Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale are delicious and easy to make. Simply roast some seasoned potatoes, massage some kale with avocado, and add your favorite toppings! These tacos are naturally vegan and gluten-free.
This recipe was originally posted 9/1/2015. It has since been improved for better user experience.
I love tacos.
In fact, Taco Tuesday is a regular event in my house.
One thing I love about tacos is there are endless combinations of ingredients that work well in tortillas.
And if you want to skip the tortillas, you can make a taco salad instead.
I also love vegan taco soup!
But for an easy and comforting meal anytime of the week, you can’t beat Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale.
About potato tacos
Also known as Tacos de Papa, traditional Mexican potato tacos are made by stuffing deep fried tortillas with a mashed potato filling.
They are then topped with cheese, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, and a garlic tomato sauce.
And while you don’t see potato tacos at a lot of restaurants in the United States, they have been a favorite of mine since the first time I tried them years ago.
But instead of deep frying and using dairy, I like to make a healthier, although not entirely authentic, version of tacos de papa.
And with the additional of massaged kale, this recipe is full of nutrients.
Generally I prepare the potatoes by roasting them in the oven.
First I drizzle a little olive oil on them, then I season them with salt, cumin, chili powder, and oregano.
But now that I have an air fryer, I often use it for this recipe.
Not only do the potatoes cook quicker, you can use less (or no) oil.
Massaged Kale Salad
Although an uncommon ingredient in tacos, I love the combination of roasted potatoes and massaged kale salad.
You may be familiar with the process of massaging kale if you’ve tried Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad.
It only takes a few minutes.
First I remove the tough ribs and roughly chop the kale into bite-size pieces.
Then simply use your hands to massage the kale with avocado until it’s nice and tender and slightly reduced in volume.
Next you add a little lime juice and salt.
Then once the potatoes are browned, it’s time to make the tacos.
This recipe makes 8-10 tacos, depending on the size of the tortillas used.
I like to top mine with sliced olives, quartered cherry tomatoes, and hot sauce.
But you can add your favorite toppings such as cilantro, extra avocado, vegan cheese, green or red onions, or chipotle cream.
The possibilities are endless!
Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale Recipe
These tacos are very easy to make in under an hour. This recipe makes 8 tacos and serves 4, with each person getting 2 tacos. But you can easily make half the recipe or double it, depending on how many people you’re serving.
If you want to make some sides to serve with the tacos, I recommend seasoned black beans, Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, and chips and guacamole.
And don’t forget the Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca.
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Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale
- 1 pound potatoes (red, white, or yellow) cut into small chunks
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 bunch kale (any variety) washed and dried, ribs removed, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 avocado
- 2 Tablespoon lime juice (approximately the juice of 1 lime)
- 1 pinch salt
- tomatoes and sliced olives (or your favorite toppings)
- 8 corn tortillas
- hot sauce for serving
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Combine potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt. Using your hands, toss to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 25-30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and slightly browned, flipping them after about 15 minutes.
- While potatoes are cooking, combine the chopped kale and avocado in another large bowl. Massage the kale with your hands for a few minutes until the kale has reduced in volume and is tender. Add lime juice and a pinch of salt and toss kale to combine.
- Heat tortillas according to package directions.
- Build your tacos: add potatoes, kale, and your favorite toppings (such as tomatoes and sliced olives) to the tortillas, then douse with hot sauce. Enjoy!