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California Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

California Tacos

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"These tacos are full of fresh vegetables and lime. They're quick and easy to make and they manage to be both healthy and very budget-friendly!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Mix tomatoes, avocados, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and garlic together in a bowl. Drizzle lime juice over tomato mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange tortillas, 2 at a time, in hot oil; cook until crisp, about 1 minute per side. Remove tortillas using tongs and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons black beans and 2 tablespoons cooked rice onto each crisp tortilla; top with tomato mixture. Garnish tacos using remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and green pepper sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2014

This was a simple recipe with a big flavor. I used cherry tomatoes as they are sweeter and I like white corn tortillas. Cost was about $16 and it made enough for two people for lunch and supper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2014

I don't consider this a taco. Especially a California taco. More like a salad on a tortilla. Call it something else.


10 Ratings

Jan 23, 2014

These tacos were really tasty. I did use flour tortillas (personal preference), using avocado oil for the frying (it has a high heat capability). I did use a little sour cream on the base except for the one vegan eater here tonight. I even added a little chicken for two of the eaters. I made up the salsa mix an hour before serving, using red onion (since the recipe didn't state a preference). It was very tasty. I would make this again in a heartbeat! Thanks, WHIRLEDPEAS!

May 27, 2014

Loved this recipe. Made it just as the recipe called for. I will make this again. So, quick and easy to make.

Sep 10, 2014

Great recipe that you can platform to diff varieties. Example: Instead of getting tomatoes, garlic, and onion, you can mix your fav salsa with the avocado & cilantro & then drizzle with the lime juice. Also, you can crisp the tortillas in the oven (which then makes it a tostada) & to the black beans, add some white shredded cheese such as Monterrey Jack cheese. It can be a bit messy if you are not use to tostadas but practice makes perfect. :)

Oct 17, 2014

Good recipe but the onions are way too strong, they take over the dish. I recommend skipping the onions or use a tiny amount. And I perfer flour tortillas instead of corn. Other then that its a good recipe.

Sep 17, 2014

I loved these. They were light, fresh, tasty, and easy to make. I skipped frying the tortillas and just toasted mine. I also used a Spanish rice mix instead of white rice which gave the tacos more flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 512 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 19.1 g
  • 76%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 448 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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