You won't miss the meat in these hearty vegetarian taco recipes! Ten of the most flavor packed meatless taco ideas for tasty weeknight meals.
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Craving some mega flavorful tacos for dinner tonight? Here are ten of the best veggie tacos to satisfy your craving!
Whether you're a vegetarian or vegan seeking some meatless taco ideas, or a carnivore looking to add plant based protein to your meals, these tacos are here to prove that meatless can be as satisfying as it is delicious.
From zesty black bean fillings to mouthwatering roasted veggies, these veggie taco recipes will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and beyond.
Why you'll love these
Picture this: a sizzle in the skillet, your favorite Mexican inspired spices, and the aroma of freshly warmed tortillas wafting through your kitchen. It's taco night for the family!
Taco night is perfect for a family weeknight dinner because tacos are so versatile! Make a batch of taco filling alongside some warm tortillas and let everyone choose their toppings and/or sauces.
There's something for everyone in this list of ten vegetarian taco recipes!
In this recipe, humble tofu is marinated for maximum flavor, and then pan fried to crispy, golden perfection. Pair the tacos with a vibrant cilantro sauce that adds a zesty, spicy kick to every bite.
The sweet meets spicy meets earthy flavors in these butternut squash and black bean tacos are EVERYTHING. The butternut squash is sweet and squashy, but coated in spices. The mushrooms give that earthy flavor that make these tacos seem "meaty." The tomatillos give that tart, acidic flavor, and the black beans make these seem like true tacos rather than just veggies in a tortilla.
There is so much flavor in the beer marinated sweet potato filling, that you can keep the toppings super simple. Some corn (charred if you like), onion, cilantro, avocado, and some hot sauce. Maybe a good squeeze of fresh lime. So good.
The pinto bean and pecan taco "meat" for these lettuce boats is super simple to whip together. Everything gets pulsed in a food processor and then heated up in a pan. Dinner is on the table in just 15 minutes!
These are quick, fuss-free, and best of all absolutely delicious. They are different than how fajitas are served at Mexican Restaurants, but so much easier. You won't miss the meat thanks to the "meaty" portobello mushrooms.
Simple and delicious, fresh corn and black bean tacos recipe! Topped with limy, smoky, sour cream sauce and all your favorite taco toppings. Ready in just 30 minutes!
Breakfast for dinner, anyone? These vegetarian breakfast tacos are great for a weekend breakfast or a weeknight meal. Add some avocado and pico de Gallo and everyone will be impressed!
These Soyrizo Tacos are stuffed with homemade vegan chorizo and quick pickled red cabbage, topped off with a smoky adobo crème. Go for your favorite store bought soyrizo for a super fast weeknight meal!
Jackfruit is great in tacos because it has a meaty texture that mixes SO well with BBQ sauce. Shredded jackfruit is simmered in sweet BBQ sauce and paired with a delicious mango-avocado salsa in these easy vegan tacos!
These vegan lentil tacos are a delicious plant-based dinner filled with plenty of spicy flavor! These tacos are easy to assemble, and you can customize them with all your favorite toppings!
Taco night is always great for family weeknight dinner. So many options to please any diet restrictions and preferences.
Keep the taco filling separate and let everyone at your table choose their own toppings and sauces. That way everyone is happy!
Serve your veggie tacos alongside rice, beans, charred corn, or maybe chips and salsa!
Favorite taco toppings:
- avocado or guacamole
- shredded cabbage or lettuce
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- pickled jalapenos
- salsa or taco sauce
- fresh tomato
- fresh or pickled red onion
- sliced radish
- fresh cilantro
Favorite salsas and taco sauces:
- creamy vegan cilantro sauce
- smoky sour cream taco sauce
- strawberry pico de gallo
- green chile avocado sauce
- sour cream enchilada sauce
Recommended equipment and resources
- Tortilla warmer
- Tortilla press if making your own tortillas
- Festive serving bowls
- Citrus juicer for limes
- Blender for making sauces
- The Trader Joe's super firm tofu is hands down the best for tacos.
- Also, the Trader Joe's soyrizo is amazing!
- You can check out ten of my favorite salsa and taco sauces here.
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