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Vegan Tacos Al Pastor

The best vegan tacos al pastor recipe on the world! Cauliflower and walnut are used to make delicious vegan taco meat – topped with homemade guacamole, pineapple, and cilantro makes perfect vegan tacos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Keyword vegan taco meat, vegan taco recipe, vegan tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 mini tacos
Calories 214kcal
Author Aline Cueni


Vegan Taco Meat

  • 1 cup walnut
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chipotle or any other chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or ground paprika

Vegan Tacos Al Pastor

  • 10 mini flour tortillas or 6 regular ones
  • 1 homemade guacamole or store-bought one
  • ¼ pineapple cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup cilantro roughly chopped


Vegan Taco Meat

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/395°F. Add all ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles small chunks (don't overmix). Place in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes for an evenly browning.

Vegan Tacos Al Pastor

  • Meanwhile, prepare the guacamole, chopped pineapple, and cilantro and set aside. Warm up tortillas in the microwave, stove-top, or oven.
  • Fill each tortilla with vegan taco meat and top it with guacamole, pineapple, and cilantro. Eat them using your hands.


  • If you don't own a food processor: Chop the nuts and cauliflower using a knife. Mix well with the spices and transfer to the baking dish.
  • If you warm up the tortillas in your oven, wrap them with aluminum foil and add it the last 5 minutes to the meat.
  • The recipe is for 10 mini tortillas or 6 regular tortillas.
  • You can store the vegan taco meat up to a few days in your fridge. Preheat it in the oven or microwave.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.7mg