Vegetarian Foods


Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Chile Salsa


  • Chipotle Chili Salsa:
    1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
    1/2 cup chopped red or sweet onion
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    3 dried Chipotle chilies, reconstituted, drained, and minced
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tacos:
    11 ounces (uncooked weight) black beans
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 cup chopped zucchini or yellow summer squash
    1/2 cup shredded low fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
    1 cup diced tomatoes
    1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
    8 tortillas warmed

Preparation for tacos:

1. Place black beans in a medium saucepan with water and cover.
2. Stir in remaining minced Chipotle chilies and garlic. Cook beans according to package directions; drain.
3. Meanwhile, stir together tomatoes, zucchini, and bell pepper.
4. Arrange warm black beans, tomato mixture, lettuce, and cheese in separate serving bowls.
5. For each serving, take one flour tortilla; sprinkle each with lettuce; Spoon on black beans, tomato zucchini mixture, and cheese. Top with salsa and cilantro as desired.

Preparation for salsa:

1. Combine tomatoes, half the Chipotle chilies, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in a medium bowl.
2. Set aside to allow flavors to blend (cover and chill if preparing more than 30 minutes ahead).

8 (1 taco each)

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: Calories 281, Fat 3.5 g, Calories from Fat 11%, Cholesterol 11 mg, Fiber 9 g, Sodium 152 mg, Protein 14.5 g.

SOURCE: : Frieda's, Inc./ Official 5 A Day recipe.

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Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2006