If I had to choose a favorite food, it might be tacos. As a vegan, you don’t have to miss out on this amazing dish.
Today, we’ll cover a number of easy vegan taco recipes for all types of taco lovers.
1. Vegan Tacos by Loving It Vegan
This recipe from Loving It Vegan is one of our favorites. It features black beans, homemade vegan taco meat, and fresh pico de gallo salsa.
Adding to the basic taco flavors, you’ll find the recipe calls for avocado and tahini sauce. This combo gives you a wonderful blend of flavors in each bit.
Don’t forget to heat your tortillas for the best experience. You can use corn or wheat tortillas based on your preference.
This recipe is quick and easy and lets you enjoy a hearty and healthy taco dinner tonight.
2. 15-Minute Simple Vegan Tacos by Simple Vegan Blog
This recipe is for vegans on the go. Whether you’re too tired to cook or just want a quick and delicious meal, you should try this vegan taco recipe from Simple Vegan Blog.
You can use canned beans, tomatoes, and box taco shells for this recipe. This means even amateur cooks can enjoy a yummy vegan taco at home.
Once the beans are ready, simply combine them with the spices and other ingredients. Next, you’ll top these tacos with tomatoes, fresh corn, and avocado. The result is a quick and filling meal for those busy nights at home.
3. Easy Vegan Tacos by Happy Kitchen
Happy Kitchen has a no-fuss vegan taco recipe that is to die for. This recipe combines black beans, corn, avocado, and more in a whole wheat tortilla.
These are one of the healthiest options on our list, and you can add tofu or vegan taco meat if you want to increase the protein content of this meal.
Happy Kitchen also provides an in-depth list of ingredients you can pick and choose from in this recipe. If you are looking for inspiration for your next Mexican night, this recipe is a great place to start.
4. Quinoa Vegan Tacos by Minimalist Baker
This recipe from Minimalist Baker uses quinoa as the main ingredient. The result is a healthy and flavorful taco alternative to meat tacos.
The recipe calls for a variety of seasonings that add their flavors and spiciness to the quinoa. Once combined, simply bake the quinoa for 45 minutes, and your quinoa taco meat is ready to serve.
You can pick and choose your favorites toppings to add to this delicious vegan taco meat.
5. Soy-Free Vegan Tacos by Detoxinista
If you prefer to avoid soy-based products in your diet, this vegan taco recipe is a great option. Instead of tofu or meat substitutes, this recipe uses a combination of veggies and walnuts.
The meat features crushed walnuts, button mushrooms, and cauliflower florets. Combined with jalapeno and other spices, you end up with delicious taco meat that is filled with flavor and vitamins.
Detoxinista suggests adding black olives, pico de gallo, and avocado to round out the flavor profile of these tacos. They also suggest using sliced jicama shells for a healthier alternative to store-bought taco shells.
6. 5-Ingredient Vegan Tacos by Chocolate Covered Katie
Tacos are one of the most versatile meals out there, and you can add or remove ingredients to your liking. This recipe calls for only 5 ingredients but is still packed with flavor.
High in protein, this recipe is soy-free and gluten-free, making it great for certain diets.
The main ingredients of the recipe are dry lentils and roasted sweet potato. You’ll add taco seasoning, taco shells, and garlic. That’s all you need to get started with this taco meal.
Of course, you can always add more ingredients to make your perfect taco.
7. Vegan Black Bean Tacos by Simple Veganista
Black beans are a staple for any Tex-Mex meal. This recipe from Simple Veganista features a combo of black beans, corn, and avocado. Combined with fresh pico de gallo and lime, you’ll feel like you’re ordering the freshest street tacos in town at home.
We suggest smashing the beans during cooking to let them clump together. This helps your tacos stand upright and not fall over.
Once your beans are ready, and your tortillas are warm, it’s time to assemble your taco. Combine the black beans, greens, salsa, avocado, and other toppings in your shell. Don’t forget to squeeze the lime over top of the taco to enhance the flavor combinations.
8. Vegan Seitan Tacos by The Spruce Eats
This recipe offers a meaty alternative by using seitan. You can use store-bought or make your seitan if you prefer.
These tacos are quite a meal and include roasted veggies as well. While it might take a little longer to cook all the ingredients, we found this recipe packed with flavors and a filling meal.
Top the tacos with your favorite ingredients, and feel free to use corn or flour tortillas.
9. Vegan Taco Recipe by Love and Lemons
This recipe from Love and Lemons offers a unique taste. They use jerk spices, jackfruit, and mango avocado salsa to create a wonderful dish.
Jackfruit is a hearty meat alternative that shreds easily, giving it a similar consistency to taco meats. Instead of traditional taco seasonings, this recipe calls for Jamaican jerk spices. This is an ideal option for cooks that want to try a new take on tacos.
Finally, you’ll use mango salsa, avocado, and sour cashew cream on top. This adds richness and tons of flavor to these vegan tacos.
10. Chickpea Tacos With Avocado Cream by Dreena Burton
If you’re bored of meat substitutes or black beans, you can try these chickpea tacos. Dreena Burton offers a yummy chickpea taco recipe that is easy to prepare and filled with nutrients.
Chickpeas are easy to prepare. Simply combine all the fresh ingredients and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t forget to mash the chickpeas, so they soak up all the spices in the mixture.
The avocado cream is the star in this recipe, and you could add this to any taco recipe to improve it. It’s simple to create and is a great alternative to sour cream on your tacos.
11. Asian Tofu Taco Recipe by Eating Bird Food
This taco recipe is a perfect fusion of Mexican and Asian flavors.
You’ll start with extra firm tofu and use a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. If you prefer your meal spicy, don’t forget to add chilis.
Instead of traditional taco toppings, this recipe calls for a homemade Asian slaw. For the slaw, you’ll need shredded cabbage and carrots. Combine these ingredients with rice vinegar and sesame oil to taste.
12. Vegan Cauliflower Fish Tacos by James Strange
Do you miss a traditional fish taco? You should try these vegan cauliflower fish tacos from James Strange.
The secret to this recipe is to create the “fish stick” from crushed cauliflower and chickpeas. You’ll need to bake the sticks in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
When it’s ready, you can add your favorite toppings to your tortilla for a homemade vegan fish taco night.
13. Beyond Meat Feisty Tacos by Side Chef
Beyond Meat is one of the easiest ways to experience a traditional meat taco without the meat.
This simple recipe combines black beans, Beyond Meat, and traditional taco seasonings as the main ingredient. You can use canned black beans if you are in a hurry.
Once ready, you can add your favorite taco toppings to the dish. Side Chef suggests guacamole, shredded lettuce, shredded vegan cheese, and chipotle sauce as toppings for their taco recipe.
14. Taco Stuffed Avocados by Crowded Kitchen
Are you looking for a way to avoid using taco shells? This recipe lets you stuff your taco meat into an avocado. The result is a clever and beautiful way to service tacos. They’re also healthy and delicious.
Crowded Kitchen uses a mixture of quinoa and walnuts for the vegan filling for these tacos. This gives you a great source of protein and healthy fats. After you have prepared the filling, you can portion it between your halved avocados.
Some of the best topping options for this recipe include salsa, pickled red onion, and vegan sour cream. Adding a splash of lime or lemon to each taco also brings out the flavors of these unique tacos.
15. Black Bean Vegan Street Tacos by Edible Perspective
Black bean street tacos might be one of my favorite dishes. They are easy to make and packed with flavor.
This recipe from Edible Perspective adds a few different spices that improve the flavor of the black bean filling. From cocoa powder to adobo sauce, you’ll quickly realize these beans are not canned.
To round out the street taco vibe of this meal, you’ll want to add cilantro, shaved onion, and tomatillo salsa to the tacos.
16. Spicy Black Bean Tacos by Cadry’s Kitchen
Do you like your tacos spicy? Cadry’s Kitchen has a recipe that ups the heat of taco night at home.
These tacos are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make. This makes them an ideal dinner for families on the go.
Of course, there is plenty of ancho chili powder to turn up the heat in this recipe. If the spiciness is too much, you can use less in the recipe.
For toppings, you can use traditional taco toppings like lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, and guacamole. If you want to try something new, the recipe suggests pineapple salsa as a tasty alternative.
17. Vegan Fish Tacos by Vegan Hugs
This vegan taco recipe has the flavors, spice, and zest of a fish taco with none of the meat. It’s also full of color and has a variety of textures in each bite.
The main ingredient of this taco is two cans of hearts of palm. This vegetable is flaky and shreds nicely, giving it a texture similar to some fish. The meat has a mild flavor that won’t overpower the seasonings in the mixture as well.
Once you bake the filling, you’ll add a homemade cilantro-lime corn slaw to the top of the tacos. This slaw uses vegan may, lime juice, agave nectar, and jalapeno to give you the perfect combination of flavors.
18. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos by Gimme Some Oven
Sweet potatoes are also a great meat substitute for tacos. This recipe combines sweet potatoes, refried black beans, avocado, and lime crema to create the perfect vegan taco.
You’ll use a mixture of refried beans, sweet potatoes, and taco seasonings as the meat for the tacos. Store-bought corn or flour tortillas are perfect for the recipe as well.
Simply combine the bean and sweet potato mixture with your favorite taco toppings to complete the meal.
19. Marinated Pinto Bean Tacos by This Savory Vegan
While many taco recipes call for black beans, you shouldn’t forget about pinto beans. They are also a great option for vegan tacos.
For this recipe, you’ll marinate and fry the pinto beans. Once ready, you’ll add the beans to your taco shells. This recipe also includes a quick and easy salsa recipe if you want to add homemade salsa to the top of your tacos.
Other suggested toppings for these marinated pinto bean tacos include avocado and jalapeno slices.
20. Drunken Refried Bean Tacos by Connoisseurus Veg
If you like cooking with beer, you have to try these drunken refried bean tacos.
You fry the beans with a combination of taco seasonings, onion, garlic, and beer. While you can use almost any beer for the recipe, Mexican beers are a sure bet to match the flavor profile of these tacos.
As a reminder, some beers are not vegan. So you should check the label of the beer before using it in your recipe.
The dish also includes a yummy cilantro-lime slaw recipe that makes the perfect topping for your tacos.
21. Amazing Cauliflower Tacos by Brand New Vegan
Brand New Vegan has a cauliflower and mushroom taco that has so much flavor and nutrition.
The filling for this dish is a combination of mushrooms, walnuts, and cauliflower that has been minced in a food processor. While you’ll use traditional taco seasonings in this recipe, it also calls for soy sauce to compliment the mixture.
Once your filling is ready, you can use it to build your dream taco. You can use corn or flour tortillas and a mix of avocado, salsa, vegan sour cream, and guacamole.
22. Loaded Quinoa Tacos by A Couple Cooks
Another quinoa option on our list, this taco features a bell pepper slaw and spice sour cream.
The recipe suggests toasting the quinoa to bring out the nutty flavors in the filling. To add more flavor, you should use vegetable broth instead of water to prepare the quinoa as well.
The bell pepper slaw is a unique take on taco toppings and consists of thinly sliced peppers, lime juice, and spices.
Once ready, simply add your favorite toppings to the dish.
23. Vegan Gluten-Free Chickpea Tacos by May I Have That Recipe
These colorful tacos are wonderful to look at and taste great. They’re also filled with unique ingredients that change the flavors of the tacos.
You’ll use a mix of chickpeas, corn, purple cabbage, and cilantro for the main ingredients. You’ll also need grape tomatoes, avocado, and Sriracha for toppings.
Do you miss sour cream? This recipe also includes a delicious vegan sour cream recipe.
Easy Vegan Taco Recipes, Final Thoughts
Wow, that’s a lot of options for vegan taco lovers. We hope that our list covers a wide range of tastes and preferences for all types of vegans.
The above recipes should have you covered whether you are trying to simulate a traditional meat taco or a zesty fish taco. And if you’re in the mood for something sweet, check out these delicious vegan pancake recipes.