Taco night just got a little more colorful with these amazing Purple Potato and Kale Tacos.
The potato and kale tacos are topped with a flavorful avocado yogurt cilantro sauce.
These vegan potatoes are perfect for taco night. They are colorful, nutritious and packed full of vegetables.
do purple potatoes taste like white potatoes?
Purple potatoes have an earthier flavor than white potatoes. The purple potatoes have a denser texture and taste slightly nuttier than a regular white potato.
You can prepare purple similarly to how you would prepare white or yellow flesh potatoes.
Ingredients for Potato Kale Tacos
- Purple Potatoes
- Avocado Oil
- White Onion
- Unsweetened vegan yogurt
- Lime Juice
To save time, you can buy the pre-washed cleaned and chopped kale. Many grocery stores sell stemmed and chopped kale ready to use.
health benefits of purple potatoes
Because of their deep purple color, purple potatoes have a wide range of health benefits.
Purple potatoes are especially rich in polyphenol antioxidants called anthocyanins. This is the same antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries.
Anthocyanins help to improve cholesterol levels vision and eye health, and a reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes.
Purple potatoes may promote blood vessels and improve blood pressure health.
Besides the numerous health benefits, using purple potatoes makes for a gorgeous taco!
how to make the potato kale tacos
First you'll need to diced the purple potatoes. Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and set aside until needed.
In a large, deep skillet cook an onion and jalapeño until soft. Next add in garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Add in the chopped kale and cook until the kale is tender. The kale will turn a bright green color when is cooks down.
Now add in cooked and drained purple potatoes. Cook the potato and kale mixture just until the potatoes are warmed.
how to serve the tacos
To serve the tacos, heat the tortillas until warm.
Fill each tortilla with the potato kale filling. Drizzle the avocado cilantro lime crema over the filling.
more taco recipe to try:
- Easy Tofu Tacos
- Butternut Squash Tacos
- Soy Chorizo and Potato Tacos
- Easy Asparagus and Black Bean Tacos
- Spicy Cauliflower and White Bean Tacos
If you picked up some purple potatoes and aren't too sure how to cook them, give this recipe a try!
- 1 ½ Pounds Purple Potatoes, diced into ¾ inch pieces
- 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
- ¼ White Onion, finely diced
- 1 Jalapeño, minced
- 2 Large Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 Bunch Kale, stemmed and chopped into pieces
- Salt and Pepper
- Corn tortillas for serving
Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
- 1 Avocado, peeled and seed removed
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Plain Vegan Yogurt
- ¼ Cup Cilantro, chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- Juice of 1 Lime, about 2 tablespoons
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Add the diced potatoes to a large pot. Cover with cold water and add a large pinch of salt.
- Bring the potatoes to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.
- Once the potatoes are done, drain them and set aside.
- While the potatoes cook make the cilantro lime sauce.
- To a mini food processer or blender, add the avocado, yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Blend until well combined.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Set aside.
- Once with potatoes are done, heat the oil over medium heat in a large deep skillet.
- Sauté the onion and jalapeño until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrent.
- Add in the chopped kale; stir and cook until tender. It should only take a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add in the cooked potatoes; stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes, just until the potatoes are warmed.
- Warm the tortillas on a skillet or in the microwave until softened.
- Serve the potato and kale mixture with the warm torillas and cilantro lime sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is just an estimate per serving.