JOIN US

RESET YOUR CRAVINGS WITH OUR LIVE AUTUMN 21-DAY COMMUNITY CLEANSE—STARTS OCT 5

AUTUMN 21-DAY CLEANSE IS OCT 5

Vegan Tacos (Austin, TX)

austinite vegan tacos on cutting board

Mexican food is a staple in our house and I can’t get enough of these Vegan Tacos inspired by one of my favorite cities! You can find find this recipe and 100+ recipes in my new book, Simple Green Meals. 

Vegan Taco Recipe using cauliflower and peppers

Most people celebrate Taco Tuesday but if I had the option, I’d have Taco Wednesday and Taco Thursday, too! I have a thing for tacos! I’m not gonna lie, every year since we’ve been dating, Ryan and I have gone to Taco Bell for Valentine’s Day. Romantic, huh?!

It’s really because when you’re young and naive, you don’t realize every restaurant is booked on Valentine’s Day… well… every restaurant except Taco Bell! It’s tradition for us now, but if I’m being honest, Austinite Tacos is where it’s at! Taco Bell’s got nothin’ on these!

Why I Prefer Vegan Tacos

  1. Most Vegetarian tacos don’t seem to have a lot of flavors but these tacos taste as good as they look!
  2. I don’t feel bloated after eating them.
  3. Between the cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas, these tacos are packed with a ton of nutrients.

Are you drooling yet? Do yourself a favor and make them today!

Mexican Side Dishes

If you’re itching for some side dished to go with this simple vegan taco recipe, I’ve definitely got you covered with these 3 vegan sides from my book too. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. It really makes going plant-based so much easier when it tastes this good!

  • Holy Guacamole
  • Homemade Salsa
  • Vegan Queso

I’ve also got a BBQ Jackfruit Taco recipe that is de-lish!!!! My husband couldn’t believe it wasn’t meat— he thought I was tricking him. The texture is similar to pulled chicken, yet the flavors are even more vibrant with the jackfruit base.

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
austinite vegan tacos on cutting board

My Favorite Vegan Tacos

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

When I created this vegan taco recipe, it just felt like it had an Austin flair going on, so I named it after that city. Austin, Texas, is one of my favorite cities, thanks to the great music, the variety of healthy foods available, its natural landscape, and the fact that my awesome aunt and uncle live there. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus more for serving

 

For Serving 12 organic corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 cup simple Cashew Coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado slices
  • sliced scallions
  • diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the cauliflower, sweet potato, and onion on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat. Season well with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3.  Remove the pan from the oven and add the chickpeas. Drizzle the BBQ sauce over everything and toss to coat. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.
  4.  To serve, spoon the BBQ filling into the tortillas and top each with a spoonful of the coleslaw, a sprinkling of cilantro, avocado slices, scallions, tomatoes, and any additional BBQ sauce you’d like. Serve immediately.

Notes

GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE (remove Simple Cashew Coleslaw), VEGAN, DAIRY FREE

Keywords: plant-based taco recipe

Simple Green Meals Reci
Tags:    /   Categories: Plant-Based Meals, Recipes 

By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 11.2.2018 | COMMENTS: 11

COMMENTS
11

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. sheila says:

    So yummy! Way beyter then I ever imagined. This was a big hit for dinner last night. Must make!!!

  2. Kim says:

    Thanks to this recipe I was able to bring back Taco Tuesdays. Delish! 🙂

  3. Katie says:

    What BBQ sauce do you recommend? It’s difficult to find one without added sugars or some type of artificial sweetener. Thanks!

  4. Dani Mitchel says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I have your hook but it wasn’t until I watched the video of you making it that I was like: “okay- it’s time to make this!!” Thanks for showing me how simple it can be- and the tast was amazing!!! Even my 7-year old gobbled on up! Plant-power it is!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Dani,

      Yay!! SO happy that you love this recipe and that our Youtube channel was able to help you see just how easy it really is 🙂

  5. Krista says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. How do you prepare the corn tortillas for the tacos?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Krista,

      You can try them a few different ways. You can just use them plain right out of the bag, place them in the oven until they are that perfect crispiness, or for a real BBQ style place them on the grill for a few minutes.

      Hope you enjoy! 🙂

  6. Dan says:

    This recipe is awesome. I made it a couple weeks ago from the book. The cashew cream is the perfect topping!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Dan!

      The cashew cream really is extra delicious in this recipe!

the latest recipes

These are the go-to books, smoothie swag and guides for making tasty green smoothies and plant-powered meals.


Helpful Wellness Products
The BEST Green Smoothie Ever?

Yep! The #1 rated green smoothie recipe according to Google & our rawkstar community is this green gem! Kids, adults, dogs, chickens, and grandparents have all taste tested it and agree: it's the best.

HAVE YOU TRIED...
01
Top 7 green smoothie recipes ever!
02
HOW TO MAKE A MEAL REPLACEMENT SMOOTHIE
03
DIY FREEZER SMOOTHIE PREP ON A BUDGET
Let us know what you think!
THE 21-DAY CLEANSE
autumn flavors
Artboard 3

Discover exactly how to eat to lose weight, gain energy + boost your immune system, naturally.

For 21 days, you'll embrace an autumn-inspired  plant-based whole foods diet packed with smoothies, hearty snacks and soul-comforting meals. This is unlike any other cleanse out there— and that's why you get lasting results!

LEARN MORE

I lost 10 pounds over the 21 days and I was never hungry! —Carrie Eichens