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You all know we are taco lovers here at vegan.io, and it's been a while since my last taco recipe. So today, I am sharing an extra tasty one, Mushroom tacos with a smooth homemade creamy sauce.
This taco recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner or your next Mexican night. The recipe itself is super simple and easy to make, that's why I love to make it when I have people over. I make a big batch of mushrooms and then I just construct the tacos in a whiff.
You will be surprised by the ingredients in this recipe. They might not be what you usually see in a typical taco but believe me, they have all the right things in all the right places. And the best part, you will easily find everything at your local market if you don't already have it at home. We want to make your life easier here, this recipe sure does that!
The beauty of this Mexican inspired recipe is that you combine the heartiness of the mushrooms with the smoothness of the rich creamy sauce which is made with peanut butter! Also, you have a bit of crunchiness from the toppings and the taco shell, and a touch of zest form the limes. This is what I was talking about. All the right textures and all the right flavours held by one single tortilla!!
I made the filling with button mushrooms. These are the ones that I always find at the shop and are probably among the most affordable. Also, mushrooms are super nourishing and quite filling. And you get a nice earthy taste that doesn't overpower the taste of the sauce we are pairing them with.
The sauce is super yummy! You will want to use it for other recipes once you see how easy and delicious it is. You only need to blend coconut milk, garlic, peanut butter, shallots, and maple syrup. Give it a good go until you have a smooth homogenous sauce. These ingredients are magic when they come together, the taste is just something else!
I sautéed the mushrooms with sesame oil. It adds an extra touch of flavour and the aroma is incredible. Once the mushrooms are soft, add the sauce and the rest of the spices. Give it a good stir so everything is well mixed together and let it simmer for a little bit so the mushrooms get really infused with the nice mix of flavours.
This was the hardest part of the recipe! Now, all you have to do is throw some mushrooms in a taco shell, add shredded cabbage, squeeze lime and get on to stuffing your face with your super tasty mushroom tacos!
If you are making tacos for a crowd, I recommend putting everything on the table and make a taco bar. That way everyone can make their own and you avoid having soggy taco shells. And it saves you from doing half of the work! A win for everyone!
For the filling
For the spices
For the tacos
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 576||From Fat 310|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 34g||52.9%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||59.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||19.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 10g||39.9%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 446.6IU||8.9%|
|Vitamin B-12 0.09µg||1.5%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.66mg||33.2%|
|Vitamin C 38.59mg||64.3%|
|Vitamin D 15.88IU||4%|
|Vitamin D2 0.45µg|
|Vitamin D3 0µg|
|Vitamin E 3.78mg||12.6%|
|Vitamin K1 48.1µg||60.1%|
|Folic Acid 9.29µg|
|Pantothenic acid 4.09mg||40.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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