Everyone loves tacos! How could you not? They’re easily customizable, accommodate almost any flavor profile, and don’t need meat to taste good (contrary to popular belief). This list of 24 delicious vegan taco recipes proves it! You’ll love these recipes filled with beans, veggies, lentils, tofu, and more.
1. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
These vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos are packed full of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, crunchy romaine and hearty avocados. Cauliflower is seasoned up with garlic and chili powder before taking a dip in some buffalo sauce. Load up some soft tortillas with romaine, avocado, cauliflower and ranch (and maybe a little cilantro if that’s your thing).
2. Quinoa and Lentil Tacos
This quinoa and lentil taco meat is a delicious and healthy vegan/vegetarian alternative to ground beef! Easy to make and loaded with delicious Mexican flavors.
3. Vegan Tofu Tacos
These vegan tacos are made with tofu taco “meat” that is baked to chewy, flavorful perfection! Easy to make and perfect for a quick, budget-friendly meal.
4. Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos With Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce
These crispy vegan potato tacos with jalapeño cilantro sauce are filled with beans, crispy potatoes, avocados, and crunchy lettuce. The jalapeno cilantro sauce is spicy, creamy, and delicious. This is one of my favorite vegan taco recipes!
5. Easy Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos
Enjoy these easy and DELICIOUS sweet potato tacos for a quick weeknight meal. Made with satisfying black beans, zesty roasted sweet potatoes, and crunchy pickled onions. A flavorful and easy to make meal!
6. Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos
I LOVE jackfruit! It’s one of the tastiest protein alternatives to meat. You won’t believe how tender, yet crispy, and flavorful this vegan jackfruit carnitas is! It makes the best tacos with guacamole, diced red onion and fresh jalapeno slices.
7. Vegan Chickpea Tacos
Not only are these tacos delicious, but they are also healthy and easy to make. They contain lots of plant protein, mainly from chickpeas. They contain roasted chickpeas, avocado chunks, chopped tomatoes, green peppers, red cabbage and a yummy tahini dressing. The dressing is very easy to make as well, you just need tahini, lime juice, water, and some spices.
8. Cauliflower Tinga Tacos
Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable because it goes well with just about any flavor profile. In these tinga tacos, the cauliflower is loaded with spicy chipotle flavor for a vegan taco that packs a punch! They’re topped with avocado crema and cilantro for an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner!
9. Vegan Carnitas with Mushrooms
This delicious taco can be made with mushrooms and/or jackfruit. Jackfruit will end up with a closer texture to actual meaty carnitas, but both are yummy. In my opinion, you can never have too many mushroom recipes (especially when in tacos!).
10. Vegan Tofu Tacos With Fajita Vegetables
Tofu strips are tossed in spicy chipotle-infused marinade, and cooked to crispy perfection with fajita peppers and onions. And guess what – you probably have all the ingredients for these tofu tacos at home right now! This recipe is meat free, dairy free, with a gluten free option.
11. Easy Portobello Fajita Tacos
This vegan portobello fajitas recipe with meaty mushrooms, colored bell peppers and sliced onion sauteed with smoky spices and served with warmed corn tortillas is perfect when you need a quick and easy weeknight meal! Add creaminess to your portobello mushroom tacos by adding smashed avocado with a squeeze of lime. It’s a healthy combination of veggies all tucked and folded in a gluten free corn tortilla.
12. Vegan Lentil Tacos
These vegan lentil tacos are the BEST swap for ground meat tacos with the same amount of protein and half the fat! Not only is this meal healthy, it’s also pretty inexpensive and quick to make. Of all the substitutes for ground beef, lentils are one of the most nutritious. They are high in fiber, iron and protein and one cup provides almost all of your daily folate needs. Plus, they’re delicious!
13. Vegan Black Bean Tacos
Vegan tacos with black beans are simple, delicious and perfect for a quick and easy vegan weeknight dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes! Keep them simple or load them up with all the toppings.
14. BBQ Tempeh Tacos With Vegan Ranch
These BBQ tempeh tacos with vegan ranch are filled with crispy tempeh, avocado salsa, homemade slaw and vegan ranch. BBQ taco recipes are hard to come by, and they’re some of my favorite! This is one of the tastiest vegan taco recipes on this list.
15. Sheet Pan Veggie Tacos
Sheet pan veggie tacos make dinner easy by using only one pan. They’re ready in about one hour and are mostly hands-off, which makes them the perfect Meatless Monday or busy weeknight vegan dinner recipe.
16. Chipotle Portobello Tacos
These vegan portobello tacos are full of flavor! Made with sheet-pan roasted portobello mushrooms in a delicious marinade, and topped with vegan cilantro cream sauce, avocado, pickled onions, and roasted peppers. Smoky, spicy and “meaty’ these vegan tacos are hearty and delicious!
17. Butternut Squash Tacos
Perfectly seasoned and roasted butternut squash and black beans are loaded in a tortilla with the best sauce. These vegan butternut squash tacos are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and tons of flavor. You’ll love these as one of the easiest and most delicious vegan taco recipes around.
18. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos
Refreshing, sweet and savory all at the same time! Amazing combinations in a bowl. This black bean taco recipe is so simple to make: you only need a few pantry staples, 1 skillet, & just 30 minutes start-to-finish. Plus, they’re 100% vegetarian, & very easily made vegan &/or dairy-free.
19. Tempeh Asada Tacos With Mango Pico de Gallo
For those times when only a fiery, decadent taco will satisfy you, tempeh asada tacos with mango pico de gallo is ready to answer the call. The perfect combination of spicy and simple tempeh asada combined with sweet, tangy mango pico de gallo is a force worthy of any shell you can wrap your hands around and swiftly get to your mouth.
20. Sweet Potato and Lentil Tacos
These healthy sweet potato and lentil tacos are easy to make and full of plant-based protein. This is one of the easiest vegan taco recipes! Top them with a drizzle of avocado cream and fall in love with the most delicious vegetarian taco you’ve ever had.
21. Thai Grilled Vegetable Tacos
Grilled vegetable tacos (vegan and gluten free) are completely irresistible and satisfying when tossed in a light peanut sauce and topped with avocado slices. I love the zesty Thai peanut sauce that can easily be made more spicy or more peanut-y – whatever you prefer.
22. Vegan Fish Tacos
Vegan Fish Tacos! If you’re looking for a new vegan taco recipe, this is it. Crispy tofu, creamy slaw and a lime dressing. A must-make!
23. Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos
Looking for a different take on tacos? These teriyaki tempeh tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal.
24. Smoky Tofu Banh Mi Tacos
These vegan banh mi tacos are stuffed with smoky baked tofu, crispy pickled veggies, fresh herbs, and dressed in spicy sriracha mayo!