16 Ways to Veg Out for Taco Night
Don't let ground beef tacos steal the show! These satisfying meatless tacos showcase beans, mushrooms, tofu and more with a variety of toppings to spice things up. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike are sure to love these fresh twists on a go-to weeknight dinner.
Skillet Veggie Tacos
Pinto beans make these meatless tacos hearty and filling, while white wine and fresh vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, onions, and peppers lend them bright color and flavor.
Black Bean Tacos
Seitan has a neutral flavor and a chewy, meatlike texture. Look for it in the refrigerated sections of health food stores or Asian markets. It may also be labeled wheat gluten.
White Bean and Spinach Tacos
Dress simple corn tortillas with cannellini beans, fresh spinach, red onion, sliced jalapeños, chopped tomato, cilantro, and queso fresco. A squeeze of fresh lime juice adds irresistible tang.
Fried Brussels Sprout Tacos
Even folks who aren't fans of Brussels sprouts will like them fried. Houston's popular Eight Row Flint takes fried Brussels sprouts one step further by transforming them into vegetarian tacos, providing the inspiration for this recipe. A splatter guard is helpful when frying the sprouts.
Black Bean Tacos with Feta Slaw
Canned beans that are already seasoned help bring these tacos together in a flash.
Mushroom and Charred Corn Tacos with Guacamole
This quick taco filling is perfect for weeknight dinners. Poblano chiles bring rich, earthy flavor but little to no heat. (Every once in a while you can get a hot one, though.) If you want to add a little spice, add some crushed red pepper when you sauté the mushrooms.
Mushroom-Potato Tacos with Scallion Relish
Cubed potatoes make a great taco filling. They crisp up nicely and take on the smokiness and faint heat of the spices. Kale adds a little toothsome chew; you can use any hearty green you have on hand (such as Swiss chard, collard greens, or spinach). The scallion relish is a fresh, tangy condiment that brightens the earthy flavor of the mushrooms and kale. It would also be delicious with your next batch of fish tacos.
Peanut-Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw
Give traditional tacos a run for their money with Peanut-Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw. This vegetarian dish may be the one to convert non-tofu eaters in your house.
Grilled Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Pico de Gallo
Portobello mushroom caps are the perfect steak substitute in these smoky-flavored tacos.
Supercrunch Tofu Tacos
Pickled daikon radishes and carrots plus a spicy Sriracha sauce set these Asian-inspired tacos apart. Pan-sautéed cashews lend meaty crunch to this vegetarian dish.
Mushroom, Corn, and Poblano Tacos
Keep your tortillas soft by wrapping them in foil and keeping them in a warm oven.
Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos
These delicious vegetarian tacos are packed with scrambled eggs, sautéed Swiss chard and tomatoes, then topped with salsa verde and sour cream.
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Tacos
We never stop experimenting with tacos, and this sweet and savory version is our new favorite. To give the tortillas a smoky edge, char them over a gas burner, under the broiler, or on the grill.
An array of delicious spices like cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder dress up humble tofu in these meatless tacos.
Huevos Rancheros Tacos
This is more of a knife-and-fork taco. The soft egg yolk oozes and coats the filling.