Cool, creamy burrata cheese adds a touch of luxury to these nutritious and tasty vegetarian tacos packed with roasted vegetables. Made easily in the oven, this is a simple meatless dinner that can be customized to include your family’s favorite veggies.
This isn’t my first time using Italian cheese on tacos, and this fusion works surprisingly well! Burrata stands in where a crema might have been, but has a sweeter flavor to contrast against the smoky veggies. And the way it falls apart and melts into the veggies, well it’s kind of amazing.
Burrata can be pricey, so this isn’t going to be my most economical recipe, but if there’s a deal on or you just feel like treating yo’self, this is a fun way to get creative with it and experience it in a new way.
Which vegetables to use?
The base of these tacos is sweet, smoky roasted veggies. I go for mushrooms, sweet potato, peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes.
The cherry tomatoes are a great addition because they add some moisture and sweetness to the filling, which could otherwise be a little dry.
Don’t hesitate to do your own thing. Add your own favorite veggies to the batch or take out anything you don’t like. You just want to fill a big roasting dish with whatever veggies you like best.
HOW TO MAKE THEM
The veggies are coated with a very simple seasoning. Just smoked paprika, cumin and coriander. That’s all you need! You could of course use your own favorite taco seasoning.
I add the veggies in batches. The sweet potato needs a little longer to cook, so it gets a 10 minute head start while I prep the rest of the ingredients.
The rest of the veggies are added, and after another 25 minutes they are roasty toasty, and ready to be stuffed into your tacos…
… and then generously topped with yummy extras.
And dinner is served!
Is it Taco Tuesday yet?
If, like me, you’re something of a vegetarian taco fiend, please have a quick look at some of my other taco offerings:
- Black Bean & Kale Tacos or Kalette Tacos or Broccoli Tacos for extra green power.
- Lentil & Buffalo Mozzarella Tacos : another Italian – Mexican fusion delight.
- Oven Baked Crispy Potato Tacos for the carbiest carb lovers feast.
And you can see the full archive of Mexican inspired treats here.