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Butternut Squash Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

These Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos are layered with crisp diced apples, red pepper and drizzled with a chipotle-lime dressing.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 600 kcal


Chipotle-Lime Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbs adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • 1-2 Tbs fresh lime juice add 1 tbs, then slowly add more to desired taste + consistency
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 large butternut squash or 2 small/medium, diced
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • olive oil


  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & mashed or refried beans
  • 2 fresh apples diced
  • cilantro to top
  • 12 soft white corn tortillas charred


Roast Vegetables

  1. Heat oven to 425F.
  2. Peel the butternut squash and chop into cubes.
  3. Chop the red pepper into wedges suitable for a taco.
  4. Combine red pepper and butternut squash in a bowl.
  5. Toss with a tablespoon or two of olive oil to coat. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Roast for about 20 minutes until tender and starting to brown, giving them a toss about halfway through the cooking time.

To Prepare the Chipotle-Lime Dressing

  1. While the veggies are roasting, whip up the Chipotle-lime dressing. Combine all dressing ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. You can add salt to taste and more chipotle sauce to taste. Set aside.

Prep Other Taco Fillings

  1. Warm the black beans or refried beans in a small pot on low on the stovetop. Smashing the black beans a bit and add a little lime juice and olive oil to loosen them.
  2. Dice apples into 1" pieces. Set aside.

Taco Assembly

  1. Char each side of the tortillas on the open flame of your gas stovetop, if possible. Each side takes about 45 sec - get a nice char on each side. Wrap them in foil or a tea towel to keep warm as you go. The other option is to pan fry them on the stovetop. Tortillas always need to be served warm!
  2. When everything is ready, assemble tacos. Beans, veggies, apple, chipotle drizzle and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 600
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.