“Real men eat quinoa”.  Get it?  I mean, I want to be the biggest vegan, Earth-loving, green, environmentally-friendly person on the planet, and I only eat quinoa! Roped into a vegan diet, I have ditched all of my meat-eating culinary stereotypes. For example, quinoa is the “superfood” of the moment and a great replacement for grains you might have come to see as unhealthy, like wheat. Quinoa is also gluten-free and a good source of magnesium, lysine, and phytic acid, which is important for bone health. It has a mild, nutty flavor, similar as to small pasta, and can be incorporated

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Easy dinner recipes are one of the best ways to eat healthy on a budget. Recipes that are quick to make and use little or no ingredients are always a good idea. That’s why I love this simple recipe for vegan chorizo tacos made with sweet potatoes, onions, walnuts and quinoa.. Read more about vegetarian tacos with black beans and let us know what you think.

Vegan Chorizo combines the tastes of Mexican Chorizo with a crispy and satisfying Walnut and Quinoa foundation for a vegetarian taco.

Chorizo is a popular ingredient in Mexican cooking, and although it has a lot of taste, it’s not the healthiest option. I like coming up with dishes that have comparable tastes but are very healthy. I’ve seen a few vegan chorizo recipes, and some of them call for combining almonds with cauliflower or mushrooms to get the similar texture. I had some tri-color quinoa on hand, so I combined it with walnuts and sundried tomatoes.

3 Vegan Chorizo tacos on a white plate topped with guacamole.

This is not a substitute for genuine Mexican chorizo in my opinion. Instead, I consider it a taste replacement with additional health advantages. The crumbly combination would probably work nicely with a refried bean foundation. However, since I was attempting to make it a nutritious dinner, I used spicy guacamole to add creaminess and beneficial fats. I also had some bagged lettuce in the fridge, which I served with a squeeze of lime on the bottom of the tortillas. With a touch of lime or lemon, everything tastes better!

3 Vegan Chorizo tacos on a white plate topped with guacamole.

I don’t follow any specific diet apart than avoiding dairy as much as possible. Instead, I consume foods that I like and make healthy substitutions as needed. While I like a nice steak, I also enjoy plant-based meals such as these tacos or my buffalo cauliflower tacos. I like having a wide range of meals to choose from, and I enjoy trying new flavors and sensations. Eat foods that make you happy, and your body will reciprocate.

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Tacos with vegan chorizo

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Vegan Chorizo combines the tastes of Mexican Chorizo with a crispy and satisfying Walnut and Quinoa foundation for a vegetarian taco.

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and coat a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In a food processor, combine all of the Vegan Chorizo ingredients and pulse until the mixture is crumbly and diced up. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the edges are crunchy.

  • Combine a ripe avocado, diced jalapenos, lime juice, and salt in a mixing bowl. Taste after stirring.

  • Corn tortillas should be warmed in the oven with residual heat until they are tender.

  • Assemble tacos by layering cabbage on the bottom and squeezing lime juice on top, then topping with Chorizo mixture and hot guacamole.

A lot of people are going vegan these days—people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a hardcore animal rights activist, or you’re a brand newbie who recently “took the leap” into a plant-based lifestyle, it’s no secret that going vegan is a great way to improve your health. But if you’re looking to try a new food with your newfound sense of compassion, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to be sharing our recipe for vegan chorizo tacos.. Read more about vegetarian taco meat brands and let us know what you think.