Fun, flavorful, and plant-based pickled beet tacos! Quick and easy to assemble in only a few simple steps. Make these tacos for a delicious vegan meal the whole family will love!
I developed these pickled beet tacos as my “What I’d Enter With” recipe for Aunt Nellie’s “You’ve Got Good Taste” recipe contest. Though I can’t enter officially (womp, womp), YOU absolutely can! You don’t have to be a blogger or a kitchen pro, either – you just have to develop a tasty recipe using plant-based ingredients, and especially Aunt Nellie’s jarred beets or onions (any cut, style, or flavor – they have several!). Visit the official contest page for all the details!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It’s totally plant-based, and extra healthy! Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets are jam-packed with antioxidants. Feel good about feeding your family this super nutritious meal!
- It’s surprisingly quick and easy to make. Make the black beans and the quick pickled red onions, then assemble your tacos and enjoy – that’s it! This vegan lunch or dinner recipe comes together in no time at all.
- It’s a fun meal the whole family will love! Introduce your loved ones to how truly delicious veggies can be in these pickled beet tacos. Serve each filling separately, and allow everyone to stuff these tacos however they’d like!
- Add these pickled beet tacos to your weekly meal prep! To do this, assemble all ingredients, then store separately. Once ready to eat, assemble however many tacos you’d like and enjoy a quick and easy meal.
- Finish this plant-based tacos recipe off however you’d like! A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro are the cherry-on-top of this delicious meal. And if you’re not vegan, finish off each taco with a little bit of sour cream and/or queso fresco.
- Have fun with this recipe, and don’t be afraid to make it your own! Add or remove any spices, or toppings you’d like. These pickled beet tacos will taste incredible no matter how you fix ’em!
More Meatless Recipes You’ll Enjoy
- Seitan Fried “Chicken” Tenders
- Kung Pao Tofu
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Vegan Enchiladas
- Air Fryer Falafel
- 1 16-ounce jar Aunt Nellie's Sliced Pickled Beets liquid reserved
For the Black Beans
For the Pickled Red Onions
- 1 cup pickling liquid from jar of Aunt Nellie's Sliced Pickled Beets
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
For the Avocado Sauce
- 2 medium avocados peeled, pit removed
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
For the Tacos
- 10 8-inch flour tortillas
- fresh cilantro chopped, optional
- any additional toppings
- 2 medium saucepans
- Large spoon
- Food processor
- Add black beans, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and salt to medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir well to combine, then cook 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is warm. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
- Meanwhile, pour 1 cup of liquid from jar of beets into second saucepan and warm over medium-low heat. Once liquid is simmering, add in sliced red onions and cook 3 minutes. Remove pickled onions from heat and set aside.
- Add meat of avocados, lime juice, salt, and garlic powder to food processor bowl. Process until mixture is completely smooth.
- Assemble tacos by filling each tortilla with sliced beets, warm black beans, pickled red onions, avocado sauce, and any additional toppings you prefer. Serve immediately.
- If your saucepan is too hot, you’ll overcook the beans which can make them dry and crumbly. If that happens, just stir in approximately 3 tablespoons of water.
- Make it Gluten Free: Use gluten-free tortillas.
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