Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn

Don’t you love when your family asks what you’re making for dinner and you tell them ‘vegetarian’ and they give you grief? Ya, me neither. …But then I get to sit and gloat during dinner when they are loving it. This was one of those meals.

Totally healthy tacos with just a couple simple ingredients, these are easy to make for a weeknight and surprisingly delicious – I was shocked by my first bite. I think it’s the combo of the tangy feta with the sweet zucchini and corn. It’s really incredible.  The leftovers were great too, and this made for a couple mighty tasty lunches for me at work as a bonus. By the way, if you are wondering why I used feta instead of queso fresco, the feta was two dollars cheaper. I am now a convert for feta on tacos.

What you also see in the background there is a heaping of my Mexican Yellow Rice. You can get that recipe here.

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos
  1. 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  2. 3 heaping c diced zucchini
  3. 1 c whole kernel corn, thawed if frozen
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 c black beans, rinsed
  6. 2 T diced green chiles, drained
  7. 3 t Taco Seasoning
  8. 1/2 t kosher salt
  9. 1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
  10. 2 T chopped fresh cilantro
  11. cooking spray
  12. 8 corn tortillas
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on high heat. Add the zucchini, corn, and garlic, and saute, tossing occasionally, until zucchini is softened and lightly browned. Add the black beans, chiles, taco seasoning, and salt. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt if necessary.
  2. Heat a small, nonstick skillet on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add a tortilla. Spray the top side of the tortilla with cooking spray. Lightly toast the tortilla, turning once, and set aside. Repeat with the remaining tortillas (this will keep them from falling apart when eating).
  3. Serve the zucchini taco filling in a tortilla, topped with feta and fresh cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
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Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos

  • http://www.nogojisnoglory.com Christine @ No Gojis No Glory

    I cannot wait to try these tacos! I’ve been looking to switch up a regular choice of fish tacos, and this seems like a great alternative.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Christine!

  • http://www.theglobalpalate.com Stephanie

    I get the same reaction from my husband when I tell him we’re having a meatless meal. But these look absolutely delicious!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Stephanie!

  • http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    These look amazing Erica, I LOVE both corn and black beans 🙂 stumbled and pinned, thanks for sharing over at the new FB group!!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much Becca!

  • http://www.asavoryfeast.com Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    These look really good! Your pictures are beautiful. I usually just make regular tacos, but I should mix it up and try some variations like this.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks Jenna!

  • http://www.adishofdailylife.com Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    These look so good! We love corn and black beans…excited to try this!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks Michelle!

  • http://www.fromthegardentable.com Karen @ From the Garden table

    This is definitely a new and different way to use my zucchini this summer! Thanks for sharing.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Karen!

  • http://lifecurrents.dw2.net/ Debi @ Life Currents

    This is my kind of dinner! I love it! So summery and Mexican food is my favorite! Beautiful pictures too. Yum! pinning and stumbling. Have a great day!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much Debi!

  • http://recipesformyboys.com Debi

    Lovely! One of my twins is a vegetarian and I’m having a hard time finding foods he likes. I can’t wait to try this one, he is giving me a thumbs up!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks Debi! hope you get a chance to try it!

  • http://www.mealplanningmaven.com Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    I just love the great combination of flavors, textures and colors in this dish! I am always on the lookout for healthy vegetarian meals and know I will be trying your recipe soon!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks you Linda!! 🙂

  • http://www.simplycalledfood.com Simply called food

    I just love this recipe! It’s a great way to have veggies with no argument!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      lol thanks!

  • http://www.thefoodieaffair.com Sandra – The Foodie Affair

    This is definitely a filling meal and everyone loves tacos! Love this recipe, Erica!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much Sandra!

  • http://www.mycookingjourney.com Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    This is such a perfect taco and my family would love this.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you! hope you get a chance to make them!

  • http://thisnortherngirl.wordpress.com/ Julie

    These look delicious! I love tacos cause they are so tasty, yet so quick and easy to make. These seem very easy, and great for those weeknights when pressed for time. Pinning. I will definetly try these. Found on Food Friday.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much Julie!

  • http://www.eazypeazymealz.com Rach @ EazyPeazyMealz

    These look so good. I am always looking for meatless-Monday options. I will definitely be trying this. Pinned. Now following.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much!

  • http://www.simplelivingeating.com/ Diane Balch

    My husband and daughter want more vegetarian meals, but not my son. Impossible to make everyone happy. Love this recipe, pinned. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks Dianne! seriously, my husband is the first to complain when I omit meat, and he liked these. hope you’ll give them a try!

  • http://www.fromcalculustocupcakes.com Michelle

    These sound delicious. I love corn and black beans together. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much!

  • http://thequestionablehomesteader.com Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader

    These look amazing, no wonder you got to gloat when they where gobbling them up.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much 🙂

  • http://www.homemaidsimple.com Adelina Priddis

    These look fabulous! A plus that I have all the ingredients but the cheese on hand too. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Adelina!

      • http://www.homemaidsimple.com Adelina Priddis

        Oh my goodness Erica, I am so impressed with these! Turns out I didn’t have taco seasoning, so I used Fajita Seasoning, and we served them on flour tortillas – but amazing. My picky eater complained, but still ended up eating the whole thing, which is BIG! So glad we tried this.

        • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

          Adelina I am over the moon happy your family liked these tacos! Thanks so much for trying them and thank you SO much for the feature!

  • http://www.thespeckledpalate.com Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    Nice recipe, Erica! I will do the same thing about a vegetarian recipe and then be pleasantly surprised when the general consensus is that the dish is awesome. And this certainly SOUNDS awesome, so I cannot wait to try it at my house!

    Also, this was one of my favorites from last week’s That’s Fresh Friday link-up! I’ll be sharing it at my blog tonight and this weekend as we kick off another party. Thanks for participating, and keep up the great work!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      awesome Erin! Thanks SO MUCH!!

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  • http://www.morewithlessmom.com/index.php/2014/05/30/june-real-food-monthly-meal-plan/ Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

    Hi! I linked to this recipe in my June Real Food Monthly Meal Plan article. I can’t wait for the summer veg to show up at the farmer’s market. Thanks for posting!

    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Melissa!!

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  • http://www.dailyburn.com/life Kate M.

    Hi Erica!

    I’d love to include a photo & link to this recipe in an article of healthy taco recipes I’m writing for Life by Daily Burn (www.dailyburn.com/life). Both will be credited to you & will link back for the recipe. Would this usage be OK?


    • http://ericasrecipes.com Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      yep it’s ok! thanks so much Kate!

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