5 Minute Black Bean + Salsa Tacos

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by Jaime Ruisi

So, I started this thing called grad school which consumes most of my life. But, good news is it has provided me with inspiration to create healthy meals in minutes…. yes, minutes! As a grad student, I come home hungry, or “hangry” is probably a better word. The only thing on my mind riding the bus home is what can I whip up that will feed me asap! Well, this recipe did just the trick and now it is has become a weeknight staple. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

6 corn tortillas
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 can tomato paste
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup prepared salsa
1 small avocado

1. Warm tortillas in a pan for 2 minutes on each side.
2. In a bowl, mash the drained beans and mix with tomato paste.
3. Spoon black bean mash onto center of tortillas. (approximately 2 tbsp)
4. Top each tortilla with a tablespoon of salsa, yogurt, and avocado.


Jaime RJaime Ruisi is a graduate student and dietetic intern at Oregon Health and Science University.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition at Long Island University in New York. Her experience involves culinary and nutrition communications work with some of the leading experts in the field.  Jaime plans to inspire others to reach their health goals as a future registered dietitian. Connect with Jaime on Facebook, Twitter, and Noms McGee.