Easy Vegan Tempeh Taco - Running on Real Food

Vegan Tempeh Tacos

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

Easy, simple tempeh tacos that can be customized to your liking. Tempeh is rich in protein and nutrients and when crisped and browned in a pan, works perfectly in these vegan tacos.


  • tempeh strips (2 pieces per taco)
  • corn tortillas
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • refried beans (or any beans of choice)
  • grated carrot
  • shredded lettuce
  • avocado
  • fresh lime juice


  1. To make the tempeh, lay the strips in a non-stick pan and “dry-fry” over medium-high heat until browned and crispy.
  2. Heat the tortillas in the oven, microwave or stovetop in a pan.
  3. To make the tacos, start by spreading some refried beans over each tortilla then smashing the avocado over that (better avocado distribution…yum), then top with salsa, grated carrot, lettuce. 2 strips of tempeh )per taco), cilantro and lime.


Nutrition facts are estimated per taco and include 2 thin strips of tempeh, 1 corn tortilla, 1/4 of an avocado, 2 tbsp black beans and 1 tbsp each cilantro, salsa.

Keywords: tempeh tacos