Vegan Soyrizo Taco Salad: a Quick Weeknight Meal That’s Delicious Enough for Guests!

You guys are in such a treat for these soyrizo taco salads. They are so so easy and SO SO delicious. I can’t even deal! We don’t eat soyrizo very often because it’s not all that healthy for you, but it sure is tasty.

Top down view of a vegan taco salad made using soyrizo

The first time we tried it we were super impressed. We discovered that regular chorizo does not taste like chorizo because of the meat, but rather because of the spices! And soyrizo is pretty dead on in terms of flavor. We love it.

Top down slightly oblique view of a partially made vegan-friendly taco salad showing the soyrizo and black bean layers on lettuce and corn tortilla chips

To make these, you sautee some onions and bell pepper, add garlic and jalapeno, then stir in the soyrizo and a can of tomatoes. Then you let it warm up and ta-da! You’re done. So super easy.

Top down view of the ingredients required to assemble a vegetarian version of a soyrizo taco salad. The ingredients are sitting on a wooden cutting board.

You pile it on top of a handful of smashed corn tortilla chips (learn to make yours from scratch here) and some lettuce, then finish it off with the oh-so-necessary salsa and cilantro. If you like sour cream and cheese (even vegan versions!) go ahead and add them, too. And then you shovel.

I am a little tiny bit sad because I made this taco salad on the same day that I made the ahhhmazing Vegan Jalapeno Poppers, and I definitely intended to put some of those in this here salad. But I totally forgot, and didn’t remember until I was done with the photos.

Oblique view of a vegan and vegetarian taco salad made with soyrizo.

But then I realized that most people probably wouldn’t want to make them both on the same day, so I left them out. However. If you feel like making this meal super extra rad, then go ahead and throw some of those babies in. It will be fantastic, I promise.

Close up top view of a vegan or vegetarian taco salad made with a bed of tortilla chips, lettuce, black beans, salsa, and cheese.

It takes a minute to get the hang of eating these because you have to figure out how to get a chip on your fork without just crushing it, but I have faith in you. It just takes a bit of scooping while stabbing, which isn’t really all that difficult. And after the the first bite, you will totally forget about that minor difficulty because, come on, it’s a soyrizo taco salad! You know you’ll love it.

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Vegan Soyrizo Taco Salad


  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos
  • Category: TexMex
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan / Vegetarian

Description

This vegan soyrizo taco salad is the perfect blend of spicy, flavorful soyrizo mixed with black beans and tortilla chips. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal, but delicious enough to make for guests!


Ingredients

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded & diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 package (12 oz) soyrizo, gluten free if necessary*
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 can black beans
  • chopped romaine lettuce
  • tortilla chips
  • salsa
  • cilantro, chopped
  • sour cream, optional
  • cheese, or vegan cheezy shreds, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the beans with their liquid in a small pot on the stove. Heat over medium-low heat until boiling.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown. Mix in the garlic and jalapeno and cook for another 30 seconds or so, until fragrant.
  3. Add the soyrizo and the can of tomatoes and mix well. Stir in 1 tsp oregano, lower the heat to medium-low, and let cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  4. To serve, grab a handful of tortilla chips and crunch them up a bit as you place them on a plate. place a handful of romaine on top, then a couple spoonfuls of the soyrizo mixture. Next add some drained black beans, the top with salsa, cilantro, and the optional sour cream and cheese. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional informational calculated without option dairy ingredients.

Keywords: soyrizo, taco salad, texmex, vegan, vegetarian, easy, weeknight

What about you? How do you like to spice up your taco salads? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to rate the recipe if you love it!

If this kind of dish is your style, then you’ll love these suggestions:

Photos by Raquel Smith, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on January 26th, 2015. Last updated: October 8, 2018 at 18:18 pm.

Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

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About Raquel Smith

Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now being merged into Foodal).

This vegan soyrizo taco salad is the perfect blend of spicy, flavorful soyrizo mixed with black beans and tortilla chips. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal, but delicious enough to make for guests! #soyrizo #tacotuesday #vegetarian #vegan #foodal

4 thoughts on “Vegan Soyrizo Taco Salad: a Quick Weeknight Meal That’s Delicious Enough for Guests!

    • Thanks, Kimberly! I definitely recommend it. We’ve even made a tasty noodle goulash with it, and it’s delicious for breakfast (as part of a meal, of course!). Let me know how you like it!

    • Dani, that’s such a great and EASY party idea! Perfect for a superbowl party. It’s so personalize-able that everyone would be stoked!

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