Recipe by Amanda
"Guacamole, beans, and homemade salsa combine to make a light, flavorful alternative to traditional tacos."
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1 (14.5 ounce) can
whole tomatoes, drained, rinsed, patted dry
roma tomatoes, quartered
onion, chopped, divided
garlic, coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
avocados, halved with pits removed
12 (6 inch)
whole wheat tortillas
1 (15 ounce) can
kidney beans, rinsed and drained
torn romaine lettuce
Fantastic summer tacos. I added seasoning to the beans (I used black), which included cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and black pepper. I also added a bit of lime to the salsa mixture with salt. Tyler Florence's guacamole recipe was fantastic with these. Green onions and lettuce were served to top these off. The easiest and freshest tacos that I have made to date.
I thought this was going to be a yummy easy meatless meal but I was disappointed. It was easy enough but not that yummy. I added garlic and lime juice to the avocado to make it more guac-like, but it was still really bland. I've now read reviews where the cooks added a lot of seasoning to the beans, and they're right, the beans need it. These were also pretty difficult to pick up and eat. 30 seconds into dinner, I had a mess of fallen out black beans around me. I had to fold them kind of burrito style to eat. Hard taco shells would be much easier. I may try this again with more seasoning and some other modifications since I do like easy meatless meals, but I would not make again as is.
These were very good, and easy. You can warm tortillas in the microwave if you don't want to heat the oven (wrap in wet paper towel first). I used black beans, did not rinse them, warmed them on the stove, then mashed them a bit with a fork. If you like things spicy, add lime juice and extra jalapeno and garlic to the salsa, and add spices to the beans (I used cumin, garlic, chipotle powder, and red pepper) ... but if you like things less spicy the original recipe would be delicious as is.
These are good stuff though I made a few changes. Made them in less than 30 mins when I got home from work. I added some salt and sugar to the salsa and some tomatos and cilantro to the quac. To entice the family I mixed refried beans with black beans and spread the flours with some nacho cheese and stuffed a corn hard taco shell in it then added the beans and such. Very good stuff everyone enjoyed them and didn't miss the meat.
So good!!! I loved this and will make often. I only used fresh tomato, just out of preference. I think the one thing this recipe is missing is lime juice - I squeezed fresh lime juice into the salsa and the avocado mixture. The citrus really brightens the flavors and gives it the pop it needs. I used black beans instead of kidney since that's what I had on hand. Super delicious. Thanks :)
I made this one evening for my family and my vegetarian neighbor, and they are still talking about it! My husband has been begging me to make them again since, and my neighbor was in awe at how quickly I was able to prepare everything and get the table set! I put my foot down and said we're having one veggie meal a week since we're all steak eaters and we know how the economy is right now. Not one of us was still hungry afterwards or complained about there not being any meat in the dish!
We love this recipe. We are trying to build a collection of vegetarian meals, and this one is a keeper. I use black beans, as many people suggested. I also change things up depending on what I have on hand, for example I'll use regular tomatoes instead of roma tomatoes, or skip the cilantro. It's always turns out great!
This is almost exactly how I have made tacos before. I love guacamole(some of us do live in areas where decent avocados are available year round).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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