To begin making the Sweet Potato & Lentil Tacos Recipe with Cranberries, preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius .
In a mixing bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, bell pepper in a teaspoon of oil and sprinkle some salt. Spread them on a greased baking sheet placed on a tray and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, till the sweet potato gets soft and well roasted.
Once done, remove from the oven and set aside.
Blend the tomatoes, jalapenos and the garlic in a blender to make a smooth paste.
To cook the lentils, in a saucepan, combine the lentils along with the water and bring it to a brisk boil and then turn the heat to low. Add the pureed tomato and jalapeno mixture to the lentils and stir. Add the salt to taste, cover the pan and allow the lentils to cook on low heat until soft and just done. Keep this aside.
The lentils should not be mushy or watery. Add water only as much as required in between. If there is some water left, let it evaporate completely by keeping the lid open.
The whole process shouldn’t take more than 25-30 minutes. Once the lentils are done, turn off the heat, add the lemon juice and mix everything well.
The next step is to make the cabbage salad.
In a mixing bowl, add the shredded cabbage, carrots and cranberries, to this add some salt and lemon juice. Mix well and let it sit for some time so that the flavors are well combined.
In another bowl, remove the pulp of one avocado, and mash it well with a spoon. Add Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro and some salt and mix really well.
As salt is used for every stage you will need to be careful about how much you add.
To assemble the Sweet Potato & Lentil Tacos
Lightly toast the tortillas on a preheated non-stick skillet. Then in the serving plate, add the fillings on the tortillas. Starting with the lentils, then the roasted vegetables, cabbage salad and top with the avocado dressing and serve.
You can either use store bought tacos or make them at home by following these recipes:
Home Made Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe
Notes: In case you don’t want to use the oven to roast the sweet potato and pepper, you can do it on the stove top too. Add a little oil in a pan. Once it is heated, add the peppers and sprinkle some salt and let it cook a little. Once it is done, remove it, add the sweet potato, sprinkle some water and salt. Cook while stirring in between till the sweet potato is done.
Serve Sweet Potato & Lentil Tacos along with Loaded Veggie Nachos Recipe – A Delicious Mexican Appetizer, Ice Tea Sangria Recipe followed by a dessert of Mexican Style Bunuelos Recipe-Sweet Fritter