Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and this year, we’re celebrating with vibrant, flavorful vegetarian and vegan tacos! Forget the meat – these 10 recipes are bursting with creativity and taste. Think smoky mushrooms, savory black bean crumbles, and bright green salads. We’ve got options for every dietary preference, so set up a DIY taco bar and let everyone customize their fiesta plate. Fresh toppings, tangy salsas, and delicious fillings – it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! ¡Buen provecho!

Oyster Mushroom Tacos

Image Credit: Cafe Sazon y Vida.

In this taco dish, oyster mushrooms are used as a substitute for fish to create a similar texture and flavor profile. The mushrooms are typically marinated or seasoned with ingredients like seaweed, Old Bay seasoning, nori flakes, or other seafood-inspired seasonings to impart a seafood-like taste. Get the recipe for Oyster Mushroom Tacos.

Crispy Potato Tacos

Potato tacos with garnish on top.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

Also known as Tacos de Papa, it is a beloved Mexican dish featuring creamy spiced mashed potatoes and cheese. This vegetarian delight is not only budget-friendly but also a hit for game days, Taco Tuesdays, or casual parties. Get the recipe: Crispy Potato Tacos

Instant Pot Mushrooms Tacos

Instant Pot Vegan Chipotle Tacos on a taco rack.
Photo Credit: Corrie Cooks.

Whip up a delightful vegan meal featuring savory mushrooms and loaded with veggies and sauces. These tacos are easy, scrumptious, and customizable. Perfect for a satisfying dinner loved by all. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Mushrooms Tacos.

Blue Corn Tacos with Zucchini

Blue corn zucchini tacos on a plate with garnish on top and sides.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

Indulge in the best meatless tacos made with homemade blue corn tortillas, loaded with flavorful zucchini, black beans, and queso fresco. Drizzle with your favorite salsa for a delicious, healthy twist on Mexican cuisine. Get the recipe: Blue Corn Tacos with Zucchini

Black Beans Tacos

Crispy black bean tacos with lime and salsa on the side.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Quick and satisfying, these crispy black bean tacos require only 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare. This recipe features canned refried beans, but homemade refried black beans are a tasty option for those with extra time. Get the recipe: Black Beans Tacos

Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower tacos with garnish on top and salsa on the side.
Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

These crispy Cauliflower Tacos are a delightful and family-friendly weeknight meal. Packed with veggies and a homemade spicy mayo sauce, each bite is a burst of flavor and crunch. These meatless delights are easy to make in just 40 minutes. Get the recipe: Cauliflower Tacos

Mushroom Vegan Tacos

Oyster Mushroom tacos with garnish on top.
Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

Unlike traditional mushrooms, pearl oyster mushrooms offer a crispy texture and unmatched taste. Fill your tacos with salsa, avocado, pan-roasted corn, and black beans for a satisfying meal that’s both easy and tasty. Get the recipe: Mushroom Vegan Tacos

Zucchini Tacos

Zucchini tacos on a plate.
Photo Credit: A Cedar Spoon.

Make the most of summer zucchini and sweet corn with these Easy Zucchini Tacos, a flavorful vegetarian option. Grilled with spices and olive oil, they create a delicious filling. Top with avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, and pickled red onions for a perfect taco. Get the recipe: Zucchini Tacos

Tacos de Lentejas

Tacos de Lentejas on a plate with sides.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

Add a twist to your taco night with Tacos de Lentejas! These vegan, gluten-free delights feature a savory lentil mixture seasoned with Mexican spices. Packed with protein and nutrients, these tacos prove that plant-based can be incredibly delicious. Get the recipe: Tacos de Lentejas

Tacos de Jamaica

Tacos de jamaica made with hibiscus flowers, vegetables, and spices.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

These tacos feature a flavorful filling made from hibiscus flowers, known as flor de jamaica in Spanish. Sauté soaked flowers with spices and veggies, creating a nutritious, low-calorie, and delicious filling perfect for warm tortillas. Get the recipe: Tacos de Jamaica

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