Cuban-Inspired Vegan Black Bean Mango Tacos

February 23, 2023
Black beans are one of the most inexpensive vegan staples for protein, carbs, and fiber. They don’t have much flavor to them, so you can season and flavor them however you would like. One combination that I tend to make a lot is black beans and mango, with a bunch of fresh herbs and veggies mixed in. This helps to brighten up the beans and makes for a colorful, hearty meal.

I decided to use my black beans and mango as a filling for tacos, so naturally I added an avocado as well. With the addition of the creamy avocado and lime juice, the tacos don’t need any sauce. If you don’t have any tortillas or taco shells, you can serve the filling over some rice or a salad. Feel free to add vegan sour cream, cheese, or whatever other toppings you enjoy.
3 vegan mango black bean tacos on a white plate with cilantro garnish, against a black countertop background.

Cuban-Inspired Vegan Black Bean Mango Tacos

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 8–10 tacos
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  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8–10 tortillas
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1. In a large bowl, toss together the mango, black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, green onion, jalapeño, garlic, and cilantro.

2. Add the spices and lime juice and mix well to coat.

3. Stir in the avocado and set aside.

4. Over a skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Heat the tortillas for a minute on each side and remove from heat.

5. Fill tortillas with filling and serve.

Also by Lauren: Vegan French Onion Mushroom Pasta

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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