Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream #SundaySupper

Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream make a great addition to your meatless Monday routine. 
 
Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream for meatless Monday from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
 
 
 

How often to you go meatless during the week for dinner? Is it once a week on Mondays for meatless Monday or more often because you have a vegetarian living at home?

For us I do my best to have at least one meal be meatless during the week or what I like to call “meat light” aka garnished with some bacon or half mushrooms half meat.  I do it not only for health reasons but because I generally feel good after eating a vegetable heavy dinner.  Sure some of those meatless meals are cheater ones that’s just pasta but it counts, right? 

Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

With this weeks #SundaySupper theme being meatless meals, I really wanted my meal to shine on the vegetable aspect.  Like I said, there are a lot of ways to go meatless and pasta is a common and easy one but if we are skipping the meat to be healthy shouldn’t we substitute it with some power foods? 

These unassuming tacos are surprisingly filling and nutritious and of course delicious but that’s a give in! Beets may contain a lot of sugar (which is why they are deliciously sweet after you roast them up) but they are also full of fiber, iron and folic acid.  I don’t think I need to give you the spiel on why avocados are healthy but I will.  You’ve got the good kind of fat with them, plus fiber, protein and a host of vitamins.   See power tacos! 

Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

Still have doubts about beets because they taste like dirt to you? Fine, I get it but seriously try it. It’s worth the red stained hands you’ll get from working with them.  Or uh, you know wear some non-latex gloves to avoid that downside. Anything covered with avocado cream and goat cheese is a win.   Put out some multi-grain tortilla chips, a little salsa and you’re set for dinner. 

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Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream #SundaySupper
 
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Recipe type: Vegetables, Main
Ingredients
  • 1lb beets, peeled and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • juice from 1 lime, plus additional limes for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • goat cheese
  • corn tortillas
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cumin powder, salt, chili powder and cayenne pepper with the oil. Toss in the quartered beets and coat completely.
  3. Pour the beets onto a baking sheet that's been covered with foil. Wrap the foil around the beets so that they are sealed shut.
  4. Roast for 40 minutes, remove from the oven, unwrap the foil and spread the beets into an even layer.
  5. Roast for another 20 minutes or until they are fork tender. You want the beets to have a al dente quality and not be too soft.
  6. Let the beets cool slightly while preparing the rest of the meal.
  7. Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh into a small bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Mix in the greek yogurt, lime juice and kosher salt until smooth.
  8. Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet until they are slightly blistered on both sides.
  9. To serve, spread some of the avocado cream on the bottom of a tortilla, fill with beets and top with a small amount of goat cheese. Finish with a squeeze of lime and garnish of fresh cilantro.
Notes
If your beets are still large after quartering them, once they are finished roasting, cut them into smaller cubes just before serving.

Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

Let’s check out the rest of the meatless meals #SundaySupper has to offer this week. 

Salads, Soups, Stews and Starters

“Meat”balls

Pastas, Pizzas and Casseroles

Burgers

Tacos & Everything Wrapped

Other Main and Side Dishes

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50 thoughts on “Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream #SundaySupper

  1. The Ninja Baker

    Brilliant combo of flavors, Susan. I imagine Greek yogurt, goat cheese play very well with sweet beets. Thank you for the reminder about the often overlooked iron rich veggies =)

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  15. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Girl. THIS. You know beets are my favorite food, but I’ve seriously never considered making tacos out of them. I bet the balance of cayenne/cumin/chili powder works so well with the sweetness of the beets. I cannot wait to try this. Happening soon!

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  16. Shaina

    Honestly, I didn’t even have to keep reading after I saw the words beets and goat cheese to know that I am in love with this recipe. Then you added avocado. Susan, you really know how to go meatless!

    Reply
  17. Laura Dembowski

    I really do need to give beets another try because the first time I did think they tasted like dirt. Of course, in tacos and with avocado, I’d be sure to fall in love with them.

    Reply
  18. Cheryl

    I’m not all together convinced that beets are for me. I have bad memories of being forced to eat them. But if they were, these tacos would certainly be the gateway to getting me to try them again! HUGS

    Reply
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  21. Renee

    While I’m not a fan of beets, my husband enjoys them very much. He will order beet salad if he sees it on a menu. Plus he loves goat cheese and so I’m sure he would be thrilled with these tacos.

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  22. Soni

    Oh yum!!You’ve combined my favorites into a Taco and its calling my name!!Love the combination here and with such delicious ingredients I wouldn’t miss the meat at all!

    Reply
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  24. Laura

    I don’t know if I have expressed this before but I have a slight obsession with beets. Ever since I was first introduced to them as a child I just fell in love with them and I love playing around with them in unique ways. One of my favourite being in a risotto. But this I hadn’t even thought of! It is so going on my calendar.

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  25. Carla

    Beets and goat cheese are one of my favorites! I’ll even throw some spinach cream on top because someone (me) doesn’t eat avocados 😀

    Reply
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  27. Kate & Mike

    This is a long overdue review … this recipe is amazing and has become a staple in our household. Leftovers are almost as good as they are the day you make them. (And Kate’s not the world’s biggest beet fan.)

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    1. Susan Palmer

      Thank you so much for your comment! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that it’s now a staple in your house! These were definitely a favorite of ours too.

      Reply

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