If every time Tuesday rolls around, you find yourself making the same old tacos, again and again, it’s time to transform your Taco Tuesday!
Sure, we love the traditional Mexican dish where hard or soft tortillas, made from wheat or corn, are wrapped around delicious fillings. And yeah, we love topping them with vegan sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and tomatoes. Sometimes, though, you just need to change it up to keep it exciting. Like filling tortillas with Walnut Taco “Meat,” or these 5 Ingredients You Can Use to Replace Meat in Tacos. We can get as creative as we want; just look at these 10 Awesome Taco Fillings. Chinese tacos? You bet! We can make Indian tacos, Italian tacos, falafel tacos, breakfast tacos and even dessert tacos!
It’s not just the fillings we can get creative with; we can also change up the tortilla. We can use grain-free tortillas or use lettuce instead of a taco shell. We can make flautas by rolling up the tortillas and frying or baking them until they’re crispy. We can make lighter and healthier taco salads – less tortilla means we can eat more fillings and toppings!
We have tons of ideas for you! Check out Spice Up Your National Taco Day With These 12 Veggie Tacos and A Week’s Worth of Delicious Tacos. Then take a look at these awesome veggie taco recipes that will put the Olé back into your Taco Tuesdays!
1. Eggplant Fajita Tacos
Eggplant is the star in these simple, spicy Eggplant Fajita Tacos. It’s thinly sliced, pressed, and then marinated and cooked to a chewier, meatier texture. Topped with your favorite garnishes, these tacos are meaty, spicy, and so delicious.
2. Better Than Steak Tacos
If you’re craving something hearty and “meaty,” these Better Than Steak Tacos are for you! Portobello mushrooms make the most amazing taco filling that you can definitely sink your teeth into. Topped with fresh veggies and avocado cream sauce, these tacos can’t be beat!
3. Hibiscus Tacos de Jamaica
This is a dish that has actually become popular in Mexico in recent years. Hibiscus Tacos de Jamaica are a wonderfully unique yet simple dinner, and they pair wonderfully with hibiscus agua fresca.
4. Indian Chickpea Tacos with Cucumber Raita
Spicy and satisfying, these Indian Chickpea Tacos with Cucumber Raita are a fusion dish you’ll crave again and again. They have creamy coconut curried chickpeas and greens topped with tangy chutney and cooling vegan raita in a warmed corn tortilla. What a creative way to enjoy Indian and Mexican cuisine in one meal!
5. Slow-Cooker Mexican Tacos with Guacamole and Salsa
These Slow-Cooker Mexican Tacos are so satisfying because they’re so easy to make and good for you, too! All you have to do is stick all the ingredients in your slow cooker, then whip up the salsa and guacamole when it comes time to serve. It seriously doesn’t get better than that!
6. Scrambled Chickpea Tacos with Ginger Miso Sauce
Who doesn’t love tacos! These Scrambled Chickpea Tacos with Ginger Miso Sauce feature scrambled chickpea “meat” topped with a miso ginger dressing, fresh heirloom tomato salsa, and carrot sour cream. The blue corn tortillas look amazing with the bright orange, green, and red colors of the filling!
7. Kimchi Tofu Tacos with Cashew Crema
Mexico meets Korea in these Kimchi Tofu Tacos with Cashew Crema. Kimchi and tacos are all the rage right now and these tacos with marinated tofu, kimchi, purple slaw, and cashew crema will show you why. They’re so good; your taste buds will want to get up and do a happy dance.
8. Hearts of Palm Carnitas
If you haven’t discovered hearts of palm yet, you are in for a real treat! These unassuming little veggies are an amazing gluten-free and soy-free alternative to seitan or other soy-based plant protein. In these Hearts of Palm Carnitas, the hearts of palm are hearty enough to stand up to being long-simmered in a marinade, and they magically take on a texture that’s similar to pulled pork. They’re tangy, saucy, “meaty,” and so delicious!
9. Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos with Spicy Black Beans
There’s nothing like the aroma and taste of fiery spices to jump start your day. These Sweet Potato and Tofu Tacos with Black Beans aren’t just for breakfast, you can eat them at any time of day, but if you’re craving something warm and savory for your morning meal, these are a great way to start the day!
10. Southwest Smoky Rolled Tacos
Tacos really are just the perfect food. They’re made up of delicious, versatile and interesting ingredients and come in an edible wrapper. These Southwest Smoky Rolled Tacos, also known as taquitos or flautas, contain protein-rich black beans, a homemade smoky cream, and fiber-rich nopales (which are cactus paddles). You can’t get any more southwest than that!
Tacos are like a blank canvas just waiting for us to paint a masterpiece on them. With these recipes, Taco Tuesdays will be exciting and delicious.
Lead Image Photo: Hearts of Palm Carnitas