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Make-Your-Own Soft Tacos

This recipe will serve six people if some of those people are young children. For hungry teens and adults, expect it to feed three or four.

Course Dinner


  • 1 15-ounce can of unsalted black beans
  • 1 can corn niblets, unsalted
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup of salsa (fresh or jarred)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds), unsalted (optional)
  • 1/2 cup green olives (optional)
  • 8-12 corn tortillas (made without lard)


  1. Dice the avocados and gently mix with the lemon juice.

  2. Heat the beans in the microwave or the stovetop; stir.

  3. Heat the tortillas (you can wrap them in a clean towel and zap them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds).

  4. Set out all ingredients on the counter (or table) and let everyone put together their own healthy tacos.