Roasted Poblano and Butternut Squash Tacos

  • 4-6 Ezekiel 4:9 Taco Size Whole Grain Tortillas
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 2 cups of butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 cup of sliced red onion
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Vegan Queso

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the Tacos:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grab a baking sheet and add 2 whole poblano peppers, 1 cup sliced red onion, and 2 cups of cubed butternut squash in sections. Drizzle 2 tbs olive oil over all your vegetables.

To the butternut squash and red onion, sprinkle 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, ½ tsp cumin, 1 tsp onion powder, and toss to coat thoroughly. Add 1 smashed garlic clove to the tray as well. Season everything with salt and pepper.

Roast for 20-30 minutes, tossing the veg and flipping the peppers halfway through.

Once veggies come out of the oven, transfer poblano peppers to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to let steam for 10-15 min to loosen the outer skin.

Once 15 minutes are up, peel, seed, and de-stem the poblano peppers, then cut them into 1/4-inch strips.

Mix the chopped roasted poblano peppers with the rest of the veggies, salt to taste, and set aside until time for assembly.

For the Vegan Queso:

Soak 2 cups of raw cashews in water overnight.

The next day, drain cashews, discarding the water, and adding the cashews to blender. Add 3/4 cup nutritional yeast, all the dried spices, and 3 tbs lemon juice.

Add 3 cups of water and blend all the ingredients until smooth.

Pour the cheese sauce mixture into a medium saucepan. Add remaining 1 cup of cold water and stir until combined.

Simmer on low heat for 7 minutes. Salt to taste and serve immediately with tacos.

To Serve:

Warm the Ezekiel 4:9 Taco Size Whole Grain Tortillas over an open flame on a gas burner or in a pan on the stove.

Add your roasted poblanos, roasted butternut squash, and red onion. Drizzle with vegan queso.

Enjoy! This recipe makes 4-6 tacos.