This Taco Tuesday is the best one yet because it also happens to be National Taco Day! Woohoo! Everyone loves tacos. Last year, Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos and we’re pretty sure a big percentage of that number is just from us.
Tacos are one of the most versatile dishes. You can take any ingredients, put them in a tortilla — hard or soft — and you have a delicious dinner. There is absolutely no limit to the type of tacos we can create! There are so many ways to make them, you could have a different one each day for a week. You can even make grain-free tortillas or use lettuce instead of a taco shell.
Need recipes? Check out Transform Taco Tuesdays with These 10 Awesome Veggie Taco Recipes, Go Around the World with 11 Gourmet Global Tacos, and last year’s Spice Up Your National Taco Day With These 12 Veggie Tacos. Then try these 15 incredible recipes for the best Taco Tuesday and National Taco Day ever!
1. Spicy Mango Tofu Tacos
You can literally put anything and everything into a taco and it’s delicious! The proof is in these Spicy Mango Tofu Tacos. In this particular recipe, corn tortillas are filled with roasted tofu, juicy mangos, some heat from jalapeños, and a dollop of zesty guacamole. Summery and irresistible!
2. Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos
You’ll want to wake up early for these Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos. Tofu is crumbled and transformed into a savory scramble and Portobello mushrooms are shredded and cooked in BBQ sauce until tender. Then both components are piled into soft tortillas, topped with radishes, spring onions, and a fresh squeeze of lime. Delicious!
3. Raw Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
Crisp, spicy, sweet … mmm! These Raw Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a burst of flavor and texture. The Buffalo sauce is made from dates, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, and tahini for creaminess. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, you’ll be amazed how flavorful raw cauliflower can be.
4. Butternut Squash Tacos With Vegan Tempeh Chorizo
These Butternut Squash Tacos With Vegan Tempeh Chorizo come together fairly quickly and are a meal just by themselves. The tempeh chorizo is spicy and smoky which is an amazing contrast in texture to the butternut squash. Perfect for fall, you’ll love these tacos.
5. Thai Red Curry Tofu Tacos
While traditional Mexican tacos are absolutely delicious, it’s fun to mix it up sometimes. This recipe for Thai Red Curry Tofu Tacos does just that. It’s a fusion recipe that combines that classic corn tortilla taco shell, with a bold Thai flavored tofu filling. The curry sauce is spicy, zesty, umami, cream, and a little sweet and they’re combined with a filling of fresh vegetables and herbs. Enjoy these for dinner or take them along to a summer party!
6. Chili Lime Lentil Tacos With Spicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa
There is no end to the number of ways you can make tacos. These Chili Lime Lentil Tacos are awesome on their own and even better with vegan sour cream and avocado. But the spicy grilled pineapple salsa takes these tacos to a whole other level of deliciousness.
7. Chickpea Chorizo Tacos
This hot and spicy Chickpea Chorizo is like soyrizo, minus the soy! The chickpeas get their meaty “chorizo” flavor by crumbling them in a food processor with savory sun-dried tomato and being cooked in a skillet with a hot and spicy sauce. Load up your tacos with plenty of crisp lettuce, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, and some guac to balance the heat.
8. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Whether it’s beans, mushrooms, peppers, or corn, there are quite a few filling options for those looking to keep meat and dairy out of taco night. While these are great options, sometimes it’s nice to the routine up with something unique! These Roasted Cauliflower Tacos do just that! Crispy cauliflower florets, white beans, lime, and zesty avocado spread? Yum!
9. Pineapple Pizza Tacos
If you can’t decide between pizza and tacos, have both with these Pineapple Pizza Tacos. Tortillas make a perfectly crispy and thin pizza crust. These “pizza” tacos are topped with roasted chickpeas, corn, juicy pineapple, creamy avocado, and a drizzle of Sriracha. It’s the best of both worlds and we definitely recommend that you try it.
10. Skillet Eggplant and BBQ Mushroom Tacos
Who doesn’t love tacos? Tortillas are pretty much the perfect vehicle for all things delicious. These tangy and savory Skillet Eggplant and BBQ Mushroom Tacos include meaty eggplant slices and mushrooms, onion, avocado, and an amazingly flavorful barbecue sauce! Whip these up in 30 minutes with your favorite fixings for a healthy and filling dinner.
11. Baja Tofu Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got better and it’s because of these Baja-style Tofu Tacos. Tofu is marinated in an umami sauce before being coated with a cornmeal coating and baked until crispy. It’s then wrapped in a soft tortilla with crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado, and a garlicky lime sauce. Top with Sriracha if you like things spicy.
12. Parsnip Mushroom Tacos With Coriander Crema
These unique Parsnip and Mushroom Tacos With Coriander Crema have a little bit of every flavor. Parsnips provide just the right amount of sweetness, the sauerkraut is sour, the crema is salty, and the mushrooms add umami. Any kind of mushroom is suitable for these tacos, so experiment with variety and find the one that you like best! The guac is entirely optional, but we definitely wouldn’t skip it.
13. Mushroom and Garlic Tacos
The best way to make a good thing better is to turn it into a taco like these Mushroom and Garlic Tacos. In this recipe, tender mushrooms and jalapeño, are wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and topped with fresh cilantro. This recipe will also teach you how to master the art of preparing the tastiest mushrooms.
14. Curried Rice and Vegetable Tacos
These Curried Rice and Vegetable Tacos bring some exotic spice to the mix. Curried rice, black beans, chickpeas, and veggies with hummus and tahini … Yum! Cinnamon is the perfect addition to the already fantastic spices at work, adding just a touch of addictive warmth. These wraps are a fun new way to enjoy tacos.
15. Indian Chickpea Tacos With Cucumber Raita
Give your tacos an Indian twist and make these Indian Chickpea Tacos With Cucumber Raita. Spicy and satisfying, these Indian tacos have creamy coconut curried chickpeas and greens topped with tangy chutney and cooling vegan raita in a warmed corn tortilla.
It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to enjoy these incredible taco recipes. We say any day that ends in “y” is a good day to enjoy savory, flavorful, and amazing tacos!
Lead image source: Mushroom and Garlic Tacos