Wash, clean (if needed get all the needles off the nopales using a knife, and be careful!) and chop nopales, potatoes and squash. Rinse beans. In a pan over medium heat, cover and cook the potatoes with ½ cup veggie broth until almost tender.
Add cumin, garlic powder, nopales, and squash and continue cooking until everything is tender. Taste and add salt if needed. Add more veggie broth as needed so veggies do not stick. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Make Smoky Taco Cream by putting everything into a food processor, blender or high speed blender and puree until well mixed and smooth. If too thick you can add more water. Remove half of the cream and set aside, keeping the rest in the blender or food processor.
Add beans and cooled veggie mix to the blender or food processor and mix slowly until everything is chopped and combined but not a smooth paste.
Next, steam your tortillas with water so they don’t break while rolling. You can do this in the microwave by wrapping them in damp paper towels and cooking for 2 minutes.
One by one add a few spoonfuls (depending on tortilla size) at one end of the tortilla. Roll tightly into a rolled taco and seal end with a touch of mixture. You can use a wooden toothpick to hold them in place while cooking as well.
Bake at 400°F (200°C) on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Once done serve topped with shredded lettuce, drizzle the remaining Smoky Taco Cream and add salsa.
If you aren’t using a high speed blender make sure to soak the nuts for at least two hours to over night.
You can also make this cream nut free by using silken tofu instead of the nuts and water.
Because you are cooking the veggies with broth you may not need extra salt. I did not, but add if you prefer more.
You can sub the cactus paddles with another veggie like any pepper or even zucchini. You can even simply use any veggies you have in your fridge as long as you keep the total veggie amount (1 3/4 cup) the same.
Tips to prep ahead: Prepare the filling. Make Smoky Taco Cream.
Baby/toddler food idea: Serve filling only. Blend well and use liquid of choice to thin out to desired consistency.
For toddler, bake rolled tacos only a few minutes so tortillas are still soft, cut up into small pieces and serve.
Nopales, Black Bean, and Potato Rolled Tacos with Smoky Taco Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.