Have You Tried Making Vegan Tacos? - Wine Dine With Jeff

November 18, 2020

You may have eaten vegan tacos, but have you ever tried making vegan tacos? It is super easy to make and the end result is absolutely delicious! If you haven’t tried making vegan tacos or may not have even tried them at all, not to worry! That’s what I am here for! I am going to show you how to make the most delicious vegan tacos. We aren’t talking about just any vegan taco, I’m going to show you how to make my delicious Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime Crema. They are a fan favorite and it’s so full of flavor you can’t even tell that it isn’t vegan; so meatlovers be sure to try it out for yourselves! 

What You’ll Need To Make Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime Crema

The ingredients to make Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime Crema includes:

  • 2 14oz cans young or green jackfruit i used a brand native forest
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder
  • 1 cup of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of agave nectar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt to taste

How To Make Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime Crema

Step 1: Rinse the jackfruit then dry and shred with your fingers it should look like shredded chicken or pork.

Step 2: In a large skillet, add olive oil to medium heat then add your diced onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Add your shredded jackfruit to the sauted onions and garlic and stir to combine mixture.

Step 4: Add all your spices Chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder and salt stir to combine all the spices to the jackfruit. 

Step 5: Add crushed tomatoes; stir to combine and simmer on low for 10 minutes. In the last minute of cooking incorporate the fresh lime juice and agave nectar.

Step 6: For the lime crema soak cashews for 8 hours or overnight, if you are short on time for faster results you can boil water and pour the hot water over the cashews and let them sit for 15 minutes. Drain water from cashews. In a blender combine cashews, water, lime juice, cilantro, garlic clove and salt and blend on high. It will be thick, creamy, and delicious.

Use your favorite taco shell flour or corn and top with your favorite vegetables and drizzle with the lime crema and enjoy. I hope you enjoyed making my delicious Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Lime Crema. If you loved this recipe, I encourage you to check out my other recipes such as my Chicken A La King recipe, Vegan Shepherd’s pie recipe, and my Chicken Florentine recipe.