- 2 garlic cloves,
- 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 3 cups (2 – 15 oz. or 400 gm. cans) cooked kidney beans, rinsed and drained.
- ½ cup of water
- 1 jalapeno, diced (remove the seeds if you do not want it spicy)
- 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
- 1 green pepper, with the seeds and pith, cleaned out and diced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (coriander)
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. lime juice (juice of ½ lime)
- Salt and/or pepper to taste (optional)
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
- 1 Tbsp. red chili flakes (adjust this for heat)
- slice the top and bottom from it and then stand it upright on a cutting board and then cut off the rest of the skin and the pith (the white stuff). Use a bowl or deep plate to catch the juice and then slice down (carefully) between each segment.
- Cut each segment into smaller pieces if necessary, then add the jalapeno, red onion, green pepper, cilantro, tomatoes, and lime juice. Mix well and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
- If you want to make the seed bend, simply grab a skillet (it can be the same one you use for the kidney beans) and toast the pepitas, sunflower seeds, and red chili flakes for 1-2 minutes to toast them. Place them in a small bowl and try not to eat it all before you are ready for tacos.
- To make the kidney bean filling, heat a medium skillet, and add the diced onion and jalapeno. Sauté the veggies for about 5 minutes until they start to soften. Add a tablespoon or two of water if they start sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the garlic and the spices (cumin, paprika, and cinnamon). Stir for 30 seconds.
- Add the tomato paste, kidney beans, and ½ cup of water. Mix well and simmer until the beans are cooked.
- Serve the tacos with tortillas, the kidney beans, salsa, and top off with seed blend.
- Nutritional information includes the seed blend.
- You can use a variety of other beans if you want to substitute. Consider pinto or black beans or even chickpeas.
- You can also add a few other garnishes such as diced avocado, vegan sour cream, or shredded lettuce.
- Category: Burgers & Wraps
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: kidney bean tacos