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Table Charlotte- Recipes for the Week

Today’s the day for black bean tacos
Recipe with a symphony of flavors
 
Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:07 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

PHOTO | ASHLEY MAHONEY
Black bean taco with avocado and pineapple salsa.

Sometimes you just need a taco.


It does not have to be taco Tuesday. Make it taco Thursday. Taco Saturday. Just eat the darn taco. Get messy. Embrace the symphony of flavors. From fish tacos to beef to bean to chicken, the possibilities are endless. Here is our twist on a black bean taco, packed with nutrients and sinfully satisfying. Cheers to a messy meal.


*Serves two


Ingredients:


1 cup black beans


1 1/4 cup pineapple salsa


1 avocado


1 cup Mexican style cheese


2 cups romaine lettuce


3/4 cup tomatoes (grape tomatoes featured here)


1/2 cup yellow onion


1 tablespoon fresh cilantro


1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts


4 whole wheat tortillas


Preparation:


Beans:


Heat black beans and 1/4 cup salsa on medium in a small pot for 5-6 minutes


Stir occasionally


Place in desired serving bowl


Chop lettuce, and place in a bowl


Slice tomatoes, placing them in a bowl


Mince onion, also placing in desired bowl


Pit, peel and slice avocado, again placing in a separate bowl


Place sprouts, cheese, cilantro and salsa in separate serving bowls


How you build the taco is up to you, nevertheless, here is an example:


Place a tortilla on a large plate


Add 1 tablespoon black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, a pinch of onion, cilantro, sprouts and avocado


Top with 1 tablespoon cheese


Roll up and enjoy!


Option to add a splash of lime juice for an extra kick

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