Vegan Potato Kale Tacos


Hola, amigos (as)! If there's one thing I know about food, it's to eat very well so you can feel well.  I work at Taco Bell headquarters and as you can imagine, I'm always surrounded by food that's not always the best.  Of course I give in to treats, but for the most part, I would definitely say I'm pretty conscious about what I like to put in my body.  In the spirit of wellness, I've decided to eat some kind of vegan meal once a week, starting on a twist to my beloved tacos.  I picked up this recipe from the incredible Dora from Dora's Table who has introduced me to vegan Mexican food and I'm just simply obsessed.  Anyway, let's go over what you'll need and how to make!

What You'll Need

Kale
Cubed potatoes 
Corn tortillas
Garlic salt
Olive Oil
**the above measurements will depend on how much you're making.

Cilantro Sauce Ingredients
3/4 cup washed and chopped cilantro
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 3 hours
1/2 serrano chile
1 squeezed lime
1/3 cup water
1/2 tbsp salt

How To

1. In a pan, pour a friendly amount of olive oil and turn up your heat to medium-high.
2. Pour your chopped up potatoes and stir around making sure your potatoes don't stick to the pan.
3. Let the potatoes cook until they're soft and turned golden, then pour in your washed and chopped kale.
4. Let the kale simmer in for a few seconds and then stir and blend the ingredients until the kale is cooked.
5. While cooking, season your ingredients with garlic salt, or whatever seasoning you'd like and stir again.
6. When finished, place the taco mix into a bowl.
7. Heat up your tortilla's and serve a decent amount of the potato/kale mix over the tortilla.

How To Make the Cilantro Sauce

1. In a bowl, place your raw cashews in water and let them sit for three hours.  I know this sounds like a long time, but they need to get soft -- trust me, it's worth the wait. 
2. After your cashews have sat in water, toss them into a blender with the rest of the ingredients mentioned above.
3. Simply blend the mix and pour the sauce into a container.

Enjoy!

Xo,
Melissa Victoria


1 comment:

  1. I never would have thought potato tacos would be good until I tried the ones that Taco Bell has. These are clearly quite a bit healthier than those ones though... ;)

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