Cook's Hideout: Vegan Tacos

March 25, 2009

Vegan Tacos

Ok I said I don’t like burritos with tortillas, but I do like tacos with tortillas :-). My tacos are made with soy meat, but you can definitely use crumble tofu or cooked TVP (textured soy protein). I added readymade taco seasoning, but this can be substituted with a mixture of cumin powder, chili powder and some dried oregano or marjoram.

Great for weeknight meals and since I don’t like the fuss of wrapping in tortilla, I cook some rice; top it with the taco “meat” and all the other toppings for lunch the next day. Yumm.

6” Corn Tortillas - 10
Soy ground meat – 1 pkg (I used Lightlife)
Pepper – 1 small, chopped fine
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Carrots – 1 small, grated (Optional)
Garlic cloves – 2, minced
Tomato puree – ¼ cup
Taco Seasoning – 2-3 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Avocado – 1, diced
Grape Tomatoes – 10, halved
Scallions – 4, chopped
Lettuce – shredded
(Vegan) Sour Cream – ¼ cup

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan; add onions, peppers and carrots (if using) and sauté on medium flame till the veggies are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Add the soy meat (or cooked TVP), crumble with back of the spoon and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Next add tomato puree, taco seasoning and ¼ cup water; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes. If the mixture is too wet, cook uncovered till the extra water evaporates. Season with salt, keep in mind taco seasoning has quite a bit of salt, so adjust accordingly. Keep aside.
  • Corn tortillas are quite fragile if not warmed before hand. Heat a skillet on medium-high flame and warm the tortillas on both sides until very slightly browned and pliable. Pile all the toppings and enjoy.

This is of to Vaishali for her Its a Vegan World: Mexican event.


  1. That is always good to keep everything in seperate bowl. So we can fill according our wish! They are appetizing :)

  2. Looks real yummy and very colourful.

  3. I made Vegan Tacos too for her! :D

    Looks great, lovely to have for lunch, makes you light and feel wonderful! :)

  4. Very colourful tacos!!feel like having it rite now!!

  5. I don't the smell tortilla's, I must be crazy. I make chapathi's and use them instead :D The taco's look yummy though, I've never used soy meat until now, din't know such a product existed either :D Will look for it at the store this time :)

  6. hi pavani..

    Thank you for stopping have a very nice blog too..lot of different cuisine recipes..i would love to revisit again dear..Tacos looks know burritos n tacos are my fav..whenver i went out i used to go taco bell evry time..and eat some burrito/tacos he he ..nice recipes n they are tempting me :)

  7. what a colourful filling Pavani. beautiful pics!

    wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

  8. Those beautiful and colorful tacos look so very appetizing. And the soy protein makes them so healthy! Thanks for this lovely recipe, Pavani.

  9. Those tacos look mouthwatering! They took great pics :)

  10. perfect tacos, looks lovely


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