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Vegan Meat Tacos with Cheese Sauce

Vegan Meat Tacos

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
These Vegan Meat Tacos are made with whole plant foods, spices, kale, tomatoes and topped with delicious Vegan Cheese Sauce. The taco ‘’meat’’ is nut-free, chewy, high in protein, and a great meat substitute.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 tacos


Vegan taco meat

  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • ¾ cup lentil brown uncooked
  • nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup of salsa

For Vegan Tacos

  • 6 - 8 corn tortillas/hard taco shells
  • vegan cheese to top up
  • 2 cups kale chiffonaded
  • 1-2 red onion chopped
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • a handful of cilantro for garnish
  • 1-2 whole lime juice


Prepare the vegan taco meat.

  • Cook 1 cup of quinoa and lentils as per package instructions.
  • When done, place both of them into a large mixing bowl and add spices: chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, coriander, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper to taste, salsa. Stir together until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Transfer the contents of the bowl onto a baking sheet and spread it out into a thin layer. Bake on the center rack for 30 minutes, stirring every 10-12 minutes or so to ensure even baking.

Assembling the perfect vegan tacos.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of the Vegan Taco Meat on the taco, topping that with a spoonful of salsa, kale, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and drizzle with Vegan cheese sauce. Top up with freshly chopped cilantro. Repeat until all ingredients have been used.


Keyword Best vegan meat for tacos, vegan meat tacos, Vegan minced meat tacos
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