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Quinoa Tacos

Quinoa and Black Bean Tacos

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tacos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These hearty quinoa and black bean tacos are seasoned to perfection for a plant-based meal that is deliciously satisfying. Try this tasty recipe for your next taco night!


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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 small “street taco” sized flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, uncooked quinoa, and tomato paste and sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the garlic and continue to saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add the broth, salt, and cumin. 
  6. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 10-12 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy.
  8. Sitr in the salsa and nutritional yeast.
  9. Transfer the quinoa mixture to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are slightly crispy.
  10. Place the black beans in a microwave-safe bowl.
  11. Microwave the black beans for 30 seconds until heated.
  12. Divide the quinoa and black beans evenly between the tortillas.
  13. Top with guacamole, red onion and cilantro.