Acorn Squash & Mushroom Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw
  • 2tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • ¾cup diced yellow onion
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1tablespoon cumin
  • 2teaspoons chili powder
  • 1teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1 acorn squashpeeled, seeded and diced -about 4 cups
  • 1cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8ounces quartered or sliced baby portobello or button mushrooms
  • 24 small (5-inch) white corn tortillas
  • Raw pepitas and avocado slices for garnish (optional)
  • ½ head green cabbagevery finely shredded
  • 1cup grated carrot
  • cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2tablespoons avocado oil
  • Pinch of salt
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and salt. Cook onion until translucent; then add 1½ teaspoons garlic, cumin, chili powder and 1 teaspoon oregano; cook 1 minute.
  2. When spices become fragrant, add diced acorn squash, broth and tomato paste. Stir, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until squash becomes tender. Taste, and add pinch each of salt and pepper, if desired. Remove from heat, and transfer squash mixture to a bowl. Using a potato masher, mash mixture until mostly smooth.
  3. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel and return to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms and remaining ⅛ teaspoon oregano to pan. Reduce heat to medium, and cook mushrooms without stirring until browned, about 5 minutes. Shake pan, and add remaining 1½ teaspoons minced garlic; cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl; keep warm.
  4. Wipe out skillet again, and place over medium-high heat. Heat corn tortillas, one at a time, in dry skillet, turning once. Wrap tortillas in a towel to keep warm.
  5. To prepare slaw, in a medium bowl, combine shredded cabbage, carrot, cilantro and coriander seeds. In a separate bowl, combine lime juice, oil and salt; pour over slaw mixture, and toss until well combined.
  6. To assemble tacos, fill tortillas with squash mixture and top with mushrooms, slaw, pepitas and avocado slices.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Acorn Squash & Mushroom Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3332 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 104mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (3 tacos): 332 cal, 10g fat (7g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 104mg sodium, 57g carb (10g fiber, 7g sugars), 8g protein