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easy vegan tacos

I eat tacos a lot! It’s the easiest go-to dinner because you can stuff corn tortillas (and you should only ever eat corn tortillas) with pretty much anything. There are no rules!

In this week’s YouTube video I’m making tacos. I make tacos 3 times a week in the kitchen and I’ve only managed to get it on video now! Watch this.

So like I said, no rules. Just let your imagination run wild and use up leftovers to stuff your tacos. But if you want to know some fast and furious toppings you can make I’ll list them below as well as the best way to season veggie ground round as seen in the video.

For the cilantro cream you could also use the hot for food cashew sour cream as the base. For the salsa, feel free to use your favourite pre-made salsa as well.

Of course, your excuse to eat tacos comes around every Tuesday (#TacoTuesday) so if you make these easy vegan tacos or a version of your own share a pic with me on instagram and tag @hotforfood!

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5 from 1 vote
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easy vegan tacos

try these easy vegan tacos made with a meatless ground round, guacamole, and  a cilantro cream sauce.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword guacamole, tacos, vegan salsa, vegan tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

perfect veggie ground round for tacos

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C finely chopped onion
  • 1 C finely chopped mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 pkg meatless ground round (used Yves in the video)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

cilantro cream sauce

  • 1/2 C vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • sea salt & ground pepper, to taste

fresh tomato salsa

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • sea salt & ground pepper, to taste

simple guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • sea salt & ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the meatless ground round, heat a large pan over medium and add vegetable oil, onion, and mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until soft.

  2. After onion and mushrooms have cooked for a couple of minutes then add meatless ground round, cumin, and chili powder and stir to combine. Sauté for another 5 to 7 minutes to allow the ground round to get heated through and brown up a bit. 

  3. Add minced garlic with 1 to 2 minutes left in the cooking time. Mushrooms should be softened and ground round lightly browned.

  4. To make the fresh tomato salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve tacos.

  5. To make the simple guacamole, scoop out avocado flesh into a bowl. Add lime juice and mash with a fork until smooth. Add sea salt and ground pepper to taste.

  6. Of course, guacamole can be made however you want. There's also the super guacamole recipe with added protein from corn and black beans. But in a pinch you really only need 2 things: avocado and lime juice.

2 comments

  • Brianna 3 years ago

    Made these for dinner tonight and I had to restrain myself from eating the entire recipe in one sitting! 10/10 would recommend.

  • Carmen Schweiger 2 years ago

    The recipe for cilantro cream is missing an ingredient- cilantro!

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