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15 High-Protein Vegan Taco Recipes!


Tacos are such a crowdpleaser because everyone can build their own! Get your ingredients ready and let all your guests choose exactly what goes on their plate! We came up with a list of 15 high-protein taco recipes that you can switch up any way you like but with the hearty texture and protein you need! These recipes are a perfect post-workout meal that will satisfy your cravings and keep you full!

1. Walnut Taco MeatWalnut Taco “Meat” [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

Try out this Walnut Taco Meat for a high-protein, 100% raw, gluten-free tacos filling! Put it on tortillas with some homemade salsa, cashew sour cream, and guacamole or make it an entirely raw meal and serve it on leaves of cabbage or lettuce.

2. Avocado Cilantro Lime Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tacos with Spicy Aioli 

These Avocado Cilantro Lime Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tacos with Spicy Aioli are tangy and totally customizable. Pack this recipe with as much plant-based protein as you like!

3. Chipotle Lentil Taquitos

Lentils are perfect for taco “meat” because they’re chunky, high in protein, and lend themselves well to spicier flavor combinations. This Chipotle Lentil Taquitos recipe is yummy and creative!

4. Churrasco-Style Seitan Tacos With Roasted Brussels Sprouts Vegan Churrasco-Style Seitan Tacos With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

The seitan in these Churrasco-Style Seitan Tacos With Roasted Brussels Sprouts gives the tacos a realistic “meaty” texture and adds filling protein to the dish. Top with some fresh spicy jalapeños and little salsa!

5. Taco-Stuffed Butternut Squash With Refried Black Beans

Get your protein on with this Taco-Stuffed Butternut Squash With Refried Black Beans. This healthier take on tacos contains an entire can of beans worth of protein and so many colorful toppings.

6. Fall Maple Tempeh Tacos With Pumpkin CremaVegan Gluten-Free Fall Maple Tempeh Tacos With Pumpkin Crema with carrots

It’s maple; it’s pumpkin; it’s tempeh and veggies that are good for you and super delicious! The tempeh in these Fall Maple Tempeh Tacos With Pumpkin Crema adds plant-protein and meatiness that will keep you full!

7. Buffalo Chickpea Tacos With Celery Ranch Sauce Vegan Gluten-Free Buffalo Chickpea Tacos With Celery Ranch Sauce

These Buffalo Chickpea Tacos With Celery Ranch Sauce are a great example of expertly-crafted American fusion! Fiery chickpeas are paired with a cooling, creamy dairy-free celery ranch sauce in a taco shell in this easy weeknight dinner recipe.

8. Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn

The crisp tofu and mung beans in these Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn bring in a whopping 33 grams of protein per serving! Try this flavorful dish after a hard workout or a long day for a satisfying and healthy meal!

9. Smoky Adobo Lentil Tacos Smokey Adobo Lentil Tacos

Smoky Adobo Lentil Tacos perfect for picky eaters! Customize these tacos with any toppings you like while getting the protein you need from the chile-spiced lentils!

10. Raw Mexican Tacos With Corn Tortillas Raw Mexican Tacos With Corn Tortillas

These Raw Mexican Tacos With Corn Tortillas are for our raw, gluten-free, soy-free vegan friends who need a satisfying, protein-rich recipe! It even includes how to make the raw, corn tortilla!

11. BBQ Pecan and Ranch Slaw TacosBBQ Pecan and Ranch Slaw Tacos

These protein-rich pecans are smothered and simmered in a sassy barbecue sauce then stuffed into a crispy taco shell with a crisp almond buttermilk slaw. Try out these BBQ Pecan and Ranch Slaw Tacos for a delicious and filling meal!

12. Tandoori Tofu Scramble Tacos Tandoori Tofu Scramble Tacos

These Tandoori Tofu Scramble Tacos are packed with protein, flavor, and just the right amount of spice then placed on a corn tortilla with a bit of arugula, avocado, red cabbage, and red onions.

13. High-Protein Lentil and Split Pea Tacos High-Protein Lentil and Split Pea Tacos [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These High-Protein Lentil and Split Pea Tacos are layered with all kinds of goodness. Red and green lentils make up the base, then sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms, then a whole bunch of fresh garnishes.

14. Savory Lentil Oatmeal Taco BowlSavory Lentil Oatmeal Taco Bowl

Tacos for breakfast? Count us in. This Savory Lentil Oatmeal Taco Bowl is packed with red lentils and rolled oats to create something similar to a ground beef! The high-protein content will keep you full until lunch!

15. Almond Taco Meat

We’re ending this list with a whole food, soy-free, easy Almond Taco Meat recipe that only takes two simple steps. #TacoTuesday just got a whole lot easier!

Want to learn how to get protein in other ways than just high-protein taco recipes? For all your plant-based protein needs, we recommend downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn 

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