This Vegan Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Dressing recipe offers major flavor, spice, and color with beans, red cabbage, tomatoes, spinach, mango, and jalapeños. This is a healthy lunch or dinner packed with plant-based protein in minutes.

Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Dressing [Vegan]

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For the Avocado Basil Mango Dressing:

  • 1 Medium Hass Avocado, cored removed and peeled
  • 2 cups mangoes, frozen or fresh (See Notes!)
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of lemon
  • 1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil (See Notes!)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

For the Black Beans and Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Tacos:

  • soft flour or corn tortillas, any size (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 medium red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 cup organic spinach, finely chopped (See Notes!)
  • grape tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • 1 Hass avocado, peeled, cored + diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced


To Make the Avocado Basil Mango Dressing:

  1. Add together the mango, avocado, olive oil, basil leaves, and juice of a lemon to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. **NOTE: If using frozen mangoes, the sauce might be extremely thick, therefore, I'd suggest adding 1/2 cup of water and more as needed.**
  2. Then add sea salt, garlic, pinch of oregano, and dried parsley to sauce and blend for another minute or two, until completely smooth. **NOTE: Add additional seasoning to taste.**
  3. Add sauce to a small bowl or container and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

To Make the Black Bean Tacos:

  1. In a medium skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once heated, add black beans and taco seasoning, mixing together and cooking beans on medium-low until cooked. through, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

To Assemble Tacos:

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of black beans atop a charred tortilla, red cabbage, spinach, diced tomatoes, sliced avocados, and top with jalapeños.
  2. Repeat until the desired amount of tacos are made.
  3. Drizzle a generous amount of Avocado Basil Mango sauce over tacos and enjoy!
  4. Bon Appetit!


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