Vegan tacos make me happy. Not only are tacos super easy and deliciously versatile, but for me, they inspire memories of fun and creativity.
As a kid, Taco Night was the first time I was allowed to "assemble" dinner myself. Just grab an empty taco shell and dive right into the wide platter of fillings. Mom's job? Easy. Create the spread and let the kids do the rest. No fuss.
Do-it-yourself meal. Crafting your own flavor creations to taste and tweak while you eat, is fun for all. More salsa! More guac! More vegan sour cream! Add a pinch of fresh chopped cilantro! Another handful of shredded vegan cheese please!
Yup, taco night (or day) is just plain fun...
Cilantro, Jicama, Red Grape Slaw - recipe
Mexican Food: Fun meets Beauty.
Taco fun comes from thinking outside the box. Outside the tortilla? Testing out new ingredients. Sometimes crazy combos are the ones that stick.
For today's taco recipe, classic flavors meet a few creative add-in's like sweet juicy red grape halves and sliced jicama.
Mexican food is beautiful. Fresh, bright, complex, lively and fragrant. It fills your senses with amazing smells and sights. Bright red tomatoes, crisp green cilantro and diced jalapeno, fluffy golden corn tortillas, smoldering black beans simmering in a pot, rustic red rice, spicy salsa and anything else you pile on top will look beautiful. It always does.
Red Grape, Black Bean, Cilantro, jicama Tacos
vegan, makes 4 corn tacos
2 cups Cilantro Jicama, Red Grape Salad - recipe here
4 corn tortillas, warmed in the oven (wrap in foil and rub with vegan butter on one side)
1 cup fresh chopped tomato salsa (I used a pico de gallo with tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro)
1 can black beans, drained and warmed in microwave or stove top
1/2 cup vegan cheese (melt over top tortillas - use broil setting on oven for a few minutes - or microwave)
1 avocado, diced and folded with fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper
2-3 Tbsp vegan sour cream
To Make: Assemble your tacos any way you'd like! Add a few sides for a more substantial feast.
Pair these tacos with some fresh guacamole, a stack of warmed tortillas, maybe some Friday night red sangria or citrus frosties and more for a super Mexican fiesta.
More vegan Mexican recipes (link list follows photos)..
1. Lemon Party Guacamole - recipe
2. Salsa Verde - recipe
3. Tempeh Tacos - recipe
4. Fresh Citrus Daiquiri - recipe
5. Tomato Red Rice - recipe
6. Cilantro Smother Sauce - recipe
7. Sticky Sweet Plantains - recipe
8. Corn Cake Bean Balls - recipe
9. Daiya Cheezy Quesadillas - recipe
10. Jicama Fiesta Slaw - recipe
11. Vegan Enchiladas!- recipe
12. Breakfast Quesadilla - recipe
13. Elote - recipe
14. Zucchini Guac - recipe