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Black Bean Tacos with Rainbow Slaw

Black Bean Tacos with Rainbow Slaw
By: Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Culinary Medicine Program

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Rainbow Slaw:

  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup olive or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper

Chipotle Yogurt Sauce:

  • Plain low fat Greek yogurt (7 oz )
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (or chipotle or other chili powder)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Black Beans

  • 1 can rinsed/drained black beans
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (or chipotle or other chili powder)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slaw: Slice / julienne cabbage, red pepper, cucumber and carrot. Toss with lime vinaigrette, salt and pepper to taste. Let stand 15-20 minutes while preparing other ingredients. (A mandolin, food processor or grater can be help. Pre-packaged slaw is a quick option.)
  2. Vinaigrette: Add lime juice and honey or syrup to a small bowl. Whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Chipotle-yogurt sauce: Mix yogurt with 1 diced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (or ¼ tsp chili powder), a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Beans: Sauté chopped onion in olive oil until soft. Add beans, corn and seasoning and heat.
  5. Tortillas: Warm tortillas briefly in oven or microwave and wrap to keep warm (or sauté briefly in a little canola oil to brown).
  6. Assemble: Add beans, slaw, sauce to a warm tortilla, and enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 85.8, Total Fat 0.6 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 53.8 mg, Total Carbs 16.4 g, Dietary Fiber 4.6 g, Protein 4.9 g

**NOTE: Nutrition Information does not account for taco shell)

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