Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos
Fat 18% Carbs 68% Protein 14%
Percent Calories

1 serving of quinoa black bean tacos contains 276 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 68% carbs, 18% fat, and 14% protein. This is a good source of protein (18% of your Daily Value), fiber (38% of your Daily Value), and potassium (12% of your Daily Value).

8 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes



  1. Use a wire mesh sieve to rinse the quinoa very, very well (this removes the bitter taste). If you don’t have a wire mesh sieve, you can put the quinoa in a bowl with water, swish it around and carefully pour off the water. Repeat this process until the water is fairly clear.
  2. Put the rinsed quinoa in a medium pot along with the clove of garlic (minced), salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, and 1.5 cups of water. Stir to combine. Put a lid on the pot, turn the heat on to high, and bring it up to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the heat off and let it sit (with the lid in place) for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. Chop tomatoes and rinse the black beans well in a colander and allow the excess water to drain off.
  4. When the quinoa has finished cooking, remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Add the drained black beans and stir to combine.
  5. Lightly toast the tortillas in a skillet over medium heat until each side is just slightly golden brown (tortillas should still be pliable). To make each taco, place about ¼ cup of the quinoa/black bean mixture in the center of a tortilla. Top with tomatoes and one slice of avocado. Fold and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of quinoa black bean tacos (216g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 276
Fats 6g 7%
Saturated fats 1g 4%
Trans fats 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Carbs 49g 18%
Net carbs 38g
Fiber 11g 38%
Sugar 1g
Protein 10g
Calcium 80mg 8%
Iron 3mg 39%
Potassium 553mg 12%
Vitamin D 0μg 0%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 33μg
Beta carotene 185μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 41mg 7%
Copper 0.4mg 41%
Fluoride 0.4μg
Folate (B9) 99μg 25%
Lycopene 479μg
Magnesium 107mg 26%
Manganese 1mg 34%
Niacin 2mg 12%
Pantothenic acid 1mg 13%
Phosphorus 334mg 48%
Retinol 0μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.2mg 15%
Selenium 6μg 11%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.2mg 20%
Vitamin A IU 360IU
Vitamin A 18μg 2%
Vitamin B12 0μg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 25%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Vitamin D IU 0IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0μg
Vitamin E 2mg 11%
Vitamin K 7μg 6%
Zinc 2mg 16%
Sugar 1g
Sucrose 0g
Glucose 0.3g
Fructose 0.3g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g
Starch 11g
Saturated fats 1g 4%
Monounsaturated fats 2g
Polyunsaturated fats 2g
Trans fats 0g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0g
Total omega 6 0g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 1g
Arginine 1g
Aspartic acid 1g
Cystine 0.1g
Glutamic acid 2g
Glycine 0.4g
Histidine 0.3g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 0.4g
Leucine 1g
Lysine 1g
Methionine 0.2g
Phenylalanine 1g
Proline 1g
Serine 1g
Threonine 0.4g
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.3g
Valine 1g

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