This time of year is one of the best for fresh produce. Here in Kansas late July and early August bring fresh corn, peppers, summer squash, and tomatoes. Roasted Summer Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos are a perfect way to use fresh summer vegetables.
I love roasted vegetables because roasting brings out the natural sweetness and a roasty caramelization. Plus, the nutrients of vegetables don’t get thrown out with the cooking water or steam out.
One of the downsides to roasting vegetables in the summer is the typical heat. Yesterday was an unusually cool day for the end of August, so it was perfect for turning on the oven to make Roasted Summer Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos.
I will admit that my family was not nearly as thrilled as I was. They are generally polite about Meatless Monday, but three people groaned when I told them what was on the men for dinner. I asked them to give it a chance and I would make it up to them later this week.
They did. The Hubs seemed to like the Roasted Summer Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos. D4 definitely liked them. D3 was a solid no. She ate the corn and the beans and didn’t eat anything else, unless you include the queso fresco and sour cream.
Later, I took a dish of the filing, some queso fresco, and some cilantro down to my mother. She thought the Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean tacos were excellent. I think she is hoping I will make them again soon.
These Roasted Summer Vegetable and Black Bean tacos are a perfect vegetarian taco. They are full of flavor and protein. I can imagine pairing these with the Tacos de Papa for the ultimate vegetarian Taco meal!
What is your favorite taco filling? What is the taco filling that the people in your world would question if you served it for them? I can say that even though my family wasn’t as excited as I was, they enjoyed Roasted Vegetable and Black Beans more than the time we tried chapulines tacos in DC. In case you do not know what chapulines are, they are grasshoppers. That was one food adventure we won’t try again.