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29 Best Vegetarian Tacos (Easy and Tasty Recipes only)

Colourful, hearty and flavour-packed veggies served raw or sauteed to perfection and squeezed between a folded tortilla slice make some of the greatest meals. Here are 29 vegetarian taco recipes you can try out today!

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There’s nothing I love more than healthy recipes I can throw together in a jiffy and these easy vegetarian tacos win on those fronts. 

They’re my go-to for the quickest and easiest of bites i can have for lunch, on busy weeknights or as snacks, regardless of the season. I love how effortless they are to make and how quickly they come together. 

It’s also amazing how much I can adapt each and every single one of them to suit my tastes and preferences and, just by switching up the topping or even replacing an ingredient or two in the filling, you too can easily recreate either of these recipes but with your unique twist!

29 of the best vegetarian tacos recipes to try out today!

Whether you’re looking for an easy, healthy and quick bite or fun meals you can have all year round, these recipes are just what you’ll need. 

And, if you’re hungry for even more plant-based recipes, you can get an endless variety by subscribing to either one of our vegetarian meal plans.

I’ve made the search much easier for you by separating these amazing recipes into 3 categories, so choose which fits your needs and scroll through my selections below.

Classic Veggie Tacos

1. Lentil Tacos

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4.89 from 17 votes
Protein: 29g
Calories: 599kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: top this off with your favourite cheese

These veggie lentil tacos are our new go-to meal. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.

2. Vegan Instant Pot Street Tacos

Protein: 8g
Calories: 130kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ChampagneAndCoffeeStains
Bonus: loaded with fibre

Vegan Instant Pot Street Tacos are a delicious plant based recipe that features green lentils and is packed with taco flavor. This is a great healthy and easy dinner the entire family will love!

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3. Vegetarian Tacos with Black Beans

Protein: 24g
Calories: 525kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: AlwaysUseButter
Bonus: you can use either feta or cheddar cheese for these

The best Vegetarian Tacos I’ve ever had are filled with refried beans, crumbled feta cheese and flour tortillas topped with heaps of homemade pico de gallo. A quick and easy vegetarian taco recipe that’s sure to have you coming back for more!

4. Vegan Gochujang Tacos

Protein: 4g
Calories: 208kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: the best entree for your next vegan taco night

These Korean spiced and crispy cauliflower tacos are delicious, and a perfect make-ahead meal you can mix up with various toppings!

5. Halloumi Tacos with Mango Salsa

Protein: 15g
Calories: 396kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: ScrummyLane
Bonus: use the best quality halloumi you can find to make this meal perfect

Delicious crispy fried halloumi cheese served in a small taco with a tangy pineapple mango salsa. A sort of Greek-Mex creation, if you like! Perfect as party appetizer, or a simple lunch for the family.

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6. Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Protein: 10g
Calories: 365kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: DriveMeHungry
Bonus: serve this with some guacamole or roasted corn salsa

Roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos ready in under 30 minutes! Smokey, tangy, spicy chipotle flavored cauliflower florets are roasted to golden brown perfection and act as the meat for these plant-based tacos!

7. Grilled Zucchini and Corn Tacos

Protein: 5g
Calories: 114kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchenRocks
Bonus: use vegan feta or any kind of animal-friendly cheese to make these tacos plant-based

The best zucchini tacos ever, made of grilled corn and zucchini, tempeh taco meat and black beans merged together with an avocado cream dressing.

8. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Lentils

Protein: 5g
Calories: 119kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HowWeLive
Bonus: use corn tortillas to up your nutritional gain from this dish

This quick and easy cauliflower tacos recipe is the perfect weeknight meal, and is vegan, healthy and delicious. Great for Meatless Mondays or those following a vegetarian diet.

9. Healthy Taco Salad

Protein: 5.3g
Calories: 109kcal
Ready in: 27 minutes
Recipe by: ApplesForCJ
Bonus: use vegan mayo and dairy free cheese to make this completely plant-based

The Best Healthy Taco Salad Recipe is loaded with all your favorite taco toppings and then topped with a creamy chipotle dressing.

Bean and Potato Tacos

10. Sweet Potato Tacos

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 500kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: weight loss friendly tacos

Watching your weight but love Mexican food? Give taco night a healthy twist with these light, tasty sweet potato tacos!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings:2 servings
Author: Abril Macías


  • 1 medium sweet potato (roughly 6oz)
  • ½ can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin, ground
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder or chili flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup low fat sour cream (also vegan versions available)
  • 1 jalapeño (divided)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ avocado (sliced)
  • ½ small white onion (minced)
  • ½ small tomato (diced)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)


  • Peel and dice the sweet potato into cubes of 1 cm or ½ an inch approximately.
    1 medium sweet potato
  • In a medium sized non-stick pan over medium heat add the olive oil. Add the sweet potato and chickpeas and allow them to brown for about 8-10 minutes, mixing and moving them once in a while to achieve an homogenous golden colour. Halfway through add ½ tsp garlic powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder and ½ tsp salt and mix.
    ½ can chickpeas, 1 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp cumin, ground, ½ tsp paprika powder, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp chili powder or chili flakes
  • Blend or process the sour cream, ½ jalapeño and ¼ tsp garlic powder. Alternatively, you can finely dice the jalapeño and mix with the sour cream and garlic powder. Season with salt per taste. Slice the rest of the jalapeño and rest until needed.
    ⅓ cup low fat sour cream, 1 jalapeño, ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Finely mince the tomato and the white onion. Add them to a small bowl along with the juice of 1 lemon and ½ tsp salt. Mix and rest until needed.
    ½ small white onion, ½ small tomato, 1 lemon
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Working in batches, toast tortillas in a single layer, turning halfway through, until warmed through, about 1 minute total.
    6 corn tortillas
  • Immediately serve tacos with golden sweet potato and chickpeas, sliced avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro leaves, sliced jalapeño, lemon wedges and sour cream jalapeño mix.
    ½ avocado, 1 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh, Lemon wedges


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11. Spicy Potato Tacos with Chimichurri

Protein: 4g
Calories: 326kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TwoClovesKitchen
Bonus: you could also have these tacos for breakfast

Fresh, crispy, spicy potato soft tacos with chimichurri come together quickly for an easy, delicious dinner!

12. Vegan Chickpea Tacos

Protein in 2 tacos: 17g
Calories in 2 tacos: 463kcal 
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: TheAlmondEater
Bonus: feel free to use any toppings of your choice

These vegan Chickpea Tacos are almost TOO easy to put together. Featuring roasted chickpeas, spicy avocado sauce, and fresh veggies, make them for a quick and protein-packed dinner during Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, and more.

13. Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

Protein: 15.8g
Calories: 325.8kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: JoyFoodSunshine
Bonus: any neutral oil will work for this recipe

These healthy black bean sweet potato tacos are the best vegetarian tacos ever (and a great healthy vegetarian bean recipe!). Sweet potatoes and vegetables are perfectly spiced and roasted, then tossed with a honey, lime cilantro mixture for the most flavorful and delicious tacos. Taco night isn’t complete without this sweet potato taco recipe!

14. Cauliflower Tacos with Black Beans

Protein: 7g
Calories: 309kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: LivingLou
Bonus: use smaller cauliflower heads if you can’t find large ones

Make delicious vegetarian roasted cauliflower tacos with black beans, the perfect weeknight recipe ready in under 45-minutes and with a delicious sour cream, cumin and lime crema

15. 5-minute Easy Vegan Tacos

Protein: 9g
Calories: 288kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchenRocks
Bonus: a quick and easy veggie tacos recipe

Healthy and delicious 5-minute easy vegan taco recipe. Satisfying, delicious, quick tacos, loaded with healthy fillings that you can easily customize.

16. Bean Tacos with Sweet Potatoes

Protein: 10g
Calories: 236kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: RunningOnRealFood
Bonus: warm the tortillas under a pan

These restaurant-quality sweet potato and black bean tacos with queso and slaw are sure to be a big hit! Despite the various components, they’re quick and easy to whip up for a crowd-pleasing meal packed with bold flavours.

17. Cheesy Chickpea Tacos

Protein: 15g
Calories: 377kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: WatchLearnEat
Bonus: to make these oil-free, use oil-free soft corn tacos instead of hard ones

These “cheesy” chickpea tacos are easy to make in 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients! These vegan and gluten-free tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday or whatever day your taco craving hits.

18. Potato Tacos

Protein: 4g
Calories: 146kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Cooktoria
Bonus: mash the potatoes with a masher or a fork

These delicious and crispy Potato Tacos are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are vegetarian and easy to make at home.

Meaty Vegetarian Tacos

19. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Protein in 2 tacos: 10g
Calories in 2 tacos: 334kcal
Ready in: 37 minutes
Recipe by: WholesomeMadeEasy
Bonus: double the ingredients and you could make this for a crowd!

These roasted Portobello Mushroom Fajitas are a delicious meatless meal that even steadfast meat eaters will love. Marinated portobello mushrooms are roasted with bell pepper and onions and piled on toasted warm tortillas with toppings to create these easy vegetarian fajitas.

20. Vegan Fish Tacos

Protein per 2 servings: 18g
Calories per 2 servings: 413kcal
Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: CookAtLiveLove
Bonus: a crispy and easy taco dinner recipe

Enjoy the best vegan fish tacos made with crispy tofu then topped with a quick homemade mango slaw and guacamole. It’s an easy dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights and one the whole family is sure to love (and if quick easy dinners are what you need – check out these quick vegetarian meals!).

21. Vegan Birria Tacos With Jackfruit

Protein: 2g
Calories: 132kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: DailyDish
Bonus: garnish with cilantro, chopped onions and radishes

These vegan birria tacos will up your Taco Tuesday game! They’re juicy in the middle and slightly crispy on the outside. Dip them in your own homemade chile pepper consomme and garnish with cilantro and limes.

22. Mexican Tempeh Taco Sandwich

Protein: 15g
Calories: 184kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: one of the best vegan taco recipes

Perfectly spiced vegan Mexican tempeh taco meat that will please both vegan and meat eaters! These tacos are super flavorful, filling and easy to make. Only a handful of simple ingredients needed and is ready in 20 minutes.

23. Meaty TVP Tacos

Protein: 14g
Calories: 210 kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: one of my favourite vegan recipes

This meaty vegan TVP taco meat is healthy and high in protein! It is super flavorful and delicious, yet easy to make and only requires 7 ingredients plus, its ready in 20 minutes.

24. Vegan Walnut Tacos

Protein: 3g
Calories: 212kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheAlmondEater 
Bonus: this recipe includes instructions to make the tacos ahead

The whole family is going to adore these Vegan Walnut Tacos! They’re filled with walnut taco meat, black beans and avocado and are a healthy and delicious plant-based taco recipe.

25. Portobello Mushroom Tacos

Protein: 3g
Calories: 103kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: LittleSunnyKitchen
Bonus: add some chilli powder to make these spicy

Make these vegan-friendly mushroom tacos using just a few ingredients! Assemble and top with pico de gallo, creamy guacamole, and crunchy quick pickled onions.

26. Jackfruit Birria Tacos

Protein: 10g
Calories: 265kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: WholefoodSoulfoodKitchen
Bonus: win over the crowd at your next taco party with these vegetable tacos!

This vegan Birria taco recipe will easily feed a large crowd and is perfect for special occasions such as game nights or Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

27. Chickpea and Walnut Meat Tacos

Protein: 10g
Calories: 361kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FoodSharingVegan
Bonus: gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, and ready in just 10 minutes!

These delicious walnut ‘meat’ tacos use homemade chickpea and walnut taco ‘meat’ for a filling loaded with flavor and protein, perfect for tacos, burritos, salads, and more!

28. Crispy Vegan Tofu Tacos

Protein: 14g
Calories: 239kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HealthyMyLifestyle
Bonus: keeps well for a few days when stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge

This delicious and crispy tofu tacos recipe is made with tasty tofu and topped with sliced red cabbage, green onions, salsa, lime juice, and cilantro (more yummy veggie tofu ideas this way!). It’s packed with protein, fiber and flavor!

29. Veggie Taco with Mushrooms

Protein: 9g
Calories: 319kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HealthySeasonalRecipes
Bonus: make the filling in advance and store in the fridge till you’re in the mood for your tacos

These Vegan Tacos are ready in just 20 minutes. They are made with sautéed veggies and black beans and topped with all the best plant-based toppings.

FAQs for Vegetarian Taco Recipes

What can I put in tacos instead of meat?

There are loads of foods you can use for taco fillings besides meat and they are:

  • Mushrooms
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Mushrooms 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Black beans

A good rule of thumb is that your meatless taco should still supply you with a decent amount of protein which can be gotten from plant based sources of the nutrient.

What is a vegetarian taco made of?

Vegetarian tacos are made of three main components: a filling made from plant-based ingredients; a tangy, spicy or savory sauce to tie everything together; and a tortilla that envelopes the rest of the ingredients. 

You could also consider throwing some extra add-ons and garnishes like cheese, some sour cream or even caramelized red onions as toppings to make your taco even more hearty!

What are the best fillings for tacos?

Taco fillings make up the bulk of the meal, so it’s important you choose the right ingredients. The best fillings for tacos are:

  • legumes like chickpeas and black beans
  • root vegetables like sweet potatoes
  • soy foods like tofu and tempeh
  • leafy greens like lettuce and spinach
  • grains like corn and quinoa

When you’re thinking about a quick, healthy and satisfying meal to fill you up after a tiring day, let either of these vegetarian taco recipes be the first thing to cross your mind (or alternatively these veggie quesadilla ideas!). They’re as easy as healthy meatless tacos get and as tasty as they’ll ever be.

And that’s what we’re all about here at HTFU. 

So, if you’d like even more veggie filled goodness, look no further than the recipes on our site. All tasty, super nutritious and most importantly, completely vegetarian!

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