Overhead view of shiitake mushroom and sweet potato tacos on blue background

Shiitake Mushroom & Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Cashew Cream

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner


These sweet potato tacos with a cilantro avocado cashew cream drizzle are perfect for your vegan #TacoTuesday plans!



  • 7 oz. shiitake mushrooms, washed well and thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 8-10 tortillas
  • For garnish: avocado, black sesame seeds, pomegranate seeds and cilantro

Cilantro Avocado Cashew Cream:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 1 hour
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp water (add 1 tbsp at a time)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, turmeric, salt, pepper, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon and cumin. Whisk well to combine. Set aside. 
  3. Wash and cut sweet potato into small cubes. Toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp of spice mixture. Place on sheet pan and roast for 35-40 minutes or until tender and slightly crispy. 
  4. Wash and slice shiitake mushrooms. In a pan over medium heat, add shiitake mushrooms to 1 tbsp olive oil & stir in 2 tsp of spice mixture. Stir well to coat spices evenly. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  5. Meanwhile, drain soaked cashews and add all cashew cream ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy - this may take 2-3 minutes. Taste and adjust spices as needed. 
  6. To assemble tacos, spread a thin layer of cashew cream, followed by mushrooms, sweet potato, radishes, pomegranate seeds, sesame seeds and extra avocado. Enjoy! 


If you're not vegan/vegetarian, we've included a quick spicy shredded chicken recipe in the blog post.