Vegan Tacos

This homemade vegan taco recipe makes the best tacos EVER! It’s so easy to throw taco ingredients together for a quick taco night dinner any day of the week! Easy vegan tacos are served in corn tortillas with a tasty vegan taco meat and all the best toppings!

Looking down on three soft vegan tacos with lots of taco ingredients around them.

Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesdays? Or tacos any days for that matter. I like to serve the toppings in individual bowls so people can make their own tacos just the way they like them. That’s me. Keeping everyone happy for decades. Or at least trying!

How to make Vegan Tacos

*Note:  A printable recipe card including ingredient quantities can be found at the bottom of this post.

It’s easy to make this healthy vegan tacos recipe. Let’s begin with a discussion of the ingredients.

  • Vegan taco meat — I like using my vegan taco meat recipe because it’s easy to make and infused with black beans and corn.
  • Shredded lettuce — Greens are important for making the best tacos. I love using romaine lettuce, but iceberg and/or leaf lettuce work here too.
  • Onions — Personally, I think red onions are best here, but any variety of onion will work, even green onions!
  • Salsa — You’ll want to have your favorite salsa on-hand. You can choose chunky, mild, hot, or whatever works best for you!
  • Avocado — Adding some sliced avocados makes these tacos even better. Of course, you can transform that avocado into my vegan guacamole and serve that on top of each taco too.
  • Cashew cream — This is purely optional, but if you like your tacos supreme style, this cashew cream adds a little tangy, creamy flavor to every bite.
  • Corn tortillas — How do you like your tacos? With a crispy shell? Or with a soft shell? Either way is fine here!
Three tacos are next to each other with ingredients all around, like cherry tomatoes, greens, and more.

Steps to Make the Best Vegan Tacos

So, let’s get to the good stuff — making these delicious tacos. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Vegan Taco Meat — Prepare the taco meat according to the recipe instructions. It’s a fairly easy recipe and should take around 15 minutes. Note: You can make it a day ahead too and store in the fridge.
  2. Prepare Toppings — Next, prepare the topping ingredients. This includes things like shredding the lettuce, peeling and chopping the avocados, making the cashew cream, etc.
  3. Assemble Your Tacos — Now’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! time to assemble those tacos! Begin by adding some taco filling to the bottom of each taco, followed by shredded lettuce, chopped onions, salsa, and avocado slices. Drizzle the tacos with cashew cream (and hot sauce if that’s your jam).

What to serve with vegan tacos?

Looking for more vegan taco ideas? Pile them high with your favorite ingredients, like vegan cheddar shreds, black bean dip, or even some corn salsa! I always like having a batch of sofritas on hand too!

You can also transform this eating experience into a taco bar! Simply serve each ingredient in bowls with serving spoons and allow everyone to add their own toppings.

This veggie taco recipe is so easy and versatile. Add more toppings based on your favorites. For example, my family loves adding Catalina dressing to tacos. We also love some vegan ranch dressing too!

A hand holds a taco with vegan taco filling and cashew cream on top.

Vegan Mexican Food

Sure, you love this vegan tacos recipe, but now you’re ready for even more good vegan Mexican food. I’m so right there with you! Here are some favorites you will want to try:

What’s the difference between a vegetarian tacos recipe and a vegan one? It’s all about the cheese! Vegetarians will love the same plant-based taco meat that this recipe calls for, but they may or may not go for the vegan cheese. That said, everyone loves that cashew cream!

A closeup of three vegan tacos on a cutting board with cherry tomatoes and bowls of guacamole and salsa around it.

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Looking down on 3 soft tacos with cherry tomatoes around it. There's also a bowl of salsa and a bowl of guacamole by it.

Vegan Tacos

Make these delicious vegan tacos full of all your favorite toppings.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Vegan Tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 batch vegan taco meat
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 batch cashew cream (optional)
  • 6 corn tortillas (soft or crispy)

Instructions

  • Prepare the taco meat according to the instructions. It's a fairly easy recipe and should take around 15 minutes. You can always make it a day ahead too.
  • Prepare any ingredients, like shredding the lettuce, peeling and chopping the avocados, making the cashew cream, etc.
  • To prepare tacos, simply add some taco meat to the bottom of each taco, followed by shredded lettuce, chopped onions, salsa, and avocado slices. Drizzle with cashew cream (and hot sauce if that's your jam). You can serve it as a taco bar by having ingredients in bowls.

Notes

If you want to add vegan cheese to your tacos, Daiya has a Mexican blend, or you can top with vegan cheddar shreds.
Note: The nutritional information does not include the optional cashew cream.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 518mg22%
Potassium 717mg20%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 523IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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