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I have yet to meet many people who don’t enjoy tacos in one form or another. There are so many delicious ingredients that we can fill our shells with. We’ve compiled a complete list of vegan taco recipes to help you cut out some guesswork and research so you can get to cooking!
The vegan taco recipes below include classic varieties like vegan carnitas and vegan fish tacos. However, you’ll also find desserts, veggie-filled options, creative fusions, and taco inspirations from around the world.
Let’s dive into some delicious vegan taco recipes!
Classic Vegan Meat Tacos
Classic Vegan Meat Tacos embody traditional tacos on all levels. The main difference is that all ingredients are vegan! You don’t have to miss out on Taco Tuesday or Mexican Night if you’re vegan; you only need these recipes.
Vegan Beyond Burger Tacos
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Look forward to a rich and savory tex-mex vegan taco with this vegan recipe from Trifecta.
I absolutely love the “Bomb Taco Seasoning” – I added an extra shake or two of cayenne myself.
Classic Vegan Fish Taco
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This recipe from Sweet Potato Soul captures the traditional fish taco flavor without any actual fish! The combination of red and green cabbages adds a flare of crunch and color.
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Who knew walnut taco meat could be so delicious? The texture and consistency are incredible as a dupe for traditional ground-beef.
The avocado tahini dressing is the secret ingredient in this recipe, making these tacos POP!
15-Minute Tempeh Tacos
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This crunchy taco recipe is great for a night when quick and easy is exactly what you need!
Califlower & Walnut Spiced Up Tacos
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Combining cauliflower and walnuts makes vegan meat that closely resembles crumbled beef. Baking eliminates the use of oil, making it a more health concious option.
Plan ahead – it takes about 30 minutes to cook this vegan cauliflower-walnut meat, but that gives us time to prep all of the other toppings we want to add.
Soy-Curl Soft Tacos
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Something I love about this delicious soft taco recipe is that it stores well and can be kept for up to five days in the refrigerator.
I had never heard of soy curls before finding this recipe. The texture is soft, and perfectly crumbled!
Plant-Based Protein Tacos
Going vegan means ensuring you fulfill the body’s protein needs. These plant-based protein tacos allow you to get that extra boost your body might be needing – but most of all – wanting!
Vegan Beef Street Tacos
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This authentic street taco recipe calls for OZO Plant-Based Mexican Grounds, and I have to say the flavor profile is spot-on! You’ll get 20 grams of protein per serving, which is essential for vegan diets.
Healthy Vegan Bulger & Bean Tacos
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The star of the show for these healthy vegan tacos are the beans! Beans are also an excellent source of fiber and protein – a win-win of delicious and nutritious!
Cajun Cauliflower Tacos
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If you’re short on time, here is another quick 15-minute recipe. These cajun cauliflower tacos are spiced to perfection!
Amazingly, this recipe packs a healthy 26 grams of protein into your meal!
High-Protein Sweet Potato & Quinoa Tacos
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Quinoa, black beans, and tofu meet to create these high-protein vegan tacos.
Featherstone Nutrition couldn’t be more correct about the avocado sauce bringing the flavors together. Perfection!
Tasty Tofu Tacos
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These tasty tofu tacos top the tables! A twist on traditional tacos!
Mexican Tempeh Tacos
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This excellent tempeh taco recipe works well for hard shell tacos or Tacos Dorado. If you’re unfamiliar with Tacos dorado, they’re also known as taquitos, rolled tacos, and flautas.
The nutritional yeast in this recipe also adds a bit of a tangy, cheesy flavor.
Veggie-Filled Vegan Tacos
Veggie-filled taco ingredients are seemingly endless. You can pick and choose your favorite veggies and incorporate them into any of these recipes.
Vegan Fajita Veggie Tacos
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Reminiscent of a Mexican restaurant favorite, these amazing veggie tacos are sure to curb your cravings for fajitas!
Serve with a side of rice, beans, and guacamole to make the experience even more authentic!
Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Tacos
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I’ve used butternut squash for numerous recipes, but I never thought to use them for Taco Tuesday until I came across this delightful, cozy recipe.
Roasted Veggie Tacos
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Eat the rainbow with these roasted veggie tacos! You have the freedom to mix and match what vegetables you use – so get creative!
Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Jackfruit is an incredible substitute for meat. The consistency is like no other that I’ve found. You might even question whether you’re really eating vegan! So, if you’ve missed those meaty textures, try some of these recipes below.
Easy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
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Jackfruit is an excellent meat substitute. It can be used in place of shredded chicken, beef, and pork for countless recipes.
In this recipe, the jackfruit is cooked and seasoned just right to give it hearty vegan chicken taco vibes!
Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos
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Are you someone who misses a classic carnitas taco? Paired with shredded cabbage and cilantro, this vegan twist on a delicious classic taco is sure to hit the spot!
Indonesian Chilli Paste Pulled Jackfruit Tacos
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This pulled jackfruit taco recipe takes an hour to prep and 45 minutes to cook. They say that making the pulled jackfruit a day ahead of time provides the best flavor!
I had never used Indonesian chili paste before this recipe, but WOW! It created some seriously flavor-packed protein!
Vegan Crispy Cheesy Jackfruit Tacos w/ Avocado Lime Sauce
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Like a twist between a quesadilla and a taco, these crispy pan-fried tacos will have you going back for more! Don’t forget the Avocado Lime Sauce – your tastebuds will thank you!
Extra Spicy Jackfruit Tacos
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If you like it spicy, these extra-spicy tacos are a must-try. The extra hot habanero sauce is packed with heat!
Vegan Jackfruit Birria Tacos
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This recipe is an excellent option if you’re looking for a vegan taste of traditional Mexico.
The key to these trending tacos is the technique of dipping the taco shell in the sauce before frying it; adding so much more flavor.
Creative Fusion Vegan Tacos
Creative Fusion food combines two or more ingredients from different cultures, merging recipes to make something delicious and unique. These taco recipes are some excellent examples.
Vegan Sushi Tacos
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Fusion-foods can be so much fun. Combining two cuisines to make a delicious meal or entree can be just what you need to spark that creative inpiration in the kitchen again!
These fun fusion tacos will be just as good if you can’t find that vegan-roe! Try some sriracha instead!
Vegan Ramen Tacos
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Ramen tacos? Unusual – yes. Delicious – also yes! This savory and texture-filled recipe is an awesome new twist on taco night.
Momma always said, don’t knock it before you try it. I’ve seen ramen burger buns, so it shouldn’t be surprising that someone came up a taco recipe using them, too!
Vegan Taco Wonton Cups
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Not only are these vegan taco wonton cups adorable, but they taste incredible – making excellent appetizers for taco night.
It’s possible to make wonton taco shells, too. This recipe works well for either style of taco.
Fried Vegan Tacos
Deep-fried tacos take taco night to another level. The crispiness, combined with the tantalizing flavors, makes them hard to resist. Oven-fried tacos will also add the crunchy, crispy texture we’re looking for. That means no standing over a hot pan of grease.
Easy Crispy Vegan Tacos w/ Queso Dipping Sauce
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These crispy vegan beef and bean tacos hit the spot! With a side of creamy cashew-queso, even your non-vegan friends will enjoy and appreciate these simple yet satisfying tacos!
Vegan Potato Tacos / Crispy Tacos De Papa
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It’s amazing how the potatoes, blended with the other ingredients, create a cheesy, creamy filling – think mashed potatoes crossed with a quesadilla crossed with a taco. Leftover mashed potatoes are perfect for this unique recipe.
These crispy tacos de papa have easily become a new favorite in our home!
Air Fryer Vegan Tacos
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It seems like almost every kitchen has an air fryer in it these days. Why not use it to make some crispy air fryer tacos? These are not your mama’s tacos, that’s for sure.
I love the potato filling and all of the vegan goodness!
Vegan Taco Salads
Taco salads are all-around versatile. Everything from the fillings to the shells – they’re a cook’s creative playground. You can enjoy them in a baked tortilla shell or a bowl!
Vegan Southwest Taco Salad
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The taco crumbles in this recipe are homemade! Chickpeas and walnuts are blended to create this awesome vegan protein!
Creamy Vegan Salsa Verde Chickpea Taco Salad
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I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands, so when I come across healthy recipes that can be made quickly, I get excited.
The ingredients are well-balanced, savory, and filling. The creamy salsa verde dressing tops it off – no pun intended!
Restaurant-Style Vegan Taco Salad
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Missing your favorite Mexican restaurant because they don’t have any vegan options? No fear! Connoisseurs Veg offers a restaurant -style taco salad – vegan of course – that is sure to satisfy your craving!
Lentil & Rice Taco Salad
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This ode to a classic taco salad uses a delicious walnut and lentil blend to recreate ground beef traditionally used.
The toppings are pretty much endless, as you can add your favorites. Fire roasted tomatoes are my favorite!
Vegan Taco Salad w/ Baked Tortilla Strips
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This recipe is riddled with veggies, which is delightful. The seared corn and salty baked tortilla strips give this taco salad a seriously full flavor!
Grain-Free Vegan Tacos
These grain-free recipe options are incredible for anyone looking to avoid wheat, corn, and other common grains. From fresh, crunchy cabbage to refreshing jicama, these are sure to please!
Vegan Grain Free Zucchini Tacos
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If you’ve never had roasted zucchini in a taco, now is your time to try it. I love that Le Petit Eats includes their recipe for homemade chickpea flour shells. You can enjoy them soft or crunchy. If you’re like me, you prefer the best of both worlds.
Jicama Wrapped Tacos w/ Hummus & Veggies
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These Jicama-wrapped tacos are beautiful, aren’t they? I love that you can use them as a soft wrap or a crispy, crunch shell. This recipe is excellent for those hot summer nights when you want a taco, but also something more refreshing.
Vegan Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
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These vegan black bean lettuce wraps are simple, yet the flavors have an enjoyable complexity. It only takes about 15 minutes to make these tacos, so they’re great for a busy evening.
Mango Lime Vegan Cabbage Tacos
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Mango and lime come together to complete these sweet and savory little cabbage nests!
I remember the first time I had cabbage in my burrito. A friend of mine went to the store and accidentally grabbed cabbage instead of lettuce. I have to say; it was an impressive mistake.
Vegan Dessert Tacos
Let’s take taco night to another level. Tacos for dinner, with sweet tacos for dessert. I’d say double-tacos are a win-win all the way around.
Vegan S’more Tacos
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A fusion you wouldn’t typically think of, that is oh-so-right! A campfire favorite in the form of a taco! YUM!
Vegan Choco Taco
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I have to say that Choco Tacos were my jam for the longest time. Finding a vegan option that I can make from scratch, had me giddy as a child at the fair!
We have options when it comes to this recipe: pistachios, instead of peanuts, add a fantastic flavor twist.
Cinnamon Apple Dessert Taco
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What a fun, new, way to serve a classic dessert! These Cinnamon Apple Tacos are a bite-sized way to anyone’s heart!
Gluten-Free Dessert Tacos
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Simple, yet elegant! You can choose any fruits you’d like, but the medley in this recipe works well together. These gluten-free dessert tacos And don’t even get me started on the fresh ganache topping!
Summer Dessert Tacos
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This stunning summer recipe is guaranteed to impress anyone – including your tastebuds! Sweet, spicy, and fresh come together to create the palette for these exotic tacos!
Vegan Tacos From Around The World
Combining flavorful ingredients from around the world into tacos, is an excellent idea. I love new spins on old cuisines!
30-Minute Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Tacos
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Oh, my word! Vegan Philly cheesesteak tacos? Somebody needs to add these to a food truck, and I’d be a regular. I love that the creator utilizes mushrooms as a meat substitute.
Mediterranean Crumbled Tofu Tacos
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The key to these crumbles is to use super firm tofu. This flavorful fusion is sure to excite your tastebuds!
Amy Katz was able to create an incredible Mediterranean flavor profile using the right ingredients, and tossing them into a taco shell, definitely one-upping the taco game.
Jamaican Jerk Vegan Tacos
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I lived in New York until I was a teenager, and there were many trips to the big city. I remember going out for some of the most amazing Jamaican jerk dishes, and this recipe took me back. The only difference is that this was vegan, and in a taco! Love and Lemons combination of sweet, savory, and spicy in this recipe hits the spot!
Additions Serving Suggestions
Chips and salsa are always served with tacos at my place. If you’ve never tried peach salsa, may I suggest testing the waters with this recipe, opting for agave?
Rice and black beans, and refried beans are excellent serving suggestions. You should definitely consider adding a dessert taco to close-out your next taco night.
How do you store vegan tacos?
My house can’t be the only one that never has much left after a taco dinner. Many of these ingredients can be stored in air-tight containers for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Toss them in the freezer to add several weeks or months to their life. Always check for freshness of each item before consuming.