Taco Salad

This is vegan, feel free to use cheese and chorizo if your not vegan. This is perfect for a frantic taco Tuesday!

  • 6 oz soy chorizo
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 2 jalapeños, dice
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head romaine, chopped
  • Olives, sliced
  • Vegan Mozzarella, crumbled
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce

In a large sauce pan, cook chorizo over medium heat, add onions, garlic, peppers, cumin and oregano, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, reduce to low and cook 20 minutes, stirring a couple times.

Diced lettuce among plates, tops with beans, olives, cheese, avocado and salads.

Serves 4.

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Buffalo Chickpea Tacos

These vegan tacos are amazing and perfect for a weeknight dinner!

  • 1/3 c wing sauce
  • 2 1/2 c drained, rinsed Chickpeas
  • 1 recipe vegan ranch
  • Olive oil
  • 2 peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 8 oz baby spinach
  • Tortillas
  • Sliced avocado

Place Chickpeas and wing sauce in a small pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

In a large pan, heat some oil and cook the peppers and onion until soft over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook till wilted.

Warm the tortillas.

Divide the pepper mixture amount tortillas, top with Chickpeas, ranch and avocado.

Serves 4.

Pantry Tacos

This recipe for tacos literally came from what I had on the shelf! These are vegan if you use vegan cheese.

  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can fire roasted chilies
  • Olives
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced red onion
  • Cheese of choose
  • Tortillas, warmed
  • Hot sauce

In a medium pot, combine tomatoes, beans and chilies and cook over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes, until it thickens – mashing the beans a little.

Scoop into tortillas and top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 4.

Potato and Poblano Taquitos

Yum!! These are so good you won’t miss the meat!!! I choose to bake mine to make them a bit healthier – feel free to fry them if you wish.

  • 1 1/2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 large poblano chile
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or vegetable oil
  • 16 ozs sliced white mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Place potatoes in a large pot, and add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium-high, and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 35 to 40 minutes.

While potatoes simmer, cook poblano directly over a medium flame of a gas stovetop, or under broiler, turning occasionally, until skin is charred and blistered, 11 to 12 minutes. Place chile in a small bowl, and cover with plastic wrap; let steam 20 minutes.

Melt butter or oil in a large, skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms; stir to coat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and liquid has evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes.

Drain potatoes, and let cool slightly, about 20 minutes. Peel potatoes with a sharp paring knife; transfer to food processor. Add peppers and mushrooms and pulse to chop until smooth.

Preheat the oven to 425 and spray a baking dish with oil.

Steam tortillas slightly. Then put 1/4 c or so of the mushroom mixture in the tortilla and roll, placing in the prepared baking dish. When finished spray with oil and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until crispy on the outside and heated through.

Top with salsa and avocado.

Serves 4.

  • Vegan Taco Bowl

    This is what happens when I feel super lazy – pantry taco bowl dinner! Just open a few cans toast a tortilla and voila dinner!

    • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed
    • 1 can black beans, rinsed
    • 1 4oz can green chilies
    • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
    • Vegan cheese
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • Sliced black olives
    • Vegan ranch dressing
    • Salsa
    • 1 head romaine chopped
    • 4 flour tortillas
  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray an oven proof bowl and place tortilla inside creating a bowl, spray with a little olive oil and bake 5 – 8 min – keep an eye on it, they go from yum to burnt quick!
  • In a medium pan, dump beans, chilies and tomatoes with juice and cook over medium heat for 20 min until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Place romaine in the bottom, drizzle with ranch and salad, top with beans, avocado, cheese, more salsa and olives.
  • Serves 4.
  • Panko Crunchy Avocado Tacos

    Panko crusted avocado tacos – yes – and they are amazing!! You want the avocados to be a little firm. Leave off the cheese and they are vegan.

    • 2 large ripe avocados
    • 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
    • 2 Tbsp plain, unsweetened almond milk
    • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
    • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 6-8 tortillas
    • 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
    • Cotija cheese, crumbled
    • Fresh cilantro, chopped
    • Hot Sauce and/or salsa

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees , line a baking sheet with parchment paper. whisk together almond milk and oil in a shallow bowl and mixing panko bread crumbs and spices in another shallow bowl.

    Halve avocados, remove from skin and slice into 3 equal parts. Each avocado should yield 6 pieces. Repeat until you have 12 pieces.

    Dip avocados first into almond-olive oil mixture, then transfer to the panko-spice mixture and use a spoon to gently coat. Carefully transfer to lined baking sheet and repeat until all avocados are coated.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on the exterior.

    Assemble tacos and serve with slaw.

    Serves 3 – 4.

    Black Bean Taquitos

    These are from Vegan Comfort Classics – so good! I made a few changes to the recipe, you can pretty much use any veggie – I had shredded carrots so that is what I used.

    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 can black beans, rinsed
    • 1 jalapeño, chopped
    • 1 c carrots, grated
    • 1 4 oz can diced chilies
    • Corn Tortilla, small
    • Vegan Nacho Cheese sauce
    • vegan sour cream

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Combine all ingredients except the tortilla, nacho sauce and sour cream in a food processor and pulse to combine and roughly chop. Pour into a bowl and stir in 1/2 c nacho sauce. Steam the tortillas lightly so you can work with them. Add 2 tbsp bean mixture and roll, repeat and place in a baking dish. Spray with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy.

    Drizzle with sour cream and nacho sauce.

    Serves 4 – 6.