Jan 14

Roasted Veggie Crispy Tortillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Vegetables for YOU!

Crispy Tortillas topped with Roasted Veggies & Creamy Chiptole Sauce! Great for lunch or a light dinner!

You roast up veggies…any vegetable capable of being roasted will do.  Be it sweet potatoes, cauliflower, white potatoes, brussels sprouts, tomatoes (fruit, whatev), broccoli, green beans or any squash you can think of.  If you’re really feeling like variety is the spice of life you could roast up all 8 of those suggested veggies and just be totally nutso.

Speaking of variety, my next 4 months is gonna lack it. 


I’m finishing up my last semester of my dietetic internship (so close to being done…yet so far).  For the next 4ish months I’m in a hospital from 7:15am to 4pm.  Then a total of 2 hours of commuting puts me at an 11 hour day.  I guess that’s what all you working people do everyday…but it’s new to me so I need to toughen up I guess.

I mean, I still have a husband and a puppy and a squat rack in the garage and you people who read this blog and blogs I completely adore to read and delicious food to eat (if I meal prep on Sunday) to come home to…so all is well.  It’s just gonna take a little adjusting to.

But you guys.  It’s hard to workout after I get home at 6.  I used to be a total morning workout person.  But most mornings I can’t bring myself to get up any earlier than 5:45 and I have to leave the house at 6:15 to beat traffic so that means I’d have to get up to workout at like 4:45 am, which is just way too early for me.  So evening workouts seem to be the best option. 

I’m very complain-y today.

Are you a morning, afternoon or evening workout person? Tell me. I wanna be like you.  And if you get up before 4:45 in the morning to workout…you deserve a hug because holy crap.

 Creamy Chipotle Sauce...just spicy enough!

Back to these roasted veggie crispy tortillas.  I can’t really handle spiciness, so I promise that the creamy chipotle sauce isn’t overly spicy AT ALL.  I’ve become a fan of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce…but only if they’re used in moderation.  They can easily get way too spicy for me.  And I hear they’re what Chipotle uses to marinate their chicken in.  Chipotles at Chipotle.  I know, shut up!

Crispy Tortillas topped with Roasted Veggies & Creamy Chiptole Sauce! Great for lunch or a light dinner!

This recipe was inspired by a dish I saw Giada making.  I’ve never really been big on watching cooking shows, but recently I’ve LOVED watching them.  Specifically Giada’s because pretty much everything she makes I want.  I even bought her book and I really like it.  I own less than 7 cookbooks, so I REALLY have to love a cookbook to buy it.

Other cooking shows I love include Ree‘s. Don’t you just wanna meet her?!!  I do. 

Anywayses.  This meal makes a great lunch or light dinner.  It’s basically a giant crispy chip served with a creamy sauce, which practically makes this the perfect tex-mex meal.  Which is my thang.

Crispy Tortillas topped with Roasted Veggies & Creamy Chiptole Sauce! Great for lunch or a light dinner!

Roasted Veggie Crispy Tortillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Roasted Veggies
  1. 1 small head cauliflower
  2. 1 large sweet potato
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  6. scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
Creamy Chipotle Sauce
  1. 5 oz greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  2. 1 chipotle chili in adobe sauce, finely chopped
  3. 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  4. 2 teaspoons honey
  5. 4 whole wheat tortillas
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Chop cauliflower and sweet potato into bite-sized pieces. Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, seed and chop red bell pepper into similarly sized pieces. Remove sweet potatoes and cauliflower from oven, top with red bell peppers and use a spatula to toss everything together. Return to oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together greek yogurt, chipotle chili, lemon juice and honey. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  3. During the last 10 minute of bake time, add your tortillas to the oven and cook until crispy, flipping a couple times throughout.
  4. Top crispy tortilla with veggies and a spoonful of creamy sauce.
Serves 4
Adapted from Giada's Roasted Vegetable Tostadas
Crispy Tortillas topped with Roasted Veggies & Creamy Chiptole Sauce! Great for lunch or a light dinner!

{This post contains affiliate links.}


16 comments on “Roasted Veggie Crispy Tortillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce”

  1. I used to only work the night shift a few years back – until 11pm, then stay up til 2 and couldn’t get up before 10:30am. Nowadays my work shift is oftentimes (not always or consistent, REALLY ROUGH) a 3:15am wakeup. Days that I work at 7:30am or later – I get up around 4am to get a workout in beforehand. I guess what I’m saying is that it’s just whatever you get your body used to. If you get up at 4am to workout, you have to go to bed earlier but you don’t have to do anything once you get home at night…so whatever works for you! I like getting home from work and being DONE if I can.

  2. Ahh internship stuff sucked because half the time after your long work day you still had to come home and do homework or whatever… I would just shoot for quality over quantity- work out really hard for a half hour instead of a semi hard workout for an hour. I refuse to get up before 5:00am unless I’m flying somewhere awesome though so I feel your pain.

  3. Love this recipe! I have extra corn tortillas left over from making venison fajhitas that need used. I am a dietetics major too so I have recently been obsessed with cooking shows. Giada’s is one of my favorites. I also own her cookbook. Also, Saturday mornings check out The Kitchen.

  4. First off this recipe is great! I wouldnt say you’re lacking variety, it’s simple and a delicious way to eat more veggies which I have so been lacking since the holidays. Secondly, love love love Giada! I also have that same cookbook and I have made so many of her recipes! She is awesome. Good luck with your dietetic internship…four months is nothing you got this! :)

  5. Oh Kylie, I know all too well how you must be feeling right now. Went through it myself not too long ago…So I see you’re ending your internship with clinicals! Do you have to commute to the med center? 4 months..not too bad but feels like eternity in the beginning. But you’ll soon find your groove and these next months are going to fly by, I assure you! I, too, did not work out much during this time as the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was exercise. Now opening up a bottle of wine? not a problem. Hang in there and let me know if you need anything!! You got this ;)

    • Thanks, Min! I know you know how I feel.

      Yep, commuting to the med center. It’s not bad in the morning because I’m early enough to beat traffic…but the afternoons are a different story:/ it’s really only 3 months (11 weeks) of clinicals and then my last month is my specialty rotation. Hoping these weeks pass swiftly:)

  6. I am totally on board with this. These sound AMAZING!

  7. Ahh love these! So so simple. I am typically a morning workout person..wake up around 5:30 and get to the gym by 6. I cannot get out of bed before 5:30 because….well….because that’s too freaking early!

  8. just finished my 4 months of clinicals. the long days go by fast, the 4 months even faster! good luck :)

  9. I am definitely a morning workout person. I used to have a similar schedule where I would wake up around 4:30 to head to the gym, go to work at my corporate job, do a 90+ minute commute to the gym I worked at, then personal train clients at night. It was a crazy/ridiculous schedule, although I guess it’s not too different than my current schedule.

    But anyways…this recipe. I think I’m in love. The chipotle cream sauce is everything.

  10. To be honest, your workday sounds quite tough to me! No wonder you have to get used to that, it will take some time I guess.
    As for my workouts, I’m more of a morning workout person. But as I’m currently working part time as a stable hand at a riding school, work is also my workout, so that solves a lot of time issues. :)
    Good luck with your work and balancing everything, I think you can be proud of yourself once you pull it off! :)

  11. You’re so close to being done! I have 6 courses left to my Dietetic degree and then I’ll be off to an internship as well. I’m not sure if you have previously posted about it, but I would love to hear your experiences in the application process, experiences throughout the internship (advice, tips, etc), and then how the exam went.

  12. Pingback: 20 Veggie Packed Recipes to Kick Off 2015! - The Nutritious Kitchen

  13. Really good. Me and my fellah just finished ours. I think I will try it again and roast the veggies longer, but it was yum-mee. We added lettuce, but that was it. Good job!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top