gaucamole, pickled radishes, pico de gallo, chipotle creme - 4 vegan taco topping recipes

4 Easy Vegan Taco Toppings

4 Easy Vegan Taco, Fajita, Burrito, and Bowl Toppings

When we adopted a vegan lifestyle over five years ago tacos were our go to. Easy to amp up the flavor and once we perfected our taco filling, they were an easy and delicious weeknight meal.

As the years passed we started making toppings for our tacos, fajitas, burritos and bowls and quickly realized that they created the perfect compilation for taco bars or fajita nights. Paired with our easy tofu and veggie fajitas or atop your taco rice bowl (or the potato bowl that is a bonus recipe at the end of our video… click the link below) you have the perfect balance of flavors that come together quickly for your weeknight meal or a football Sunday party!

Radishes, Pico, & Guac – oh my!

And a tasty AF chipotle crema rounds out this foursome of amazing vegan taco toppings. Watch us make all four in this video and snag a bonus recipe at the end!

The Vegan Taco Toppings

Pickled Radishes


Easy Pickled Radishes

Thinly sliced radishes quick pickled in lime juice and salt for the perfect tangy topping!

Ingredients
  • 4-5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • lime juice, to coat and cover
  • kosher salt
Instructions
** This recipe is more about ratios and taste. You can't add too much lime juice. Salt helps to bring our the natural water in the radishes and create a more pickly topping.
  1. Thinly slice radishes and place in shallow dish

  2. Add enough lime juice to coat and cover radishes

  3. Stir in salt – about a 1/2 tablespoon per 5 radishes

Pico de Gallo


Pico de Gallo

The perfect blend of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro to perk up any dish!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 – 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup onions, diced rinse diced onions before adding to dish
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely diced *to taste really – we remove seeds and ribs to keep heat down
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • lime juice
  • kosher salt
Instructions
** This recipe is more about ratios and taste. When in doubt, add ingredients to taste (and if you love onions add more – get creative!).
  1. Mix all ingredients, add juice from 1-2 limes and salt to taste. The lime juice should brighten the dish, not drown your ingredients. The salt helps to bring out the flavors and natural water from the veggies


Cashew Chipotle Crema


Cashew Chipotle Crema

Creamy and spicy, this rich and savory crema is sure to add pizazz to your tacos and bowls!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soak if not using high efficiency blender)
  • 1/2 chipotle in adobo (to taste, add more for spicier creama)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon wine vinegar
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water to desired consistency
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender. We start with about 1/3 cup of water and add water to desired consistency. There are various factors and some instances may call for a thicker crema. Blend for about 30-45 seconds until creamy and well mixed.

Simple Guacamole


Simple Guacamole

This blend of avocados, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and cilantro is the perfect base to your guacamole. Serve it like this or jazz it up with your fave ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove * If using a bowl and fork – mince garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed *If using a bowl and fork – use ground cumin
  • 3 avocados
  • lime juice to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In molcajete (or you can use a bowl and fork) add garlic clove and cumin seed and mash into a paste

  2. Add 2 of the 3 avocados and mash, chop third avocado and stir in to avocado mash, leaving chunky

  3. Add lime juice (about 1 juicy lime to 3 avocados)

  4. Add salt to taste

  5. Stir in chopped cilantro

But where can we use these

We add these toppings to

  • veggie and tofu fajitas
  • rice bowls with tacos or tofu
  • potato bowls
  • tofu scramble
  • tacos
  • burritos or burrito bowls
  • … the options are endless.

Let us know in the comments what you are going to serve these alongside. We can’t wait to see you’re creations. And don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us on Instagram or Facebook @veginspired #veginspiredfoodie

Until Next Time,

Eat More Plants & Live VegInspired!

XO, Kathy

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