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Cabbage Slaw Tacos with Black Beans & Feta

Cabbage Slaw Tacos with Black Beans & Feta

Looking to spice up your taco night with a fresh and vibrant twist? Our Napa Cabbage Slaw Tacos with Black Beans & Feta are just what you need! This easy-to-follow recipe combines the crunch of Napa cabbage slaw with the rich flavours of black beans and creamy feta, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. Perfect for a quick and healthy meal, these tacos are sure to become a favourite in your household. These can also be made with red or green cabbage too (but we reckon the napa cabbage is our favourite)

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 30 minutes, ideal for busy evenings.
  • Healthy: Packed with fibre, protein, and essential nutrients.
  • Vegetarian-Friendly: A delicious meat-free option that satisfies.
  • Bursting with Flavour: A delightful mix of tangy, spicy, and creamy elements.


For this tasty recipe, you will need:

  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked or canned (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped (optional for garnish)
  • Lime wedges, for serving

For the Napa Cabbage Slaw:

  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Spicy Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Sriracha or your preferred brand)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt, to taste


Step 1: Prepare the Napa Cabbage Slaw

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Napa cabbage, red cabbage, red onion, chilli, and coriander.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat. Let it sit to allow the flavours to develop.

Step 2: Make the Spicy Cream Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, hot sauce, lime juice, smoked paprika, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
  2. Adjust the seasoning to your liking and set aside.

Step 3: Warm the Tortillas

  1. Heat the tortillas in a dry frying pan over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side until warm and pliable.
  2. Alternatively, wrap them in a damp tea towel and microwave for about 20 seconds.

Step 4: Assemble the Tacos

  1. Lay out the tortillas and spoon a generous amount of Napa cabbage slaw onto each one.
  2. Top with black beans and crumbled feta cheese.
  3. Drizzle with the spicy cream sauce.
  4. Garnish with fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime juice.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

  1. Serve the tacos immediately, with extra lime wedges on the side.
  2. Savour the delicious combination of crunchy slaw, creamy feta, and spicy sauce in every bite!

Tips and Variations

  • Add Protein: You can include grilled chicken, prawns, or tofu for additional protein.
  • Make It Vegan: Substitute feta with a vegan cheese alternative and use vegan mayonnaise.
  • Adjust the Spice: Control the heat by modifying the amount of chilli and hot sauce.
  • Extra Crunch: Add shredded carrots or thinly sliced radishes to the slaw for more texture.

Why These Tacos Are a Must-Try

Napa Cabbage Slaw Tacos with Black Beans & Feta offer a refreshing take on traditional tacos. The crisp and tangy slaw pairs perfectly with the creamy feta and hearty black beans, creating a balanced and satisfying meal. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to add more veggies to your diet, these tacos are a delicious and nutritious choice.


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