Get your Mex on vegan-style

Get your Mex on vegan-style

by Vanessa Ng 02 Oct 2018

Tacos are popular fare with many and is a convenient food as much as it is a comforting one. While most are built around meat fillings, plant-based tacos can be found as well. Instead of going through the hassle of hunting one down, why not try making a vegan version of this Mexican staple right in the comfort of your own home?

 

Spicy Thai Tacos

Ingredients

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 block of organic tofu (extra firm)
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced red pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions (optional)

 

Instructions

While heating tortillas, cut tofu into cubes. Add 1 Tbsp of oil in the pan, and cook the tofu over medium-high heat. Add soy sauce, ginger powder, chili powder, and crushed red pepper into the pan. Cook for 20 minutes, or until crispy. Following which, proceed to slice the vegetables and set it aside. Add ½ tbsp of oil into the pan and sauté the vegetables for 5 minutes. Assemble contents onto the warm tortilla. Serve. 

 

Veggie-filled tacos

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, de-seeded and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

 

Instructions

Warm up the tortilla. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the avocado oil and chopped veggies into the pan. Sauté for 5 minutes while stirring. Add garlic and continue stirring for the next 5 minutes. Once cooked, set aside the pan. Add lime juice and toss the mixture until combined. Assemble contents on top of the tortilla. Serve.

 

These recipes may seem a tad intimidating, but it is much easier than it looks! If you are a new to cooking Mexican fare, these recipes are a great way to introduce yourself to the experience while providing a novel twist! 

 

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