Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Tacos

As much as I adore living right nextdoor to a farmers’ market, I have to admit that every now and then, my eyes are bigger than my stomach.  Or really, my eyes are just more “optimistic” about my cooking schedule than I am.  :)

Either way, when I find myself at the end of the week with some remaining fruit or veggies that are shriveling and about to seriously pass their prime, I bust out my favorite solution — roasting them!  I adore roasted veggies anyway, but it’s also a great way to rescue veggies that might still be tasty but no longer look quite as perfect.

So last night when I found myself with some now not-quite-as-gorgeous bell peppers and poblanos begging to be used, I ended up roasting a pan of veggies and turning them into these easy tacos.  So this really isn’t a fancy recipe, per se, but they were so tasty and easy that I thought they were worth sharing!  Just layered the roasted veggies, some of my favorite salsa, and some black beans (for protein!) together.  And voila — a super-simple and delicious dinner was ready to go.

The best part is that you can do this with just about any veggies.  And I’ve also listed a bunch of topping options below.  Definitely a great “to the rescue” dinner for summer produce lovers!!!

Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Tacos

A quick and easy dinner to make use of leftover veggies -- you will love this Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Tacos recipe!

Ingredients:

diced vegetables (I used red/yellow bell peppers, sweet potatoes, poblanos, onions, and mushrooms)
canola or vegetable oil
salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
corn tortillas
black beans, drained (if from a can)
favorite
optional toppings: chopped cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, etc.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Toss the vegetables in oil (about 1 Tbsp. oil for every 4 cups of veggies). Then spread out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, and season with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Roast for about 20-25 minutes, until veggies are soft and have just started to brown around the edges. Remove and set aside.

Assemble tacos by layering a few spoonfuls of salsa on a tortilla, then layer with black beans, roasted veggies, and desired toppings. Serve warm.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip: One of my favorite “toppings” is the blend of finely chopped cilantro and white onion.  I learned that “street-style” from one of my favorite Mexi restaurants, and it is sooooo good!

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  1. Maria — June 15, 2012 @ 7:20 am (#)

    I could eat these every day!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 15, 2012 @ 8:15 am (#)

    These look so healthy and tasty – a definite awesome meal! Yum!

  3. Anna @ hiddenponies — June 15, 2012 @ 8:40 am (#)

    I am definitely guilty of over-optimism at the farmer’s market – it’s like a giant healthy candy store! These look delicious!

  4. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — June 15, 2012 @ 9:39 am (#)

    These look amazing! I do the same thing. I buy more produce than I get around to making through the week. This is a great way to use them up. Beautiful!!

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 15, 2012 @ 10:27 am (#)

    Love, love, LOVE the idea of roasting. And what a wonderful way to use up all your lingering veggies!

  6. Cassie — June 15, 2012 @ 10:43 am (#)

    Yay for black beans + Mexican flavors. My favorite!

  7. Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 15, 2012 @ 1:08 pm (#)

    Just fell out of MY CHAIR.

  8. Julie @ Table for Two — June 15, 2012 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    I love how simple and easy this dish was to throw together and healthy too! I love fresh ingredients like this :) farmers markets are the best.

  9. Jen @ Savory Simple — June 16, 2012 @ 12:18 pm (#)

    I’m famous for big eyes and a small stomach. At the farmer’s market, at a restaurant. These look so good!

  10. Elizabeth — June 17, 2012 @ 12:57 am (#)

    I love how versatile tacos are!

  11. Darcy — June 17, 2012 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    Those look delicious! Beautiful photos!

  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 21, 2012 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    I have also been known to buy a little more than I needed at the local farmers’ market… But, these tacos are a great way to use up all of the extra veggies! They look really tasty!

  13. skye — April 22, 2014 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    LOVE this recipe – My husband loves it – we can’t make it enough lately !! And we were looking for incredible recipes to take out on the boat this summer that can easily be made ahead of time- and this wins the prize! I posted about this recipe in my most recent blog post- check it out if you can.