32 Plant-Based Recipes for Taco Night

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Assortment of recipes for vegan taco night

If you know us well enough, you know we love tacos around here. They’re perfect for easy weeknight dinners, hosting guests on weekends, summer picnics, cozy meals in, and the list goes on! We’ve gathered 32 of our BEST plant-based recipes to make your weekly (or multi-weekly!) taco nights the greatest they can be, from homemade basics to fancy (but simple) fillings, creative tacos (of course!), and even a slew of tasty sauces to dip and drizzle. Get your tortillas ready, friends!

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The Basics

Platter of homemade tortillas for our tutorial on How to Make Corn Tortillas
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How to Make Tortillas (2 Ingredients, Oil-Free!)
EASY corn tortillas with just 2 ingredients required! Tips for making with and without a tortilla press. The perfect side for Mexican night!
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Homemade plantain tortillas wrapped in a linen on a cutting board
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3-Ingredient Plantain Tortillas
Amazing, 3-ingredient plantain tortillas! A delicious and simple grain-free option for Mexican-inspired dishes and more. Entirely vegan and both gluten- and grain-free.
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Metal spoon in a big pot of Mexican Pinto Beans made from scratch
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Easy Pinto Beans From Scratch (1 Pot)
How to make pinto beans from scratch in 1 pot! Tender beans infused with smoky, Mexican flavors like cumin, chili powder, and chipotle in adobo sauce.
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Using a spoon to pick up a serving of homemade black beans made from scratch
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Easy 1-Pot Black Beans
Flavorful, easy-to-make 6-ingredient black beans cooked in 1 pot and that don’t require soaking! A foolproof way to cook black beans from scratch. Perfect for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, taco salads, and more!
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Using an immersion blender to make creamy refried beans
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Easy 1-Pot Refried Beans
Easy 1-pot refried beans with minimal ingredients. Try our step-by-step methods for getting ultra creamy texture and classic flavor FAST! Perfect for canned pinto beans or beans made from scratch.
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Tasty Fillings

Hard shell corn tortillas filled with Quinoa Taco Meat
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Quinoa Taco Meat
Amazingly flavorful taco “meat” made with quinoa, smoky seasonings, and salsa! Baked until hot and crispy. A healthy substitute for ground beef (just 9 ingredients)!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our Smoky Jackfruit recipe
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Smoky Shredded Marinated Jackfruit
Smoky, 30-minute marinated jackfruit, perfect for adding to enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and more! Incredibly flavorful, easy to make, and so versatile! 
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Picking up a taco from a plate
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1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”
Easy vegan taco “meat” made with lentils, carrots, and TONS of smoky spices! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful, 1-pot dish!
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Bowl of vegan chorizo
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Easy Vegan Chorizo
Smoky vegan chorizo that tastes even better than the real thing! Plant-based, gluten-free, and perfect for bowls, burritos, and beyond. Just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes required!
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Cutting board with a taco made with our delicious Vegan Taco Meat recipe
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10-Minute Raw Vegan Taco “Meat”
Easy, delicious, 10-minute vegan taco “meat” made with walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, and peppers! The perfect balance of spice and smokiness, and loaded with protein and healthy fats. Add to tacos, nachos, salads, and more!
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Plate with three Vegan Barbacoa Tacos topped with sliced cabbage, radishes, cilantro, and lime
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1-Pot Vegan “Barbacoa”
Amazing, rich, flavorful vegan “barbacoa” with spices, chipotle peppers, lentils, and shredded carrots! The perfect plant-based “meat” for taco night!
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The Tacos

Platter of Vegetable Tacos with Chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Magic Green Sauce
An easy, 30-minute plant-based meal: roasted vegetable tacos seasoned with spices, wrapped inside warm tortillas, and topped with vibrant green sauce! Seasonally versatile, big flavor, so healthy!
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Platter of easy vegan tacos made with zucchini and bell pepper
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Vibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini Tacos
The ultimate summer taco with sautéed zucchini, onion, and bell pepper, seasoned with herbs, spices, and fresh lime juice! Just 10 ingredients required! Vibrant, light, flavorful!
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Plate with two Vegan Breakfast Tacos made with black beans, avocado, and pomegranate seeds
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Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos
Simple 30-minute vegan breakfast tacos with a spicy tofu scramble and hearty black beans topped with veggies, creamy avocado, and pomegranate arils! Healthy, filling, and so delicious.
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Plate with a corn tortilla topped with beans, jicama slaw, and guacamole
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Smoky BBQ Bean Tacos (Vegan, GF)
Smoky BBQ bean tacos pack serious, saucy flavor. Serve with our Jicama Slaw for the ultimate plant-based side or entrée. Ready in 25 minutes with 10 basic ingredients!
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Platter of Raw Romaine Taco Boats for a refreshing vegan dinner
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Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats
Rainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
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Platter filled with our Easy Jackfruit Tacos recipe for a delicious plant-based meal
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Spicy Jackfruit Tacos (1-Pot Meal!)
Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos made in 1-pan in about 30 minutes! An insanely delicious, easy-to-make filling that’s perfect for tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos, and more!
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Wood board filled with Roasted Cauliflower Tacos made with Adobo Romesco
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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco
Smoky, roasted cauliflower tacos with a spicy chipotle romesco sauce! An easy (30 minutes!) and flavorful plant-based meal that’s versatile, healthy, and so satisfying!
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Two Portobello & Butternut Squash Tacos on a wood plank
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Saucy Portobello & Butternut Squash Tacos
Insanely saucy and delicious portobello mushroom and butternut squash tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 30 minutes. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
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Bowl with three Crispy Baked Tacos topped with Pineapple Salsa
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Crispy Baked Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
30-minute crispy baked taco shells with homemade Mexican pinto beans and pineapple salsa! A comforting, flavorful, and healthy plant-based meal.
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Basket filled with Spicy Plantain Black Bean Tacos
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Spicy Plantain Black Bean Tacos
Simple, flavorful, 20-minute tacos with spicy-sweet sautéed plantains and smoky black beans. A satisfying and quick plant-based meal!
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Platse of Panko Baked Avocado Tacos with sliced radishes, limes, and cilantro
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Panko Baked Avocado Tacos
Easy, 30-minute panko baked avocado tacos that are creamy on the inside with a crunch on the outside! Paired perfectly with quick-pickled radish, cilantro, lime juice, and hot sauce!
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Sauces & Dips

Dipping a chip into a bowl of Vegan Cashew Queso
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5-Minute Vegan Cashew Queso
Creamy vegan queso ready in just 5 minutes! Cheesy, quick and easy to make, and perfect for serving with nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, and more!
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Dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of roasted salsa verde
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Roasted Salsa Verde (30 Minutes!)
Vibrant roasted salsa verde with tomatillos, jalapeños, and plenty of lime. A simple oven roasting technique creates smoky depth of flavor. Just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Using a tortilla chip to scoop up a bite of My Go-To Guacamole recipe
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My Go-To Guacamole
Incredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!
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Bowl of our easy mango salsa recipe
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Easy Mango Salsa
Flavorful, crunchy, 8-ingredient mango salsa! Perfect for dipping, bowls, tacos, and more. Just 20 minutes and 1 bowl required!
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Ceramic baking dish filled with Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Vegan Queso
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Roasted Jalapeño Vegan Queso (7 ingredients!)
7-ingredient vegan queso with spicy roasted jalapeño, smoky spices, and cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast. The creamiest dairy-free cheese on the block.
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Wood board filled with ingredients for making our Vegan Chimichurri recipe
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Magic Green Sauce (10 minutes!)
Creamy, spicy chimichurri-inspired sauce that requires 10 minutes and 8 ingredients! Perfect for adding to tacos, grilled vegetables, veggie burgers, and more!
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Ceramic dish filled with a batch of our Easy Red Salsa recipe
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Easy Red Salsa
Easy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!
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Skillet filled with Vegan Green Chili Queso surrounded by tortilla chips
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Vegan Green Chili Queso
Creamy, flavorful Vegan Queso infused with green chilis for a subtle spice! The perfect plant-based dip for Mexican meals.
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Spoon and container of homemade Habanero Hot Sauce beside lime wedges and habanero stems
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Spicy Habanero Hot Sauce
Insanely delicious, spicy habanero hot sauce with 5 simple ingredients: onion, garlic, lime, habanero peppers, and salt! Spicy, creamy, and perfect atop tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!
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Overhead shot of a big bowl of Grilled Corn Salsa topped with fresh cilantro
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Perfect Grilled Corn Salsa
Grilled corn salsa with perfectly grilled corn, fresh tomato, red onion and cilantro, a little lime juice to bring it all together, and a dash of heat from serrano pepper.
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If you try any of these taco night recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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