Spiced Black Bean Tacos with Avocado and Goat Cheese

Black Bean Tacos with Avocado | @naturallyella

5 from 3 reviews

Easy and fresh black bean tacos made from black beans and an easy spice blend then topped with fresh cilantro, avocado, and goat cheese.



Black Beans

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup black beans (with liquid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt (to taste)


  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 to 2 ounces goat cheese


  • Minced red onion
  • Lime wedges
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cilantro


  1. Place a small pot or skillet over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil followed by the minced garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, just to until the garlic begins to brown. Place beans and liquid in a pan with the cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and chili powder. Heat over medium-low heat until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste and add salt as needed.
  2. Heat the tortillas until soft and cut the avocado into slices. Assemble the tacos with ¼ of the bean mixture, a few slices of avocado, a sprinkle of goat cheese, and desired toppings.


Tips & Tricks: The original recipe called for grilling the avocado (this version can be found here). I’ve found over the years that it wasn’t worth making another pan dirty. This new version reflects the updated, easier recipe.

I recommend making your black beans from dried beans and storing in the cooking liquid. It's easier to control the sodium amount and flavor of the beans.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: corn tortillas, black beans, avocado

Nutrition: see the information.


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