Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Lime Crema
Black Bean Tacos just got a whole lot more exciting! These are loaded with flavor, they’re a breeze to prepare and the filling only needs to cook for 5 minutes! In other words say hello to a new quick dinner.
Easy Black Bean Taco Recipe
I know what most of you are probably thinking. Black bean tacos. BORING! My family was thinking the same thing until I made these.
My kids were hoping I was making the same beef tacos and were sad to hear it “we’re having black bean tacos for dinner” but after one bite of these they were both like wow these really are so good!
My one daughter said she even liked them better than the tacos we normally always have (the ground beef or turkey) Even my meat loving husband really liked these tacos too and of course I was a big fan!
So it was an all around healthy dinner win and a new dish to add to the rotation!
How to Cook Black Beans for Tacos
Taco filling really doesn’t get any easier than this. Here’s what you’ll do:
- In a medium saucepan combine 2 cans drained and rinsed black beans, 1 cup salsa, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder and and 1 tsp cumin.
- Simmer mixture for about 5 -10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Slightly mash beans if desired.
Use the Filling for Tostadas too!
This black bean taco filling would also make great tostadas, just buy the pre-made tostada shells by the tortillas at the store and layer on these same toppings.
Lime Crema with Avocado and Cilantro
To make this healthier Mexican crema you’ll need:
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 Tbsp lime juice, or more to taste
- 1 clove garlic, pressed through a garlic crusher
Blend it all together in a food processor and that’s it!
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