Updated: Aug 16
These vegetarian spicy black bean taco wraps are perfect for Meatless Mondays or anytime you want to get a plant-based meal on the table in around 20 minutes.
Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 5 minutes / Serves: 4
2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (or homemade cooked beans) 2 T. water 1 t. ground cumin ½ t. chili powder 1 t. smoked paprika ¼ t. cayenne pepper ¼ t. dried Mexican oregano Sea salt and black pepper, to taste Optional: ½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced
2 large ripe avocados, pitted 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced 3 T. fresh lime juice 2 T. fresh cilantro, minced ½ medium jalapeño, finely diced Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Mango Salsa (see next recipe) Iceberg, butter, or Romaine lettuce leaves for wrapping
1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add beans, water, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, and Mexican oregano. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. 2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are warmed through and the spices become fragrant, around 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. While the beans are cooking, mash the avocado in a small glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add tomato, lime juice, fresh cilantro, and jalapeño. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
4. Transfer warm beans to a bowl and add diced bell pepper, if using. Sprinkle with additional spices, if desired. Serve immediately with large lettuce leaves for wrapping, along with fresh guacamole and spicy mango salsa. Enjoy!