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Four Bean, Quinoa, & Veggie Tacos

These tacos are all about fresh flavors! Minimal cooking, tons of veggies, and the perfect healthy tacos or salad to take for a potluck, picnic, BBQ, or weeknight dinner!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bean tacos, quinoa tacos, vegan tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 14 tacos
Calories 163 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked beans , equal amounts of garbanzo beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, & black beans - see notes below
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa , red or white
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper , finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper , finely diced
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper , finely diced
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes , quartered (or halved depending on the size)
  • 1/2 cup green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice , fresh
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teasp salt
  • 2 avocados , thinly sliced lengthwise
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • hot sauce , my favorite is Cholula
  • 14 corn tortillas , or flour tortillas if you prefer, omit for salad option

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked mixed beans, cooked quinoa, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, orange bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and spinach.
  2. Toss with fresh lemon juice and salt. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. You can serve this dish as a salad or prepare tacos. Follow directions accordingly.

To Prepare Salad:

  1. Top with some sliced avocado and your favorite hot sauce!

To Prepare Tacos:

  1. Lightly grill both sides of the corn tortilla on a pan using your favorite vegan butter (such as earth balance).
  2. Spoon the prepared mixture along the center of the tortilla. Top with sliced avocado and your favorite hot sauce (such as Cholula)!

Recipe Notes

If you don't prefer to cook your own beans, you can easily use canned cooked beans, just be sure to wash them prior to using.

 

To Cook the Beans: 

Nutrition Facts
Four Bean, Quinoa, & Veggie Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 83mg 3%
Potassium 372mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Vitamin C 33.9%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.