Black Bean Tacos


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3 TBS chopped cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1/4 cup diced pickled red onion
  • white corn tortillas
  • greens of your choice
  • avocado
  • sriracha or salsa
  • vegan nacho cheese sauce


  1. Pierce sweet potato and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until just starts to soften. Remove from microwave and cool until able to handle. Peel of skin and dice potato.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sweet potato and next 6 ingredients and heat through until sweet potato is soft.
  3. Heat tortillas in 375 degree oven, or in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Assemble tacos – place greens on tortilla, top with a generous spoonful of bean and sweet potato mixture. Add corn, then pickled red onions(to pickle, pour apple cider vinegar over onions and let them sit for at least 30 minutes). Top with diced avocado, vegan nacho cheese sauce, and sriracha or salsa, then serve!

A plant-based spin on some classic Mexican ingredients for your next Taco Tuesday!

Published by Loren Miller

My name is Loren, and if you're on this page it means you care about your health and living a long and happy life, and that is something we have in common. I've been studying diet and health since 2008, when my grandmother was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I started out wanting to know more about the link between diet and cancer, and it's turned into a passion that I will carry for the rest of my life. I am certified in holistic nutrition, and I will soon have my degree in journalism from UMass Amherst. Health and Wellness is my beat, as we call it in the world of journalism, and this website is my outlet. My passions are nutrition and cooking, and looking at health from a holistic perspective. After all, you are so much more than just what ails you. You are a whole, living, breathing, dreaming, beautiful human being with a unique personality and individual goals. Your health goes beyond just what you're eating or how you're exercising; it encompasses everything that makes up your quality of life. That's why I write about everything from diet, to recipes, to self-care, to motivation and mindset. Please join me on this health journey!

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