Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grilled Avo + Goat Cheese Tacos



I think I discovered my favorite taco recipe to date...grilled avocado, black beans and goat cheese, in one word: YUM!  Granted this is not the prettiest picture, but believe me, they are amazing!

I think it's the drizzle of agave syrup + lime juice on top that really seals the deal.  They're the perfect blend of savory and sweet.

Recipe adapted from Naturally Ella
{and her pictures do it much more justice!}

1/2 cup black beans, with liquids
1 avocado
1 teaspoon olive oil
juice and zest from 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons agave syrup
1/4 cup goat cheese
4 corn or flour tortillas

Preheat Grill.

Add 1/2 cup of black beans and liquids to a pan.  Heat over medium low and let cook until liquids have cooked out, anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and mash beans so they have more of a paste consistency.

Take avocado and slice in half. Brush with the one teaspoon of olive oil and place cut side down on grill. Let cook until lightly charred. Remove and carefully slice avocado out of skin.

To assemble tacos, place 1/4 of the black beans in the center of the tortilla, layer avocado and goat cheese on top. Finally, whisk together juice and zest from half a lime along with agave. Lightly drizzle over taco filling.

These pair amazingly well with a fresh squeezed margarita...just sayin'!

I love that these tacos use goat cheese as opposed to the traditional Mexican cheeses...and the agave-lime mixture is seriously heavenly.  Make these now...you won't regret it!

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

28 comments:

  1. Love this idea! I've never thought to grill avocado, so interesting.

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  2. yum, my sandwich of the week right now is smashed avo and hummus on my "special" bread, LOL. Now that some tomatoes came in my veggie csa this morning I'll probably add them.

    I miss feta. (single tear)

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  3. Although I'm not a vegetarian, I tend to prefer vegetarian foods so these would be perfect :) They look absolutely delicious!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  4. These look amazing!! We just started p90x2 and these would be perfect for getting in all the vegetables we need everyday.

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  5. YUM!!!! These look amazing! I am going to the grocery store today and I will be picking up everything for this recipe! Thanks girlie!

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  6. Oh my gosh this is every post partum momma's dinning dream! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh wow this does look delish. And it seems super easy to whip up!

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  8. YUM! I love, love, love anything with avocados--I've been obsessed with them recently!

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  9. Oh Yum....this is a perfect quick meal.

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  10. Sounds yummy! I love super easy and affordable meal options.

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  11. yummy! i pinned this recipe- looks so good!

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  12. Yum! This looks so good...and it's almost lunchtime, so it's making me hungry :)

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  13. Yumm!! These look great, avocado and goat cheese are two of my favorite foods! :) Also, we need to try one of Ryan's famous margaritas some time before the snow hits! xoxo

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  14. These sound incredible! My kind of tacos for sure.

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  15. Yum! This Texan loves tacos. Delicious. My son loves corn on the cob too - he can even eat it from the cob now!

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

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  16. So so delicious. All of my favorites rolled into one.

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  17. I have been dying to make these!! I think we love all the same foods. Glad to know they were as good as they look!!

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  18. Oh I will be making these soon! They sound delicious. Great ingredients.

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  19. This taco looks so, so good! I love almost anything with avocado in it! I'll definitely try making this! :)

    Hope you check out my giveaway!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  20. Mmm...avocado is one of my favorite things. I think I would LOVE this recipe!

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  21. I think I want corn on the cob now :)

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  22. This looks soo so tasty! Oh and happy two months two your babe!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  23. This looks soo so tasty! Oh and happy two months two your babe!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  24. This looks soo so tasty! Oh and happy two months two your babe!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  25. these look SO good!! definitely trying out this recipe soon!!

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