These vegan Loaded Black Bean Tofu Tacos with “Meatless” Walnut Crumble are protein-packed, made with whole ingredients, flavorful, and perfect for dinner parties, potlucks, or a weeknight meal!
When it comes to tacos, it’s all about the filling. Which is why I’ve created these delicious crowd-pleasing loaded vegan tacos!
This recipe is made up of veggies, black beans, crumbled tofu, my favorite Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Crumble, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and vegan sour cream. Saute and combine them all together to make the perfect savory, protein-packed, flavorful, healthy taco filling. It’s made with whole ingredients has great texture.
Stuff the filling into your favorite crunchy taco shell and load it up with chopped lettuce, fresh cool tomatoes, mashed avocado, and my quick vegan sour cream recipe for one amazing feast!
Why We All Love Tacos!
While writing this post, it had me thinking about the general concept of tacos. Why does everyone love tacos so much? What is it about them that has everyone so EXCITED?
Well the answer is quite simple and here are a few reasons my family loves tacos:
- Quick and easy
- Endless filling and flavor combinations
- Provides all the nutrition you need in one meal
- Crunchy or soft
- Easy to go
- No utensils needed
And of course, last but not least, they’re DELICIOUS! So what’s not to love?! I mean…look at this picture below. Doesn’t it make you want to just DIG in??
Black Bean Tofu Tacos In Just 5 Easy Steps:
- Make the “meatless” sun-dried tomato walnut crumble
- Saute the veggies, tofu, and black beans
- Mix the filling together
- Stuff the taco shell with filling
- Add all the toppings
…and that’s it!
For those of you already obsessed with my Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Crumble recipe (I’ve loved seeing all your re-makes on Instagram!), these vegan tofu tacos will be an automatic win in your house.
And if you haven’t tried my amazing “meatless” walnut crumble yet, do it today by making these tofu tacos! I’ve had people (vegans and non-vegans alike) tell me that it’s the best “ground round” they’ve ever had. It’s packed with whole foods and good-for-you nutritious ingredients (none of that fake unhealthy store-bought stuff).
This is the real deal. It’s versatile, you can throw it into anything, and tastes amazing.
These loaded vegan tacos can easily be prepped ahead of time, making them perfect for an easy quick weeknight meal (which I know we all need), a picnic or potluck, a taco bar, or a dinner party!
Now that I’ve convinced you to make tacos this week, try this recipe and let me know what you think! Leave a comment below and use the rating field. You can also tag me on Instagram with any re-makes, @vegetariangastronomy so I don’t miss it, as I love sharing them on Re-Make Fridays! Or you can help me spread the word about my recipes on Pinterest and Facebook!
Looking for more Vegan Taco Recipes?
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- Chipotle, Black Bean, & Roasted Veggie Tacos
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Loaded Black Bean Tofu Tacos with "Meatless" Walnut Crumble
For the Filling:
- 1 red bell pepper , finely diced
- 1 green bell pepper , finely diced
- 1 cup canned black beans , washed well (or cooked fro scratch)
- 7 oz. firm tofu
- 1-2 teasp cooking oil
- 1 cup Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Crumble
For the Vegan Sour Cream:
- 1 cup raw cashews , soaked for 2 hours (if not using powerful blender)
- 2 teasp apple cider vinegar
- 3 teasp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teasp salt
- 7-8 tbsp water
For the Tacos:
- 10 hard taco shells
- lettuce , chopped
- tomatoes , finely diced
- avocado , mashed and seasoned with salt
- fresh cilantro or chives , chopped (optional)
- hot sauce or salsa , optional
To Prepare the Filling:
- Remove as much water as you can from the firm tofu using paper towels to firmly press and soak up the water.
- Heat cooking oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
- Using your hands, crumble the tofu into the heated pan. Saute on medium-high heat, mixing frequently, until all of the water from the tofu is released and burned off, and the tofu just starts to turn golden in color. Meanwhile, prepare the Vegan Sour Cream below to save time.
- Turn the heat down to medium. Add in the diced red and green bell peppers and cook along with the tofu until the bell pepper is tender.
- Add in the black beans and prepared Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Crumble. Mix well, season with salt to taste, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
To Prepare the Vegan Sour Cream:
- Add all the ingredients listed under Vegan Sour Cream above into a blender (I used a powerful blender such as a Vitamix).
- Blend on high until the contents are completely creamy and no chunks remain. Feel free to adjust the flavor if necessary with salt and/or lemon juice.
- Pour the prepared Vegan Sour Cream into a bowl and place in the fridge to cool until ready to use.
To Prepare the Tacos:
- Bake or Microwave the hard taco shells for a short time to slightly heat and cook them (~30-60 sec in the microwave).
- For each taco shell, place a layer of the filling at the bottom, top with some chopped lettuce, followed by a layer of mashed avocado, and diced tomatoes. Drizzle on some of the cooled prepared Vegan Sour Cream. Top with your favorite salsa or hot sauce!
Tacos! YES Love! This recipe looks amazing! Great pictures! I cant wait to try it!
Thanks Amanda!! Let me know if you do, you’ll love them!
Mmm I am loving the sound of these! A great meat-free alternative.
Thanks Elizabeth! They definitely are…I’ve had a few meat eaters tell me that the walnut crumble is the best “ground round” they’ve had!
I’ve only just started playing around with tacos (tex mex food really is not that popular in Europe) and this sounds wonderful.
I know…I’m always so shocked to hear how tex mex is not popular in other parts of the world…it’s so GOOD!! Haha…it’s one food i could have daily =) You’ll have to give these tacos a shot, you’ll love them!
Oh Damn Anjali…this is the perfect week night dinner.
Looks and sounds absolutely delicious.
Your photos are just so gorgeous too.
Thanks Rashmi!! Tacos for days right?! Especially with these!! I’ve been messing around a lot with photography…you’ll have to let me know what you think about the pictures on the next post coming up compared to how I’ve been taking them!
Igor @ Cooking The Globe
Wow, these look so good I would even eat them without adding any meat at all (I can’t live without it). Thanks for the recipe, my wife will love it!
I PROMISE you will not miss the meat =) I’ve had many non-veg people tell me that my sun-dried tomato walnut crumbe is the “best ground round” they’ve had! I’d love to see what you think! Let me know if you try it out sometime!
Now this is my kind of dinner. 🙂
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
Tacos are pretty much a perfect food now that you point it out. And when they look like this they are definitely a perfect food! I especially love the no utensils part 🙂 That crumble recipe of yours is so versatile, I have a feeling these wold be vegan and non-vegan approved. A taco night is long overdue around here 🙂
Yes…I’ve had so many non vegans tell me that walnut crumble is to-die-for! These tacos are so easy and very filling! I bet you could come up with an awesome sweet dessert taco recipe =)
I love tacos but yours are a total winner and you got me craving them! I gotta agree with my sis, your pics are ON POINT!!! As always xxx
My job is done then! You guys need to try my crumble! Thank you! I’m trying out different style of lighting for photographs for the next one so you’ll have to tell me what you guys think!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Such a great hearty taco filling for sure!
These are gorgeous tacos! I love the walnut crumb
Thanks Emily! The walnut crumble has been such a huge hit, and these tacos are delicious!
Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
You had me at walnut crumble! What a stunning sounding dish and your photos are absolutely beautiful.
Thank you! I usually have most people with the Walnut Crumble…that recipe has been a huge hit! Hope you get a chance to try them out!
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
Love the addition of walnut crumble. So unique and the flavor must be incredible!
YES! That walnut crumble has been a huge hit and all the flavors are awesome together!
wow..this is such a wonderful taco recipe! Your writing is so good. Pinned it! Definate;y on my to do list. 🙂
Thank you so much! Very sweet of you…hopefully you get a chance to try them out, I know you’ll love them!
These pictures and this recipe make me want to try being a vegetarian! Making them either way, tho…lol
Thanks!! You’ll love them…and the walnut crumble is a favorite of so many non-veg people. If you try them i’d love to know what you think!
Your food photography really makes me hungry! These look so yummy.
Thanks Angela! That’s my goal ha!
Kelly @ TastingPage
Now these are nice-looking tacos. I’ll take two!
Thanks!! Two coming right up!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
tacos are a MUST in Texas..so obvi im loving all the pics..
Oh yes…last time i was there i scouted out a few popular vegan taco places but didn’t get a chance to go, so had to come up with my own haha! What part of texas?
Beautiful photos of a delicious looking dish. We can’t do walnuts but I’ve subbed sunflower seeds in its place before. Have you tried that at all with this recipe?
Thank you Nicole! I actually haven’t tried subbing entirely sun-flower seeds in this recipe, but i imagine it would be fine! I add some sunflower seeds, so may just need to adjust a few other ingredients since walnuts are a little more on the sweeter side. But I still think it’d taste great. Let me know if you try it out! If not, the tacos without the walnut crumble still taste great since that’s what I made for the kids!
Aimee | Wallflower Kitchen
I always love your recipes! This looks so so delicious and the photos are gorgeous, as always.
Aww thank you Aimee! I’ve loved connecting with you and discovering your blog as well!
Linda @ Veganosity
This post just gave me a HUGE taco craving. I love the filling in these, so good!
Haha…well you need all the tacos you can get with all that running you’re doing! Thanks Linda…
It’s been long time since I had tacos! Now I really like to have some! Looks delicious.
Oh yeah…definitely need to change that =) I love tacos and could eat them every week haha! These are perfect because they’re quick and easy and family friendly!
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
I love these tacos! Thanks for letting me include them in my taco roundup. 🙂
Thank YOU for featuring them for me Amy!! I’ll be sharing your roundup this week!
The Vegan 8
I love tacos and could live off of them! I love to put potatoes in mine, super filling. These look so good with all the fixins on top! I have a recipe for walnut taco meat as well but unfortunately my hubby was not a fan of the walnuts. So I no longer make it. This looks so good!
Me too Brandi!!! There are so many variations i could eat them for days! Potatoes in tacos are delicious!! We love this sun-dried tomato version of walnut meat…it’s great to add-on to everything! Thanks Brandi!
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
Tacos are a regular over here too! Black beans is one of my favorite fillings.
Love when they’re stuffed to the max with all the fixings!
Wow these are so colorful!! They look amazing. I am super excited to make these.
Thanks Annie! Let me know if you try them, you’ll love the combo!
Just made them…score!!!
That’s awesome arjun Thanks!! Did you like the walnut crumble? It’s my fav…if u have left over make the taco salad! Thanks for letting me know…glad you liked them! Try the Tikka Masala Tacos I just posted…I think you’d love them and they’re super easy! Sad we missed you last time we were up there!
These are definitely loaded with some of my favorite ingredients!
This was fantastic! The walnut crumble was incredible and the sour cream was so much better than I remember ‘real’ sour cream ever being. Everyone loved it. Thank you!
Awesome!! So glad you loved it…you can totally switch up these tacos based on what you have available. But the walnut crumble and sour cream are a must! Thanks for the great review
Absolutely delicious! a huge hit with my family.
Yay! I love this recipe…the walnut crumble is my favorite!
Can the filling be frozen for later use?
I’ve never tried freezing the filling myself, but I don’t see an issue with it. The walnut crumble should be easily freezable. The only thing that’ll come out with slightly different texture is the tofu part, but I think you’ll still be fine! Let me know if you try it!