If you want proof of how creative vegetarian cooking can be, take a look at some vegetarian taco recipes. Without the constraints of chicken, beef, pork or fish, the possibilities are endless. You can go the traditional black bean route (always delicious!) or completely subvert the dominant taco paradigm with fillings like hush puppies, paneer and cactus. Take that, world! These vegetarian tacos don't need your boring ground beef filling!
71 Vegetarian Tacos
Meaty beer-marinated mushrooms are a perfect substitute for steak in this meatless version of Real Simple's.
Portobello Mushroom Tacos
These Portobello Mushroom Tacos will change your taco Tuesdays forever—such a rich juicy flavor from such a small plant!
Grilled Portabello Tacos with Red Chile-Yogurt Sauce
A decadent vegetarian tacos that would please even the biggest carnivore.
Roasted Portobello Soft Tacos
The portobello tacos were roasted in a simple, smoky, and savory sauce, then thickly sliced and placed atop a bed of sautéed corn, bell peppers, and collard greens and dressed with just a few chunks of rich avocado.
Smoky Portobello Tacos
Vegan mushroom tacos that everyone will love!
Cumin Grilled Portobello and Charred Corn Tacos with Spicy Green Tomato Salsa Verde
These portobello tacos are the best damn vegan + gluten-free treat! The salsa verde is a great way to use up any green tomatoes in your garden, but tomatillos will work as well. Use whatever you can get your hands on.
Wild Mushroom & Garlic Tacos
The ingredients in this Wild Mushroom & Garlic Tacos are simple enough to really let the mushrooms shine through. Just top these tacos with salsa and lime juice and you are ready to go.
Grilled Tofu Tacos with Walla Walla Sweet Onion Slaw
Smoky seasoned tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy slaw make these super easy summer tacos shine.
BBQ Tofu Tacos and Mexicali Slaw
Easy and tasty are the names of the game here, and these tacos are both (even if using bottled BBQ sauce and dressing and pre-made corn tortillas) and incredibly versatile.
Curried Tofu Scramble Tacos
Fusion food is always a fun way to spice up dinner! Get a little bit of Mexican and Indian flavor in every bite of these curried tofu scramble tacos.
Tofu Breakfast Tacos
A twist on the more traditional breakfast burrito, this tofu breakfast taco is savory, a little sweet, with the right amount of spice.
Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos
These crispy tofu tacos may sound weird but after you experience this ultimate vegetarian taco with our scallion cilantro sauce, these crispy tofu tacos may sway you to the vegetarian side!
Tequila Lime Baked Tofu & Chipotle Crema
Tofu is marinated in a tasty, savory blend of tequila, lime juice, garlic, shallots, and soy sauce; baked to perfection; and then served in a warm tortilla with refried beans and chipotle crema to make these tequila lime tofu tacos.
Beer Battered Tofu Tacos with Chipotle Aioli
Crispy pieces of beer-battered taco, topped with crunchy lime-red-cabbage slaw, drizzled with chipotle aioli, all wrapped in a soft corn tortilla.
Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos
If you are catering a party or get together with vegetarian people on-board, this Korean BBQ Tofu will be great to serve up. Meat-eaters and vegetarians both will love it.
Make the most of juicy summer peaches while they're still available, by mixing them up into a flavor-packed salsa and using it to top these smoky chipotle tempeh tacos!
This Tempeh Tacos recipe from Betty Goes Vegan by Anne & Dan Shannon is a quick, easy meatless dinner. Crumbled tempeh makes a great sub for ground beef!
Mushroom Tempeh Tacos
Ultra satisfying and hearty, these delicious spicy mushroom tempeh tacos come together in less than 30 minutes. They are vegan and gluten free too!
Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Tacos
The earthy flavor of tempeh combined with the bold flavors of garlic, ginger, spices and lots of lime juice turned into something quite beautiful.
Tortilla Chip-Crusted Tempeh Tacos
Crunchy tortilla chip-crusted tempeh, super smooth avocado cashew cream, and a zesty red cabbage slaw come together in these high protein, vegan and gluten free tacos.
Bok Choy Tempeh Tacos
The savoriness of the crumbled tempeh and the slight bitterness of the bok choy are deliciously complimented by the textures of the sesame seeds and crisp corn shells.
Tempeh and Walnut Taco Filling
Two high-protein foods (with lots more going for them nutritionally) — tempeh and walnuts — team up in a tasty taco filling that goes a long way.
Buffalo Tempeh Tacos
These vegetarian tempeh tacos are packed with protein and loaded with flavor from spicy buffalo sauce and tangy blue cheese. Perfect for a party or family night- no one will ever miss the meat!
These quick and easy breakfast tacos are filled with sautéed bell pepper, kale, scrambled eggs, and creamy avocado!
Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Runny sunny side up eggs on these tacos are totally yum!
A mixture of summer produce, such as bell peppers, eggplant and zucchini, are brushed with olive oil, seasoned generously with spices and grilled until tender and charred, before being spooned onto a tortilla, along with sliced avocado and a flavorful chimichurri sauce.
Tender strands of spaghetti squash are drenched in smoky barbecue sauce and stuffed into crispy shells to make these flavorful fall-inspired tacos.
Easy and delicious, these Roasted Brussels Sprout Tacos with Chipotle Aioli will make you fall in love with Brussels sprouts! Even your pickiest eaters will love these spicy tacos.
Vegan Cauliflower Power Tacos
Veggie lovers will devour this new take on a vegan power taco filled with roasted cauliflower, crispy chickpeas, and flavorful cilantro pesto. As an added bonus, it’s also gluten-free.
Pumpkin, Charred Kale & Onion Tacos
The sweet pumpkin paired with slightly bitter charred kale, the vinegar cutting through the richness of the ricotta, and the satisfying crunch of the toast. SO GOOD!
Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream
This is really a forgiving recipe. You don’t have to follow it to a T at all. Use any kind of veggies you like, and use any ratio of the avocado ingredients you like. I
Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos
Crispy blue corn shells filled with black beans, savory spaghetti squash, cotija cheese and plenty of hot sauce. Vegetarian tacos never looked so good.
Brussels Sprouts Tacos with Caramelized Shallot Salsa.
A Brussels taco, with other stuff on top. Sweet and spicy and smoky. Lots of my favorite things.
These tacos are so delicious!! If you like eggplant, try this. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, try this. If you want good tacos, try this.
BEAN & CHICKPEA TACOS
These easy Thai-inspired tacos are stuffed with crispy slaw and a mix of tofu and chickpeas smothered in rich peanut sauce.
Garlicky Black Bean and Summer Squash Soft Tacos
The black bean base of these soft tacos has a wonderfully garlicky and smoky flavor. Yellow squash, chili peppers, and dried tomatoes add even more flavor and color.
Vegan Soft Tacos with Refried Beans and Corn
This combination of refried beans, corn, and vegan cheddar cheese in a soft tacos makes for a sensuous experience, meant to be eaten with knife and fork rather than picked up as you would crisp tacos.
Beans and Greens Tacos with Fresh Guacamole
An easy vegetarian taco recipe made with black beans and kale.
BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos with a Creamy Lime Slaw
These BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are delicious, flavorful and filling!
Vegan Black Bean Tacos
These Vegan Black Bean Tacos are easy to make, require minimal prep work, packs a punch of flavor and most importantly, a dish that everyone loves!
No skillet needed! This vegan taco filling from Choosing Raw is made with walnuts, lentils, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Greek Lentil Tacos with Cucumber Pico de Gallo
Greek Lentil Tacos are perfect for when you are craving tacos but want to go meatless! (It’s cheaper too) The lentils are cooked in oregano to get that Mexican flavor, and then we top it all off with cucumber pico de gallo. It’s delicious!
Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos
Cauliflower tacos? Spicy riced cauliflower and lentils make a delicious but light vegan taco filling. Gluten-free too!
Lentil Tacos with Arugula, Beets, and Goat Cheese
Super quick and infinitely better than those taco kits you buy at the grocery store. I thought I'd amp up the regular old taco not only with a veggie version but with a little switch up in flavour. To do this, I've used arugula, beets and a little goats cheese and I think it tastes great!
Spicy Lager Lentil Tacos
Lentils add great texture to these tacos and really take on the wonderful smoky spicy flavours of the spice mixture.
Mushroom Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
These lentil tacos are so easy to make, grab a beer and you're all good!
Spicy Buffalo Lentil and Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Spicy, hearty vegetarian tacos filled with buffalo lentils, dill roasted cauliflower, and a creamy basil and kale sauce.
QUINOA & WHOLE GRAIN TACOS
High-protein quinoa makes a great filling for tacos. It’s a fun, festive, and filling meal!
Farro replaces the ground beef in this vegan taco salad with creamy lime dressing.
Quinoa Salad Soft Tacos (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
Quinoa Salad Soft Tacos offers something fresh with a bit of creaminess from the avocado and beans, the fresh crunch from the shallots and green pepper, plus the bright, slightly sweet burst of juice from the orange, and a little bit of spice from the cumin and chili powder.
Slow Cooker Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling
This slow cooker lentil quinoa tacos is 100% plant based, gluten-free, soy-free and has no added oil. This easy recipe is hands off and can cook while you’re away for the day and is a great change from refried bean tacos.
Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos
Hearty and healthy crockpot barley and bean tacos! With a veggie packed barley bean filling and finished with a delicious avocado chipotle cream, this meatless meal will have you coming back for more. Vegetarian with dairy free / vegan option.
Vegetarian tacos filled with black beans and roasted sweet potatoes.
Mexican Street Corn and Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos
Savory meets sweet in these delicious Mexican Street Corn and Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos. These easy tacos are loaded with flavor, and are completely vegetarian.
BBQ Sweet Potato and Chile Peanut Tacos
This taco is basically a BBQ sandwich served inside a flour tortilla. It’s messy, a bit decadent, but oh-so-tasty.
Avocado and Sweet Potato Quesadillas or Soft Tacos
Combining sweet potatoes, avocados, and vegan cheese in soft tacos or quesadillas is downright sensuous.
Superfood Breakfast Tacos
The combo of kale and sweet potato in thi this Superfood Breakfast Tacos simply compliment each other very well.
Smoky Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos
These smoky lentil and sweet potato tacos come together quick and easy for a vegetarian weeknight meal. Packed inside gluten-free blue corn tortillas, it is healthy and flavorful.
Spicy Potato Tacos
A spicy potato mixture in a crispy corn tortilla shell with avocado, cabbage, and queso fresco.
Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos
These vegan potato tacos are so delicious you won't be able to stop at just one! Perfect crispy texture, easy to make and super customizable!
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Thai Fusion Tacos
Sweet potatoes and black beans mixed with a small amount of coconut milk, cumin and cayenne for heat - everything put together is an explosion of flavor!
OTHER VEGETARIAN TACOS
Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos
Veggie-loaded and flavor-loaded with lots of guacamole, black beans, corn, and peppers, these vegetarian tacos are full-on yummy. They’re vegan and dairy-free, too!
Hummus and Mexican Chopped Salad Tacos
Hummus and Mexican Chopped Salad Tacos make for easy, no cook meal. Ideal for those hot nights when you don’t feel like turning the stove or oven on and a great way to up your veggies. Now pass the margaritas!
Shredded Hearts of Palm Soft Tacos
The perfect vegan meat alternative for stuffing soft tacos on Taco Tuesday.
Grilled Halloumi Tacos with Mango Salsa
These tacos are heavy on the fresh veggies, with just enough halloumi to keep me happy, and a good heap of fresh mango salsa to fill me up. Add some shredded lettuce and a few cherry tomatoes!
Beer Battered Avocado Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa
These tacos are every bit the shockingly fantastic bites that I wanted them to be. It just so happens that I didn’t need any meat or dairy to accomplish this feat.
Seitan Tacos Recipe
Seitan tacos are a great vegetarian option. They make for a blank canvas and take on any flavor profile.
Paneer Tikka Tacos
With the marinade, the veggies and paneer , you get nutrients and yumminess!
Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with Tomatillo Fajita Filling
Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with grilled fajita veggies and seasoned sour cream sauce. Easy and perfect for summer!
Falafel Tacos with Sriracha Tahini Sauce
These Falafel Tacos are a perfect choice for your Taco Tuesday or your Falafel Friday. Or maybe everyday. Your choice!
Still looking for more vegetarian tacos recipes? I highly recommend Jason Wyrick's Vegan Tacos: Authentic and Inspired Recipes for Mexico's Favorite Street Food. If you love tacos, you will get your money's worth of vegetarian tacos from this book!
Mary Beth Elderton says
All of these look wonderful! We are TexMex lovers around here!
Millie | Add A Little says
Yes to all of them!!! I love the ones with lentils and beans!
Sophia @veggiesdontbite says
Thanks so much for featuring my portobello and purple potato tacos! These look like an awesome collection!
These look great! One of my favorite tacos ever, was one I put together last spring with some leftover Preserved Lemon Lentil Salad, and some roasted red peppers with capers. These were some dishes I had put together for our cousins "porch party" at the last family reunion. Top the tacos with sour cream or labne, green onions and/or cilantro...It was very, very tasty. I will have to make some more preserved lemons to keep making the salad!
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i love tacos! Such an awesome and unique post! thanks for sharing!!!
Yet another gemstone!! You are my newest favorite website. Thanks for all the inspiration. <3
Priya Srinivasan says
This is such a blessing!! Thanks for compiling and keeping it all at one place. I needed a taco recipe, found it here and made it too!!! Loved it!!!
Crystal J says
This website has taken the stress out of cooking! I am a super busy mama and I don't have to struggle with having time and inspiration to cook great, nutritious food. Thank you!
Love every one of these mouthwatering tacos!!!!! Thanks so much for including mine. 🙂 Fed the husband some tofu tacos the other day and he loved them! Thanks for putting this list together.
Missing one of my favorites http://www.theforestfeast.com/blog/corn-cauliflower-tacos
I left my vegetarian lifestyle 10 years ago. Though I want to go back. Feels a bit sad actually.