Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

What's more fun and more simple than mango tacos? Almost nothing. Serve these sweet & spicy little guys for a crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner.

Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

I don’t care if it’s taco Tuesday, taco Wednesday, or taco Friday… to me, any day is a good day to stuff things into tortillas! Some people buy a loaf of bread every week as a grocery staple – I buy tortillas. So naturally, my on-hand tortillas came in handy as part 3 of this week’s meal plan. Here are the ingredients that I started with:

from the Mango Black Bean Ginger Rice Bowls:
– a chunk of green cabbage (always trying to find a use for leftover cabbage!)
– black beans
– mango
– avocado

from the Cucumber Nori Wraps:
– the last 1/2 of an avocado
– mango
– spicy mayo

Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

With those ingredients plus tortillas, a bit of cheese, cilantro, and a serrano pepper, I made these tacos. I tossed the cabbage with lime juice and salt to made a quick slaw. The beans got pepped up with some lime juice and chili powder. For a fun variation on this recipe, sub mango salsa for the diced mango and cilantro!

What makes these especially tasty is the spicy mayo that I had leftover from the nori wraps. If you don’t think of mayo as a “healthy” ingredient, I recommend trying out Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo – it’s life changing-ly delicious and made with really high quality ingredients. Of course, if you’re vegan – just use vegan mayo here, or make the vegan version of this chipotle sauce. A little bit goes a long way.

Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

So that’s a wrap on this week’s 3-recipe plan!  I’ll post a grocery list on Sunday so you can make all three very easily and efficiently!

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Spicy Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Tacos

These sweet & spicy mango tacos are a great vegetarian weeknight dinner. Spice to taste here, adding more or less chili powder, chile, and/or sriracha, depending on your preference.
Recipe type: Main dish
Serves: 2
  • 4 to 6 tortillas, lightly charred or warmed (I like La Tortilla Factory White Corn or homemade tortillas)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 limes, divided
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon chili powder*
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ mango, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta or cotija cheese
  • sliced serrano pepper and additional sriracha, for serving, optional*
  • sea salt
spicy mayo
  • ⅓ cup mayo (highly recommend Sir Kensington's Avocado Oil Mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  1. In a small bowl, combine the black beans with 1 tablespoon of lime juice, ¼ to ½ teaspoon chili powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  2. Make the spicy mayo: In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and the sriracha.
  3. Toss the cabbage with a squeeze of lime (1 teaspoon or so) and a few pinches of salt.
  4. Fill each tortilla with the cabbage, avocado slices, black beans, mango, cilantro, the spicy mayo, and feta cheese. For spicier tacos, serve with sliced serrano peppers and extra sriracha. Serve with lime slices on the side.
*Chili powders can range in levels of spice and flavor - add as much or as little as you like, to taste.



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  1. Sherry

    Your food is amazing! I’m going to Austin TX in July. We are 15 people staying in a house. I need to make dinner one night. Can you offer a suggestion of something for a crowd that is delicious and easy to make? Thank you so much!!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Sherry, sounds so fun! Here are some ideas:
      – You could go the classic casserole route and make baked ziti. A double recipe should serve 15.
      – But, because you’ll be in Austin in July, you might want to make something that requires less cooking/baking. You could make picnic salads like this pesto pasta salad, chickpea salad, and/or three bean salad (we have a ton more in the recipe index too!).
      Caprese sandwiches or these black bean burgers also require minimal cooking and are easy to scale up for a crowd.
      Hope this helps!

      • Sherry

        Thank you so much for these terrific ideas!! I have made your caprese sandwich and it is incredible. Adding 2-3 salads sounds perfect!!

  2. Kevin

    This is some of the best airport food I’ve ever had! The carnitas tacos were amazing!

  3. Elizabeth

    Fabulous flavours for very little effort. My husband and I have had them twice and I am serving them tomorrow to my sister, brother and sister in law and I will add the garlic prawns, mentioned below in Janelle’s comment. Thank you.

  4. Janelle

    Made this as directed. But since my family is not vegetarian and my 17yo son MUST have “meat or fish,” I added sautéed garlic shrimp. It was absolutely delicious. My second taco was without the shrimp and was just as delicious. My son – and I agreed – said that the blend of flavors was perfect. I will definitely add this to the rotation. Absolute perfection. (And why go out for tacos when you can make it better and cheaper at home!) Thank you for this amazing recipe!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Janelle, I’m so glad you loved them!

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