Black Bean and Kale Tacos

Thought you didn't like kale? Well, these Black Bean and Kale Tacos might change your mind... Vegetarian or vegan tacos that are delicious, easy and quick, with tons of veggies. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Meme


  • 1 TBSP olive oil or butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed & chopped {about 10 cups}
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 15 ounce black beans rinsed & drained
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice fresh
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 4 oz queso fresco or feta cheese, optional
  • 1 avocado diced


  • Heat oil or butter over medium-high heat in a really large skillet. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Stir in kale and saute for 2 minutes; add water and stir well. Once kale has slightly wilted but is still bright green {about 2 minutes}, add black beans.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • Serve in corn tortillas with cheese and avocado. Enjoy!


*Skip the cheese for a vegan dish
*Based off this recipe from Serious Eats