Roasted Veggie Tacos!

by danielle on November 27, 2012

If you read my blog often you may know that I’m not the biggest fan of vegetables but I am growing to like them more and more. The Plant Power Challenge hosted by Kasey and Heather really helped me to increase my veggie intake and learn which ones are my favorite! This recipe is #plantpower inspired and packed full of my favorite vegetables! The key to liking vegetables for me is flavor! I find roasted certain ones, especially squash, really brings out the flavor, as do spices! Try these out and fill up on your veggies!

roasted veggie taco

Ingredients: 

  • Cubed and pre roasted butternut squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh Collard Green leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbs. olive oil
  • Hemp Seeds

Directions: 

  1. In a skillet warm your olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Dice up your zucchini, bell pepper and carrots into small pieces and add into your skillet.
  3. Once your veggies are mostly cooked add in the roasted squash cubes.
  4. Next squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime over your vegetables and add in the red pepper flakes and chili powder.
  5. Place your chard leaves on top of your skillet for 30 seconds to warm.
  6. Scoop your veggie mixture into the chard leaves to make “tacos”.
  7. Serve topped with avocado, extra lime juice, and sprinkle with hemp seeds for added protein!

Makes 2-3 servings

roasted veggie taco

gluten free taco

What’s your favorite veggie filled recipe?! 

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie November 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

Aah, fantastic! I used to do these tacos with kale but my stomach wouldn’t like it. So now I go for collard greens! Thank you!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Perfect glad you found what works for you!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Glad you found what works for you!

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Miz November 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

ooh Im hoping it’s this?
Im in a veggie STANDOFFSTRUGGLE with the husband :-)
he hates…

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hahaha well maybe he’ll like these ;)

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Jessie November 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

I pretty much love any recipe that includes butternut squash, so of course this sounds delicious :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Jessie!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Looks delicious to me! I love making Stirfry–the veggies taste so good when sautéed with garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and tamari.

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Me too! I love stir fries!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

i love mexican! these veggie tacos seem awesome!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I do too! They’re nice and spicy too :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yum! I don’t know how you are always coming up with such creative recipes!

My favourite veggie filled meals are stir fries, minestrone soup, and Greek salad!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Thanks Chelsea! I love veggie packed soups too!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl November 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I don’t know if I’ve ever had collard greens. I really want to give this a try! Stuffed squash is one of my favorite ways to get my veggies in!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Your stuffed squash recipes always look awesome too!

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Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction November 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi girl, I just found your blog, I’m your newest fan! I love veggies….Vegetable frittatas, quiches and omelettes are among some of my favorite veggie recipes!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

So happy you found me :)

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers November 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Mmm those sound so good! Love the collard green “shell”!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Thanks Heather!

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Amanda @RunToTheFinish November 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

way to get creative! I love finding new ways to get in my veggies

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Thanks Amanda!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

These look great. I think that I might try them with tortillas instead of the collard greens, though.

Some of my favorite veggie-filled recipes are definitely soups. You can pack them with tons of veggies and they are beyond easy to make. Plus, I love a good leftover bowl of soup! :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

You could totally use tortillas too!

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Anna @AnnaTheApple November 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

These look great! I love all the ingredients you’ve listed :) My favourite veg to roast and fill is butternut squash I think. Especially with a gently spiced toomatoe sauce.

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Never tried butternut squash with tomato sauce! Sounds great.

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

ooooh this looks awesome!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Thanks Jess!

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Lisa November 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I’m so glad you’ve been loving the veggies even more now, I think once we eat them pretty consistently and learn to jazz up the flavors. Veggies can be amazing. I’m not a fan of collards, but the insides look great:)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I agree! I liked the insides best too ;)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Iv’e actually become pretty bad with eating my veggies. I used to looooove huge bowls of roasted veggies, and eating salads bigger than my head, but over time I began to notice that my stomach didn’t appreciate that kind of diet at all, so I had to cut down on the veggies and now I only really eat things like carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spinach. Not the healthiest approach maybe, but it’s what’s working for now :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

whatever works! Carrots and spinach are some of my faves too.

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I love the idea of using collard greens as a wrap! I ordered something similar at a restaurant in Berkeley, CA a year ago, and meant to try re-making it at home, but it never happened. You’re my inspiration! :)

I have a hard time getting my veggies in, too. I love their flavor and functionality, but my stomach just can’t handle them in large quantities! I’ve found that cooking and pureeing really helps with digestion!

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

You’ll have to try the collard wrap! They’re so easy and you know it will be gluten free :)

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GiGi Eats Celebrities November 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

LOVE YOU & LOVE THIS!!! Oh swiss chard, kale, romaine & butter lettuce… How I love you’re big leaves that scoop up delicious ingredients! :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Gigi!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity November 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

roasting veggies is one of my favorite ways too!! :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Definitely! I love all the flavor it brings out!

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Anne@ LoveMintChocolateChip November 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm

yummy!! your food is always so colorful. i LOVE veggie pizza… that counts as a veggie packed dish, right?! ;)

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danielle November 28, 2012 at 12:23 am

Totally! I love veggie pizza.

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Kristen@Change of Pace November 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Even my hubs would like these! I’d top mine with avocado. I’m like you… Not really a fan of veggies. Some of them take a lot for me to eat. Most of them I eat because I have to. I’d rather just not eat them haha!

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danielle November 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

Hahaha I am 100% with you. I only eat veggies cause I know they’re good for me. Totally not a fan of them either. Glad to know I’m not alone!

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Ali November 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Yum! Looks delicious!! Will have to try. Perfect for this time of year. I’m so used to eating collard tacos with cold fillings!

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danielle November 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

Hope you like them!

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Sarah @ mymostlyhealthylife.com November 28, 2012 at 2:35 am

Awesome! Do you find the collard greens bitter? I fried them up once with tomatoes and onions but it was a huge fail… Wonder if they taste better fresh?

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danielle November 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Yes they’re a little bitter! If they’re too bitter for your liking try chard leaves instead. I find them not as bitter!

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lena November 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

It looks great and I love that it’s gluten-free! I have to try it :)

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danielle November 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thanks Lena!

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