15 Awesome Vegan Tacos Recipes

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Tacos are a fun and easy meal to make for any night of the week.

You can use all sorts of different ingredients like beans, rice, veggies, tofu, mushrooms, or even tempeh.

They’re also super customizable so you can add whatever your heart desires!

I’ve put together some tasty vegan taco recipes that’ll have you drooling as soon as they come out of the oven.


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Bang Bang Cauliflower Tacos

Tacos never tasted so good. Cauliflower tacos make an amazing plant-based appetizer or side dish! 

Veggie dishes are such a fun and easy way to add more nutrients, protein and vegetables in your life. 

These are super tasty too. Add a mix of seasoning to suite your tastebuds. ginger powder, turmeric powder or my personal favourite, garlic powder. 

If your current meals aren’t protein packed, don’t worry. Not every appetizer has to be bacon wrapped dates or cocktail meatballs. Discover tasty nutritious meals with a vegan paleo diet here

Black Bean Tacos

A meal that pleases everyone and only takes 15 minutes to make. It’s also healthy, easy and delicious.

This recipe to be totally customizable based on your diet and available time. Inside you will find taco a flavour bursting taco filling.

If you have time, we love it with cilantro lime sauce: but taco sauce and sour cream does the trick too! There’s really something for everyone with this one.

But how do you make these black bean tacos?

These black bean tacos are beyond easy: and they work with whatever toppings you’d like! The secret behind them is the easy black bean filling.

Read the entire recipe here.

Here’s our biggest tip for black bean tacos: warm your tortillas! There’s nothing worse than a taco with a tough, cold tortilla.

Dig in and enjoy some delicious tacos with your favourite beverage. 

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Tofu Tacos

Lets make a vegan meal that’s spiced to perfection. Something everyone will love, even your gran. 

It’s a fast and easy dinner that goes over like a charm every time: Tofu Tacos! While it’s not typically served in a tortilla, tofu is ideal for tacos. Its neutral flavor takes on whatever flavors you season it with. 

The choices are endless. Build your dream tacos.

First off you’ll need tofu.

Crumble the tofu with your fingers. Yep, throw it right into a bowl and crumble it up! It’s usually pretty cold at this point (since it’s refrigerated), so you’ll have to grin and bear it. This’ll pay off later on.

Now let’s think about toppings. Here’s what I do when I’m in a rush:

  • Sliced red cabbage with lime: Thinly slice it, then spritz with lime juice and add a few pinches salt. You don’t even need to measure!
  • Pico de gallo: Get store-bought for the quickest prep.
  • Torn cilantro: No need to chop: just tear it with your fingers.

This tofu tacos recipe is… vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free. Get the full recipe here.

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Refried Bean Tacos

What’s the best fast, easy and healthy dinner recipe? Lets dive into bean tacos and why you need to try them.

The filling is as simple as opening a few cans of refried beans, always a staple in our pantry. And the toppings are endlessly customizable based on what you have on hand.

And there’s also no set rules on what toppings you need to use.

If you’ve got a guest coming over that for some reason doesn’t like your taste, you can easily swap some things out and still have the same healthy tacos.

You can make these up in just 15 minutes, this is even faster than fast food. 

There are a few different ways you can get to the end goal: but our primary path is with canned refried beans you can get at your local store.

You should be able to assemble these in no time. Impress friends this summer with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free tacos. 

Read more here

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Ultimate Taco Salad

Here’s the tastiest taco salad recipe: a healthy and easy dinner that everyone will love. (Doesn’t take hours to make either). 

Go back to the 1990’s with this sought after Tex-Mex salad that has been impressing for decades.

There are many ways to make a taco salad; it’s more of a concept than an exact recipe.

The original idea is Tex-Mex in origin and started back in the 1960’s.

Best of all this taco salad recipe is flexible enough to feed any eater. Whether it’s you and your partner or a whole crowd. Serve up the best dish they’ve tasted this year.

Discover the full recipe here.

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Crispy Tofu Tacos with Lime Crema

This crispy taco recipe from Simply Quinoa requires no frying with no oil – just baking!

The main ingredient is tofu, which you set to bake in the oven. It makes it taste like it’s been deep fried all along.

It also features quinoa (great for protein), and super healthy ingredient such as cabbage, avocado and cilantro.

Lime crema is the cherry on top and makes the whole dish taste sweet and citrusy. 

Discover the full recipe here.

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Easy Lentil Tacos

Running on Real Food’s lentil taco recipe was especially designed for easy weeknight meals.

The main ingredient – lentils – are perfect as they soak up all the flavors that the extra herbs and spices provide.

Lentils are a great vegan alternative to use in tacos as they are easy to prepare and cook, while still being high in nutrients. They’re also inexpensive and great for your food budget.

The whole recipe is easy to cook and requires only a few key ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. 

Any taco leftovers are super useful in salads for the next days lunch!

Discover the full recipe here.

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Mango Lime Quinoa Tacos

What could be better than combining healthy and tasty fillings such as soft quinoa, ripe mango, salsa, tangy lime and sweet Mexican spices in a crispy taco shell?

This mixture of fruity ingredients tastes awesome.

But don’t forget the best part: the creamy guacamole.

There’s no frying or baking required in this recipe, simply prep and mix all the ingredients together and place in your preferred taco shell. Discover the full recipe here.

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Easy Jackfruit Tacos

Many people wouldn’t believe that meat can be replaced by fruit, but it can be done. 

Jackfruit is a nutritious tropical fruit that has a meaty texture and tastes sweet. In this recipe, shredded jackfruit is used to replace pork. 

These tacos taste amazing when served with lime, sour cream, cilantro, salsa and guacamole. 

The total time to make these tacos from start to finish is just 30 minutes, and the recipe mainly includes ingredients that are staples in many vegan kitchens. 

Check out the full recipe here.

Breakfast Tacos

These tasty tacos are perfect for busy mornings.

They take a few minutes to prep, and cooking the tofu takes five minutes before you’re able to serve it.

Five key ingredients are used in the recipe, medium tofu being the main one, which is scrambled and cooked with seasonings such as turmeric and garlic powder.

Once you’ve scrambled the tofu, just heat the tortillas if you wish and then serve with extra toppings such as onion, cilantro and a sauce of your choice! 

Discover the full recipe here.

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Black Bean Avocado Tacos

This vegan taco recipe is part of The Veg Space’s Vegan in 15 book, which you can find on Amazon. 

It’s no secret that black beans are the ‘key ingredient’ in this recipe, but it also features lots of other tasty veggie fillings.

Since the dish is vegetable-based, it just takes 5 minutes to prep and another 10 to cook. Perfect for a weeknight or lazy weekend meal.

Discover the full recipe here.

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Lentil Mushroom Tacos with Mango Salsa

These tacos by Vegan Huggs provide a quick but filling meal idea.

The key ingredients are lentils and mushrooms, which bulk out the dish and make these tacos extremely satisfying.

Don’t think these are boring though! The recipe includes how to make a sweet mango salsa to go with the tacos.

This option takes a little longer to prepare and cook (mainly due to the lentils), but it is well worth it if you have the time. 

Check out the full recipe here.

Vegan Tempeh Tacos

If you’re looking for a quick and nutritious taco meal that only requires a few ingredients, consider these tempeh tacos.

Tempeh is a protein-rich food that is similar to tofu. It’s made from soy beans.

The recipe recommends you use tempeh, refried beans and some different fruit and veg. You’ll only need three or four main fillings and then some dressings. 

Discover the full recipe here.

Black Bean Tacos with Quinoa

We’ve included a few bean taco recipes on this list, but this one has a twist – quinoa!

These black bean tacos are topped with lime cilantro. This only takes a short time to prep.

However, the tacos take around 25 minutes to make from scratch. This is mainly due to cooking the quinoa. 

The recipe also includes some great topping and side ideas for the black bean quinoa tacos. Discover them all and the full recipe here.

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BBQ Portobello Tacos

The final recipe on our list comes from Cozy Peach Kitchen. 

These are portobello tacos coated in a sweet bbq sauce with spicy slaw.

The portobello mushrooms do a great job at emulating meat because they are thick, chewy but soft enough to resemble pulled pork. 

A recipe for the homemade bbq sauce is included, as well as mushroom cooking instructions, slaw preparation and topping ideas.

Discover the full article here.

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