Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Cilantro-Lime Sauce


A simple + fresh vegetarian taco recipe! 


  • Two CANS (15 oz) black beans 
  • 1 CUP salsa (restaurant-style or other) 
  • 1 TSP cumin 
  • Corn tortillas 
  • Toppings of your choice: 
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Onion
    • Roasted red peppers
    • Corn
    • Avocado
    • Cilantro

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado 
  • 3/4 CUP cilantro, stems removed 
  • Juice from 1 lime 
  • 1 CLOVE garlic 
  • 1 TBSP olive oil 
  • 1 TSP agave/honey 
  • 1/8 TSP salt 


  • Make the avocado sauce: in a food processor or blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend. Add a touch of water to thin if necessary, and tweak seasonings as de-sired. Set aside, or refrigerate if making ahead of time. 
  • In a pan over medium heat, add black beans (rinsed & drained), salsa, and cumin. Heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until heated through. (Optional: mash beans after heating for a creamier filling.) 
  • While the beans are heating, chop and prepare your toppings. Warm the tortillas if desired. 
  • Assemble the tacos: spoon the black bean mixture in the center of the tortillas, drizzle a small amount of avocado sauce over the top, and add your toppings. 

Source: The Garden Grazer