Black Bean Tacos

These black bean tacos are quick, easy, and totally delicious! A healthy take on taco night, they can be made vegan or vegetarian and are gloriously gluten-free!

Black Bean Tacos

Along with the rest of the world, we’re still over here playing the ultimate game of chopped with the dwindiling contents of our fridge and pantry.

If anything, this situation has Paul and I thinking outside the recipe box and putting some creative spins on the dishes we whip up on a weekly basis.

Thanks to a surplus of corn and flour tortillas, taco morning/afternoon/night has been a go-to of mine and I’m not even remotely mad about it!

Tacos for president!

Vegetarian Tacos

These black bean tacos are quick, easy, and totally delicious!

I like mine spicy so I used a little extra cayenne pepper and the spiciest salsa I had in my pantry. For more mild or medium tacos, simply use a mild salsa and skip the cayenne pepper or simply use less, to taste.

Choose your favorite vegan or vegetarian options and taco it up! Here are a few delicious options to get you started:

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Vegetarian Black Bean Soft Tacos

Easy Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

Feel free to double, or triple the recipe to serve a crowd! The leftover black bean taco filling is delicious and can be saved for later to use in tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!

Black Bean Tacos
5 from 2 votes

Black Bean Tacos

These black bean tacos are quick, easy, and totally delicious! A healthy take on taco night, they can be made vegan or vegetarian and are gloriously gluten-free!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword Black Bean Tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 118 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 can black beans (approx. 15 oz)
  • 3-4 TBSP salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper (spicy) or paprika (mild)
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • 6 small corn tortillas (can swap for flour or taco shell of choice)

TASTY TOPPINGS: choose your favorites

  • shredded lettuce
  • grated cheddar or mexican cheese (skip if vegan)
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped red or white onion
  • sliced jalapeño
  • salsa
  • guacamole or sliced avocado
  • sour cream (regular or vegan)


  1. Drain and rinse black beans and add to a small saucepan set to medium-low heat. Add a few tablespoons of your favorite salsa and season beans with chili powder, cumin, cayenne or paprika, and salt. Heat until beans are warmed through and add any addiitonal spices to taste. Leave on low/warm setting until ready to serve.

  2. While your black beans cook, chop and prep your toppings.

  3. Warm tortillas on a lightly oiled or nonstick skillet.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have individual spices handy, you can 100% use premade taco seasoning blend to season your beans with. Simply start with 2 tsp or so and then add extra to taste.

Recipe yields 6 tacos using small soft corn tortillas. 

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for the tortillas and black bean filling using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on choice of toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 237mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 211IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vegetarian Black Bean Taco Recipe

If you get a chance to try these easy vegetarian black bean tacos, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Jessica

    5 stars
    These tacos were amazing and no one even missed having meat. I will totally make them again for Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday~

    • Woot! I’m so glad they were a hit, Jessica! xoxo

  • wilhelmina

    5 stars
    These are perfect! I always have black beans on hand and these tacos came together quickly and easily. Delicious and sure fire crowd pleaser!

    • The quick and easy part were a must right now with all this craziness! So glad you enjoyed them!

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