Simple Veggie Tacos

by Tracey
Vegetarian tacos

This Simple Veggie Taco Recipe is easy to make, full of flavor, filled with healthy veggies, and made in less than 30-minutes! Aka – perfect for Taco Tuesday. Plus, the vibrant color combo of the sauteed veggies is stunning.

What we love about these veggie tacos is how easy they are to make and how delicious they are! We serve them in multiple ways: as is, or with a different protein, like chicken, beans, or even a poached or over-medium egg! 

Sautéed Veggies

Vegetarian Mexican Taco Recipe Ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil
  • White Onion or substitute a Red Onion
  • Bell Peppers – We recommend using red, orange, and yellow bell peppers because they are sweeter in flavor and have more nutrients than green peppers. 
  • Garlic Clove
  • Red cabbage – When the cabbage gets soft, it releases a mild sweetness, which balances the taco spices’ heat! 
  • Kale – We used red Russian kale in this recipe. It has a mild flavor, and when sautéed, it adds nice texture and chewiness to each bite! 
  • Seasoning: Chili powder, Cumin powder, Salt and Black Pepper
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh Cilantro

Serve these vegetarian tacos with tortilla wraps, sour cream, hot sauce, or topped with our chunky avocado salsa for extra flavor, and then add a protein.

A veggie taco

Protein Options for these Tacos:

Option 1: Serve with refried pinto beans.

Option 2: Serve with a poached or over-medium egg.

Option 3: Serve with grilled shrimp, tofu, or chicken, seasoned with extra taco seasoning.

Whichever way you serve these veggie tacos, you will not be disappointed.  These veggie tacos are super simple, packed with flavor, and extremely fulfilling.  We hope you all love them!  ♡ 

Simple Veggie Tacos

If you love this recipe, try one of these taco recipes next:

If you make this recipe, please share feedback and leave a rating (below). This helps our readers and us. – Thanks! xx Jake & Tracey 

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Simple Veggie Tacos

Simple Veggie Tacos

  • Author: Tracey Gene
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Simple Veggie Tacos are full of flavor, filled with healthy veggies, and made in less than 30-minutes! 




  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 3 bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, packed and chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

To Serve:

  • tortilla wraps
  • chunky avocado salsa
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Protein: refried pinto beans (or grilled shrimp, tofu, chicken, or an egg)
  • Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce
  • Sour Cream


  1. Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add avocado oil and chopped and sliced veggies: onion, peppers, red cabbage. 
  2. Add seasoning and saute for 5-minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add minced garlic and continue sauteing and stirring for 5-10 minutes, or until onions become translucent. 
  4. Turn of the heat, add chopped kale and cilantro, fresh lime juice, and toss to combine. 
  5. Serve immediately with tortilla wraps, topped with salsa, protein, extra lime juice, and cilantro. 


If you want to add a protein, make it in a separate pan and season with 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp of cumin, salt, and pepper. 

  • Category: Entree, Tacos
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: tacos, vegetarian tacos, vegan tacos, simple tacos

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