If you’re looking for a way to put a vegan twist on popular Mexican dishes, Alexa Soto’s food blog Fueled Naturally is just the thing you need. Her plant-based recipes are inspired by the specialties of Mexican cuisine, and tacos happen to be one of her personal favorites.
Vegan Carnitas Tacos
Carnitas can literally be translated as “little meats”, but this recipe is actually 100% plant-based. Soto replaced meat with oyster mushrooms this time around, but she also recommends using green jackfruit in brine as a substitute.
Vegan Rajas Con Crema Tacos
Rajas con crema is traditionally made with sliced poblano peppers, so it can easily be transformed into a vegan dish. Soto served it inside tacos with Mexican red rice.
Vegan Chorizo Papa Tacos
Traditional Mexican sausages known as chorizo served as inspiration for this dish, but no meat was used in its making. Soto opted for soy-based meat instead to give her tacos an incredibly delicious flavor.
Vegan Chicharrón Tacos
Soto often uses oyster mushrooms instead of meat to veganize popular Mexican specialties, and that’s what she did with chicharrón, a traditional dish usually made with fried pork belly or fried pork ribs.