Vegan Tacos Recipe

Published on June 4th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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overview of folded vegan tacos

Tacos are like art; you can customize them to your liking. To make these Vegan Tacos, chickpeas are tossed with olive oil and spices and roasted them until they were crisp but soft and creamy on the inside. The taco shells are smeared with vegan sour cream and topped with fresh tomatoes, radishes, avocados, and crispy chickpeas to create a beautiful, delicious masterpiece. 

After you've tried this recipe for vegan tacos and if you're looking for other taco Tuesday inspiration, dive into this recipe made with Quinoa Taco Meat  they're messy and worth every drop. 

 

Is Taco Mix Vegan?

Yes, taco mix is vegan. However, you should always inspect the taco seasoning's ingredient list to ensure that it is vegan. 

 

What Can You Use Instead Of Meat In Tacos?

There are a lot of plant-based alternatives you can use to make tacos. You can use quinoa, chickpeas, mushrooms, and even pecans. You can also use tofu or a plant-based ground beef substitute. 

 

Are Refried Beans Vegan?

Refried beans are made from pinto beans. However, not all refried beans are vegan. Some brands add pig fat or lard to their refried beans. Therefore, you must check the refried bean's ingredient list before purchasing it to ensure it is free of animal products. 

 

Can You Replace Meat With Quinoa?

Yes, you can replace taco meat with quinoa. In fact, we got a delicious vegan quinoa taco meat that pairs wonderfully with these vegan tacos. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

Roasted Chickpeas
  • 2 X 15 oz. cans Chickpeas

     

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

     

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chili Powder

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

     

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin

     

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Vegan Tacos
  • 8 6-inch Low-Carb Whole Wheat Taco Tortillas

     

  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves 

     

  • 4 Radishes, thinly sliced



     

  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered 

     

  • 2 Avocados, peeled sliced 

     

  • 1 cup Vegan Sour Cream

     

  • Lemon slices (optional)

Instructions

Roasted Chickpeas

To a colander, add chickpeas. Rinse the chickpeas under cold running water. Add the chickpeas to a clean kitchen towel and pat them dry. If you have a few minutes to spare, let the chickpeas air dry for a few minutes. The chickpeas should be dry to the touch. Remove the loose chickpea skins that came off during the drying process. 



 

Place the chickpeas into a large bowl along with the olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper, and toss to combine. 

 

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the chickpeas onto a baking sheet in an even layer and roast them for 20-30 minutes, shaking the chickpeas every 10 minutes. The chickpeas are finished when they are golden, crispy on the outside, and soft in the center. 

Vegan Tacos

Arrange the tortillas on your workstation.

 

Smear the vegan sour cream onto the tortillas and add the spinach leaves, radishes, tomatoes, roasted chickpeas, and avocado slices. 

 

Serve vegan tacos with lemon slices if desired.  

 

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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon