12 Bean Taco Recipes – One Green Planet


Tacos are one of the most fun, tasty, and colorful classic dishes out there! They are extremely versatile, and completely customizable. They are a great idea for every occasion, whether you’re going out to eat or staying in for a weekend brunch. Packed with plant-protein, they are perfect for when you need a filling, tasty, and quick vegan dinner!

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1. Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Dressing

Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Dressing

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This recipe for Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Dressing by Shanika Graham-White offers major flavor, spice, and color with beans, red cabbage, tomatoes, spinach, mango, and jalapeños. This is a healthy lunch or dinner packed with plant-based protein in minutes.

2. Savory Breakfast Tacos

Savory Breakfast Tacos

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Tacos for breakfast? Yes, please. These Savory Vegan Breakfast Tacos by Robin Browne are packed full of protein, savory goodness, and spicy flavors. They are a delicious recipe to have for a weekend brunch or for when you are craving breakfast for dinner.

3. Black Bean and Tofu Tacos

Black Bean and Tofu Tacos

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These Black Bean and Tofu Tacos by Vicky Coates are perfect for your next Taco Tuesday. Crispy Taco Shells filled with a tasty tofu and black bean mixture is a combination you just can’t beat. This recipe is super quick and easy––you’ll be able to whip it up in less than 30 minutes! Plus, black beans are just such a great vegan staple. They are so versatile, not to mention packed with protein and fiber! When you combine the black beans with the tofu it makes for a great complete protein source that is as tasty and as filling as any meat dish! Try making these Black Bean and Tofu Tacos next time you need a filling, tasty, and quick vegan dinner!

4. Quinoa and Red Bean Tacos With Mango Salsa

Quinoa and Red Bean Tacos With Mango Salsa

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These Quinoa and Red Bean Tacos With Mango Salsa by Alenoosh Matakupan are the ultimate comfort food and such a delight. Plus, they’re not super difficult to make and so delicious!

5. Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn

Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn

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These Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn by Sasha Gill tick all the boxes. Smoky? Check! Spicy? Check! A little bit crispy? Check! Totally fun to look at and eat? Double-check. Yes, this crispy tofu with crisp slaw, mung beans, and corn wrapped up in a vibrant homemade beet tortilla are all that and more. Dig in!

6. Quick and Easy Refried Bean and Veggie Tacos

Quick and Easy Refried Bean and Veggie Tacos

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These vegetable tacos are incredibly easy to make and require almost zero prep time. Just gently heat the taco shells in the oven while you heat up your refried beans and your protein, then toss everything inside the warm taco shells and serve them with guacamole. These Quick and Easy Refried Bean and Veggie Tacos by Maria Koutsogiannis are so effortless – every night can be taco night.

7. Crock Pot Tacos

Crock Pot Tacos

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These Crock Pot Tacos by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are a plant-based taco recipe with all the good stuff, such as onion, pepper, mushrooms, and black beans. Add in some brown rice, cloves, and cilantro on top for some extra flavors!

8. Taco-Stuffed Butternut Squash With Refried Black Beans

Taco-Stuffed Butternut Squash With Refried Black Beans

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This healthier take on tacos involves filling a roasted butternut squash with homemade refried black beans, fresh veggies, and a magical green avocado dressing. These Taco-Stuffed Butternut Squash With Refried Black Beans by Maria Engbjerg are just as satisfying and delicious as tortilla-bound tacos, because eating healthy should never mean sacrificing flavor! The butternut squash adds depth to the tacos because its sweet taste balances out the savory refried beans.

9. Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Black Beans

Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Black Beans

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These Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Black Beans by Alex and Linda Meyer aren’t just for breakfast, you can eat them at any time of day, but if you’re craving something warm and savory for your morning meal, these are a great way to start the day!

10. Crispy Black Bean Tacos

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Crispy corn tortillas surround a soft, perfectly-seasoned black bean filling. These Crispy Black Bean Tacos by Mitch and Justine Chapman are super easy to make and taste even better with a drizzle of avocado cream sauce.

11. Roasted Brussels and Tofu With Homemade Refried Red Bean Tacos

Roasted Brussels and Tofu With Homemade Refried Red Bean Tacos

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These Roasted Brussels and Tofu With Homemade Refried Red Bean Tacos by Travis Piper are seasonal, so simple, and packed with protein! Get in your good fats with this excellent pairing of beans, tofu, and avocado.

12. Potato Tacos with Homemade Salsa

Potato Tacos with Homemade Salsa

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You would never think of putting potatoes on tacos but we did. And let us tell you, it is absolutely delicious! It’s potato tacos with black bean and corn relish and on the most delicious homemade salsas you will ever taste. And the three go wonderfully together. These Potato Tacos with Homemade Salsa by Alexandra V Jones are a great meal for having friends over, for the family, for any occasion really. Pair it with a margarita and you are on track for an awesome evening!

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