Black Bean Tacos
For the longest time I thought vegetarian dishes were boring. I mean how could dishes that don’t include meat, cheese, milk or cream be appetizing? However health matters have allowed me to really embrace vegetarian cooking and I can say I quite enjoy the flavourful dishes that I have been creating. Coming from an Italian and British background, heavy foods have always been part of my daily meals. Vegetarian food doesn’t have to be boring and I have finally realized how to get my meat-loving husband to eat (and enjoy!) these flavourful dishes. It is all about shifting your perspective about a plant-based lifestyle. I always encourage my clients to start slow and incorporate one plant-based meal once a week and then increase from there.
These hearty vegetarian tacos are my ‘go-to’ they take only minutes to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
1 tablespoon of avocado oil
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 (15 ounce) can of organic black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
- With a potato masher, mash black beans, then add chia seeds, hemp hearts salt, pepper and cayenne until thick
- Heat avocado oil in a pan over medium-low heat; sauté garlic in hot oil until golden. Add in black bean mixture and reduce heat to low cooking at a simmer until thick and fragrant
- Serve with corn tortillas, tomato, avocado, shredded lettuce, cashew yogurt (in replace of sour cream) and goat cheese