March 9, 2015
These roasted root vegetable tacos are tossed in a hot dried seasoning blend. To balance out the heat, I top them with cilantro lime crema.
Every winter I’m convinced the current snowstorm will be the last one. I’m always wrong. Without fail, another blast of cold returns.
Call it denial or whatever you want. As a Midwesterner since birth, I should really know better!
My optimistic eyes (and my stomach) can see spring in the not so distant future. The layers upon layers and from hats to scarves to gloves will all be worth it.
With a new season brings different produce, and I feel like it’s been months of eating the same thing over and over again. Where is the variety? The selection?
My boredom struck a bit early this year. I am a completely different person than I was at the beginning of root vegetable season.
That excitement about squash, sweet potatoes and more is melting away like the dirty snow piled up on the edges of the sidewalks.
I am desperate for spring and especially summer produce, but it’s way too early to have those kinds of ridiculous daydreams.
Doing my best to stay positive, I decided to get a bit creative with my winter veggies instead of doing soup or a grain bowl.
I mixed an earthy and spicy seasoning blend for these roasted root vegetable tacos.
The spice blend included cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano salt and pepper.
For the vegetables, I cubed butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips.
Then I tossed them in the spice mix and roasted them for 30 minutes until they were tender.
To balance out the heat from the chili powder, I whipped up a cilantro lime crema with Greek yogurt to add a zippy, cool freshness.
I finished the tacos with cilantro and sliced red chilis. They were a welcome break from the usual treatment of hearty winter vegetables.
Fortunately, now winter has me inspired once again.
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Yum! These look great!
Aren’t potatoes and black beans the best taco combo? Somehow, I haven’t tried squash in tacos yet but I will now after reading this post!