Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa
Fresh, vegetarian Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa, a Skinnytaste recipe, served with delicious taco toppings. Perfect for Taco Tuesday!
For Taco Tuesday, serve a simple, vegetarian Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa dish, with your favorite chips, guacamole, and salsa. I’m all about quick, no-fuss dinners. You, too?
This fabulous vegetarian recipe with a tasty roasted tomato salsa is from The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor.
These Black Bean Tacos with roasted salsa are so good, and packed with protein–you won’t even miss the meat. You may even love my Black Bean Hummus or Chicken Quinoa Black Bean Bake.
Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa
My friend, Gina (Skinnytaste), inspires me. She is always putting positive quotes and sayings on social media, and there’s very little room for negativity in her life. I love that.
My messages here on RE revolve around hospitality and entertaining, helping people step out of their comfort zones and open up their homes. I love encouraging in this way! We can all be used where we are, with our own passions and mission to help encourage people to cook at home, and invite others in!
So let’s combine positive words and encouragement with an easy taco recipe today! [We’re bringing this recipe forward from November 2014.]
Ingredients for Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa
Enjoy this recipe for Taco Tuesday, or better yet, any day of the week. The ingredients are fresh and esasy!
- Cherry, or small heirloom tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Fresh cilantro, garlic, jalapeño
- Salt and pepper, favorie spicy seasoning
- Sugar (or sweetener)
- Corn tortillas
- Black Beans
- Queso Fresco cheese and sour cream
- Hot sauce (optional)
Tips and substitutions for black bean tacos
Serve with a Mexican slaw (I love my Best Mexican Slaw Dip).
Swap out the black beans for your favorite beans.
The Gift of Hospitality
There’s one thing that always bugs me though. It’s when people make the comment, “Oh, you somehow have the gift of hospitality.” Or, “I wish I had the gift of hospitality.” Or even, “I wasn’t given the gift of hospitality.”
There are varying opinions on this subject, but it makes me wonder … are any of us off the hook for being hospitable? And are these just excuses (fancy lies) to give us an “out”?
We’re all called to be hospitable, for the sake of the human race! But as my friend, Barb, reminds me often, hospitality can take on many forms. I so agree with this! Today I’m here to tell you we can all be hospitable! (I love this canvas a good reminder to me on a daily basis what hospitality is all about:) You can buy it, HERE.
Host a taco feed!
I’ll end by focusing on the taco feed idea. Tacos today are SO easy. All you need for this recipe today are a few ingredients for roasting the tomatoes (oil, cilantro, garlic), cheese, black beans, tortillas.
Very inexpensive, they are a hit, and I promise your company will love them.
I’m a veggie or seafood taco connoisseur, and y hubby loves the meat. But these tacos are so filling, you don’t really need the meat. More importantly, dinner is on the table quickly.
Taco inspiration – so many options
When Gina and I were Asheville together, we were inspired by the White Duck Taco Shop when we tried a variety of their tacos. Their menu was fabulous – we had a hard time choosing what we wanted to eat for lunch, and we loved their taco inspiration.
Gina is serving her creation of tacos over at her place today, Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Wraps, and I’m serving mine, here!
I hope you’ll enjoy our yummy recipes and will be inspired to practice a little hospitality.
Remember, keep it simple! You can start with this easy, plant-based summer taco recipe. Yes, please!
Buy Gina’s cookbook, HERE [affiliate link]. It’s a NY Best Seller and one of my favorites!
More Taco Tuesday recipes to try:
Host a casual taco feed, with this Quinoa Taco Bake, theseDeep Fried Avocado Tacos, and Easy Pork Carnitas Taco Board, and serve these yummy lettuce tacos for an appetizer! Or, keeping it “Mexican-themed” … how about these delicious Turkey Enchiladas?
Get the Recipe:
Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa
- 4 cups cherry, or small heirloom tomatoes
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
- 2 tsp. sugar (or sweetener)
- 4-6 cloves garlic, pressed
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño, diced
- 2 Tbsp. red onion, diced
- 2 pkg. corn tortillas
- 1 15 oz can Bush’s Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- Favorite spicy seasoning
- 5 oz Queso Fresco cheese, crumbled
- Sour cream + hot sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the cherry tomatoes (whole, or halves) on a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, salt and pepper, and add pressed garlic (and sugar). Mix together lightly with hands. Bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring several times.
- Allow the tomatoes to cool. Add the chopped onion, jalapeño and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro right before serving, to make a Roasted Salsa.
- Drain beans, rinse, and mix with your favorite taco seasoning. Set aside.
- Heat corn tortillas (steam, microwave, or heat in the oven).
- Layer the beans, cheese, and roasted salsa on each taco shell. Top with sour cream if desired, and a favorite hot sauce.
Excellent recipe. I have made it many times just as written. The salsa is also great on avocado toast.
YUM! I love veggie tacos…I’ll definitely have to give these a try!
THESE are outstanding!! All I added was some toasted corn kernels and goat cheese … couldn’t find the queso fresco ….
can you please clarify how much taco seasoning? 1 tablespoon? 1/4 cup? Thanks
Love that canvas Sandy…and love this post. It makes you think. I do try to host in more creative ways that fit our lifestyle…that might mean a lot of spontaneous hospitality really. We tend to have neighbors over for snacks and drinks in the yard while the kids play…or invite friends to watch a game on tv (we haven’t done this in too long). Lately it’s been on my heart to have Friday night pizza get togethers with friends who have kids the same ages as us…pizza is easy and we can serve some apps, salad and wine for the grownups. :)
You always inspire me! Gina too! Both of your positivity is contagious!!
Thank you, Aggie. Do it – host your Friday night pizza night! :)
Hey, hey! I recognize those taco shots!! Miss you Sandy.
I love this post, great message. The tacos look amazing!
Small question….the recipe indicates sprinkling the cilantro onto the tomatoes before roasting and adding the cilantro to the tomatoes after roasting just before serving? Should it be either or both? Or maybe it doesn’t matter? Looks great and want to try this recipe this weekend!
I fixed the recipe. You’re right, either way or both is delicious, but I changed it to both, like I did. Thank EJ!
I’m a sucker for all things tacos! Gotta try this :)
I LOVE your message once again my dear friend, and these tacos look delish!! I too stay away from negativity, I try to remind myself everyday I have so much to be thankful for. Those quotes also often are a good reminder to seize the day!
Thanks, Gina. YOU are inspiring, as well! :) Love your taco lettuce wraps you posted today. Fun appetizer, too!
Very nice photos and post so interesting, it has made me very hungry !