Super Simple Vegan Taco Salad Recipe
This vegan taco salad recipe is simple and insanely DELICIOUS!
I don’t know about you, but Taco Tuesday is not complete without a hearty satisfying vegan taco salad that looks as good as it tastes. This recipe is easy to prepare, requires minimal ingredients and is very budget-friendly. It is also loaded with nutrient-rich veggies, legumes and healthy fats!
Not only do I love that this recipe is hearty and filling but it’s bursting with plant-powered ingredients.
This taco salad recipe is one of my favorite Mexican inspired dishes to make and I’m happy to be sharing it with all of you today!
Enjoy this tasty super simple vegan taco salad recipe on Taco Tuesday or for a weeknight dinner option. This recipe also works well if you are meal prepping and serving leftovers for lunch the next day!
What you will need for this vegan taco salad recipe…
Our Homemade Mexican Spice Mix
Super Simple Vegan Taco Salad
- 1 1 head iceberg lettuce gauge how much you would like
- 1 small red onion diced small
- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 can corn rinsed and drained
- 1 red bell pepper diced small
- 1 avocado diced into cubes
- 10 cherry tomatoes quartered
- 1-2 limes juiced (or lemons!)
- 1 bunch cilantro leaves only, roughly chopped 1+ tsp Mexican seasoning mix
- 1 Jalapeno deseeded and diced (optional!)
- 3 flour tortillas sliced into tortilla chip triangles
Mexican Seasoning Mix (If you would like to create your own!)
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- pinch cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Slice the flour tortillas into tortilla chip triangles and add to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, add the Mexican sesasoning mix and some water or veggie broth. Take a brush and brush the mixture onto each side of the tortilla chips. Bake for 10-12 minutes until crisp.
- While those are cooking, simply prep the rest of the salad. Wash and chop up the iceberg lettuce. Squeeze the lime juice all over the lettuce. Toss in the rinsed and drained black beans, rinsed and drained corn, diced avocado, diced red bell pepper, quartered cherry tomatoes, and chopped cilantro.
- Once the tortilla chips are ready, feel free to break them up over the salad or leave them whole and just decorate.
- Add more Mexican seasoning mix over the salad if you wish. I like to squeeze extra lime over before serving.
Why I love this recipe…
One of the main reasons I love this recipe is because it is perfect for beginner to a vegan diet or a simple recipe for those who are looking to transition. This meal is made with whole-food plant-based ingredients that can be found in other traditional versions of a taco salad recipe, which makes it easy for transitioners to adapt to the flavors. Eating more plants in your diet will improve your family’s health, boost energy levels naturally and helps prevent sickness/disease.
A few Benefits of…
- While most fruits are high in carbohydrates, avocados are high in wonderful healthy fats!
- Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
- High in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5 & B6, and Vitamin E!
- Contain more potassium than bananas!
- Avocados tend to be rich in fiber — about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fiber may have important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.
- Black beans are classified as legumes and are also known as turtle beans! These little dudes are prized for their high fibre and protein content.
- The iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc in black beans all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
- Black beans are naturally low in sodium and contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally.
- Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables but can be found in black beans. It plays a role in liver enzyme function and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium may prevent inflammation and decreases tumorgrowth rates.
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