Beet and Kale Tacos with Avocado Sauce

With a fresh twist on tacos, these Beet and Kale Tacos with Avocado Sauce will leave you feeling satisfied and good about what you're eating. Best part? They taste amazing. 

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It is no mystery that here at Zested we are BIG taco fans. My personal favorite is the Classic Fish Taco  which is featured in the 5-for-1 Cooking Method that makes cooking for the week a piece of cake (ps it is FREE). We show love for all tacos from Zucchini Chicken Tacos to tacos' second cousin, Fajitas. People went nuts for our vegetarian Spicy Tofu Tacos and is by far our most popular taco recipe. So, between our love for tacos and your love for tacos, it was clear the taco recipes needed to keep on coming! 

Beet Tacos

Beets and goat cheese are one of my favorite culinary duos. The unique taste of freshly cooked beets combined with the creamy tartness of goat cheese makes my heart sing! Pack it full of fresh kale for crunch and a delicious avocado sauce for a new DELICIOUS taco. 

Beet Tacos
Beet Tacos

 

 

These tacos are packed full of fresh ingredients that you can feel good about. I'm always looking for new ways to squeeze more fruits and vegetables into my diet. Packing them into a taco is one stealthy strategy. 

 

 

Beet Tacos

Recipe

 

Beet and Kale Tacos with Avocado Sauce

A fresh twist on tacos!

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Serves: 4

Beet and Kale Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 8-12 small corn tortillas
  • 6 medium beets cooked* (3 cups diced)
  • 6-8 kale leaves (3-4 cups chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 small handful cilantro (1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (juice from 1/2 lime)
  • salt
  • lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions:
  1. Prep the Ingredients: Remove the stems from the kale leaves, chop the leaves into small pieces and place the chopped kale in a medium sized bowl. Cut the cooked beets into cubes (1/2" cubes work well) and put in the medium sized bowl with the kale. Gently toss the kale and beets with the olive oil and a couple pinches of salt. Set aside. Remove the stem, ribs and seeds from the jalapeño. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop the avocado out of the skin.
  2. Make the Sauce: Put the avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, milk, lime juice and 1/2 tsp. of salt in a small food processor, blender or bullet. Blend until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Assemble: Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds to make them more pliable. Now it is time to assemble your tacos! Put beets, kale, goat cheese and a couple spoonfuls of avocado sauce in each taco. Serve with lime wedges for a fresh zesty squeeze of lime juice over the tacos (optional). Enjoy!
 

*You can buy beets precooked at the grocery store in the produce section or you can cook them at  home! This link has quick and easy instructions for cooking beets without the mess. 

Beet Tacos