The BEST Vegan Street Tacos

Get ready for these fresh and flavorful Vegan Street Tacos to become your taco Tuesday go-to! These easy homemade tacos come together in under 20 minutes and are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant powered. Made with cauliflower, black beans, guacamole, pineapple mango salsa, and spicy radishes; these plant based tacos are sure to impress!

Looking for more vegan dinner ideas? Be sure to check out our favorite Vegan Burgers and Sweet Potato Nachos!

All About These Vegan Street Tacos

  • Flavor: Fresh, sweet, and mouth watering are the words I would use to describe the flavor of these tacos. Often times people fear that a taco without meat will lose its flavor, but I think these tacos prove that it's the complete opposite! The seasoned cauliflower and black bean base bring a big flavor punch, complemented by a fresh cooling guacamole and sweet pineapple salsa, topped off with some tangy spicy radishes. And, now I'm drooling!
  • Texture: The crunch of the cauliflower paired with the creaminess of the guacamole and juicy sweetness of the pineapple salsa.... Need I say more? Chef's kiss!
  • Ease: Tacos are usually an easy dish to make and these are no exception. They are actually way easier than a meat based taco. All you need is enough patience to get through a 12 minute vegetable roast and you're good to go! A beginner can easily master this recipe by following my detailed instructions below. These are EASY.
Vegan street tacos with cauliflower and black beans in corn shells on taco stand and white counter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a street taco a street taco?

Fun fact! Traditional Mexican tacos are actually called street tacos. They are typically served on corn shells with meat, onion, salsa, and fresh cilantro with a lime wedge to squeeze on top. Street tacos usually do not have cheese, tomatoes, or lettuce, same as this vegan version.

What do you serve with vegan street tacos?

Vegan street tacos are filling enough to be served alone or pair nicely with a side of rice, quinoa, or refried beans.

How do you serve vegan street tacos?

We serve these as a build your own type bar with each topping in individual bowls or fully assembled in a taco stand as pictured. They are such a beautiful dish whichever way you decide!

Vegan street tacos with cauliflower and black beans in corn shells on taco stand and white counter.

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card at the end of this post for detailed amounts and instructions! 

  • Cauliflower - A 12 ounce bag of cauliflower florets or a full head of cauliflower. Any color, but Michael has an obsession with the purple ha. Be sure to break it up into smaller bite sized pieces as shown in the photo below so it's easy to eat in the taco shells.
  • Black beans - Rinsed and drained.
  • Harissa seasoning - We love the flavor that harissa seasoning brings to these tacos, but any of your favorites will do. I've also used chili lime seasoning, cajun seasoning, and traditional taco seasoning and they are just as good!
  • Sea salt - You know I love my flaky sea salt. You really don't need it on the cauliflower and black beans unless your seasoning does not have salt. Ours usually doesn't so I always add a pinch.
  • Guacamole - We usually make this favorite guacamole recipe for these tacos, but you could most definitely use a store bought guac. Whole Foods has the best.
  • Pineapple mango salsa - This homemade pineapple mango salsa is so easy to make and really is the best, but you could most definitely use a store bought version too. Whole Foods has the best made in store!
  • Spicy radishes - You'll never look at a radish the same way again after you taste my quick spicy radishes! If you can find watermelon radishes in your produce section definitely get those, but regular as shown in this post work just as well. Watermelon radishes are just such a colorful treat when you can find them!
  • Salsa verde - You don't really need this for these tacos to be delicious, but I'll add a good salsa verde to anything. My favorite store bought is Late July.
  • Lime - You'll need about three limes for these tacos. One for the spicy radishes and the other two for a traditional street taco juice squeeze!
  • Taco shells - We usually get about 6-8 tacos out of this recipe, so one pack should do. Our favorites are Whole Foods Organic Stone Ground Corn Tortillas or the Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain shells.
Cauliflower and black beans for vegan street tacos on baking sheet with seasoning.

How to Make Vegan Street Tacos

To make this recipe, simply:

  1. Roast.

    Layer the bit sized cauliflower pieces and black beans onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle or spray with olive oil and sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice. We love harissa seasoning for these. Give a good toss with a spatula until evenly coated. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

  2. Prep toppings.

    While baking prepare your guacamole and pineapple mango salsa according to the recipe instructions in their blog posts listed above or just pick up a store bought version. Whole foods makes some great ones. Quarter two of the limes and finely chop the cilantro.

  3. Make spicy radishes.

    Thinly slice the radishes and place in small bowl. Add the diced pepper and as many seeds as you prefer along with the zest and juice of one lime and ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Toss it in the bowl until fully combined and set aside. 

  4. Assemble.

    Add a layer of guacamole to the bottom of your corn shell, followed by ¼ cup of roasted cauliflower and black beans. Top with pineapple mango salsa, salsa verde, spicy radishes, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy! 

To store: If you have leftovers, store them in separate air-tight containers. The cauliflower and black beans will last up to 7 days in the fridge.

Vegan street tacos with cauliflower and black beans in corn shells on taco stand and white counter.

Variations

  • Make them into burritos. Use some larger shells and roll these tacos into flavorful burritos!
  • Make them into bowls. Go sans shell and turn these into a bowl with brown rice or quinoa.
  • Swap out the beans. Often times if we don't have black beans we will use kidney beans or garbanzo beans instead.
  • Make them all beans. We have also made these with just beans before by adding a can of kidney beans. They make great bean burritos this way!
  • Swap out the toppings. If you aren't into the pineapple salsa and spicy radishes, make them your own with your favorite salsas and toppings!
Vegan street tacos with cauliflower and black beans in corn shells on taco stand and white counter.

More vegan recipes you'll love!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Vegan street tacos with cauliflower and black beans in corn shells on taco stand and white counter.

The BEST Vegan Street Tacos


  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 tacos 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Get ready for these fresh and flavorful Vegan Street Tacos to become your taco Tuesday go-to! These easy homemade tacos come together in under 20 minutes and are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant powered. Made with cauliflower, black beans, guacamole, pineapple mango salsa, and spicy radishes; these plant based tacos are sure to impress!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken apart into bite sized pieces
  • 14 ounces black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon harissa seasoning (or your favorite)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (if seasoning doesn't have salt)
  • 1 batch guacamole or store bought
  • 1 batch pineapple mango salsa or store bought
  • ½ cup salsa verde
  • 6 radishes
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper
  • 3 limes
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 6-8 corn shells

Instructions

  1. Roast. Layer the bit sized cauliflower pieces and black beans onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle or spray with olive oil and sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice. We love harissa seasoning for these. Give a good toss with a spatula until evenly coated. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
  2. Prep toppings. While baking prepare your guacamole and pineapple mango salsa according to the recipe instructions in their blog posts listed above or just pick up a store bought version. Whole foods makes some great ones. Quarter two of the limes and finely chop the cilantro.
  3. Make spicy radishes. Thinly slice the radishes and place in small bowl. Add the diced pepper and as many seeds as you prefer along with the zest and juice of one lime and ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Toss it in the bowl until fully combined and set aside. 
  4. Assemble. Add a layer of guacamole to the bottom of your corn shell, followed by ¼ cup of roasted cauliflower and black beans. Top with pineapple mango salsa, salsa verde, spicy radishes, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • To store. If you have leftovers, store them in separate air-tight containers. The cauliflower and black beans will last up to 7 days in the fridge. 
  • Make them into burritos. Use some larger shells and roll these tacos into flavorful burritos!
  • Make them into bowls. Go sans shell and turn these into a bowl with brown rice or quinoa.
  • Swap out the beans. Often times if we don't have black beans we will use kidney beans or garbanzo beans instead.
  • Make them all beans. We have also made these with just beans before by adding a can of kidney beans. They make great bean burritos this way!
  • Swap out the toppings. If you aren't into the pineapple salsa and spicy radishes, make them your own with your favorite salsas and toppings!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12

Keywords: vegan street tacos

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Welcome!

I'm Lauren, creator here at by Lauren Cermak! My husband Michael and I live in Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha!

Instagram

Nutcracker bound 🩰
Nutcracker bound 🩰
Nutcracker bound 🩰
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
1/10
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Four}
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
2/10
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Three}
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
3/10
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
{Georgetown/DC Photo Dump: Day Two}
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
4/10
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
{Georgetown Photo Dump: Day One}
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
5/10
{Hello 30!} When Michael asked how I was feeling about this birthday I said, “I’ve always wanted to be in my 30s!”. Blame it on Jennifer Garner’s thirty flirty and thriving or the fact that I’ve had the personality of a 30 year old woman since I was 18 😂, but today I’m living the dream! My twenties were full of joy, discovery, and so much growth. By the grace of God, I became a stronger and more confident person than I ever thought I could be. It’s hard for me to think about the past decade of my life without tearing up and every bit of it has to do with the man beside me. My best friend, confidant, cheerleader, champion, bodyguard, and simply everything! So to you, Michael Cermak, thank you for lifting me up and making all of my dreams come true! Here’s to 30! 
.
P.S. We’ve been falling in love with Georgetown/DC the past week and decided to hire someone to take some pictures of us together after seeing how many I have of just me from our other trips this year 😂 Thank you @cheyennemacielphotography for this sneak peak! If you’re in the DC area you must use her!
{Hello 30!} When Michael asked how I was feeling about this birthday I said, “I’ve always wanted to be in my 30s!”. Blame it on Jennifer Garner’s thirty flirty and thriving or the fact that I’ve had the personality of a 30 year old woman since I was 18 😂, but today I’m living the dream! My twenties were full of joy, discovery, and so much growth. By the grace of God, I became a stronger and more confident person than I ever thought I could be. It’s hard for me to think about the past decade of my life without tearing up and every bit of it has to do with the man beside me. My best friend, confidant, cheerleader, champion, bodyguard, and simply everything! So to you, Michael Cermak, thank you for lifting me up and making all of my dreams come true! Here’s to 30! . P.S. We’ve been falling in love with Georgetown/DC the past week and decided to hire someone to take some pictures of us together after seeing how many I have of just me from our other trips this year 😂 Thank you @cheyennemacielphotography for this sneak peak! If you’re in the DC area you must use her!
5 months ago
View on Instagram |
6/10
And the precious reason we went to Nashville 🥰 I vow to spend an excessive amount of time and money spoiling you sweet girl! That’s what aunts are for, right?!
And the precious reason we went to Nashville 🥰 I vow to spend an excessive amount of time and money spoiling you sweet girl! That’s what aunts are for, right?!
6 months ago
View on Instagram |
7/10
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
An amazing experience at @audreynashville this weekend! Not only is the food incredible, but the space is inspired! Photo dump featuring yet another one of Michael’s artistic (accidental) screenshot selfies 😂
6 months ago
View on Instagram |
8/10
{Midtown Magic ✨}
{Midtown Magic ✨}
7 months ago
View on Instagram |
9/10
{Sage in Savannah} Dress is on sale and linked in my profile!
{Sage in Savannah} Dress is on sale and linked in my profile!
7 months ago
View on Instagram |
10/10

Follow on Pinterest

  • We have these pendants all over our studio because we love them so much! Their metal shade and the warm glow they exude is perfect for any setting.
  • A round up post of the best kitchens by Studio McGee! Blogger, and interior designer who knows how to renovate inspiring kitchens!
  • We were immediately attracted to the Limoges Pendant for its bold simplicity. Its strong conical shade is held by a large circular clasp that bring balance and subtle interplay with shaping into its design.
  • We’re delighted to share with you a new series in the Armac Martin journal. We'll be showcasing 'Kitchens We Love’ and in the first, we're featuring the beautiful McGee family kitchen by interior designers Studio McGee.
  • 11 Best Kitchens by Studio McGee - Nikki's Plate Blog
  • View this beautiful modern mountain home created by Studio McGee. Find stunning images of the living room, dining room, kitchen and mountain bedrooms.
  • The kitchen of the newly renovated Jones home has been completely transformed. A wall was removed to increase the size of the kitchen and to add to the open feel of the home. Some key elements are the stainless steel appliances, farm sink, pantry, and subway inspired tile on the backsplash, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)
  • Colors We're Considering for Our Phase 1 Kitchen Cabinets Makeover! - Chris Loves Julia

Recent Posts

Lifestyle

Season

meal