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Veggie Bean Tacos

Tuesday night is taco night! In fact, any night is a great night for tacos! This quick and easy recipe is ideal for a healthy midweek dinner, and sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Get the kids to stand and stuff their own tacos to make it fun!

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 onion, finely diced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced 
  • 2 x 400g cans black beans 
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • 2 tsp paprika 
  • 2 tsp chilli powder 
  • 8 taco shells 
For the Guacamole: 
  • 2 avocados 
  • 1 red chilli 
  • Lime 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • Coriander 
For the salsa: 
  • 3 tomatoes 
  • 1 red chilli 
  • ½ small red onion 
  • Coriander
Optional additional toppings:
  • Charred sweetcorn 
  • Sour cream or yoghurt 
  • Hot sauce 
  • Coriander 
How to make

Bean Tacos

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 3 minutes. 
  2. Add the drained beans and seasonings. Stir for 5-8 minutes until warmed, crushing some of the beans with the back of a spoon. 
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the guacamole: 

  1. Crush the garlic and mix with the coriander and chilli in a bowl. If you have a pestle and mortar, combine the ingredients into a paste. 
  2. Add the avocados and roughly crush with a fork or pestle and mortar so that it is still a little chunky. 
  3. Add the lime juice and stir through. Set aside. 

To make the salsa: 

  1. Mix all of the salsa ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. 

To construct your tacos:

Heat the taco shells according to packet instructions, stuff with your chosen fillings and enjoy!


Nutritional Information:

This recipe serves 4, and each serving (2 tacos) contains: 

  • Energy: 536kcal 
  • Fat: 24.8g 
  • Saturates: 4.3g 
  • Carbohydrate: 52.6g 
  • Sugars: 14.2g 
  • Protein: 18.3g 
  • Salt: 1.38g 

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