Black bean lettuce tacos

Black bean lettuce tacos

Is it just me, or do foods taste better when they’re wrapped?

Spring rolls, sushi, tacos…maybe it’s because the wrapping gives you all the goods in a single bite or maybe it’s the messiness factor that for some reason, also makes foods that much more flavourful.

In any case, I’ve been on a serious wrapping streak lately and thought it would be fun to share one of my favourite summer recipes in today’s video.

Watch as I prepare and assemble black bean lettuce tacos, a fresh and satisfying treat for beating the summer heat.



 Black bean lettuce tacos


For the filling:

  •  2 cups cooked or canned black turtle beans
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and caramelized
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped finely
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and pepper, to taste


Assembly station:

  • Boston (Bibb) lettuce, leaves washed and patted dry
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, onion, corn, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro and toss.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, zest, olive oil and cumin and pour over the bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. For the station, set the bean mixture, the lettuce cups and other toppings in a row. Set serving spoons and enjoy!



4 Responses to Black bean lettuce tacos

  1. These tacos look absolutely delicious. I will try them. You are doing a great job in promoting whole healthy food cooking. Thank you. I always enjoy trying new recipees.

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