Monday, November 11, 2013

6 Kinds of Vegetarian Tacos


I'm sorting through some camping photos today, but I wanted to pop in and share a few recipes. After I posted about our Taco Trek a few weeks ago, I decided to put together a post containing the variety of vegetarian tacos we eat at home. People might think vegetarian tacos sound sucky and boring, but they aren't (and I don't actually know if people think that or not). There's so many ways to mix up this meal, I feel like I barely make the same taco twice. 
Most of the time (minus #6, the breakfast taco) I just lay the tortillas out on a foil lined baking sheet, heat the oven to 350º and pop them in open face style until the cheese looks melted (~5-10 minutes) which is both easy and healthy (thanks to my friend Roberta for the tip!)

{left to right} 
1. refried black beans, shredded cheese blend, cherry tomatoes, scallions. Scott's thoughts on this one: "It's like the healthy version of Taco Bell!"... point is, it's good.
2. black beans, shredded cheese blend, pre-baked citrus marinated organic tofu, salsa fresca, avocado, cilantro, fresh jalapeños, sprinkle of cumin, squeeze of lime. 
3. (upper left of the plate) cabbage slaw, pre-baked red and yellow potatoes, red bell pepper, red onion. (in the front): sautéed lentils, kale, salt, pepper, sour cream, red onions. 
4. lentils, kale, spicy pickled carrots, pre-baked purple potato. 
5. sautéed carrots and bell peppers, red beans, sharp cheddar, avocado, cilantro, lime. 
6. breakfast tacos: scrambled eggs, onions, cherry tomatoes, fresh jalapeños, cilantro, shredded cheese blend; heat tortillas over a low flame when the eggs are in their last stage of cooking. 

The tortillas I usually use are La Tortilla Factory's Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas because they are soft and flexible (I hate when you're trying to eat a taco and the shell cracks or falls apart. Doesn't everybody?). Also, when it comes to filling the shells, I've found that it's less messy and more enjoyable not to over stuff them (#2s not the best example of this, though. I'm sure a lot of that fell on someone's lap). 


And now to an important question, are tacos better on Tuesdays?
What are your favorites?

13 comments:

  1. Oh god, I'm hungry now! I love Mexican food. Have you ever tried Quorn mince in a taco with kidney beans and shredded cheese? It's delicious! Great post x

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    1. That sounds really good! I'll have to try that recipe!

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  2. These recipes are really yummy! I need to get some tacos and try these.

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  3. Trying very hard to eat less meat so love this post and the variety of vegetarian taco ideas your provided. They all look delicious!

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    1. Thanks AM. I hope you like them too!

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  4. They're fantastic, you've given me lots of ideas. I did make tacos the other day, which I've almost never done before. The children quite liked them, so I think I'll try doing some more. I need to find some tortillas without forty unpronounceable ingredients in them though. Either that or make my own - I have got a recipe.

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    1. I know what you mean about the tortillas. Making your own is probably the best call. I'll have to try that sometime!

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  5. Did you change your blog name too or have I gone crazy? Lol! And oh my goodness, you are making me so hungry!

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    1. YES! It took me a minute to get used to too.

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  6. Ooh, nom, nom, nom. All of them please! I see a month of taco Tuesdays in my future! Cheers!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I need to eat right this minute! My favourite actually isn't a taco (it's a burrito, does that still count?) but it is de-lic-ious. I'll give you the link to the recipe, but it involves beans, cheese, and sweet potato. THE BEST.

    Here's the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Addictive-Sweet-Potato-Burritos/Detail.aspx?prop24=etaf. Hope you love it as much as I do!

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