The taco is creatively empowering in that the only rule in the wide world of tacos is that it has to be served in or on a tortilla. The limitless possibilities of taco madness make these snack-sized scoops perfect for adapting to fit special diets, which is why these vegan taco recipes are just as good or better than their carnivorous counterparts. From the satisfaction of biting into a crunchy hard shell to the easy foldability of a warm, soft tortilla, some might say that tacos are even more versatile than sandwiches.
Tacos aren't just a food item where I live in LA, they're a legitimate lifestyle. You can walk to a taco truck or secret shack from just about any corner of this city, and that's really saying something, because this isn't a terribly walkable place. Vegan tacos are a little tougher to track down. Not impossible, mind you, but certainly more challenging than just opening your door and chasing down the nearest truck with the side panel open, which is why having a few recipes up your sleeve to whip up at home can be very useful.
And you don't have to be a sworn vegan to really enjoy vegan food. Anyone who has ever tried soyrizo or inhaled a quinoa salad can attest to that, and vegan aioli is a thing of beauty. So what are the best vegan foods to fill a tortilla? Well, for starters, all fruits, vegetables, and legumes are vegan, so that's a great place to begin. So grab a lime wedge and get ready to be amazed by these taco creations that involve zero animal products whatsoever.
1. Fried Cactus Tacos With Avocado "Cream" Sauce
2. Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos
3. Grilled Vegetable And Black Bean Fajita Tacos
4. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos With Avocado Sauce
The texture of quinoa cooked with black beans mimics more traditional ground meat taco fillings, and the avocado sauce, which is basically just a simple guacamole, adds a fresh and creamy contrast. Check out the details over at Cookie + Kate.
5. Blackened Tofu Tacos With Avocado Lime Crema
6. Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos With Vegan Blue Cheese
7. Mango Habanero Black Bean Tacos
Is there a more appealing combination of food words than mango habanero black bean tacos? Because, if so, I haven't heard it. These spicy and sweet tacos are more salad than meat substitute, and are making me insanely hungry just looking at them. Check out the details at Love And Lemons.
8. Butternut Squash Tacos With Cabbage & Black Bean Slaw
Cookie + Kate slow roasted these butternut squash chunks with a little olive oil and chili powder, and I can almost smell it through the screen. The red cabbage and black bean slaw adds the perfect crunchy and fresh contrast to the soft and savory squash.