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?
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!
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.
- 1lb beets, peeled and quartered
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- juice from 1 lime, plus additional limes for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- goat cheese
- corn tortillas
- fresh cilantro for garnish
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roast for 40 minutes, remove from the oven, unwrap the foil and spread the beets into an even layer.
- 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.
- Let the beets cool slightly while preparing the rest of the meal.
- 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.
- Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet until they are slightly blistered on both sides.
- 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.
If your beets are still large after quartering them, once they are finished roasting, cut them into smaller cubes just before serving.
Let’s check out the rest of the meatless meals #SundaySupper has to offer this week.
Salads, Soups, Stews and Starters
- Spicy Vegan Potato Salad by Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Veggie Salad Trio with Zucchini Noodles and Pesto by Hip Foodie Mom
- Olive Tapenade by MealDiva
- Chickpea Chile Soup with Greens and Grains by Shockingly Delicious
- Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Potato Chickpea Stew by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- “Beef” Stew with Potato Cake Tops by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Teriyaki Quinoa “Meatballs” by The Foodie Patootie
- Black Bean “Meatballs” with Marinara by Foxes Love Lemons
- Spicy Vegetarian Meatballs by Mess Makes Food
Pastas, Pizzas and Casseroles
- Zucchini and Mushroom Skillet Lasagna by Curious Cuisiniere
- Four Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Shells by Melanie Makes
- Spicy Penne with Tomatoes and Havarti by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cheesy Tomato Casserole by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Deconstructed Vegan “Lasagna” by What Smells So Good?
- Ramen Stir Fry by Ninja Baking
- Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Broccolini Macaroni and Cheese by Family Foodie
- Sundried Tomato and Zucchini Pizza with Goat Cheese by Healthy. Delicious.
- Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Leek Pasta by Neighborfood
- Roasted Veggie Manicotti by Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Pasta Patate by Webicurean
- Spaghetti and Chickpeas and Roasted Tomato Sauce by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts by Manu’s Menu
- Broccoli, Mushroom & Rice Casserole by Momma’s Meals
- Quinoa Black Bean Burger with Ginger Cilantro & Turmeric by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Garbanzo and Brown Rice Burgers by girlichef
- Tofu Burgers by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Tacos & Everything Wrapped
- Blackened Tofu Tacos with Asian Slaw by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Mushroom & Poblano Tacos by La Cocina de Leslie
- Green Chile Enchiladas by Cookin’ Mimi
- Beet and Goat Cheese Tacos with Avocado Cream by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Black Bean and Avocado Flautas by Supper for a Steal
- Black Bean Spinach Quinoa Burritos by Alida’s Kitchen
Other Main and Side Dishes
- Vegan, Gluten Free Breakfast Bars by Pies and Plots
- Mushroom and Lentil Cottage Pie by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Mediterranean Tomato Tart by Magnolia Days
- Lentil Stuffed Peppers by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Fontina Polenta with Sauteed Porcini Mushrooms by La Bella Vita Cucina
- Leek and Zucchini Tarte Tatin by Food Lust People Love
- Tofu and Peas Curry (Tofu Matar) by Soni’s Food
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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 =)
Yes! Beets with goat cheese is a no-fail combination. This recipe is so so so me. I love it!
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Beautiful! I love what you did with the avocado!
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Love your inventive tacos!
You had me at goat cheese never mind avocado! What a great way to change up the usual taco’s!
What a creative taco! I love it!! It’s beautiful!
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So many things I love! These are fabulous!
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If I didn’t love burgers so much, I could be a vegetarian. These look amazing, Susan. I adore beets and never thought to squeeze them between a soft tortilla. Yum! Pinned.
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!
Oh, my gosh, you’ve transformed my favorite salad ingredients into tacos! Love these beauties!!!
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!
What an amazing combination of flavors. Pinning!
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.
Is there anything better then beets and goat cheese? Yum!
Fantastic combination! I also love your pictures, they are really beautiful!!
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
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I adore beets! Seriously, we’ll normally just boil or roast them straight up, without seasoning. But your spicing here has just blown my mind! Time for me to step outside of my beet box!
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This sounds delish. Love the combo of beets and goat cheese.
Wow! What a fun take on tacos. I love the beets~
Beets, goat cheese AND avocado? You just put three of my favorite foods in a tortilla. LOVE!
Beets. They’re a good thing. Especially when topped with goat cheese.
They look so pretty! I never would have thought to put beets in a taco!
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.
oh my gawd, Susan! I love these tacos!!! I actually like beets and pair them with goat cheese and avocado cream?!!! oh my gawd, I can’t wait to try this!
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!
Over the top delicious!
You know I’m coming for dinner with all these awesome ingredients!
Awesome! I have been thinking about working with beets lately. I sure wish I hadn’t found out I was allergic to avocados 🙁
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I love beets. Very different, Susan!
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.
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 😀
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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.)
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.