Recipe: Authentic Mexican Vegetarian Tacos

It’s no secret that I love Mexico, and a big reason for that, is definitely the cuisine! This simple vegetarian taco meal was inspired by my trips to Mexico, eating at hole-in-the-wall family owned taco places. I have made some adjustments, like making it a vegetarian and healthier version of what you will find in Mexico. These tacos taste delicious and my family loves them as well!

Ingredients Needed:
Corn tortillas (refrigerated, not frozen)
Red Onions
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Black Beans
Cilantro
Spanish Rice (see recipe below)
Sour Cream
Guacamole
Salsa

All of the ingredients that I use are organic and purchased at Superstore (Canada) and Vita Health (Winnipeg, Canada) or the local farmer’s market. The corn tortillas were found at a small Latin American market in Winnipeg, Canada called El Izalco (570 Sargent Avenue). The amounts of each ingredient will depend on how many people you are cooking for.

Directions:

  • Chop up all vegetable ingredients.
  • Cook the Spanish rice (see recipe and directions below)
  • Lightly oil a saucepan and warm tortillas on both sides until they are soft and warm.
  • Place tortillas flat on a plate and start loading them up with your choices of toppings and rice.
  • Top with salsa, guacamole, and/or sour cream.
  • ENJOY this Mexican deliciousness!

Spanish Rice Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1.5 cups of white jasmine rice

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2.5 cups of water with organic chicken or vegetable bullion cube

1 cup organic tomato sauce

Directions:

  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add in the fresh onion and garlic. Sautee until softened and onions transparent.
  • Add dry rice and cook with the onion mixture until the rice becomes a golden brown colour.
  • Add in water/bullion cube and tomato sauce (add slowly). Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, turn the heat to low and cover.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes or so until all liquid is absorbed by the rice.

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: Authentic Mexican Vegetarian Tacos

  1. fabiolaofmexico says:

    I’m Mexican, so I love that you love Mexico!! 🙂 Those tacos definitely look great, I really need to try your recipe. And you are so right! The best cuisine in Mexico is found at little family-owned places.

    • Brittany Maria says:

      I do love Mexico! I am actually going back there in November 🙂 These tacos are amazing and I hope you are able to try them. I absolutely agree with you. I just love supporting the locally owned places and the food is so much more authentic and delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks for reading 🙂

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