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Black Bean Tacos with Sauteed Veggies Recipe

Black Bean & Sauteed Veggie Tacos

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When in doubt, make tacos. It’s a mantra that home cooks everywhere have successfully applied to turn pretty good meals and leftovers into something a little more special. These colorful tacos are packed with immune-boosting...

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For the Mexican Cabbage Salad:

  • 3 limes, juiced
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, shaved with a vegetable peeler

For the tacos:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (yellow, orange, or red), diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Mexican Cabbage Salad
  • Hot sauce of your choice (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


437 cals


11 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


68 g


10 g


21 g


20 g


1233 mg


  1. Whisk the lime juice, oregano, and salt until salt is completely dissolved. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage and carrot. Add lime juice mixture and taste salt. Let sit for 15 minutes and taste again.
  2. Meanwhile, warm olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add diced zucchini, bell pepper, and onion to pan with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until the onion becomes translucent and the zucchini and bell pepper start to brown around the edges. Turn the heat off, stir in the black beans, and set aside.
  3. Mix yogurt, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl until incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Wrap tortillas in a clean, slightly damp kitchen towel, and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  5. Divide tortillas and evenly distribute the yogurt mixture. Spoon the cooked vegetables onto warmed tortillas and garnish with Mexican Cabbage Salad and hot sauce, if using.

Chef Tips

This is a “use up leftovers” meal. Feel free to add any vegetables or proteins you might have on-hand or would like to try, and experiment with different sauces listed in this recipe packet or in external sources.

Other hardy vegetables, such as radish and jicama, are a great addition to the cabbage salad. This cabbage salad can also be made into a creamy “slaw” with the addition of Greek yogurt to taste.

Adding a small scoop of pre-scrambled eggs would make this a wonderful breakfast dish.

The cabbage salad keeps well in the refrigerator for longer than most salads thanks to the hardiness of the cabbage and carrots, plus the lime juice and salt preserve it even more. Using a dried herb instead of a fresh also helps with shelf life.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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