Black Bean & Feta Tacos

I like to consider myself a very lucky woman for securing a very helpful husband. Laundry, dishes, yard work – those are all his domain and I barely ever touch them. And beyond what I get to see in every day life, he doesn’t miss a moment to eagerly and selflessly help others in any way he can. He’s always the first to coach a new employee at work, or to lend his strength when it’s time to lift a happy new bride and groom up on their chairs. These moments touch my heart and remind me why I picked him.

But there’s one thing he’s not so helpful with. That would be meal planning. Maybe it’s me; I just never like his suggestions because they tend to be the same old simple things. He’s not the one to turn to when I’m looking for something more… inspired.

That being said, when I asked him a few weeks ago for a suggestion using feta cheese, he was quick with his request and I actually liked it.

I made these Black Bean and Feta Tacos quite a while ago and a few times since, but the photo never made it. And I can guess how you feel about blog entries without photos.

So here are the tacos, with a picture and a slightly updated recipe complete with nutritional information – thanks to my helpful husband’s meal request.

Black Bean & Feta Tacos
Adapted from Bon Appetit

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups coleslaw mix
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 reduced-carb tortillas, such as Trader Joe’s brand
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Bottled chipotle hot sauce or other hot sauce

Preheat oven to 425ºF.

Place the beans and cumin in a small bowl and partially mash. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Toss together the coleslaw mix, olive oil, lime juice, green onions, and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Lightly spray both sides of each tortilla with nonstick cooking spray, and place on a baking sheet. Divide the bean mixture among the tortillas and spread out evenly.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until tortillas are crispy but still a bit pliable. Remove from oven, and top with the slaw mixture and feta cheese. Drizzle with hot sauce and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 415.2
Total Fat: 16.5 g
Cholesterol: 25.2 mg
Sodium: 1,410.8 mg
Total Carbs: 56.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 16.2 g
Protein: 23.8 g

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44 Responses to “Black Bean & Feta Tacos”

  1. 1

    Joanne — August 5, 2010 @ 11:56 am Reply

    I am so impressed with how much your husband does around the house! I need to find a man like that since I HATE cleaning and laundry.These tacos – also a splendid idea. I need to find someone who will have ideas like these also. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for, does it?

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    newlywed — August 5, 2010 @ 12:44 pm Reply

    There is something to be said for men who do the dishes! (But I joke that if I had to do a match.com ad again, I would include emptying the dishwasher, a chore we both hate).Those tacos look great — so quick, easy, and healthy!

  3. 3

    Lizzy — August 5, 2010 @ 1:19 pm Reply

    Looks delicious! Having a handy husband is definitely helpful.

  4. 4

    Tasha — August 5, 2010 @ 1:25 pm Reply

    I wouldn't have thought of pairing black beans with feta for tacos, but they sound absolutely wonderful!

  5. 5

    Dawn — August 5, 2010 @ 1:33 pm Reply

    We would all get along well as he sounds just like Chris! So happy for us that we picked great guys! This sounds so yum. I LOOOOVE black beans.

  6. 6

    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self — August 5, 2010 @ 2:14 pm Reply

    My husband is super helpful like yours, but – like you – I often just take over the meal planning because his suggestions are either too boring/basic, or they're through-the-roof complicated and not something I want to tackle on a week night. Love this recipe – so quick and simple, but such great flavors!

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    TJ — August 5, 2010 @ 3:18 pm Reply

    YUM! I love making Mexican food at home (the healthier way!) Thanks for the recipe! :)

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    Bridget — August 5, 2010 @ 10:01 pm Reply

    Oh geez, my husband is exactly the same way. Well, he's the same way about requesting the same meals over and over – always with the salmon pesto pasta! – not the same way with doing the dishes, unfortunately.

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    grace — August 6, 2010 @ 8:29 am Reply

    the go-to response for all the men in my life is 'i don't care'…not so helpful. also, it's a lie–they do care. :)your tacos are seriously appealing. the salty, tangy feta is a perfect topper!

  10. 10

    Jen — August 6, 2010 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    Man, I thougth I was lucky that my husband did 2 of those 3! I need to push him for more!

  11. 11

    carascravings — August 6, 2010 @ 11:02 pm Reply

    That's a great recipe, I can see why you have enjoyed it several times…yum!

  12. 12

    Kerstin — August 7, 2010 @ 1:24 am Reply

    My hubby is the same way, except he will tell me what he doesn't want…lol. These look so flavorful and I always have black beans and feta around!

  13. 13

    Simply Life — August 7, 2010 @ 11:26 am Reply

    oh my, those tacos look amazing!

  14. 14

    Dani Spies — August 7, 2010 @ 4:40 pm Reply

    Cara – Your hubby sounds very similar to mine! He is so great and so helpful but no so much in the department of meal planning. That's why I come to blogs like yours for inspiration!!These look so good! Now all I need is your favorite recipe for a margarita and Ill be all set!

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    Alexandra London-Gross — August 9, 2010 @ 1:26 am Reply

    I love black bean tacos but never thought to top them with feta. Great idea! Have you ever tried lentil tacos? I'm going to attempt them this week.

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    Cara — August 9, 2010 @ 1:51 am Reply

    Alexandra, I have not, but those sound really good! I haven't really eaten lentils at all this summer, actually. I miss them! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    jonella — August 10, 2010 @ 11:16 pm Reply

    Yummmm! I was going to make these for dinner but I got too excited and ate them for lunch. So simple and delicious. Thanks!

  18. 18

    Kevin — August 14, 2010 @ 1:07 pm Reply

    These tacos sound nice and light and tasty and healthy!

  19. 19

    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    These tacos sound nice and light and tasty and healthy!

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    Alexandra, I have not, but those sound really good! I haven't really eaten lentils at all this summer, actually. I miss them! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    Alexandra London-Gross — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    I love black bean tacos but never thought to top them with feta. Great idea! Have you ever tried lentil tacos? I'm going to attempt them this week.

  22. 22

    Dani Spies — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    Cara – Your hubby sounds very similar to mine! He is so great and so helpful but no so much in the department of meal planning. That's why I come to blogs like yours for inspiration!!These look so good! Now all I need is your favorite recipe for a margarita and Ill be all set!

  23. 23

    carascravings — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    That's a great recipe, I can see why you have enjoyed it several times…yum!

  24. 24

    Jen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    Man, I thougth I was lucky that my husband did 2 of those 3! I need to push him for more!

  25. 25

    grace — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    the go-to response for all the men in my life is 'i don't care'…not so helpful. also, it's a lie–they do care. :)your tacos are seriously appealing. the salty, tangy feta is a perfect topper!

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    Bridget — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    Oh geez, my husband is exactly the same way. Well, he's the same way about requesting the same meals over and over – always with the salmon pesto pasta! – not the same way with doing the dishes, unfortunately.

  27. 27

    TJ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    YUM! I love making Mexican food at home (the healthier way!) Thanks for the recipe! :)

  28. 28

    TJ — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    YUM! I love making Mexican food at home (the healthier way!) Thanks for the recipe! :)

  29. 29

    Katie @ Health for the Whole S — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    My husband is super helpful like yours, but – like you – I often just take over the meal planning because his suggestions are either too boring/basic, or they're through-the-roof complicated and not something I want to tackle on a week night. Love this recipe – so quick and simple, but such great flavors!

  30. 30

    Dawn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    We would all get along well as he sounds just like Chris! So happy for us that we picked great guys! This sounds so yum. I LOOOOVE black beans.

  31. 31

    Tasha — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    I wouldn't have thought of pairing black beans with feta for tacos, but they sound absolutely wonderful!

  32. 32

    Tasha — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    I wouldn't have thought of pairing black beans with feta for tacos, but they sound absolutely wonderful!

  33. 33

    newlywed — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    There is something to be said for men who do the dishes! (But I joke that if I had to do a match.com ad again, I would include emptying the dishwasher, a chore we both hate).Those tacos look great — so quick, easy, and healthy!

  34. 34

    newlywed — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    There is something to be said for men who do the dishes! (But I joke that if I had to do a match.com ad again, I would include emptying the dishwasher, a chore we both hate).Those tacos look great — so quick, easy, and healthy!

  35. 35

    Alexandra London-Gross — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    I love black bean tacos but never thought to top them with feta. Great idea! Have you ever tried lentil tacos? I'm going to attempt them this week.

  36. 36

    Kerstin — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    My hubby is the same way, except he will tell me what he doesn't want…lol. These look so flavorful and I always have black beans and feta around!

  37. 37

    Joanne — March 29, 2011 @ 2:06 am Reply

    I am so impressed with how much your husband does around the house! I need to find a man like that since I HATE cleaning and laundry.These tacos – also a splendid idea. I need to find someone who will have ideas like these also. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for, does it?

  38. 38

    Joanne — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    I am so impressed with how much your husband does around the house! I need to find a man like that since I HATE cleaning and laundry.These tacos – also a splendid idea. I need to find someone who will have ideas like these also. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for, does it?

  39. 39

    jonella — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    Yummmm! I was going to make these for dinner but I got too excited and ate them for lunch. So simple and delicious. Thanks!

  40. 40

    Dani Spies — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    Cara – Your hubby sounds very similar to mine! He is so great and so helpful but no so much in the department of meal planning. That's why I come to blogs like yours for inspiration!!These look so good! Now all I need is your favorite recipe for a margarita and Ill be all set!

  41. 41

    carascravings — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    That's a great recipe, I can see why you have enjoyed it several times…yum!

  42. 42

    grace — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    the go-to response for all the men in my life is 'i don't care'…not so helpful. also, it's a lie–they do care. :)your tacos are seriously appealing. the salty, tangy feta is a perfect topper!

  43. 43

    Dawn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    We would all get along well as he sounds just like Chris! So happy for us that we picked great guys! This sounds so yum. I LOOOOVE black beans.

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