Recipe for Healthier Skin: Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos; recipe for healthier skin; UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care; Madison, Wisconsin

 

Loaded with vitamin C, the sweet potatoes in this healthy tacos recipe may smooth wrinkles by stimulating production of collagen, as shown in clinical studies. In this recipe from the UW Health Learning Kitchen, you'll get another skin boost from the avocado - rich in healthy fats and vitamins A and C. 

 

Ingredients

 

Tacos: 

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed 
  • 1 tsp. olive oil 
  • ½ tsp. chili powder 
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 small avocado, diced 
  • 2 scallions, sliced 
  • Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper 
  • 4-6 corn tortillas 
  • ¼ cup feta or Cotija cheese (optional) 
  • 1 small jalapeno, diced (optional) 

Avocado Yogurt Sauce: 

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt 
  • 1 small ripe avocado 
  • ½ clove garlic 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Toss sweet potato cubes with oil, chili powder, salt and pepper, and spread in one even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside. 
  3. In a small food processor, blend together the yogurt, avocado, garlic,  lime juice and salt until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. 
  4. Assemble tacos with roasted sweet potatoes, diced avocado, black beans, scallions and cheese. Serve with avocado yogurt sauce.  

Serves 4 

 

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