I love a vegan taco. Take a delicious filling and wrap a beautiful tortilla around it for a hearty bite, what could be better?
Thankfully, lots of professional food bloggers feel the same as me, so there’s no shortage of vegan taco recipes to be found online. The question is, which ones are the best?
Why, these, of course! Get ready to start salivating ?
Ania’s Pulled Jackfruit Tacos
Jackfruit’s unique meaty flavor makes it the star of this delicious recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen.
Author, Ania, includes recipes for vegan tacos and tasty toppings to complete the deliciously hearty jackfruit taco filling. The recipe combines tasty spices to make a smoky and spicy taco filling reminiscent of classic barbecue.
I love Ania’s focus on delicious plant based food because she lets natural ingredients shine instead of relying on processed substitutes. Go check out her blog now!
Black Bean Tacos by Jaclyn
Since the Cooking Classy blog is run by a busy mother, it is my go-to place for vegan meals that will tempt even the pickiest children. Jaclyn provides a refreshing update on standard black bean tacos to make this vegan classic into a new and exciting meal.
A tangy avocado and cilantro crema makes this unique recipe from Cooking Classy stand out even more. The tacos are packed with protein and flavor, making them into a satisfying meal. Put this one on your list!
This Savory Vegan’s Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
I’ve always loved the tangy spiciness of classic buffalo sauce, so I was especially excited to try out this delicious recipe made by Rene.
Filling chunks of cauliflower are coated in a yummy buffalo sauce before being put in tacos with avocado, lettuce, and vegan ranch. The clear and simple instructions on This Savory Vegan’s blog help you to make this easy meal in no time at all.
Crispy Potato Tacos from Izzy
Izzy’s blog is an excellent resource because she focuses on tasty meals that are ready in minutes. She Likes Food lives up to their reputation for easy vegan meals with these delicious tacos.
The crispy potatoes help these bad boys fill you up for hours, and they also ensure that you get plenty of potassium and fiber in your diet, too. You can easily customize it by including your favorite vegan taco toppings as well. Perfect!
Get the full recipe right here.
Spinach for Breakfast’s Cilantro Lime Tacos
Siblings Alyssa and Maria Tossini run a great site that focuses on clean eating. The gorgeous photos on the Spinach for Breakfast blog highlight just how yummy these cilantro lime tacos are.
They use classic Mexican flavors to create a delicious dish that also meets vegan requirements. I particularly like the Tossini sisters idea of including vegan hummus spread in the taco, since it adds a little boost of protein. (See our tips for storing hummus, too…if you ever have any left!)
Spiced Sweet Potato and Grilled Portobello Tacos from Rita and Andre
These sweet potato and portobello mushroom tacos are ideal for a fun cookout. The long list of ingredients might seem intimidating, but the end result is definitely worth it.
Smoky grilled flavors from the portobellos complement the sweetness of the potatoes perfectly. Each recipe on the Cocoon Cooks blog is made by a couple, Rita and Andre, so you can be confident that it will appeal to a variety of tastes. I also like that they focused on making an oil-free recipe that’s easy to digest and low in calories.
One Tray Tacos Made by Lauren Caris Cooks
One of my favorite things about the Lauren Caris Cooks’ blog are her fast and convenient meals. Everything for these tacos cooks on just one tray, so you don’t have to deal with a lot of cleanup (something I’m all for!).
Lauren’s recipe also stands out for its tasty combination of sweet and savory flavors. The ripe mango salsa is the perfect topping for these smokey bean and pepper tacos. Delicious!
Itzel’s “Carne Asada” Tacos
Recipe author Itza gets her inspiration from classic California style tacos to make these delicious vegan tacos that even meat-eaters will love. They have a hearty seitan filling that gets its flavor from being cooked in a tasty broth before getting fried to the perfect level of crispiness.
I like that the PNW Mountain Lifestyle blog also includes step-by-step instructions and pictures for making seitan, so you can save money by creating homemade wheat gluten instead of buying it in the store.
Homemade’s always better, right? And there are loads of recipes that use seitan, too, so you’ll never be short of things to do with this versatile alternative to meat.
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Crispy Coconut Lime Cauliflower Tacos from Veggie Inspired
Veggie Inspired blog is always a great source of meal ideas because of their innovative flavor combinations. The crispy coconut coating of these tacos adds a fun, tropical feel to the recipe.
They are layered on a bed of delicious sweet and sour slaw before being topped with a tangy tartar sauce, so this recipe is packed with flavor. A particularly nice feature of this recipe is that Jenn tells you how to bake the tacos instead of frying them, so they are even healthier. Thanks, Jenn!
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Sanjana’s Vegan Masala Tacos
In this recipe, masala cauliflower and broccoli bits are topped with a tangy pineapple chutney to create an extremely tasty taco.
K.O Rasoi is a great blog run by Sanjana, who focuses on creating recipes inspired by her Indian and East African roots. The unusual combination of Mexican and Indian seasonings in these tacos is a surprisingly perfect fusion of flavors. Go check it out for yourself now by clicking here.
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Crispy Baked Tacos from Minimalist Baker
These crunchy tacos satisfy cravings for a vegan meal with plenty of crunchiness, sweetness, and saltiness. The Minimalist Baker’s recipe shows you how to make a yummy pinto bean filling, fresh pineapple salsa, and baked corn tortillas. Do you need anything else?
Dana’s recipe for crispy tortilla that are baked in the oven is so easy and tasty that I end up using the tortilla portion of the recipe for other vegan meals too.
Jamaican Jerk Tofu Tacos by Melissa
Add some spicy flavor to fried tofu with a homemade Jamaican jerk marinade. This Caribbean spin on traditional vegan tacos from Cilantro and Citronella is great for special occasions.
It’s topped with a mango, pineapple, and avocado salsa that balances the spiciness and makes the tacos into a complete meal. The recipe just has four simple steps, so you can be chowing down on these tasty tacos in no time at all.
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Lauren Hartmann’s Teriyaki Tofu Tacos
Rabbit and Wolves is a really informative blog that tries to make vegan recipes for both omnivores and vegans, which I love.
One of my favorite recipes from them are these tofu tacos with Chinese-style flavorings. Everything is done in the oven, so it is not drenched in oil from frying. The combination of teriyaki coated tofu and roasted pineapple salsa is truly delicious. You really do need these in your life!
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Southwest Chipotle Tacos by Three Olives Branch
The gorgeous photos on this blog will definitely make you want to try Kim’s tasty recipe.
Smoky sweet chipotle peppers are used to add an intense flavor to nutritious sweet potatoes. They are mixed with beans to help ensure that you get enough protein and fiber when eating the chipotle tacos, too. Winning all round!
All you have to do to make this tasty vegetarian recipe vegan is substitute the crema for your favorite vegan sour cream.
Tofu Breakfast Tacos by Erin
No list of yummy vegan tacos would be complete without a classic breakfast taco recipe. Erin from the Almond Eater shows how easily you can make a vegan breakfast taco with just eight ingredients, which is perfect for those bleary-eyed mornings!
These hearty tacos are packed with plenty of scrambled tofu to give you plenty of energy throughout the day. The real secret to Erin’s tasty recipe, though, is a bit of nutritional yeast, which gives a tasty cheesy flavor to the tacos. Inspirational stuff!
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That completes our list of top taco recipes!
Did you enjoy that? I certainly had fun putting it together for you.
If you know of any other vegan taco recipes that should be on this list, let me know in the comments below. I can’t wait to try your suggestions!
About The Author:
Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.
Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!