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Vegan chili tacos

These spicy, crunchy vegan tacos taste just like the real thing.

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

It was another family member taking the 30-day vegan challenge that inspired this wonderful dinner. And boy was I grateful! It’s super easy to put together and tastes absolutely delicious, with none of the heaviness of meat, and a lower price tag, to boot.

As someone who does occasionally enjoy meat dishes, I was hard pressed to note the difference between this meat-substituted version and the real thing. You can absolutely make this dish for a mixed crowd – the omnivores and vegans alike will relish the flavor, the crunch and the fun of these tacos.


  • 1 container vegetarian crumbles (I used Lightlife)
  • 16 ounces salsa
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced


Spray pan with non-stick spray and heat on medium heat.

Add faux meat crumbles to pan and stir for several minutes. Add salsa and stir until heated through.

If you like a crunchier taco, heat them in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Place a heaping spoonful into each taco and top with lettuce, pepper, tomato and avocado.

Serve immediately.

vegan chili tacosOmnivores and vegans alike will delight in these tacos. (Photo: Sarah Berkowitz)

Related Topics: Entertaining, Vegetarian

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