When it comes to tacos, vegans rejoice! There’s no need to miss out on the deliciousness that tacos can offer. Whether you’re a vegan by choice, or just trying to incorporate a few vegan options into your diet, tacos make a great option because there are SO many delicious vegan-friendly fillings that can be added. Here are some delicious vegan options that will make taco night a breeze.
Black Bean Tacos
Black beans are a staple in vegan taco recipes because they are healthy, tasty and packed with fiber and plant-based protein. The flavor of black beans perfectly pairs with a number of other vegan taco ingredients, like cilantro, onions and tomatoes. To make it even more flavorful, add some vegan sour cream, guacamole or vegan cheese.
Lentils are a great option for vegan tacos, as they are high in fiber, protein and iron. They have a slightly sweet flavor, which makes them perfect for filling tacos. Lentils are also incredibly versatile, as they can be used in a variety of dishes, from tacos to salads and soups. To make lentil tacos even more delicious, add some diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, cayenne pepper and vegan cheese.
Sweet Potato Tacos
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious, vegan-friendly taco filling. They are rich in beta-carotene, fiber and complex carbohydrates. To make sweet potato tacos, simply roast sweet potatoes in the oven with some olive oil, cumin and chili powder. Once the potatoes are cooked, fill soft shells with the roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, onions, cilantro and vegan cheese.
Jackfruit is a meat-like fruit that is often used in vegan dishes. It has a subtle, sweet flavor and is a great substitute for ground beef in vegan tacos. To make jackfruit tacos, shred jackfruit and cook it in a skillet until it is lightly browned. Then, mix in your favorite taco seasoning and fill tacos with the jackfruit, tomatoes, onions, and vegan cheese.
Variaty of Toppings
Once you have chosen your taco filling, add some toppings to bring the tacos to life. Avocado, vegan sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and vegan cheese are all great options for topping your tacos. They add flavor, texture, and color to the tacos and make them even more delicious.
The last important element of vegan tacos is the shell. Soft shells are the classic taco option, but there are many other delicious vegan shells out there. For a crunchy texture, try using hard shells, or opt for corn or flour tortillas. You can also opt for crunchy taco bowls, which are made from baked tortilla shells.
One of the best things about vegan tacos is that they are incredibly easy to meal prep. You can make your taco filling in advance and simply heat it up when you’re ready to eat. This makes vegan tacos an ideal option for busy weeknights, or when you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal.
Vegan tacos are a great way to enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal. Whether you’re looking for a meat-free meal, or just trying to incorporate more vegan meals into your diet, tacos are a great option. With so many delicious vegan fillings, toppings and shells to choose from, you’ll never run out of options. So, vegans rejoice! It’s always taco time.
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