TOTAL TIME 25 mins
These meatless tacos feature spiced black beans and homemade mango-avocado salsa wrapped in fresh lettuce. Quick to prepare and bursting with flavor!
Yields: 6 tacos
For the tacos:
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 onion, finely diced (yellow or red)
15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (or about 1 ½ cups cooked)
6 leaves lettuce
For the taco seasoning (or use 1/2 packet of your favorite non-MSG taco seasoning):
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water
For the mango avocado salsa:
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 jalapeño chilies, seeds removed and minced
1/4 sweet onion, diced
1 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves
salt and pepper to taste
First prepare the salsa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine all taco seasoning ingredients. The tacos come together quickly, so I like to do this before anything goes on the stove.
Add olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once shimmering, add garlic and onion and sauté until soft, 4-5 minutes.
Pour in black beans and taco seasoning and stir to coat. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until beans are heated through and some of the water is evaporated, 2-3 minutes.
Serve with lettuce leaves to be used as taco shells and mango avocado salsa.