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Black Bean Hard Tacos w/Avocado Lime Salsa

black bean hard tacos avocado lime salsa
  • (2 tsp.) olive oil
  • (3/4 cup) onion, chopped
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (3) garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • (2) jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and minced, divided
  • (1 cup) tomato, finely chopped
  • (1/2 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • (1/2 cup) avocado, peeled and chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) red onion, finely chopped
  • (3 Tbsp.) fresh lime juice
  • (1/4 tsp.) sea salt
  • (1 Tbsp.) dry sherry
  • (1 Tbsp.) low-sodium soy sauce
  • (15 oz. can) black beans, undrained
  • (8 oz. package) seitan (wheat gluten), finely chopped
  • (1/2 tsp.) black pepper
  • (12) taco shells
  • (2 cups) romaine lettuce, shredded

Black Bean Hard Tacos w/Avocado Lime Salsa

Crispy taco shells filled with soy black beans, lettuce and a lime tomato and avocado salsa.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil. When hot, add onion, oregano, 2 garlic cloves and 1 jalapeno. Cook 8 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. 2Meanwhile, in a medium bowl use a fork to mash together tomato, cilantro, avocado, red onion, lime juice, salt, remaining garlic glove and jalapeno pepper, set aside.

  3. 3Add sherry, soy sauce, beans and seitan to pan, bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pepper and remove from heat.
  4. 4Heat taco shells in oven according to package directions. To assemble tacos, add 1/2 cup bean mixture, 2 1/2 Tbsp. lettuce and 2 1/2 Tbsp. salsa to each shell, serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 tacos

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 283
  • Total Fat 9.3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Protein 20.4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 792 mg
  • Fiber 7.6 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Tacos and Quesadillas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.