sweet potatoes, crispy roasted chickpeas, smoky chipotle heat, and zesty lime freshness, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. These chile-lime sweet potato and chickpea sheet-pan tacos are not just a meal; they’re a culinary adventure that you can whip up in just 30 minutes, leaving you more time to relish every delicious bite.

Guiding you through this flavor-packed journey is wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn, who champions the ease and versatility of sheet pan meals. With her recipe, dinner becomes a breeze, whether you’re feeding a family or simply indulging in a solo culinary escapade. Plus, with customizable toppings, everyone can craft their dream taco.

Let’s dive into the culinary magic:

First, gather your ingredients. A trip to the produce aisle for sweet potatoes, red peppers, limes, and red onions sets the stage. Don’t forget your favorite taco toppings like avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro. Swing by the dry goods section for canned chickpeas and tortillas, then raid your spice cabinet for chipotle powder, coriander, cumin, and garlic powder.

Preheat your oven to 400°F and embark on your taco adventure:

  1. Start by peeling and cubing sweet potatoes, slicing red peppers, and draining chickpeas. Roll the chickpeas between clean dish towels to shed their skins, then discard the skins.
  2. Toss the chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and red peppers in a bowl with avocado oil, chipotle powder, coriander, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Spread this vibrant mixture onto a baking sheet and let it roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the textures to harmonize.
  4. While the sheet pan magic unfolds, zest and juice your limes, infusing them with citrusy brightness.
  5. Once roasted to perfection, toss the sheet pan medley with the lime juice and zest, elevating the flavors to new heights.
  6. Warm your tortillas, then assemble your tacos with the chile-lime sweet potato mixture, sliced red onions, and any optional toppings your heart desires.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe is a canvas for your culinary creativity. Feel free to add diced zucchini, cauliflower, or mushrooms to the mix for extra nutrition and flavor. Swap chickpeas for tofu, tempeh, or beans, adjusting the cooking time accordingly. Experiment with spice blends to suit your palate, whether you crave fiery heat or subtle warmth.

Pair your tacos with classic sides like chips and salsa or rice, or opt for a refreshing salad to complement the vibrant flavors. The options are endless, but one thing’s for sure: these chile-lime sweet potato and chickpea sheet-pan tacos will tantalize your taste buds and revolutionize your Taco Tuesday tradition.

Repurposed article originally published in Tasting Table

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