These Vegetarian Tacos with Black Beans are loaded with vegetables, topped with apples and finished with a smoky maple dressing for a seasonal twist. #TacoTuesday should always be this healthy and delicious!
I made vegetarian tacos twice this week. With apples in season, crisp, juicy pieces add a great texture and just a hint of sweetness to seasoned veggies and spicy jalapeños.
Last year I made Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos with Chipotle Lime and Apple. These are similar except they’re made in one pan on the stovetop instead of roasting the vegetables in the oven and I’ve added beans for lots of fiber and protein!
Plus the smoky maple dressing is a great taco sauce!
When you’re looking for an easy black bean taco recipe or just a vegetarian taco recipe, this is a quick fix for #tacotuesday or if you’re like me – #tacoeveryday! Just remember to dice your butternut squash, peppers and apples small enough to fit easily inside a taco shell.
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Grab a wrap and bring these to work as a burrito!
- 2 cups diced butternut squash
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1.5 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- pepper to taste
- 3 jalapeños finely diced, saving a few slices to top
- 1 red or green pepper diced
- 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz can pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 2 medium apples diced
- 3 cups torn curly kale massaged with 1 Tbs olive oil + seasoned with salt and pepper
- 8 small corn or flour tortillas warmed/toasted on each side
- 2 limes
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- Smoky Maple Dressing - recipe here
Heat 1 Tbs olive oil, 1/4 cup water and cubed butternut squash to boil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Once it starts to sizzle, cover and simmer on medium heat about 5 min. or until squash is just tender.
Uncover skillet, add spices, red pepper, half of the diced jalapeños, and beans. Cook until heated through on high heat 5 min. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the juice from half of a lime.
In a small bowl, mix diced apple with remaining diced jalapeño and a handful of chopped cilantro.
Top each tortilla with a handful of kale, a scoop of the butternut/bean mixture and top with a bit of apple/jalapeño mixture.
Top with 1 Tbs Smoky Maple Dressing.
Serve with a wedge of lime, extra cilantro and jalapeño slices.
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