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Easy Vegan Taco Meat

Easy Vegan Taco Meat is made with cauliflower, nuts, and spices.  An incredibly meaty texture that's entirely plant based. Use it in chili, tacos, or nachos. The possibilities are endless.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tacos, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 138 kcal


  • 3 cups Frozen Riced Cauliflower Can use fresh if you desire, frozen is just easier.
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  1. Steam or boil the cauliflower rice until tender. Drain well.

  2. Pulse the nuts in food processor until they resemble course meal.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lay the cauliflower, nuts and spices on a baking sheet.  Toss it all together.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes, toss, and bake 10 minutes more or until things are nice and crisp, but not burnt.

  5. Use as a base for tacos, chili or as replacement for meat on nachos.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from Pinch of Yum's Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat.'

Nutrition info is calculated using My Fitness Pal.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Taco Meat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.