Black bean and avocado tacos

These are delicious.

You should make them.

That is all.

On Sunday I was flicking through the Waitrose magazine and came across this recipe for tacos. I showed it to Andy who agreed it looked delicious, and  so we had that for dinner on Sunday. (It is a free magazine so I think it is OK to put it on here??)


One red onion

Small tin of sweetcorn

Coriander (we had none so used fresh basil)

Tin of black beans

1 avocado

Cumin (we had none so left that- a little chilli might be nice if you like spicy things)

Lime juice

Olive oil

Wensleydale cheese

2 Tortilla wraps


Chop the onion and cook in the olive oil, then add the cumin (if you have it). Then add the drained black beans and sweetcorn, and heat through.

Meanwhile warm the tortillas in the oven for a few minutes.

Take the bean mixture off the heat and stir in the lime juice, coriander, chopped avocado and some of the cheese.

Remove the tortillas from the oven, put the bean mixture on top, and sprinkle with a little more cheese and the coriander (basil). Serve with a salad (we had it with salad), or some salsa.

I also think it would be lovely on those mini soft taco circles that you get in America- will have to see if I can find them here. OK, so it looks a bit dark here, but it was so delicious. We added the cheese because it was in the recipe (and cheese + sweetcorn + beans always go well together) but I think that could easily be left out to make it a vegan dinner. As you can see my avocado obsession is continuing, but it is good to find something that we can both enjoy.

Also it was ready in about 10/15 mins, so would be perfect for a speedy midweek meal too.

What are your favourite speedy meals?

Do you try out new recipes that often? I tend to find ones I like and stick to them, but when we try something new I generally really enjoy them (although then you have to choose which regular gets pushed out of the way for the new one!).

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7 thoughts on “Black bean and avocado tacos”

  1. I’ve never had Wensleydale (which I can’t say without using a Wallace and Gromit voice!) but these sound delicious regardless, there are some great recipes in the Waitrose magazine.
    My favourite speedy recipe at the moment isn’t a recipe, it’s just crumbled goats’ cheese on sauted mushrooms and spinach; not the most balanced meal but lovely! I do stick to my trusted favourites though 🙂

    1. I did say “cracking cheese, Gromit!” when we were eating it. Wensleydale is lovely- crumbly and quite mild and creamy.
      I think goats cheese on any veggies is delicious.

  2. I am planning on cooking up some black beans at the weekend and I’ll definitely be having them with avocado! I do see recipes I like but nearly always tweak them, usually just to suit my tastes more or because I only have certain ingredients. I do love beans and cheese but I’d probably leave out the sweetcorn as I’m not fussed on that but the red onion would be enough flavour for me!

  3. Ooh this sounds good. I haven’t had avocado in ages, I’m definitely feeling the need for some in my life soon I think!
    I love the supermarket free mags where they give you recipes. I always pick one up when I see them.

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