Recipe By Courtney LeClaire
Published Mar 27th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 402.1

Tangy black bean and salsa verde tacos take only minutes to make and are flavorful and delicious! Great vegetarian dish! Great by itself, but also wonderful with tomatoes, avocado, cheese, etc. Add any of your favorite taco toppings! Could also be served as a side dish with another meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (7 ounce) can green salsa (salsa verde)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 taco shells
  • 2 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir black beans, green salsa, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin with the onion. Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture at a simmer until it thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Serve with taco shells, Mexican cheese blend, tomato, avocado, and shredded lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 402.1
  • Carbohydrate 43.9 g
  • Cholesterol 13.5 mg
  • Fat 20.5 g
  • Fiber 12.8 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8 g
  • Sodium 778.1 mg
  • Sugar 4.4 g


  1. Beans out of a can are pretty bland and need a lot of help. If I make them again, I will make the beans from scratch, season them property and try for something a little tastier.
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  3. This recipe is great. I cooked this for 15 minutes and it tasted like it needed more seasoning. I just let it keep cooking on very very low heat for another 15 minutes and the flavors were full on. So the recommended seasonings were perfect in my humble opinion.
  4. WOW!!! This dish is amazingly delicious and so easy to make. I made a few modifications--sautéed onion (yellow & red) bell pepper (red orange & yellow) and diced chili peppers for extra flavor. Added a pinch of salt & sugar to the mixture as well. My fiancé & loved it--definitely adding to my repertoire!
  5. Excellent recipe with nutritional value!
  6. I loved this recipe as well!! It was simple and delicious. I didn't have canned beans so I boiled some which it didn't take too long. About an hour and a half. I already had green salsa made so all I had to add was the cumin onions and instead of garlic powder I chopped - Read more ...
  7. Black Bean Tacos Haiku: "A nostalgic meal. Cheap meal I made in college. Still a win for me!" I used to make the nearly identical thing in my dorm room, but prepared it entirely (don't laugh...) in the coffepot of my coffee maker. Finding and making this recipe on the stovetop and eating it more - Read more ...
  8. This was surprisingly quick and easy! I'm a novice in the kitchen and would use the term "cook" very lightly. This dish was very tasty with great flavor. I made 4 very healthy-sized tacos with toppings and have enough left over for 1 more taco for lunch. I also could only get the green salsa - Read more ...
  9. This recipe was REALLY good! I just tweaked it by using garden salsa instead of the suggested green salsa. It is a great dish for those who don't like beans which I do not!
  10. This recipe was really easy to make I used instead of onions some leeks that I had on hand and needed to use up. I also baked them for a bit to melt the cheese and served them with lettuce tomatoes and sour cream on top. Yummy:)