Easy Vegetarian Taco Recipe

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This recipe will show you how to make healthy, vegetarian tacos that also taste great! These vegetarian tacos are easy to make and blend a wide variety of ingredients to create a mouth-watering flavor you'll love. We’ve also included several optional ingredients for you to add more protein if you'd like. It's also a flexible recipe where you can easily make small changes based on the types of vegetables you enjoy most. Go ahead, get creative with it! And, of course, leave us a comment below to share any recipe variations you come up with...

Easy Vegetarian Taco Recipe

How to Make Our Easy Vegetarian Taco Recipe

Easy Vegetarian Tacos
Recipe Type: Entree
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
A simple, easy-to-customize recipe for vegetarian tacos. This recipe uses multiple types of beans to give you protein WITHOUT the need for meat. Most importantly, these vegetarian tacos taste fantastic!
  • 1 can (~16 oz) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can (~16 oz) black beans, drained
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (remove the seeds if you don’t want your tacos to be spicy)
  • 1 fresh clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons of chunky salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (increase or decrease amount to adjust spice level)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (optional)
  • 8 corn hard taco shells
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped (topping)
  • shredded iceberg lettuce (topping)
  • 1 can (~6 oz) black olives, chopped (topping)
  • shredded monterey jack cheese (topping)
  • salsa or hot sauce (topping)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped (topping)
  • sour cream (topping)
  • spanish rice (side)
  • refried beans (side)
  1. Pre-heat the over to 325 degrees F (for the taco shells later on).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Once the oil is heated, add the chopped onion, celery, green pepper, jalapeno, and garlic to the frying pan. Cook this until all the veggies are done to the level you prefer.
  4. Next, take the drained pinto and black beans and add them to the frying pan along with the spices and a few spoonfuls of salsa.
  5. Mix together all of the ingredients that are now in the frying pan and cook over medium until everything is all heated up (be careful not to overcook since the veggies should already be just about done).
  6. Place your corn taco shells on a baking pan and bake them in the over (which should already be heated to 325 degrees F) for about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the shells from the over, let them cool off a little bit, then add the cooked vegetarian taco filling.
  8. Top your tacos with any of the optional vegetarian taco toppings above such as fresh tomato, black olives, monterey jack cheese, hot sauce, fresh cilantro and/or sour cream.
  9. Serve with a side of refried beans and rice.
  10. Enjoy your vegetarian tacos!


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Categories : Healthy Taco Recipes, Vegetarian Taco Recipes

Recipe Comments

  • Chef Christopher

    I’ll start by sharing one of my favorite variations to this vegetarian taco recipe: taco seasoned quinoa.  Just cook some quinoa, add to a frying pan with a bit of taco seasoning, and cook at medium-high temp for a minute or two.  Add this seasoned quinoa to your veggie tacos and enjoy!