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easy vegan tacos

Fall in love with 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


veggie ground round for tacos

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C finely chopped onion
  • 1 C finely chopped mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 package 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
  • 1/4 C tightly packed, chopped cilantro
  • sea salt & ground black 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 black pepper, to taste

simple guacamole

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


  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, 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 black pepper to taste.

  6. Of course, guacamole can be made however you want. You could also make my 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.