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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

These healthy black bean quinoa tacos are the perfect recipe for summer! Cilantro-lime quinoa and fresh guacamole make these tacos light and flavorful!

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

We just need to have a moment and thank the food world for inventing tacos! Are they not the best food on the planet!? Give me a taco any day of the week and I'll seriously be your best friend in the world.

What I love about tacos is that you can pretty much put anything in the filling; meat, fish, beans, rice, quinoa, cheese, veggies, guac. The list is endless. I've showed you how to make tofu quinoa tacos before, as well as cauliflower tacos, but these black bean quinoa tacos? They've completely stolen my heart.

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

We start with a base of my cilantro lime quinoa which I showed you how to make in my Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowls and it's the perfect base for these tacos. Adds a nice citrus burst and flecks of cilantro in every bite.

On top of the cilantro lime quinoa we layer black beans, shredded cabbage and guac. Simple, fast, nutrient-dense and SO delicious!

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

Let's talk guac for a moment. There are plenty of schools of thought on how to make the best guac, but mine is to keep things simple and straightforward.

All you need is avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and a touch of salt. Mashed up so it's still a little chunky, the plop some on top of these quinoa tacos and man oh man, GOOD!

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]And then there's the fact that we can turn these beauties into a MEAL PREP option! (well, minus the guac…)

Since everything is nice and fresh and plant-based, we can just assemble our ingredients into our meal prep containers on a Sunday, wrap the tortillas in some aluminum foil, then when we get to work just pop everything into the microwave and it's a taco party!

If you love avocado and can't bear the thought of eating a taco without one (trust me, I feel you on that front), then I'd recommend just bringing half an avocado with you to work and dicing it up when you get there. That way you'll avoid the browness and still get that yummy, creamy avocado flavor!

Tacos make really easy MEAL PREP options! Just put your ingredients in a container, wrap the tortillas in foil and you've got a taco party!

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]
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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

A simple and delicious plant-based meal that is easy and sure the please a crowd. Packed with flavor and nutrients, these tacos are healthy and make the perfect weeknight meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword black bean, cilantro, healthy tacos, v
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 437 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Juice & zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed (doesn't need to be shown on video)
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sliced red cabbage
  • Chopped cilantro to garnish
  • 10 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add veggie broth, quinoa and lime juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 12 – 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 - 15 minutes. Stir in lime zest, ½ cup cilantro and season with salt & pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash avocado until almost smooth. Stir in onion, lime juice and ¼ cup cilantro. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. To assemble tacos, place ¼ - ½ cup of quinoa mixture onto the base of each tortilla. Top with black beans, cabbage and the guacamole. Garnish with cilantro (and/or hot sauce!) and enjoy immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 513mg 21%
Potassium 1133mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 9g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 47.5%
Vitamin C 138.8%
Calcium 15.2%
Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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These HEALTHY black bean quinoa tacos are the perfect recipe for summer! Cilantro-lime quinoa and fresh guacamole make these tacos light and flavorful!
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  1. Made these tonight, I wish the lime juice and zest for the quinoa were more measured because sizes vary greatly! Our quinoa mix ended up with way too much lime. Just a thought when writing directions. Will definitely make our own notes for next time.

  2. If you have a vacuum sealer, you can cut your avocado in half, slice it into desired pieces while still in the skin and vacuum seal it to keep it from browning. Then, when you’re ready to eat, just scoop out the avocado wherever you want it. (I’m embarrassed at how many years it took me to figure that out!)

  3. I can’t wait to make them this evening. I love my avocado with some mango so going to add that in there as well. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  4. What a good recipe for the summer. I particularly like the meal prep idea. Is there anything you would suggest for red onion? They just don’t exist in Korea!

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