32 Plant-Based Recipes for Taco Night

If you know us well enough, you know we love tacos around here. They’re perfect for easy weeknight dinners, hosting guests on weekends, summer picnics, cozy meals in, and the list goes on! We’ve gathered 32 of our BEST plant-based recipes to make your weekly (or multi-weekly!) taco nights the greatest they can be, from homemade basics to fancy (but simple) fillings, creative tacos (of course!), and even a slew of tasty sauces to dip and drizzle. Get your tortillas ready, friends!

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The Basics

GFVGVDFNSHow to Make Tortillas (2 Ingredients, Oil-Free!)EASY corn tortillas with just 2 ingredients required! Tips for making with and without a tortilla press. The perfect side for Mexican night!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS3-Ingredient Plantain TortillasAmazing, 3-ingredient plantain tortillas! A delicious and simple grain-free option for Mexican-inspired dishes and more. Entirely vegan and both gluten- and grain-free.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Pinto Beans From Scratch (1 Pot)How to make pinto beans from scratch in 1 pot! Tender beans infused with smoky, Mexican flavors like cumin, chili powder, and chipotle in adobo sauce. Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy 1-Pot Black BeansFlavorful, easy-to-make 6-ingredient black beans cooked in 1 pot and that don’t require soaking! A foolproof way to cook black beans from scratch. Perfect for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, taco salads, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy 1-Pot Refried BeansEasy 1-pot refried beans with minimal ingredients. Try our step-by-step methods for getting ultra creamy texture and classic flavor FAST! Perfect for canned pinto beans or beans made from scratch.Make The Recipe

Tasty Fillings

GFVGVDFNSQuinoa Taco MeatAmazingly flavorful taco “meat” made with quinoa, smoky seasonings, and salsa! Baked until hot and crispy. A healthy substitute for ground beef (just 9 ingredients)!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSmoky Shredded Marinated JackfruitSmoky, 30-minute marinated jackfruit, perfect for adding to enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and more! Incredibly flavorful, easy to make, and so versatile! Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”Easy vegan taco “meat” made with lentils, carrots, and TONS of smoky spices! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful, 1-pot dish!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan ChorizoSmoky vegan chorizo that tastes even better than the real thing! Plant-based, gluten-free, and perfect for bowls, burritos, and beyond. Just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS10-Minute Raw Vegan Taco “Meat”Easy, delicious, 10-minute vegan taco “meat” made with walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, and peppers! The perfect balance of spice and smokiness, and loaded with protein and healthy fats. Add to tacos, nachos, salads, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS1-Pot Vegan “Barbacoa”Amazing, rich, flavorful vegan “barbacoa” with spices, chipotle peppers, lentils, and shredded carrots! The perfect plant-based “meat” for taco night!Make The Recipe

The Tacos

GFVGVDFNSRoasted Vegetable Tacos with Magic Green SauceAn easy, 30-minute plant-based meal: roasted vegetable tacos seasoned with spices, wrapped inside warm tortillas, and topped with vibrant green sauce! Seasonally versatile, big flavor, so healthy!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini TacosThe ultimate summer taco with sautéed zucchini, onion, and bell pepper, seasoned with herbs, spices, and fresh lime juice! Just 10 ingredients required! Vibrant, light, flavorful!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Breakfast TacosSimple 30-minute vegan breakfast tacos with a spicy tofu scramble and hearty black beans topped with veggies, creamy avocado, and pomegranate arils! Healthy, filling, and so delicious.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSmoky BBQ Bean Tacos (Vegan, GF)Smoky BBQ bean tacos pack serious, saucy flavor. Serve with our Jicama Slaw for the ultimate plant-based side or entrée. Ready in 25 minutes with 10 basic ingredients!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRainbow Raw-maine Taco BoatsRainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSpicy Jackfruit Tacos (1-Pot Meal!)Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos made in 1 pan in about 30 minutes! A DELICIOUS, easy-to-make filling that’s perfect for tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle RomescoSmoky, roasted cauliflower tacos with a spicy chipotle romesco sauce! An easy (30 minutes!) and flavorful plant-based meal that’s versatile, healthy, and so satisfying!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSaucy Portobello & Butternut Squash TacosInsanely saucy and delicious portobello mushroom and butternut squash tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 30 minutes. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCrispy Baked Tacos with Pineapple Salsa30-minute crispy baked taco shells with homemade Mexican pinto beans and pineapple salsa! A comforting, flavorful, and healthy plant-based meal.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSpicy Plantain Black Bean TacosSimple, flavorful, 20-minute tacos with spicy-sweet sautéed plantains and smoky black beans. A satisfying and quick plant-based meal!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSPanko Baked Avocado TacosEasy, 30-minute panko baked avocado tacos that are creamy on the inside with a crunch on the outside! Paired perfectly with quick-pickled radish, cilantro, lime juice, and hot sauce!Make The Recipe

Sauces & Dips

GFVGVDFNS5-Minute Vegan Cashew QuesoCreamy vegan queso ready in just 5 minutes! Cheesy, quick and easy to make, and perfect for serving with nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Salsa Verde (30 Minutes!)Vibrant roasted salsa verde with tomatillos, jalapeños, and plenty of lime. A simple oven roasting technique creates smoky depth of flavor. Just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSMy Go-To GuacamoleIncredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!
Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Mango SalsaFlavorful, crunchy, 8-ingredient mango salsa! Perfect for dipping, bowls, tacos, and more. Just 20 minutes and 1 bowl required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Jalapeño Vegan Queso (7 ingredients!)7-ingredient vegan queso with spicy roasted jalapeño, smoky spices, and cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast. The creamiest dairy-free cheese on the block.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSMagic Green Sauce (10 minutes!)Creamy, spicy chimichurri-inspired sauce that requires 10 minutes and 8 ingredients! Perfect for adding to tacos, grilled vegetables, veggie burgers, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Red SalsaEasy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Green Chili QuesoCreamy, flavorful Vegan Queso infused with green chilis for a subtle spice! The perfect plant-based dip for Mexican meals.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSpicy Habanero Hot SauceInsanely delicious, spicy habanero hot sauce with 5 simple ingredients: onion, garlic, lime, habanero peppers, and salt! Spicy, creamy, and perfect atop tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSPerfect Grilled Corn SalsaGrilled corn salsa with perfectly grilled corn, fresh tomato, red onion and cilantro, a little lime juice to bring it all together, and a dash of heat from serrano pepper.Make The Recipe

If you try any of these taco night recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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