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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

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!

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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

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Preparation 0:10 2017-05-03T00:10:00+00:00
Cook Time 0:15 2017-05-03T00:15:00+00:00
Total Time 0:25 2017-05-03T00:25:00+00:00

Serves 5     adjust servings

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!

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!

by Alyssa

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 442 Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15.5 24%
Carbohydrate 65.6 22%
Dietary Fiber 17.1 68%
Sugars 1.6
Protein 14.6

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

 

 

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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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