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9 Vegetarian Taco Recipes for Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday, meet Taco Night

9 Vegetarian Taco Recipes for Meatless Monday

Who says that taco night has to be relinquished to only Tuesday? Today, we’re celebrating the meatless side of the taco world with these 9 recipes for vegetarian taco recipes that’ll satisfy even the pickiest carnivore in your household. The trick to making “meaty” meatless tacos is to pick filling ingredients that are deep and rich in flavor and filling as well. Think mushroom, potatoes, black beans, and avocados. By topping these with creative condiments, you’ll have a crave-worthy taco for any night of the week.

1. Lime Cilantro Portobello Tacos

Strips of meaty portobello mushrooms take the place of chicken or fish in these fresh summery tacos with crunchy red cabbage and a big squeeze of lime. (Recipe and photo: A House in the Hills)

Lime Cilantro Portobello Tacos plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

2. Beer Battered Avocado Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa

Yes, you can cook avocados! With a light and crispy beer batter, avocados turn crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, perfectly complemented by a fresh corn salsa. (Recipe and photo: The Beeroness)

Beer Battered Avocado Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

3. Crispy Potato Tacos

Creamy Mexican-spiced mashed potatoes are best served inside homemade crispy tortilla shells for a delicious contrast of textures. Topped with a simple smashed avocado guacamole and your other condiments of choice, these tacos will stick to your ribs. (Recipe and photo: A Candid Appetite)

Crispy Potato Tacos plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

4. Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos

You can create a “meaty” filling by roasting seasonal sweet potatoes with cumin, paprika, and coriander. Tossed together with black beans, corn, honey, and lime, these sweet and spicy tacos make for a great Fall dinner. (Recipe and photo: Cooking Classy)

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

5. Mapo Tofu Tacos

Alice ingeniously turns a classic Szechuan tofu recipe into the filling for a Chinese-inspired taco. The tofu is breaded then baked until crunchy and topped with a spicy sauce. (Recipe and photo: Hip Foodie Mom)

Mapo Tofu Tacos  plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

6. Sauteed Vegetarian Tacos with Spicy Crema

Use whatever fresh veggies you have on hand (like squash, peppers, onions, and mushrooms) to create these simple, flexible tacos topped with a spicy sour cream. (Recipe and photo: Sweet Basil)

Sauteed Vegetarian Tacos with Spicy Crema  plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

7. Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Poblano Sauce

Strips of grilled poblano peppers (known as rajas or “shreds) add a spicy and smoky flavor to these fresh tacos with grilled sweet corn and a creamy sauce.(Recipe and photo: Grab a Plate)

Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Poblano Sauce  plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

8. Healthy Homemade Refried Bean Tacos

Instead of popping open a can, learn how to make your own healthy refried beans at home to stuff inside these simple, filling tacos. (Recipe and photo: Produce on Parade)

Healthy Homemade Refried Bean Tacos  plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

9. Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta

Simple spiced black beans serve as the main filling for these tacos but what really makes them shine is the crunch of a shaved radish salsa and the saltiness of feta cheese. (Recipe and photo: A Couple Cooks featured on NoshOn.It)

Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta plus 8 Other Vegetarian Taco Recipes

 

 

Plus, a few tips to help you become a taco master:

The Best Way to Heat Up Corn Tortillas

How to Make Crispy Taco Shells in the Oven

How to Keep A Stack of Tortillas Warm for a Crowd

 


  • Alice Choi

    What a great round-up and thank you for the shout out !! :) . . you might want to check the copy on all of the recipes. There is repeated copy intro’ing each one.

    • http://www.noshon.it/ Vijay – Editor @ NoshOn.It

      @alicechoi:disqus Thanks for the heads up, should be fixed now =)

  • Alanna Taylor-Tobin

    These all look incredible! :)

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Great collection of recipes!!

  • Dieter

    What do you mean that It will stick to your ribs? (the mashed potato recipe.) Im on a diet and definiatly dont need stubborn rib fat.

    • Chow

      It’s an expression that means something is quite satisfying/filling and will keep you going until the next meal (most likely).

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  • Phi

    One of the BEST tacos I’ve ever had was a vegetarian black bean taco, so i’m definitely taking note of this list :)

  • Kira Kern

    These all look great but I’m upset to see none of them is properly combined. Oh well. Just have to figure out something myself. :)

  • anonomyssy

    smashed tates on a taco? ugh…pass on that one…guess I was looking for more traditional alternatives. like the beans…

    • http://www.noshon.it/ Vijay – Editor @ NoshOn.It

      @anonomyssy:disqus We’re equal opportunity taco-eaters and want to show people the diversity of vegetarian tacos that are out there! In fact, potatoes are quite common in traditional Mexican tacos, especially in the morning with eggs and chorizo.