Healthy Vegan Tacos with Salsa Verde
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You might think I’m only a fan of Asian or Japanese food but no, there’s another big love and that’s Mexican food. I actually love everything that the Mexican cuisine has to offer from burritos to tacos or quesadillas. At
Of course, we had to challenge our new food chopper right away and try out some sauces/dips. That’s why I have also a super delicious Salsa Verde Dip for you. This dip is mild, vegan and gluten-free. I highly recommend that you at least try the dip. It’s also perfect for snacks like nachos.
How to make the filling of these vegan tacos?
Normally the filling is often made with minced meat. That’s why I use tofu for my vegan tacos. Of course, you can also use minced meat substitutes. I also like to use this but with tofu, the filling works just as well and I personally like to use it because I find it “more natural”. Tofu doesn’t contain as many additives like other meat substitutes. Dry tofu briefly with kitchen paper to get the liquid out.
Personally, I think that a Mexican filling should not be without black beans. They are very important for the Mexican cuisine and they taste absolutely delicious! Even if I eat a Burger Patty with black beans I have to think about Mexican food 😀 It is best to process the black beans into a bean puree (also called refried beans). Basically, you just have to mix the beans with a few spices like cumin, onion and garlic powder, chili, pepper, and salt.
It is also important that you have
How do you prepare Salsa Verde?
The special thing about this Salsa Verde recipe is that you need Tomatillos. What is so special about Tomatillos? You might think the Tomatillo is a tomato, however, it’s not. This Mexican vegetable is a member of the Physalis genus. That’s surprising, isn’t it?! 😀 They are indispensable in the Mexican cuisine. They are mainly used to make Mexican and Central American green sauces.
Where do you even get tomatillos from? In fact, we ordered the vegetables online. You can’t find them in the supermarket or at the farmers market. There is no other way to make this Salsa. Only with Tomatillos the Salsa tastes original and gives it a light creamy consistency. That’s why you can’t get past it. You can also buy seeds and grow Tomatillos yourself!
How do you make Salsa Verde? It’s easy, besides the tomatillos you only need green jalapenos, garlic cloves, coriander, and onion. Then mix everything together in a food processor. That’s why this salsa is really quick and easy to make.
What makes this vegan taco recipe so healthy?
- Tofu is rich in vitamins, contains a lot of protein and important nutrients.
- Black beans have an antioxidant effect
Chilliescontain three times as much vitamin C as citrus fruits, in addition, they also make you happy (the body releases endorphins when you eat them)
- Tomatoes are one of the most important food sources for cell-protecting lycopene, they also contain C and B vitamins
- Tomatillos are also rich in antioxidants, they contain valuable vitamins, minerals
Which toppings go best with this taco recipe?
- Guacamole / Avocado pieces
- Vegan cheese
- Jalapenos (cut into slices)
More ideas for dinner that you might like
- Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
- Green Coconut Thai Curry
- Vegan Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Easy Vegan Pad Thai Recipe
- Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Curry
Healthy Vegan Tacos with Salsa Verde
- 5 Tomatillos
- 1 – 2 Green Jalapenos
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 1 tsp Coriander
- 1 Onion
- 1/2 block Tofu
- 1 can Black Beans process into puree and season it well
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1/2 can Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Tomato
- 2 Red Jalapenos
- 1 Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 4 – 5 tbsp Chipotle
- 1 tsp Spices like Thyme, Salt, Pepper and Cumin
- Remove stems from tomatillos and cut them into halves. Peel onion and garlic cloves.
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Roast Jalapenos, 2 garlic cloves and onion for about 10 minutes (see picture above this recipe). => This step is also for the filling (I only mentioned the ingredients for the Salsa Verde here).
- Grind some sea salt with 1 garlic clove and some of the jalapeno together in a mortar.
- Now put all the ingredients in the food processor, add some salt and coriander. Mix it all together.
- Peel onion and garlic cloves. Mash tofu with a fork to make tofu crumbs.
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Roast Jalapenos, 2 garlic cloves, tomato and onion for about 10 minutes (see picture above this recipe). => This step is also for the Salsa Verde (I only mentioned the ingredients for the Filling here).
- Cut onions, jalapenos and garlic cloves into small pieces.
- Now put olive oil in the pan again, fry tofu in chipotle for a few minutes.
- Add tomato paste and chopped tomatoes, let it simmer a little and add the bean puree, season well. Fry once more and your filling is ready.
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