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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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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.


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