With its sweet, moist, and nutty flavor profile, Butternut squash is a vegetable that lends itself to sweet and savory dishes. They are also a healthy addition to any meal because they are full of essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. For special dietary considerations, Butternut squash is also a good low-calorie, high fiber food that works well for people looking for more healthy vegetable options to add to their diet. We thought Butternut Squash Tacos would be a great way to show its versatility and put a new spin on a traditional Mexican dish with so many positive attributes. These tacos use the natural flavors of the butternut squash and combine them with fresh herbs and seasonings, earthy black beans, creamy avocado, and a splash of citrus for a multilayered flavor experience. This dish is excellent for vegetarians and vegans; however, some grilled chicken or fish would also be a perfect compliment to these tacos. We hope you enjoy our recipe for Butternut Squash Tacos, and it shows you a creative way to think about vegetables and traditional dishes.
- 1 medium Butternut Squash - skin removed, seeded and cut into bite sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 2 cups Lettuce - chopped
- 1 small Red Onion - diced
- 1/4 cup Cilantro - chopped
- 2x15 ounces, cans Black Beans - washed & rinsed
- 3 tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1 Avocado
- 3 cloves Garlic - minced
- 8x 6 inches Tortillas - corn or flour
- Salt & Black Pepper
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