Vegan Thai Curry Tacos Recipe with Turmeric Coconut Sour Cream

Looking for a unique Vegan Tacos recipe? These Thai Curry Tacos with veggie meat crumbles are vegan fusion food at it’s finest. They’re fast and simple to prepare, making them the ultimate quick weeknight meal.

close-up of vegan Thai Curry Tacos with veggie grounds and dairy-free crema

Transform Taco Tuesday with this unique Vegan Tacos recipe: 

Who doesn’t love Taco night? But since the same old standard tacos can feel stale after awhile, so I like to mix it up with some unexpectedly exotic flavors sometimes.

These vegan Thai Curry Tacos made with ginger, lentils, red curry paste and a turmeric coconut sour cream are exactly what’s needed to shake things up.

overhead shot of vegan Thai Curry Tacos filled with veggie crumbles, mango cubes and coconut crema

Vegan Thai Curry Tacos – This is fusion food at its finest, my friends.

tortillas, veggie grounds and other taco fillings for making vegan tacos recipe

I came up with this idea after John made some delicious red curry marinated steak fajitas one night. But we have since cut back big time on meat in general, so I decided to do a vegan friendly rendition of this flavor mash up.

I’m all about vegan tacos because the possibilities are quite vast, and these are so fantastic that you won’t want to wait until Taco Tuesday to try them. Seriously. Make them today.

vegetarian grounds being fried in a black skillet with curry paste and spices to make vegan taco filling

Why you’ll love this Vegan Thai Curry Tacos recipe:

This healthy Vegan Thai Curry Tacos recipe is a breeze to make! Supremely suitable for a quick weeknight meal.

The vegan tacos filling comes together in about 10 minutes! In fact what you’ll probably spend the most time on is getting all your toppings together. Especially if you’re like me and need ALL the toppings on your tacos.

What are vegetarian grounds?

Vegetarian grounds or veggie crumbles are a meatless substitute for ground meat.  You can find them in the vegetarian section at most grocery store. I love cooking with them as they easily take on whatever flavors you season them with, and cook in little-to-no time at all. 

You can often see them pre-cooked and some are soy-based. If you do not eat soy, there are soy-free alternatives out there but you can also make your own soy-free veggie grounds.

overhead shot of 4 vegan Thai Curry Tacos with veggie crumbles drizzled with dairy-free crema

How many tacos does this vegan tacos recipe make?

This recipe makes enough for about a dozen vegan tacos (great for a decent little get together or to have leftovers for a couple of days if you’re cooking for one or two).

Are tortillas vegan? 

When it comes to the two common varieties of Mexican tortillas, corn and wheat tortillas, there’s a bit of ambiguity. Most Mexican tortillas are vegan, but there are a few sneaky ingredients you need to be aware of. Mostly lard, butter and wey – and there’s also the issue of animal-derived enzymes and glycerides.  Make sure to read the list of ingredients. Whole Foods 365 Brand Tortillas are 100% vegan, so are Rudi’s Gluten-free Tortillas.

Tips for making this vegan tacos recipe: 

  • If meatless meals aren’t really your thing, never fear- these Thai Curry Tacos are easily adaptable. Simply switch out the veggie grounds for ground beef or chicken and there you have it.
  • I use brown lentils in these vegan tacos but almost any kind will be delicious: green, black or brown would work very well. I advise against using red lentils as they will become too mushy after cooking. 
  • If you are using dried lentils, you’ll need to cook them first. Rinse the lentils and pick out any stones, place them in a saucepan with enough water to cover the pulses by 2-3 inches. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and let them simmer until tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Use gluten-free corn tacos or almond flour tacos to make this vegan tacos recipe gluten-free. 

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Thai Curry Tacos
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Vegan Thai Curry Tacos

Thai Curry Tacos are vegan fusion food at it's finest, and they're fast and simple to prepare, making them supremely suitable for a quick weeknight meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Thai
Keyword tacos with veggie crumbles, unique tacos recipe, vegan tacos recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 -12 tacos
Calories 220 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

For the taco filling:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 12 ounces vegetarian grounds
  • ½ cup cooked lentils
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • tablespoons red or yellow curry paste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ lime

For the Turmeric Coconut Yogurt:

  • 1 can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk chilled overnight
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of salt

To assemble the tacos:

  • 10-12 tortillas
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Diced mango
  • Cashews
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about five minutes. Add garlic and ginger and continue to cook for another minute.
  2. Add vegetarian grounds, lentils, broth, soy sauce and red curry paste to skillet. Stir to combine and sauté for about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper and squeeze lime juice over taco filling, stirring to combine.
  3. To make the turmeric coconut sour cream, skim the thickened cream off from the chilled can of coconut milk and reserve the thinner liquid for another use. Add the lemon juice, vinegar, salt and turmeric. Whisk or process until smooth. 

  4. To assemble tacos, warm tortillas and spoon about 2 tablespoons of taco filling into each tortilla. Top with assorted toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • If meatless meals aren’t really your thing, never fear- these Thai Curry Tacos are easily adaptable. Simply switch out the veggie grounds for ground beef or chicken and there you have it.
  • I use brown lentils in these vegan tacos but almost any kind will be delicious: green, black or brown would work very well. I advise against using red lentils as they will become too mushy after cooking. 
  • If you are using dried lentils, you’ll need to cook them first. Rinse the lentils and pick out any stones, place them in a saucepan with enough water to cover the pulses by 2-3 inches. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and let them simmer until tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Use gluten-free corn tacos or almond flour tacos to make this vegan tacos recipe gluten-free. 
Thai Curry Tacos are vegan fusion food at it's finest, and they're fast and simple to prepare, making them supremely suitable for a quick weeknight meal! #vegan, #tacotuesday
Vegan Thai Curry Tacos
Thai Curry Tacos are vegan fusion food at it's finest, and they're fast and simple to prepare, making them the ultimate quick and flavorful weeknight meal. #veganrecipes #tacos #vegan #healthy #cleaneating
Thai Curry Tacos are vegan fusion food at it's finest, and they're fast and simple to prepare, making them the ultimate quick and flavorful weeknight meal. #veganrecipes #tacos #vegan #healthy #cleaneating

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      1. Denisse Post author

        It’s a vegetarian substitute for ground meat, you can find it in the vegetarian section at most grocery stores.

        Reply
  1. Irina

    We were thinking of organizing a Taco night for our friends. Your Thai Curry Tacos are the best option to serve at our upcoming party. Thanks for sharing. Will let you know how it went:)

    Reply

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