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white bean tacos in hard shell
Easy White Bean Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These white bean tacos are protein packed with beans, vegetables, and whole grains. They are simple to prepare, full of nutrients, and bursting with delicious flavors the whole family can enjoy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetarian tacos, white bean, easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
White Bean Tacos
  • 8 taco shells gluten-free whole grain
  • 1 can white cannelini beans bpa free, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup quinoa needs to be cooked in vegetable broth
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Red Taco Sauce
  • 1 14 oz can tomato sauce homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
White Bean Tacos
  1. In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup of vegetable stock to a boil. Add the quinoa. Cover. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and let steam for about 10 minutes. 

  2. Drain beans and lay on paper towel in order to get rid of any remaining moisture. 

  3. Slice cherry tomatoes in half, slice and peel cucumber, and chop basil. 

  4. In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, beans, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, sunflower seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. 

  5. Using a spoon, carefully spoon quinoa/bean mixture into taco shells. Top with red sauce. 

Red Taco Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients using a whisk until well combined. Pour over the tacos before serving. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy White Bean Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1775IU36%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.