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18 Best Vegan Taco Recipes

Mix up your Cinco de Mayo routine this year with one of these vegan taco recipes that are comfort food at it’s best! These meat-free tacos are fresh, flavorful, delicious and a great dinner idea anytime of the year.



Vegan taco ingredients are often made with staples and are some of my favorite pantry meals! They can quickly be put together for an easy vegan dinner that the whole family will love. With so many plant based options – jackfruit tacos, tempeh tacos, tofu tacos, cauliflower tacos and more – there is something for everyone!


These are the best vegan taco recipes that are both mouthwatering and customizable. From black bean tacos to cauliflower tacos, these taco dinner options all have a taste of the southwest. Pair with dairy free avocado cream or guacamole and a side of tortilla chips and dinner is done.

FAQs

What is a vegan taco made of?

Vegan taco recipes are often made with black beans, pinto beans, crumbled tofu, tempeh and then there are even creative mushroom and walnut tacos! Vegan taco meat is so versatile. Often there will be colorful vegetables, pico de gallo and avocado.

Are taco seasoning packets vegan?

Yes! Whether you make a homemade taco seasoning or purchase store bought taco blends are only spices that do not contain dairy or other animal-based ingredients.

What makes a taco a taco?

A taco is considered anything that contains a hard shell with a filling.

The Best Vegan Taco Recipes

Smashed Pinto Bean Tacos
These tacos from Watch Learn Eat come together in only 20 minutes! These easy tacos feature southwest flavors of cumin and chili powder.
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Smashed pinto bean tacos.
Squash and Scramble Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast Tacos from Vegan Yack Attack are perfect for a protein packed breakfast or brinner. Featuring acorn squash, tempeh bacon with a tofu scramble, these tacos are a culinary delight.
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Vegan breakfast tacos.
Braised Asparagus Tacos en Escabeche
From Fried Dandelions these are the perfect spring taco recipe! En Escabeche refers to a tomato based sauce that vegetables are cooked in – it’s super simple to put together and makes these tacos outstanding.
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Braised asparagus tacos
Veggie Ground Taco Meat
These tacos from Healthy Kitchen are stuffed with a versatile veggie “ground beef” that is healthy and delicious. Using cauliflower as a base and pumpkin seeds for crunch, these tacos are amazing!
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Easy Air Fried Crispy Potato Tacos
Easy Air Fried Crispy Potato Tacos from Very Vegan Val are made with less oil in an air fryer, but are extra crispy as the taco shell and the mashed potato inside are both air fried.
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Air fryer crispy potato tacos.
Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Cream
Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Cream from Plant Based Cooking uses pantry ingredients such as canned beans and tomatoes for a taco base. Then the based is topped with a fresh cream sauce made with avocado and unsweetened yogurt this taco dinner is one that will be requested again and again.
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Black bean tacos.
Vegan Tempeh Chorizo Tacos
Make your next taco night extra special with plant based chorizo and fresh homemade tortillas!
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Three vegan tempeh chorizo tacos in a taco holder.
Potato Tacos w/ Brussels Sprouts Slaw
Potato Tacos w/ Brussels Sprouts Slaw & Homemade Quinoa Tortillas by Sweet Simple Vegan features fluffy homemade quinoa tortillas filled to the brim with soft white potatoes, black beans, and a fresh Brussels sprout slaw. A taco feast!
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Potato Tacos with Brussels sprouts.
Mushroom Walnut Tacos
Mushroom Walnut Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa by Eating by Elaine  are made with a homemade plant-based taco meat stuffed in gluten-free tortilla and then topped with a refreshing and slightly sweet mango avocado salsa! 
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Mushroom walnut tacos.
Easy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Easy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos by Vegan Huggs uses canned jackfruit sauteed with southwest spices for a ‘pulled pork’ taco that has amazing taste.
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Easy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Everything Green Vegan Tacos
Everything Green Vegan Tacos by Simply Vegalicious are lean green taco deliciousness! Filled with a creamy pea base, broccoli, cucumbers, edamame and avocado these tacos are unlike anything you have ever had.
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Everything Green Vegan Tacos
Vegan Taco Meat with Lentils
Vegan Taco Meat with Lentils by Veggie Fun Kitchen is a fantastic simple, healthy and tasty vegan taco meat! It is made with lentils, chopped pecans, and seasoned for a perfectly tasty oil-free taco “meat”.
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Vegan Taco Meat with Lentils
Mini Tacos with Sprouts and Avocado
Mini Tacos with Sprouts and Avocado by Veggie Lexi are the cutest vegan street tacos you will ever make! Filled with a combination of creamy avocado, spicy pickled jalapeno, and fresh radishes and sprouts, these mini vegan tacos are lunch or dinner perfection.
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Vegan Tacos
Vegan tacos made with crispy cauliflower, two types of beans and veggies. A simple taco that the whole family will enjoy.
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Vegan Taco Lettuce Wraps
You will love this healthy way to enjoy taco Tuesday! These vegan taco lettuce wraps are made with quinoa cooked with spices and peppers and then wrapped in a lettuce shell! It's nutritious and filling for lunch or a weeknight dinner all while staying lower carb.
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Three vegan taco lettuce wraps in a taco stand.
Crispy Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos
Crispy Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos from Up Beet Kitchen are filled with spice-coated roasted butternut squash, crispy chickpeas, and an apple kale slaw. They are then topped with a zippy parsley and sunflower seed sauce that is so delicious you will swoon.
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Crispy Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos
Tempeh Tacos
Tempeh Tacos from Hey Nutrition Lady are an easy vegan taco filling made from tempeh. These tacos are super fast to make, healthy, and delicious, and full of plant-based protein and gut-friendly bacteria thanks to the tempeh.
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Tempeh Tacos
Battered Sweet Potato Tacos
Sweet Potato Tacos from Go Dairy Free have all the essential components of a delicious Baja-style fish taco: a tangy cabbage slaw, a spicy cream sauce and crispy fried “fish,” which in this case is a sweet potato!
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Battered Sweet Potato Tacos
Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos
Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos from Veggie Inspired are crispy and delicious! The combination of flavors and textures from the crispy baked cauliflower, the sweet and sour crunchy slaw and the creamy tangy tartar sauce are out of this world!
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Crispy Coconut Lime Baked Cauliflower Tacos
Tofu Crumble for Vegan Tacos
Tofu Crumble for Vegan Tacos from Bree's Vegan Life are inspired by Chipotle's sofritas but even better for you. This vegan taco meat is oil-free, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious!
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