Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos

This guacamole was excellent, and so were the tacos! Husband and son were asking where were the other toppings, like cheese, but I told them they didn’t need that stuff (they got it anyway). I could eat these all day long.

rating: 9.5

Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos
(http://soupaddict.com/)
makes 6 tacos
time needed: 28 min.

Ingredients:

for the guacamole:

2 avocados, pit and skin removed, roughly chopped
1/2 of a lime
1/2 of a lemon
1/4 salt (plus extra as needed)
1/3 cup corn kernels (raw, from about 1/2 of a large cob, or thawed from frozen)
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons diced poblano pepper (I omitted)
1 tablespoon diced red onion
1 tablespoon diced jalapeño pepper (I omitted)
2 teaspoons minced cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced

for the black beans:

1 can black beans (15 ounces)
1/3 cup corn kernels (raw, from 1/2 of a large cob, or thawed from frozen)
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup poblano peppers, diced (I omitted)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

for the tacos:

6 small flour or soft corn tortillas
2 cups chopped iceberg or romaine lettuce
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
hot sauce, such as Cholula or Sriracha (optional)
lime and/or lemon wedges

Directions:

prepare the guacamole:
Mash the avocado in a medium bowl with a fork (or molcajete) until it reaches your desired consistency, chunky or smooth. Add a small squeeze each of lime and lemon juice, along with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well and taste. Add more lime juice, lemon juice, and salt as you like. Stir in the remaining guacamole ingredients. (To make ahead, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and press gently against the guacamole. The entire surface of the guac should be touching and covered by the wrap, to keep air out. Then, cover the bowl with a second sheet of wrap, and refrigerate.)

prepare the black beans:

Add all of the black bean ingredients to a 2 quart sauce pot and heat over medium-low until hot. Turn off the heat and allow to cool to a very warm, eatable temp (a few minutes should do it).

assemble:

If the tortillas are not soft and pliable (or if you like your tortillas warm), stack them on a microwaveable plate, separated with paper towels, and heat for 20 to 30 seconds.
Line half of each tortilla with lettuce. Spoon the black bean mixture over the lettuce (on half of the tortilla). Spoon guacamole on the other half. Top with a few shakes of hot sauce (optional) and a sprinkle of cilantro. Serve with lemon and lime wedges.

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