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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I am here to say salads are delicious! I love salad and am on a mission to change the way you feel about salads one bowl at a time. Here you will find delicious salad recipes to enjoy all year long plus all the good things that can go on them or serve with them!