Vegan Black Bean, Charred Butternut Squash and Avocado Salsa Tacos

06 Jan 2022

50 Minutes | easy | Serves 4-6

All the elements of a great taco come into play here: a creaminess from the beans, freshness and bite from the avocado salsa and sweetness from the charred butternut squash.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 chilli, sliced (seeds removed if you like)
  • Corn tacos, to serve
  • Extra lime wedges, to serve
  • Hot sauce, to serve
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Handful coriander leaves and stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 x 400g can black beans, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon paprika or chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Large pinch caster sugar

Directions

1.

Heat a splash of oil

Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan and add the garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes over low heat, then add the black beans, spices and vinegar. Cook the beans for a few minutes to warm them through, crushing them a little with a fork. Season with salt and set aside.

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2.

Toss the squash slices

Toss the squash slices with a little oil to coat, and grill for 5-10 minutes on each side, or until tender and charred.​​​​​​​

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3.

Combine

Combine all the salsa ingredients and season with salt. Set aside. ​​​​​​​

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4.

Remove

Once the squash is tender, remove it and dice then set aside. ​​​​​​​

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5.

Serve

Serve the diced squash with the avocado salsa, beans, tacos and lime wedges.

6.

Sprinkle

Sprinkle each taco with some chilli to serve (and hot sauce if you like it spicy!).​​​​​​​

Recipe Author

Recipe Author

Helen Graves

Helen Graves is an award-winning recipe, food and travel writer with a particular interest in barbecue. She writes freelance for many major food and drink publications and is editor of Pit, the UK's first independent magazine about live-fire cooking. Helen has created a series of exclusive recipes for Outback that focus on maximising flavour for the home cook using lots of spices, fresh herbs and BBQ techniques.

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