Here at Clean Green Simple, we’ve never met a taco we didn’t like. And since tacos offer a delicious way to enjoy vegetables, we decided to round up our favorite vegan taco recipes around the web. On this list, you’ll find everything from cauliflower tacos to quinoa tacos—even tacos filled with Brussels sprouts.
If you’re new to plant-based eating or trying to eat more whole foods, don’t hesitate to customize these dishes to suit your current needs. For example, you can pair a vegan taco filling with your usual taco ingredients, even if that includes meat or cheese. It’s a great way to slowly transition to plant-based eating and see what works for you.
And don’t forget: You can make any of these recipes gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas (or breadcrumbs, if a recipe calls for it).
1. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip
Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free | Total time: 1 hour
If you love all things savory and spicy, try these sweet potato and black bean tacos with avocado-pepita dip. Sweet potatoes are roasted to perfection then layered with spiced black beans and a unique avocado topping. Needless to say, these tacos are full of flavor and texture.
2. Barbecue Brussels Sprouts Tacos
Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free | Total time: 45 minutes
Though Brussels sprouts aren’t usually associated with Mexican food, these barbecue Brussels sprouts tacos will prove that anything is possible. You can make them with any plant-based protein of your choice, such as beans or tofu. (To make this recipe 100% vegan, use vegan barbecue sauce.)
3. Jamaican Jerk Vegan Tacos
Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free | Total time: 40 minutes
These vibrant vegan tacos feature spicy jackfruit “meat” and homemade mango avocado salsa. The recipe even includes a DIY Jamaican jerk seasoning, featuring a delicious blend of spices like thyme, allspice, and cayenne pepper.
4. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos
Vegan, Soy-free | Total time: 50 minutes
Turn up the heat with these crispy cauliflower tacos. Cauliflower florets are dipped in a batter of chipotle peppers and dairy-free milk, then breaded and roasted until tender. If you eat a gluten-free diet, use your favorite gluten-free breadcrumbs.
5. Vegan Black Bean Tacos
Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 30 minutes
When it comes to plant-based eating, you can’t go wrong with canned beans. This is especially true if you’re making these vegan black bean tacos, a simple yet hearty recipe. No black beans? No worries—try them with red or white beans, or even chickpeas.
6. Crispy Tofu Tacos with Vegan Lime Crema
Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes
Contrary to popular belief, tofu doesn’t have to mushy and flavorless. Thanks to these crispy tofu tacos with vegan lime crema, you can enjoy crunchy tofu breaded with chickpea flour and quinoa. The dairy-free lime crema, made with a cashew base, is drool-worthy all on its own.
7. Air Fryer Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos
Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes
If you have an air fryer, you’ll want to make these air fryer crispy cauliflower chickpea tacos ASAP. The taco filling calls for just four ingredients, and the entire recipe takes just 30 minutes to make.
8. Jackfruit Tacos with Avocado Lime Sauce
Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes
Add jackfruit to your weekly rotation with these jackfruit tacos and avocado lime sauce. The canned jackfruit—which is spiced with chili powder, cumin, and paprika—is the perfect partner for the creamy avocado topping.
9. Roasted Corn and Zucchini Tacos
Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Soy-free | Total time: 40 minutes
The world of vegan tacos knows no boundaries, and these roasted corn and zucchini tacos are proof. Corn and zucchini are tossed with taco seasoning, roasted, then layered with black beans and cilantro. The original recipe calls for shredded cheese, but you can omit it or use your favorite vegan cheese.
10. Easy Lentil Tacos with Cashew Queso
Vegan | Total time: 45 minutes
For an extra-hearty vegan meal, make these lentil tacos with cashew queso. Lentils are jam-packed with fiber and protein, so they’ll keep you full for a long time. You can even toss the taco lentil filling with other veggies like corn or diced mushrooms.
11. Walnut and Tempeh Tacos
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make walnut and tempeh vegan tacos. This includes not one—but two ways to make plant-based taco fillings. Both versions create a “ground beef” that’s ideal for tacos, burritos, and more.
12. Mango Lime Quinoa Tacos
Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 10 minutes
Give quinoa a fun spin with these mango lime quinoa tacos. The grains are tossed with mango, salsa, spices, and lime juice then layered with veggies on tortillas. All you need is a tropical drink and you’re good to go.
13. Vegan Chorizo Breakfast Tacos
Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free | Total time: 50 minutes
Cauliflower is back at it again in these vegan chorizo breakfast tacos. This is an excellent alternative if you can’t eat pre-made meat substitutes, which are typically made with soy. The recipe even includes a hemp seed sour cream—yum!