I was a vegetarian before I entered high school. I also grew up in a farming town with a family who ate meat as the centerpiece of every plate. They to this day get confused or don’t know what to cook for vegetarians.
Just because I don’t eat meat doesn’t mean I don’t like food. Becoming vegetarian helped open up the things I was willing to try drastically. But one classic staple that is easy to switch up is tacos. A simple dinner or a feast of flavours there’s something everyone will enjoy.
Quinoa Taco Stuffing
Easy and full of flavour, this is a great substitute to whip up if you only have one vegetarian and a bunch of omnivores at a dinner party. The the crunch and flavours will be similar in your vegetarian and non-veg tacos. This also works wonderfully if you want to make vegetarian taco salad.
A relatively newer protein substitute in the vegetarian cuisine scene, cauliflower is great because it can take on so much flavour and be roasted, breaded, or fried. This is a great option for making vegetarian tacos if you want to keep costs low and make a variety of filling flavours.
Tacos with Beans or Legumes
Beans and legumes are the go-to for protein substitutes in all cuisines around the world. Black beans are used in a lot of Central American cooking, but chickpeas and Navy beans also high in protein.
Beans and rice together are a complete protein, so make some good dirty rice filling, or make a creamy black bean and sweet potato taco filling.
What’s your favourite vegetarian taco recipe? I would have to say cauliflower is my go to when entertaining because for the familiar texture and it’s ability to take so many different flavours. Let me know in the comments below!