quinoa sweet potato tacos


Cuisine Mexican flavors
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Author Joe adapted from Mas Tacos Por Favor, Nashville TN


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 sweet potato , diced to 3/8 to 1/2 inch pieces, (around 3 cups)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Shredded cabbage , salted and coated with aleppo pepper
  • Tomatillo salsa , (I found Jardines brand containing tomatillo, water, onion, jalapeno, salt, cilantro, vinegar, garlic and black pepper)
  • Tortillas , flour or corn
  • Fresh cilantro , chopped


  • In a sauce pan on high heat, add water, quinoa, sweet potato, salt and jalapeno.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes, (I kept the lid slightly ajar on the pan)
  • Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  • Heat tortillas on a hot griddle, then assemble tacos on hot tortillas: tomatilla sauce, quinoa & sweet potato, more tomatilla sauce, cabbage, mayonnaise dressing and cilantro garnish.
  • Additional hot sauce such as Tabasco if more spice is desired.