Grilled Asparagus Tacos

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I gave up the news today.

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After years of beginning my day with 2 hours of news (I’m up early – shut up), I have come to the conclusion that absolutely nothing good can come from it. Not one measly thing.

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Take today’s headlines for instance: “Men pull prank when they run into packed movie theatre with leaf blowers.”

K a couple of things. Not only is the world scary because going to the movies is not safe anymore (where will tweens make out now – I need to know), but it’s full of big, idiot dopes.

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Then the college freshmen from Mississippi (first problem tbh) trying to run away & join ISIS. I literally could have gone my entire life without knowing that. What’s wrong with the world? When I was a freshman in college I was worried how my belly looked in a crop top. REAL problems.

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So, yeah, news, we’re through. I’ll be doing positive, upbeat things with my morning like listening to the “Just Cry, Sad Songs” playlist on Spotify instead.



Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6-8 tacos


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed + rinsed
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. of cumin
  • S+P, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Queso fresco, for serving
  • Tortillas for serving
  • Sriracha, for serving
  • Avocado, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat a grill
  • On a baking sheet, arrange asaparagus in an even layer
  • Drizzle with olive oil + sprinkle with 1 tbsp. of chili powder + 1 tsp. of smoked paprika + S+P
  • Grill for 7-8 minutes turning once in the middle
  • Meanwhile, combine black beans + jalapeno + cilantro + 1/2 tsp. of chili powder + 1/2 tsp. of cumin + S+P + lime juice
  • Cut asparagus into bite size pieces
  • Add warm asparagus + bean mix + queso fresco + avocado on a toasted tortilla
  • Drizzle with sriracha + serve warm
  • Rub leftover asparagus spears on face until they find way into your mouth

25 thoughts on “Grilled Asparagus Tacos

  1. mkcasey80 says:

    I agree with you on the news. I actually gave up watching it myself. It will be a year on August 17th. It has really helped my perspective about things. I feel more empowered!

    The tacos look great!



  2. hungrybreton says:

    One day, I was late for workand in a panic I ordered a taxi; I admit, I was hungover. The cab driver had a radio show on and one of the most famous talk show lady was going on about a story of an old Italian man whose wife had been in a coma for 6 years. He couldn’t leave without her and took his own life… The day after, she woke up… I tapped on the cabbie’s shoulder and said: ” Could you turn back pal? I’ve changed my mind” and headed to the pub instead 😀


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