This Black Bean Taco with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema is a favorite in my household – and I think you’ll love it too.
While all five of us (my husband and three daughters) enjoy plant-based foods, not everyone eats a totally vegan diet. Here’s the breakdown: two of us are totally vegan, one is almost totally vegan, one is pescatarian and one eats the standard western diet.
If you are cooking plant-based food for a variety of eaters you will understand this. My challenge is to make highly flavorful foods that are delicious and satisfying for all palates. There are two tricks that I use.
The first is choosing very filling ingredients such as beans, whole grains, potatoes and sweet potatoes. In the case of these tacos, black beans pack the satiating punch and then complimentary ingredients are built on top of them.
The second trick is flavor – lots of it. In the case of these tacos, I used a variety of Mexican spices and was sure to select ingredents to trigger all five flavor tastes.
Sour: Lime and apple cider vinegar.
Sweet: agave nectar and mango
Umami: tomato paste
Salty: salt (obvious, i know)
Bitter: lime zest and cabbage
You don’t need to know all of that – all you need to know is that they are amazing and use sustainable ingredients! Not only that they are totally whole foods plant based without any added oils. I love it when healthy meets great taste! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!