How to Make a Vegan Taco or Burrito at Home

No matter what day of the week it is, it can always be vegan Taco Tuesday in your heart. 🌮❤️ Making iconic Mexican meals like tacos and burritos at home is budget-friendly and can be easily done without harming animals. 😊 Here’s everything you’ll need:


Whether you’re team hard shell, soft shell, flour, or corn, most tortillas are made without animal-derived ingredients, so you should be good to go. 👍 But def always double-check the list of ingredients to make sure you aren’t supporting the dairy industry—which keeps cows in miserable confinement and sends them to slaughter when they’re no longer seen as profitable—and watch out for tortillas with lard (fat from animals like pigs). 😢🐮🐷


Shredded vegan cheese will take your taco or burrito to the next level without harming cows. 🥰 Brands and companies like Daiya, Field Roast, Violife, and many others offer top-tier vegan cheese shreds. Pro tip: You might find that Mexican-style shreds are the best fit for these dishes.


Rice is a staple of Mexican cuisine, and the good news is that many rice products are already vegan. 😁 Season your rice using plant-based ingredients—like cilantro, lime, chili powder, cumin, or cayenne pepper—to get that Mexican-style taste. You can also buy Mexican/Spanish rice boxes at your local grocery store. Just be sure to avoid products that have chicken broth. 🚫


Not only are pinto, refried, black, and other types of beans bussin’ taco and burrito ingredients, they’re also great vegan protein sources. 💪😤 Avoid beans that contain lard by always checking the ingredients and looking for “vegan”/“vegetarian” labels. Some canned refried beans are labeled “vegetarian,” which means they don’t have lard.

Vegan Meat

Taco seasoning is usually vegan, and we can use those same seasonings to make delicious vegan meats. Eating vegan meats helps combat the animal-derived meat industry, which slaughters billions of cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals for their flesh. 😰 Compassionate brands offer tons of mouthwatering choices, like vegan ground beef, chicken, and pork. Check out our list to see what you’d try. 😋


It can be annoying when eating vegan is automatically associated with just veggies—vegans can enjoy a huge variety of foods. 🙄 But … veggies do slap. 😅 Lettuce, peppers, and avocados go so well with tacos and burritos. And if you want proof that vegans can enjoy all types of delicious foods, just look at the rest of this list. 😏

Spreads, Dips, and Salsas

Top off your taco or burrito with guacamole, salsa, dairy-free sour cream, and vegan queso. Most guacamoles and salsas are already vegan—just check the ingredients to avoid dairy. 🙅 And choose vegan sour cream, like Violife’s Just Like Sour Cream, and vegan queso, like Mother Raw’s Spicy Queso.


Looking for more build-your-own vegan meal tutorials? 👀 Take a mental journey from Mexico to Italy and learn how to create a homemade vegan pizza. 🍕

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