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California Fresh Mex Tacos

Color and crunch define this vegetarian taco.


  • 1 (7-oz) can Green Giant Mexicorn
  • 1 (15-oz) can Ortega Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Cumin Seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives, divided
  • 1 (5.8oz) box Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells (12 count)
  • 4 medium, ripe avocados
  • 1 recipe quick pickled cabbage (see below)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

Spice Islands Ground Cumin

Oretga Yellow Corn Taco Shells

Green Giant Mexicorn

Ortega Black Beans


  • 1In a small bowl, combine Mexicorn, black beans, lime juice, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, ground cumin seed, and kosher salt. Mix well to combine.
  • 2Halve each avocado lengthwise, peel and remove pits. Cut each half into 3 wedges (24 pieces total).
  • 3Place two wedges of avocado into each taco shell. Top with Mexicorn-black bean mixture from step 1, quick pickled cabbage (recipe below), Greek yogurt, and additional chives as desired. Serve immediately.

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage


5 minutes


30 minutes


  • 3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage, core removed
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  • 1In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, vinegar, salt and sugar. Massage with hands and mix well to combine. Let rest 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to combine. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for 2 days.

    Yield: 2 cups