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Black Bean Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

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

INGREDIENTS

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

Directions

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.

Enjoy!

Recipe source: http://www.coffeeandquinoa.com/2013/03/black-bean-lettuce-wrap-tacos-with-mango-avocado-salsa/