Corn and Bean Tacos Recipe

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This simple corn and beans tacos recipe is sure to win over any crowd. The sweet starchiness of the corn and the protein from the savory beans makes this a perfectly balanced meal. You can also top these tacos with pickled jalapeños, salsa verde and/or hot sauce if you like.

How To Make Corn and Bean Tacos

  • 4 ears corn (removed from the cob)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 medium radishes (thinly sliced into small strips)
  • 2 medium limes (zested and juiced)
  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers (seeded and diced)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup feta (crumbled, add more to taste (optional))
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • Garlic salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 cans black beans (rinsed and drained; or 3 cups cooked black beans)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 20 small flour tortillas
  • 2 large avocados (sliced into thin strips)
  1. Put corn, cilantro, radishes, lime zest and juice, jalapeño, olive oil, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well to combine.

  2. Slowly add in the crumbled feta, then add more to taste.

  3. Cover with plastic and place in the fridge.

  4. Warm the extra virgin olive oil in a large wok over medium heat.

  5. Add onions and garlic salt. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Once onions are tender, add in cumin and stir to combine for about 1 minute.

  7. Add beans and water. Cover the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes.

  8. Remove from heat, season generously with salt and pepper to taste, and cover again.

  9. Spread some of the black bean mixture down the middle of each tortilla and top with some of the corn salad.

  10. Place a slice of avocado and a few pickled jalapeños on top to garnish. Serve.

How To Make Corn and Bean Tacos

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Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn removed from the cob
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 medium radishes thinly sliced into small strips
  • 2 medium limes zested and juiced
  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup feta crumbled, add more to taste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 cans black beans rinsed and drained; or 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 20 small flour tortillas
  • 2 large avocados sliced into thin strips

Instructions

  1. Put corn, cilantro, radishes, lime zest and juice, jalapeño, olive oil, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well to combine.

  2. Slowly add in the crumbled feta, then add more to taste.

  3. Cover with plastic and place in the fridge.

  4. Warm the extra virgin olive oil in a large wok over medium heat.

  5. Add onions and garlic salt. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Once onions are tender, add in cumin and stir to combine for about 1 minute.

  7. Add beans and water. Cover the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes.

  8. Remove from heat, season generously with salt and pepper to taste, and cover again.

  9. Spread some of the black bean mixture down the middle of each tortilla and top with some of the corn salad.

  10. Place a slice of avocado and a few pickled jalapeños on top to garnish. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 90mg
  • Calories: 224kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 315mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 352mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 114IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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