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Corn and black bean tacos with avocado and queso fresco

Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Soy-Free

4 Servings, 620 Calories/Serving

25 – 35 Minutes

These vegetarian tacos cook up quickly but get slow-cooked flavor from our savory yet mild custom mole poblano spice blend.

Ingredients

  • 16 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas
  • 6 scallions
  • 3 ears corn
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)
  • Sun Basket mole poblano spice blend (ancho chile powder - coconut sugar - granulated garlic - salt - sweet smoked paprika - sesame seeds - ground cinnamon - cocoa powder)
  • 2 limes
  • 2 ounces queso fresco
  • 2 avocados
  • Fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds

Chef's Tip

You can turn your remaining tortillas into chips: Heat the oven to 350°F. Cut the tortillas into wedges. On a sheet pan, drizzle the wedges with 1 to 2 teaspoons neutral oil, season generously with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

Instructions

1

Warm the tortillas

Heat the oven to 200°F.
  • Remove 12 tortillas from the package; save the rest for another use.
Lay a damp kitchen towel on a sheet pan. Arrange the 12 tortillas on one end of the towel, overlapping them slightly; cover them with the other end of the towel. Heat in the oven until warmed through and just pliable, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand, still covered, until ready to use.
While the tortillas warm, prepare the scallions.

2

Prep and cook the scallions

  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; cut the scallions in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 2-inch lengths.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pan.
While the scallions cook, prepare the corn and black beans.

3

Prep and cook the corn and black beans

  • Shuck the corn. Lay the cobs flat and cut the kernels from the cobs.
  • Rinse the black beans.
  • If using, remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the jalapeño; finely chop the jalapeño. Wash your hands after handling.
In the same pan used for the scallions, if dry, add 1 teaspoon oil and warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the corn, beans, mole poblano spice blend, ¼ cup water, and as much jalapeño as you like and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the corn–black bean mixture to a medium bowl.
While the corn and beans cook, prepare the garnishes.

4

Prep the garnishes

  • Cut the limes into wedges.
  • Crumble the queso fresco.
  • Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pits, scoop out the flesh, and cut the flesh into ½-inch pieces.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.

5

Serve

Set out the tortillas, corn–black bean mixture, scallions, lime wedges, queso fresco, avocados, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds and invite everyone to assemble their own tacos.

Kids Can!

  • Arrange the tortillas for warming.
  • Shuck the corn and rinse the beans.
  • Crumble the queso fresco.
  • Scoop out the avocado.
  • Set out the taco fixings.

Nutrition per serving: Nutrition per serving: Protein: 19g (38% DV), Fiber: 21g (84% DV), Total Fat: 31g (48% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 6g (30% DV), Cholesterol: 10mg (3% DV), Sodium: 380mg (16% DV), Carbohydrates: 76g (25% DV), Total Sugars: 11g, Added Sugars (Mole poblano spice blend contains trace amounts of coconut sugar): Trace (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.
Contains: Milk.

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