NutritionFacts Easy Veggie Tacos
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Easy Veggie Tacos

Tacos are a quick meal to pull together on a busy evening. Use prepared salt-free components or see the bottom of the page for links to homemade options.
This recipe for comes from staff member Ángela, our Spanish Social Media and Program Coordinator.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


For the sautéed veggies

  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1.5 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • pinch black pepper

For cashew cream

  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For assembly

  • corn tortillas
  • salt-free, oil-free "refried" beans
  • shredded lettuce
  • sautéed veggies
  • salt-free guacamole
  • salt-free salsa or pico de gallo
  • Cashew Cream
  • fresh cilantro optional
  • sliced chili pepper optional


Make Cashew Cream

  • Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth, then set aside. Note: If you are not using a high-speed blender, boil water and soak the cashews for 15 minutes, then drain, rinse and proceed with recipe.

Sauté Veggies

  • Add a few tablespoons of water to a pan and turn heat to medium. Add the veggies and spices and sauté until soft.

Assemble the Tacos

  • Warm tortillas on a flat griddle or dab a small amount of water on them and microwave for 10 seconds.
  • Personalize your tacos by using any amount of the listed ingredients!


If you want our whole-food plant-based take on the components of these tacos, check out our Unfried Refried Beans, Simple Salsa, and Fresh Guacamole.  
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  1. I’ve been eating a lot of refried beans and finally came across a plant based recipe and wanted to try it. I found your recipe for untried refried beans and was curious as to why you use cannelie beans instead of pinto beans? Can you explain please?

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