Sweet potato tacos with black beans, corn, onion, avocado and garnished with cilantro on a grey plate with a white bowl of limes on plate and a grey towel, avocado and corn in the background

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos – Easy 25 Minute Dinner

Taco Tuesday just got a healthy makeover with these sweet potato and black bean tacos.

Ready in just 25 minutes, sweet potato tacos are perfect for when you want an amazing dinner but are short on time.

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Gluten free sweet potato tacos on a grey plate topped with shredded cilantro, little white bowl on plate with cut up limes, white background

Sweet Potato Taco Recipe Ingredients

These sweet potato tacos are made with simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these yummy tacos:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocado
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cilantro
  • Canned black beans
  • Canned corn
  • Red 0nion
  • Lime
  • Taco seasoning
  • Avocado oil or oil of your choice suitable for high heat

If you’re not a fan of canned beans or corn, you can always opt for fresh but just know this will increase your prep time.

Easy black bean sweet potato tacos on a grey plate with cilantro on side. In corn tortilla you can see chopped sweet potatoes, corn, black beans and diced avocados

Healthy Sweet Potato Tacos

These are a healthier choice than regular tacos because they contain wholesome ingredients and are not fried.

Not only are they healthy, but they’re also dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

If you’re eating gluten-free, make sure you buy a taco seasoning packet that is gluten-free.

You can also use my recipe listed in the recipe notes below to make your own seasoning.

Easy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

Loaded with tender sweet potatoes, tasty black beans, corn, fresh toppings, and garnished with lime, these tacos make a quick weeknight dinner.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Tacos
Calories 278kcal


  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz.)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can corn (15 oz.)
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning mix (or to make it homemade, see notes below)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or high-heat oil of your choice
  • 6-12 corn tortillas (if you want to double the tortillas use 12, if not just use 6)


  • Skin and chop sweet potatoes. Spread them out on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Remove sweet potatoes and sprinkle with taco seasoning and drizzle with oil.
    Toss everything together to evenly coat the sweet potatoes.
  • Microwave the sweet potatoes on high for another 3 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
    Be careful not to microwave them too long because they will become mushy. I chopped mine quite small and found that 6 minutes fully cooked them.
  • Warm up canned beans and corn on the stovetop.
  • While you're waiting for the canned beans and corn to warm up on the stove, chop red onion, avocado, cilantro, and lime. Set aside.
  • (optional) To warm and char your corn tortilla, place a tortilla on the pan and cook on medium heat.
    Cook each side for about 40 seconds or until it looks a little charred to your liking (you'll see some toasted brown spots).

Assembling Sweet Potatoe Tacos

  • You can either double the corn tortillas or just use one tortilla per taco.
    Having two tortillas per taco helps to hold all the filling and prevents the taco from falling apart.
  • Lay the corn tortillas down and layer with sweet potatoes, black beans, and corn.
  • Fold the taco and top with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Garnish with a squirt of fresh lime.


Taco Seasoning: If you want to make your own taco seasoning, combine 1/4 tsp of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin.
Gluten-Free: Make sure the taco seasoning packet you buy is gluten-free, some of them may contain gluten. You can also opt to make your own taco seasoning using the recipe above. 
Nutrition Information is for 1 taco. This recipe will make about 6 tacos. 
Close up of a hand holding a sweet potato black bean taco, you can see the chopped onions, cilantro, avocado, black beans, corn and microwaved sweet potatoes inside corn tortilla, plate of black bean tacos in background on grey plate

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