35+ Taco Recipes Without Ground Beef

Tacos are (or should be) a part of everyone’s diet and are a super quick weeknight meal. While I personally don’t eat beef, it’s still eaten by many of my clients and those I reach in other ways. So for those of you like me, you need options, and for those of you who eat beef – let’s make your taco experience more creative!

So, to expand your palates and increase your intake of plants, I’ve rounded up over 35 easy taco recipes from dietitians that are free of beef (and pork!). You can even make your own tortillas if you’re feelin’ adventurous. Need vegan options? Any recipe below with a “*” can be made vegan {some may require eliminating cheese}.

meat free taco recipes

Breakfast Tacos

Chimichurri brakfast tacos

Butternut Squash Breakfast Tacos by Lively Table

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos* by Wholly Plants

Apple Pie Breakfast Tacos from Nutrition Starting You

Fruit Filled Pistachio Breakfast Tacos* by Amy Gorin

Chimichurri Potato Breakfast Tacos by Street Smart Nutrition

Fish Tacos

cajun shrimp tacos

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa by Lively Table

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn & Avocado Salsa by The Nutrition Adventure

Easy Salmon Tacos by Edwina Clark

Lobster Tacos with Warm Scallion Butter by Jenny Shea Rawn

Baked Cod Fish Tacos by Create Kids Club

Fish Tacos with Citrus Salsa by Jessica Levinson

Cajun Shrimp and Fish Tacos by Beautiful Eats and Things

Spicy Shrimp Tacos from The Oregon Dietitian

Paleo Stupid Easy Shrimp Tacos by Hungry Hobby

Lentil Tacos

lentil cauliflower tacos

6 Ingredient Lentil Tacos by C it Nutritionally

Lentil Cauliflower Tacos by Sinful Nutrition

Easy Lentil Tacos with Homemade Seasoning

Bean Tacos


Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Tacos* by Jenny Shea Rawn

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tacos* by Triad to Wellness

Jackfruit and Pinto Bean Tacos* by Nutritious Vida

Basic Black Bean Tacos*

Black Bean and Kale Tacos* by Living Well Kitchen

Vegan Bean and Walnut Tacos* by Nutrition a la Natalie

Black Bean Tacos with Coconut Lime Crema* by Edwina Clark

Quick Bean Tacos or Quesadillas by Food with Judes

Veggie Tacos

Brussel Tacos

Roasted Brussels Sprout Tacos* from KH Nutrition

Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos* from Bucket List Tummy

Crispy Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos* from Chef Catherine Brown

Spicy Hummus Veggie Tacos* by Sharon Palmer

5 Ingredient Mushroom Tacos* by C it Nutritionally

Sunflower Tacos* by Nutrition Nuptials

Mexican Grilled Corn Tacos* by Liz’s Healthy Table

Tofu & Tempeh Tacos

tempeh tacos

One Pan Tempeh Tacos by Wholly Plants

Grilled Tofu Tacos with Roasted Jalapeño Lime Sauce by Chef Catherine Brown

Taco Salads, Casseroles & Burgers

chickpea taco salad

Chipotle Chickpea Taco Salad by Marisa Moore

Lentil Taco Burgers

Potato Taco Bake 

vegan potato taco bake

Not enough taco options for you?
Chef and dietitian Sara Haas released a cookbook with over 100 taco recipes this year! It’s appropriately named “Taco Taco Taco!” and even has dessert taco recipes, too!

Comment with your favorite type of tacos below!

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