Make Tacos a Family Affair

Everyone loves tacos, right? The many moving pieces that go into prepping a taco station can make the project daunting on a busy weeknight, but cooking as a team can be not only a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, but also an opportunity to create teachable moments about trying news foods and understanding nutrition. These sweet potato tacos, a delicious-but-unusual rendition of the dish, are a perfect meal to enjoy together.

Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

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Mix up your taco night with flavors from around the world. Miso and maple glaze a fall favorite: sweet potatoes. Cilantro and basil balance the sweet glaze with a fresh, green taste.

Servings: 4 (331 g )

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.


Sweet Potato Filling:

  • 2 Tbsp. miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Cilantro Sauce:

  • ½ cup unsweetened, light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup basil leaves
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup sprouts
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Whisk the miso paste, maple syrup and vinegar together in a small bowl.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes and onions in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and then brush the glaze over the vegetables. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. In a food processor, pulse all sauce ingredients together until just combined.
  5. Serve on warm corn tortillas, evenly distributing fixings and sauce between tacos.