Zucchini and black bean tacos with cabbage–bell pepper slaw

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Zucchini and black bean tacos with cabbage–bell pepper slaw

Zucchini and black bean tacos with cabbage–bell pepper slaw

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Vegetarian, <600 Calories

2 Servings, 590 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Get your taco fix with these easy vegetarian and gluten-free tacos, seasoned with a mellow blend of chili powder, sweet smoked paprika, and Mexican oregano. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 or 2 organic zucchini or yellow squash (about 10 ounces total)
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 organic red or other bell pepper
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • Sunbasket honey-lime vinaigrette base (lime juice - onion - honey - Aleppo chile flakes)
  • Sunbasket taco seasoning (chili powder - onion powder - granulated garlic - sweet smoked paprika - dried Mexican oregano)
  • ½ cup diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 4 ounces organic shredded Savoy or other cabbage
  • 8 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas

Nutrition per serving

Calories 590, Total Fat 24g (31% DV), Sat. Fat 3g (15% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 240mg (10% DV), Total Carb. 87g (32% DV), Fiber 13g (46% DV), Total Sugars 21g (Incl. 7g Added Sugars, 14% DV), Protein 15g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the vegetables and black beans

  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ½-inch-thick half-moons. 
  • Peel and coarsely chop the onion.
  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; cut the pepper into ½-inch pieces. Divide into two equal portions, one for the vegetable mixture and one for the slaw.
  • Rinse the black beans.
  • Divide the honey-lime vinaigrette base into two equal portions, one for the vegetable mixture and one for the slaw. 


Cook the vegetables and black beans

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil until hot but not smoking. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown and soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the onion and half the bell pepper, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook until starting to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the taco seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 

Add the tomatoes, black beans, and ¼ cup [½ cup] water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in half the honey-lime vinaigrette base. Season to taste with salt and pepper. While the vegetables and beans are cooking, prepare the slaw.


Make the slaw

  • Coarsely chop the cilantro; set aside half for garnish. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining honey-lime vinaigrette base and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] oil. Add the cabbage, remaining bell pepper, and half the cilantro and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Warm the tortillas

  • Remove 6 [12] tortillas from the package; save the rest for another use.

On the stovetop directly over a flame, or in a dry medium frying pan over medium heat, warm the 6 [12] tortillas, turning once, until just pliable and warmed through, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel, cover, and keep warm.


Set out the tortillas, squash-bean mixture, slaw, and remaining cilantro. Invite everyone to assemble their own tacos. 

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the beans.
  • Measure the water for the vegetables.
  • Assemble the slaw.
  • Count the tortillas.
  • Help set out the taco ingredients.