New Banana T-shirt + Feel Amazing Vibes T-shirt | Free Shipping on all US Orders!

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

Dips Sauces & Dressings, Entreés, Recipes

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme | nutritionstripped.comEven if I’m a day past official Cinco de Mayo, I figured I can’t be the only one out there enjoying this holiday all week long! I adore Mexican inspired food with fresh and simple ingredients and this holiday is no exception. Living a plant-based they’re are a lot of options in Mexican cuisine for entrees including beans, rice, and vegetables that make delicious vegetarian friendly dishes. My mission was to turn tacos, something that’s traditionally not vegan/vegetarian, and make it plant-based by utilizing beans, veggies, roasted sweet potatoes, walnuts, and other delicious components.

This post definitely should be saved in your Recipe Box, it’s two recipes in one post! I’m sharing the Veggie Taco filling and a delicious fluffy and creamy Avocado Cream. All of which can be used together, which is the best in my opinion, but you can also use these individually. I love using the brown rice or corn tortillas with these tacos coupled with the Avocado Cream is an amazing combination of flavors and textures.

Try it plant-based. I double dare you to get crazy this Cinco de Mayo and try eating tacos completely meat free (!), yes I double dare you. Traditionally when most of us think of tacos, we think of them being filled with pork, beef, chicken, or even fish. There’s nothing wrong with having those fillings, but I’m on a mission to get you to enjoy those veggies more often than not and to do so requires some really awesome plant-based ingredients. I do love some fish tacos every now and then, but I really love this Veggie Taco filling loaded with crispy sweet potatoes, starchy beans, sauteed peppers and meaty walnuts. When you look at the filling, it visually resembles traditional taco fillings, which is great for those who are transitioning into eating plant-based or experimenting with it one recipe at a time.

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme | nutritionstripped.comSpring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme |

This veggie Taco filling is loaded with healthy fats, protein, and fiber all of which are important to incorporate into a plant-based diet, but especially for an entree. Also, the walnuts, beans, and sweet potatoes contain awesome nutrients such as iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E; couple these nutrients (especially the iron) with the vitamin C rich bell peppers and you have instantly increased your bodies ability to absorb the non-heme iron (a.k.a. plant-based iron) from the taco filling. Win!

How to use |

Veggie Taco Filling // in addition to using this recipe with the Spring Veggie Tacos, you can also use it as a protein rich topping for your Nourish Bowl or One Bowl Skillet Meal. You can also use this to make nachos with just with baked corn tortillas!

Avocado Cream // in addition to using this recipe with the Spring Veggie Tacos, you can also use it as a creamy dollop on baked potatoes, dolloped on soup, stews, on top of salads for a creamy addition, or on any hot plate for a fresh and creamy replacement for sour cream.

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme | nutritionstripped.comSpring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme | nutritionstripped.comSpring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme |

4.7 from 3 reviews
Spring Veggie Tacos
Recipe type: main, entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
A delicious vegan and gluten free taco filling with beans, peppers, and walnuts. VGN GF
  • FILLING //
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chickpeas (can use canned, well rinsed)
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into chunks (should yield 2 cups)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (for cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • PEPPERS //
  • 1 whole small red onion (yields ½ cup), sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • a pinch of sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bake chopped sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon coconut oil, a dash of cinnamon and cumin for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  3. Set aside the baked sweet potatoes for later.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are cooking prepare everything else.
  5. First, in a food processor or blender pulse the chickpeas and walnuts together to create a coarsely chopped mixture.
  6. In a medium heated skillet, add ½ tablespoon coconut oil, chopped walnuts, beans, and seasonings. Stir to warm through and combine, adding a little bit of water as needed to bring the mixture together.
  7. Cook/warm through for about 5 minutes, add baked sweet potatoes last and only to toss around in the spices with everything else.
  8. Take off the heat and put in a large serving bowl.
  9. PEPPERS //
  10. Simply saute the onions, garlic, and tri-colored bell peppers in coconut oil on medium heat until softened.
  11. ASSEMBLY //
  12. Use this filling to stuff corn or brown rice tortillas, salsa, cashew cheese, etc.
  13. This stays well in the refrigerator for up to a week and makes great leftovers.
  14. Enjoy!
TACO SEASONING // feel free to use your favorite taco seasoning to taste if you'd prefer versus adding individual spices.
FILLING // add salsa, avocado cream, or my classic cashew cheese as a topping to the filling to keep this moist. When reheating, simply add a bit of water or any above condiments to keep it from drying out.

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme | nutritionstripped.comSpring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme |
4.7 from 3 reviews
Avocado Creme
Recipe type: dip, sauce, dressing
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6+
A delicious, creamy, and fluffy avocado cream perfect to use with tacos or with any dish
  • 2 avocados
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until thick and creamy.
  2. Keep chilled until using.
  3. Enjoy!

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme |

Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Creme |

I hope you all LOVE this recipe as much as I have been enjoying eating it! It was also so fun to shoot this recipe, I turned up some salsa music, made a raw margarita (sans alcohol… what, it was 12 in the afternoon?), and nibbled along the way- you know to taste test. As always, I love when you all share and support Nutrition Stripped by spreading the word 🙂

Enjoy and stay tuned tomorrow for another awesome Cinco de Mayo inspired recipe(s)!



Share your thoughts

  • I’ve been wanting to make sweet potato tacos! These look perfect with the avocado creme.

  • I can’t get over how amazing these look! Way healthier than “soy crumbles”.. yech. These are definitely going on the meal plan for next week.

    • Exactly- who needs soy crumbles when you can make an awesome filling just with whole foods! I hope you love these- they’re seriously goooood xx m

  • It is never too late for delicious Mexican food! I like to celebrate Cinco De Mayo all year long! I love how you used the crispy sweet potatoes and chopped up walnuts for the tacos, sounds filling and delicious 🙂

    • That’s what I’m saying! I LOVE Mexican food, it’s fresh, spicy, and delicious. You’re going to love this one! xx m

  • Mmmm .. taco’s and avocado creme, sounds so yum!! How do you make a raw margarita?

  • Oh my these look amazing! Now other words…

  • Natalie P.

    These look delicious! I’ll have to give these a go sometime soon. I love everything you post and have tested most recipes – my husband and I are major fans! However, I do have one question; my husband was recently diagnosed with a peanut allergy, any suggestions on replacing the walnuts? We could probably remove them all together but if there are any tips, please do send them my way. Thanks again!

    • Hi Natalie! So glad you and your husband have been enjoying the recipes, I appreciate your kind words and supporting my blog! If he has a peanut allergy, walnuts are fine! If not, you can use sunflower seeds to play it safe, although the texture will be different 🙂

  • Ashley H.

    Were the walnuts salted?

    • No, they’re raw walnuts, but you can use roasted/salted if you choose- you’ll need to adjust the seasonings in the mix so it’s not too salty 🙂

  • Leslie

    Made these tonight and my family loved them. I didn’t even tell my kids that it wasn’t meat, and no one seemed to notice the change! I’m wondering if there might be any way to make them a little juicier…maybe I overcooked the beans but it seemed a little dry.

    • How great Lesli! The filling is meant to be topped with the avocado cream, it keeps it nice and moist and the combinations go really well together. You can always use salsa or even classic cashew cheese to keep it moist as well 🙂

  • Galit Sela

    Hi! It looks really good and I would like to try it. Can you please tell us which taco you use? A specific brand would help (: thanks! Galit

  • nancy

    This recipe was delicious. My 8 year old loved it as well.

  • Sierra

    AMAZING recipe! If you have anymore suggestions on vegan recipes please let me know 🙂

    • McKel Hill

      Many of my recipes are vegan friendly! Simply explore on the recipe pages 🙂

  • Diana

    I am so amazed by how great these tasted!!! Not eating red meat is new for me, so I have been trying alternatives to ground beef, and I honestly thought these tasted better than ground beef. So excited to add this to my core list of recipes.

    • McKel Hill

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these Diana! 🙂

  • Pingback: Vegan Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Hummusapien()


See what wellness looks like #IRL

follow @nutritionstripped

Looking for something? Let's find it!

Terms & Conditions

Photography, recipe, and content Policy

All content is copyright of Nutrition Stripped and shall not be copied, replicated, or duplicated. Please be courteous, respectful, and refrain from using it as your own. You may share a recipe or image only by contacting, referring, or directly linking back to Nutrition Stripped.

Photography and Recipe Policy 
We’re extremely flattered when asked to publish NS photography on a website or blog. We ask that if you’d like to share a recipe, photography, or content, you must get permission from the team first. Please keep in mind that all written content, photography, recipes, and general writing are copyrighted materials which have been a labor of love in the production of and have worked very hard to produce it.

Nutrition Stripped policy is as follows if you want to do the following:
To promote a recipe or photograph from my site You may post one photo as long as you give a direct link back to the post where you found the photograph/material including in the content a mention of McKel Hill, MS, RD from Nutrition Stripped. You may not republish the recipe itself. To use my photography for promotion other than sharing my original works you must request permission beforehand, a simple email will do. You may not republish my recipe or multiple recipes without direct permission. We occasionally allow other websites to post my recipes; which is decided at my discretion on a case-by-case basis and mostly with those we have an agreement with for example with my blog writing contributions. Please uphold the standards of the U.S. copyright laws for recipes and mycopyright policy.


Nutrition Stripped © 2016

Privacy Policy

Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information
Nutrition Stripped may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes: To improve customer service, information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently. To personalize user experience, we may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. To improve our Site, we may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services. To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them. To send periodic emails, we may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Changes to this privacy policy
Nutrition Stripped has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. Privacy policy created by last modified on 7/31/13

We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

Disclosure Policy

Nutrition Stripped works with brands all over the globe that we can stand behind and that we know you’ll love too! Companies and brands will send me products to try or develop recipes with. Whenever I review or refer to a product that was provided to me, I will make it clear in the post, otherwise it is a product that I have purchased and will not necessarily mention in that post. 

Disclosure Policy
This policy is valid starting from 16 June 2013. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Nutrition Stripped. For questions about this blog, please contact Support [at] nutritirionstripped [dot] com.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

While this blog may be compensated for a review of a product or service, such compensation will never have an effect on the honest opinion that I present on this blog. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.

Questions? Please e-mail Support [at] nutritionstripped [dot] com or refer to the FTC’s ruling on blogger disclosure: FTC Rules on Sponsored Conversations

Release of Liability
Any item promoted/advertised/sponsored on this site that you choose to partake in is your decision and I am not liable for any problems that arise including, but not limited to: not receiving products, receiving broken or damaged goods, seeing an item you bought go on sale after you buy it, technical difficulties with sites that I link to. Furthermore, any information you submit to any external site is at your own risk.

Affiliate Discretion Notice

Nutrition Stripped is a participant of several affiliate programs which is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking directly to sources that Nutrition Stripped genuinely likes. If you click on any of those links, which are known as “affiliate links”, and make a purchase within a certain time frame, I’ll get a small commission. The commission is paid by the third parties, not by you! Affiliate links and resources earned help support my efforts here at Nutrition Stripped, thank you!

Need help? Support

T-shirt Size Chart

Size US Sizes UK Sizes AUS Sizes
Small (S) 2-4 32-34 6-8
Medium (M) 6-10 36-40 9-13
Large (L) 10-14 40-44 13-17


No worries, just shoot us a quick email at [email protected] with SHOP in the subject and let us know what size you’re looking for and we’ll set you up!

Avocado Love t-shirt is made with super soft blend of 65% poly 35% viscose; it’s lightweight, flowy, hangs off the body and runs true to size. The boxy crop tee doesn’t show the tummy, just slightly when you raise your hands.

Matcha Matcha Matcha t-shirt is made with a durable 100% cotton blend. It runs a bit on the larger side, but shrinks an entire size due to the cotton.

Kale Made Me Do It t-shirt is made with super soft blend of 65% poly 35% viscose; it’s lightweight, flowy, hangs off the body and runs true to size. The sleeves are purposefully a little loose, hanging off the shoulders giving room to move.

Good Food Good Vibes t-shirt is made with super soft blend of 65% poly 35% viscose; it’s lightweight, flowy, hangs off the body and runs true to size. The sleeves have a deep scoop showing your side body more than a normal tank, great to show off a touch of your sports bra, lacy bra, or any tank underneath.

Each t-shirt is individually hand screen printed here in Nashville, TN by our friends Grand Palace Printing. Each design is printed multiple times to ensure quality color. A lot of love goes into making every single t-shirt, here’s how to take care of it when it gets to you:

+ Wash cold
+ Line dry or lay flat to dry to retain best color and size

Shop Support

Have questions about your order? Exchanges/returns, or just to share a testimonial of your experience with Nutrition Stripped? We’re happy to help answer any and all questions you might have. Please email us at [email protected].

Follow me on Snapchat

Send this to friend