18 Best Vegan Taco Recipes


Mix up your Cinco de Mayo routine this year with one of these vegan taco recipes! Tacos are a great dinner idea anytime of the year, I have even had them on Easter – yes that was untraditional!

Vegan taco ingredients are often made with pantry staples and 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!

Plant based taco recipes are 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.

If you make one of these quick and easy vegan taco recipes, I would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media.

Vegan Taco Recipes Perfect for Your Next Meal!

Smashed Pinto Bean Tacos from Watch Learn Eat come together in only 20 minutes! These easy tacos feature southwest flavors of cumin and chili powder.

Squash and Scramble 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.

Braised Asparagus Tacos en Escabeche from Fried Dandelions is a 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.

Easy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos from This 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!

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.

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.

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!

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! 

Easy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos by Vegan Huggs uses canned jackfruit sauteed with southwest spices for a ‘pulled pork’ taco that has amazing taste.

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.

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”.

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.

Vegan Tacos from our Bad to the Bowl recipe archive are made with crispy cauliflower, two types of beans and veggies. A simple taco that the whole family will enjoy.

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.

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.

Battered 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!

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!

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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