Quinoa & Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Here’s a taco recipe that will please meat and veggie lovers alike! Our Royal White Quinoa is mixed with black beans and a smoky seasoning blend for that traditional taco flavor. Our Avocado Oil Mayo is blended with spicy chipotle and fresh lime juice for a creamy topping. Layer it up with a fresh mango salsa, avocado, and crumbly cotija cheese, and you’ll have a healthful, filling meal that’s perfect for a summer evening.
For the Quinoa & Black Bean Filling
- 1 cup uncooked organic white quinoa
- 1 ½ cups filtered water
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 15 oz canned organic low-sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
For the Mango Salsa:
- 1 mango, cubed small
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste
For the Creamy Chipotle Sauce:
- 3 tbsp Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo
- 3 tbsp greek-style yogurt (sub coconut cream for dairy-free)
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp ground chipotle powder
- Organic corn tortillas or lettuce cups for serving
- Cotija cheese, crumbled
- 1 avocado, sliced
Prepare the Quinoa & Black Bean Filling by combining the quinoa, water, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, sea salt, and black pepper in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover and turn down to medium low. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed. Add the black beans, toss with a fork, and cover until serving.
Prepare the Mango Salsa by tossing all the salsa ingredients together in a bowl. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Set the salsa aside to let the flavors come together for about 10 minutes before serving.
Prepare the Creamy Chipotle Sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well until it’s smooth.
To assemble: warm the tortillas gently and fill with the quinoa filling, mango salsa, avocado, cotija, and chipotle sauce.