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Veggie Tacos {Vegan} – Wholesome Seasonal Recipes

After I requested my household what they thought of these vegan tacos, they stated they didn’t discover that they didn’t have meat in them! So in case you’ve been attempting to make extra plant-based recipes a part of your menu and also you’re on the lookout for a veggie taco recipe, that is the one to strive! Even carnivores will love them!

overhead platter of tacos

I initially shared this recipe on January 29, 2021. I’ve up to date the pictures and a number of the textual content at the moment.

Why We Love Simple Vegetarian Tacos

Final fall my good friend Eve requested that I give you a vegetarian taco recipe for the weblog. I used to be torn whether or not to make use of beans or recent greens, and in the end I made a decision that I must use each.

The end result is that this taco filling made with sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions with taco spices with the addition of black beans! They’re hearty and flavorful and are prepared in solely 20 minutes making the right for these busy weeknights. One of the best half is that by combining just some easy components you’ll be able to create a scrumptious vegetarian meal with a lot taste that your entire household will love!

Components For Vegetable Tacos

veggie taco indredients

Corn Tortillas

You should utilize both smooth tortillas or arduous crispy tortillas. Consider it or not, they each have about the identical energy (60 cals per tortilla) so in case you want the crunch of a tough taco shell, then go for it! We examined it each methods. I like the crunch of the arduous shell.

For those who like wheat tortillas or grain free tortillas as a substitute, that’s completely superb. Use the bundle directions for heating them up, and also you’ll wish to alter the dietary counts if you’re following a eating regimen.

Cooking Oil

Select your favourite impartial cooking oil. I like avocado oil for its excessive smoke level and wholesome fats profile. Olive oil would work as properly.

Portobello Mushrooms

The feel of portobello mushrooms is a good addition to vegan tacos as a result of they add a barely chewy and “meaty” texture. Take away the stems and scrape out the gills with a spoon earlier than slicing them.

Bell Peppers

Select whichever bell pepper you want. I are likely to go for the yellow, orange and purple ones for this type of recipe. Inexperienced works properly too and they’re inexpensive.

Crimson Onions

You’ll want a small purple onion for this. Slice it lengthwise (also referred to as a French Minimize.)


I used a mix of chili powder and floor cumin. You should utilize do-it-yourself taco seasoning, Mexican seasoning too. Simply use 5 teaspoons whole.

Tomato Paste

The tomato paste and water mimics the saucy texture of taco meat made with packaged taco seasoning. It’s thick and coats the veggies fantastically with out giving it an overtly tomato taste.

Black Beans

Search for black beans which are canned in BPA-free lined cans. I like Eden model. Drain them in a superb mesh sieve after which give them an excellent rinse to scrub off the surplus canning liquid and sodium.

Vegan Toppings

  • I used retailer purchased guacamole for these as a result of I wished to get dinner on the desk quick, however in case you have the time, making Guacamole from scratch is at all times finest.
  • Select your favourite salsa or do-it-yourself Pico de Gallo.
  • I added on chopped recent cilantro too.
  • For those who like pickled onions in your tacos, mine are made with maple syrup!
  • For those who like vegan cheese, add that on as properly, or add on some pepitas for a little bit of crunch.
  • A sqeeze of lime juice would even be a welcome addition.

How To Make Vegan Tacos

Warmth The Tortillas

wrap tortillas in foil

Oven Methodology:

In case you are utilizing smooth tortillas wrap them in foil and set them within the sizzling oven set at 350 levels. They solely take 10 or so minutes to heat up. For arduous shells, lay them on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes.


Or alternatively you’ll be able to heat the smooth tortillas within the microwave. Simply wait till the final minute to take action as a result of it solely takes just a few seconds. Wrap them in a moist paper towel and microwave them for 30 seconds, or till heat and pliable.

Laborious/crisp taco shells don’t work properly within the microwave.

Minimize the Veggies

Subsequent you’ll wish to slice the peppers and onions into strips.

scrape the gills from the mushroom cap

For the portobello mushrooms, snap off the stem. Then scrape out the gills with a spoon. Then slice throughout into skinny strips.

Cook dinner the Veggies

cooking the veggies
  • Warmth oil in a big non-stick skillet over medium-high warmth and sauté the peppers, onions and mushrooms for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the salt now to assist draw the moisture out of them as they cook dinner.
  • You’ll wish to stir them often so they don’t get too darkish. They need to be browned and softened.
the spices added to the skillet

Add The Spices

  • Sprinkle on the cumin and chili powder and stir to coat the veggies with the spices.
  • Cook dinner the spices, and veggies, till they turn out to be aromatic and toasted within the sizzling skillet.
stirring in the tomato paste and water

Add Tomato Paste and Water

  • To make the “sauce’ add within the tomato paste and water. The water will cease the spices from getting too darkish.
  • Stir properly to verify the tomato paste is dissolved into the water and the combination coats the greens properly.
Veggie taco ingredients in the skillet

Add in The Black Beans

Lastly, add the black beans to the veggie taco filling and stir them in. Warmth the combination by way of for a minute or so earlier than eradicating the skillet from the warmth.

Assemble and Add Toppings

overhead plate of veggie tacos

By now your taco shells needs to be heat and able to go. For those who opted to microwave, pop them in now for a number of seconds to get heat tortillas.

Assemble the tacos by dividing the filling among the many tortillas. (It’s about 1/2 cup per taco.)

Add on the cilantro, guacamole and salsa. In order for you extra warmth use a spicy salsa or you’ll be able to at all times make your personal Chipotle Salsa. If in case you have different toppings you wish to add, go for it!

FAQs for this recipe

Can I substitute common mushrooms?

You possibly can positively substitute common mushrooms. Slice them up and measure out 2 cups.

Can I make the filling prematurely?

Sure! The filling will maintain within the fridge for 3 days. Heat within the microwave or in a skillet with a pair tablespoons of water till steaming sizzling.

What can I take advantage of as a substitute of mushrooms?

In case you are not a fan of mushrooms you should use 1 additional cup of canned beans (like black or pinto beans) or frozen thawed candy corn as a substitute. Add them in with the black beans to heat them by way of.

What Aspect Dishes To Serve With These Veggie and Black Bean Tacos

  • This Mexican Corn Salad with Cilantro Jalapeno dressing is a good vegan facet dish for Mexican meals and the flavors are recent and wonderful. The cumin within the dressing is so good!
  • My easy Mexican Coleslaw might be the simplest choice to create a scrumptious meal on your taco night time. Use a mix of cabbage for additional shade, or purchase pre-sliced coleslaw combine to make it even quicker!
  • For those who eat dairy my Mexican Pasta Salad is de facto fashionable. If you wish to make it vegan, swap in plant-based plain yogurt and vegan mayo.
  • These meatless tacos would even be nice with a vegan grain facet like this One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe from my good friend Ice at Foolproof Dwelling making an incredible vegetarian meal!
  • In the summertime, this could be nice with these vegetarian recipes… grilled corn on the cob with Lime butter or a easy tomato salad.
  • This Wholesome Cilantro Lime Brown Rice would additionally make an ideal vegetarian facet dish to serve with these scrumptious tacos.
side angle of veggie tacos

Extra Taco Recipes

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These Vegan Tacos are prepared in simply 20 minutes. They’re made with sautéed veggies and black beans and topped with all the perfect plant-based toppings. 



8 smooth corn tortillas or 8 arduous taco shells

2 tablespoons avocado oil

2 portabella mushrooms, stems and gills eliminated and sliced into skinny strips

2 sliced bell peppers, any shade

1 small purple onion, sliced

¾ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons floor cumin

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/3 cup water or extra if wanted to skinny

1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup guacamole

¼ cup salsa

¼ cup chopped cilantro


1.     Preheat oven to 350 levels F.

2.     In the meantime, wrap tortillas in foil or lay taco shells on baking sheet. Bake till heat, about 10 minutes.

3.     Whereas the tortillas heat, warmth oil in a big non-stick skillet over medium-high warmth. Add mushrooms, pepper, onion and salt and cook dinner, stirring typically, till the greens are softened and beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

4.     Sprinkle chili powder and cumin over the greens and stir to coat. Cook dinner, stirring till the spices are aromatic, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomato paste and water and stir till the tomato paste types a thick coating sauce on the greens. Add extra water if essential, to desired thinness. Stir in beans and cook dinner till the combination is heated by way of, about 1 minute.

5.     Divide the greens combination among the many tortillas. High with guacamole and salsa. Serve sprinkled with cilantro.


To Make With out Mushrooms:

Skip the mushrooms in step 3. Add 1 additional cup beans or 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels in step 4. 

To Make In Advance

The filling will maintain within the fridge for 3 days. Heat within the microwave or in a skillet with a pair tablespoons of water till steaming sizzling.


  • Serving Measurement: 2 tacos (made with 1/2 cup filling every)
  • Energy: 319
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fats: 11 g
  • Saturated Fats: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 9 g



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