Crunchy Vegetarian Tacos

Vegetarian Tacos


  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cooking Method: Cooking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican


  • Ingredients For The Beans:
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2small yellow onion, diced
  • 1garlic clove, minced
  • 1cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepperto taste
  • 1tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1tablespoon water
  • Ingredients For The Tacos:
  • 8hard corn Taco Shells
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepperto taste
  • 1/2cup shredded Kalleh Cheddar Cheese
  • 1tomato (diced)
  • 1cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado

Vegetarian and Vegan Tacos are the easiest way to eat more vegetables or start a plant-based diet. Tacos made with vegetarian ingredients are a great idea any night of the week. These Vegetarian Tacos with black beans are an easy weeknight dinner, especially for summer nights.

With this recipe, you can pull together the best of summer produce in about 20 minutes. There is no need to stay by the stove the whole afternoon. In this recipe, canned beans save you a lot of time over dried ones. Plus, beans are a great, inexpensive pantry staple.

If you’re making a vegan version, leave out the sour cream and cheese. If making gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free labeled ingredients (like the Corn Tortillas). These crunchy tacos are loaded with vegetables, protein, and fiber.Add hearty grains (such as Cooked Quinoa), Air Fryer Baked Potato or Sweet Roasted Potato cubes to make it even more filling. These ingredients are so flavorful and healthy that you won’t miss them at all. Make it a fiesta with lime slices and Guacamole on the side.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C (374 °F). Lay Taco Shells on a sheet pan in an even layer, and bake them for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and diced onions to the pan. Cook the onions for 2-3 minutes until softened and translucent.

Step 3

Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds , then add the beans, spices, tomato paste, and water. mix until combined.

To combine flavors and heat beans through, cook for about 3 minutes. In a clean bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Place the Taco Shells on a flat surface, then open the Tacos and layer each one with the bean mixture, Cheddar Cheese, mashed avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Cooking Notes

Thick Tortillas will hold up better. If your Tortillas are more fragile, double them and then use them.

To make Spicy Tacos, add jalapenos to the black bean mixture or top your Tacos with raw jalapenos.

If you don’t have black beans, substitute them with lentils. It will taste just as good as black beans.


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