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5 from 2 votes
Tempeh Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Tempeh tacos make for the perfect plant based Mexican meal. The tempeh makes for the perfect vegan "mock" meat that still has a ground meat texture. Top with veggies and the best creamy avocado sauce ever. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: tacos, tempeh, vegan tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 740 kcal
Author: Vicky
For the tempeh:
  • 8 oz tempeh grated or crumbled
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 chipotles in adobo seeds removed
For the avocado sauce:
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 jalapeno or more for spicier sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
For the tacos:
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 12 tortillas corn for gluten free recipe
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  1. In a pan combine all tempeh ingredients and cook until browned, mixing frequently. Add water to pan if needed. 

  2. For the avocado sauce combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth 

  3. To assemble the tacos, top tortillas with tempeh, black beans, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Tempeh Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 760mg33%
Potassium 867mg25%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1445IU29%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 8.6mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.