Recipe: Black Bean & Avocado Tacos (from ‘Vegan in 15’)

Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

Just over a year ago I shared the exciting news that my brand new cookbook, ‘Vegan in 15‘ had hit the shelves .  Published by Short Books, it is crammed full of speedy (15 minute!) vegan recipes which are easy, delicious and with no weird or whacky ingredients in sight.

And what a year it has been.  So many lovely folks tagging me in pictures of their 15-minute dinners on instagram, (search #Vegan In15), recipes from the book featured in The Times, ‘i’ newspaper, Veggie Magazine, Cook Vegan, Vegan Live, Vegan Food & Living, and reviews in HELLO! and lots of my favourite food blogs.  A whirlwind of vegan excitement.

Vegan in 15 Cover | Kate FordIf you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can hop over to Amazon where it is currently on sale for just £6.29, or head down to Waterstones, Foyles or many independent bookshops.

To celebrate its first birthday, I’ll be posting a couple of recipes from the book here on The Veg Space, and the first of these is for these beautiful Black Bean, Avocado & Roasted Pepper Tacos which are incredibly easy to make, and perfect for a lazy weekend lunch or a speedy weeknight supper.

Creating 15-minute recipes means being a bit smart with ‘cheat’ ingredients – knowing which ones taste good and work well in the right recipes, and which aren’t worth bothering with.  These tacos feature ready-roasted peppers from a jar, which are brilliant to keep in the fridge – I use them in sandwiches and wraps, (they go really well with hummus or guacamole), or chopped into cous cous or pasta dishes.

Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

The taco ‘shells’ here are toasted tortilla wraps, rather than those ready-made pre-fried U-shaped taco shells you can buy in supermarkets.  In my opinion these are infinitely tastier, chewy and charred rather than razor-sharp and rock hard, and they are much easier to keep the filling inside!  I often use those little mini-wraps which are quite popular now, a bit easier to hold and eat than the larger ones, but either will work well.

Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

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Black Bean & Avocado Tacos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 people
Author: Kate Ford - recipe from 'Vegan in 15' cookbook
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • half a red onion
  • 1 tsp ready-chopped garlic / garlic purée
  • 200 g tinned black beans
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar)
  • half an avocado
  • juice of half a lime
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 2 tortilla wraps (or 4 small wraps)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a small frying pan. Peel and slice the onion, and add to the pan, followed by the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse the black beans and put them in. Season well with salt and black pepper, and cook for a further 3-4 minutes on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, halve the cherry tomatoes, and slice the pepper into thin strips. Remove the stone from the avocado and cut into 1cm chunks. Combine the tomato, pepper and avocado in a small bowl, and season with salt and black pepper. Squeeze over the lime juice and toss everything to combine.

  3. Heat a second frying pan, and gently toast the tortillas on each side until just turning brown.

  4. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and mix them through the tomato and avocado mixture.

  5. Layer up the toasted tortillas with beans and onions, then the tomato, pepper and avocado mixture, and serve immediately. 

Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

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One comment

  1. Happy book birthday! And what a recipe to celebrate with 😀 I love everything about this recipe. Black bean tacos with avocado are one of my faves! I like to add roasted sweet potato to mine too (though admittedly you couldn’t do that in 15 minutes!) Thanks for linking them up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x
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