California Tacos

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  • Published Sep 9th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings4
  • Calories512
These tacos are full of fresh vegetables and lime. They're quick and easy to make and they manage to be both healthy and very budget-friendly!

California Tacos Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious California Tacos for 4 servings:

  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 dash green pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste (optional)

California Tacos Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In25m

To cook California Tacos, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this California Tacos is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your California Tacos within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook California Tacos easily:

  1. 1 Mix tomatoes, avocados, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and garlic together in a bowl. Drizzle lime juice over tomato mixture; toss to coat.
  2. 2 Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange tortillas, 2 at a time, in hot oil; cook until crisp, about 1 minute per side. Remove tortillas using tongs and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. 3 Spoon 2 tablespoons black beans and 2 tablespoons cooked rice onto each crisp tortilla; top with tomato mixture. Garnish tacos using remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and green pepper sauce.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 512 calories; 23.7 grams of fat; 67.2 grams of carbohydrates; 13.7 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 448 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 30th 2019

    allrecipes has great recipes and this one Cali Tacos is one great recipe! I made these a week or so ago and they were a huge hit for me and my husband. This is so easy to do, takes no time, ...

  2. Mar 28th 2019

    These were great! Light and tasty! Hubs said the only thing it needed was bacon.

  3. I made this with just a quarter of a sweet Vidalia Onion, minced, I omitted the rice and used up one large left over chicken breast, chopped (about a cup) everything else was the same as the ...

  4. Nov 7th 2017

    It was great! I loved it! It's was very quick and simple. Highly recommend it! I added chicken to mine and thought it was great so I recommend putting some kind of meat in there but besides ...

  5. Oct 17th 2014

    Good recipe but the onions are way too strong, they take over the dish. I recommend skipping the onions or use a tiny amount. And I perfer flour tortillas instead of corn. Other then that i ...

  6. Sep 10th 2014

    Great recipe that you can platform to diff varieties. Example: Instead of getting tomatoes, garlic, and onion, you can mix your fav salsa with the avocado & cilantro & then drizzle w ...

  7. May 27th 2014

    Loved this recipe. Made it just as the recipe called for. I will make this again. So, quick and easy to make.

  8. Mar 29th 2014

    This was a simple recipe with a big flavor. I used cherry tomatoes as they are sweeter and I like white corn tortillas. Cost was about $16 and it made enough for two people for lunch and supper.

  9. Jan 23rd 2014

    These tacos were really tasty. I did use flour tortillas (personal preference), using avocado oil for the frying (it has a high heat capability). I did use a little sour cream on the base e ...