October 4th is National Tacos Day! What better way to celebrate than with Jason Wyrick’s best selling cookbook Vegan Tacos. The recipes found in Vegan Tacos are based on genuine recipe Jason gathered while traveling across Mexico, and they allow you to make authentic tacos using plant-based ingredients. With Vegan Tacos, Jason will show you how to make your own taco components from scratch, including tortillas, hot sauces, and queso, while also providing options to substitute store-bought ingredients.
Here are five recipes from Vegan Tacos to help you celebrate National Tacos Day:
BBQ Sweet Potato and Chile Peanut Tacos – This recipe was inspired by the barbecue dishes Jason ate while living in Fort Worth, Texas. These tacos are messy, a bit decadent, but oh-so-tasty. If you want to up the heat level, add some minced serrano peanuts chiles to the top.
Vampire Tacos – These grilled tacos aren’t named “Vampire” because they’ll bite you, but rather because of the way the corn tortilla edges fold up like bat wings while cooking. It’s sort of a cross between a tostada and a taco.
Sonoran Tacos – Sonoran cuisine has a strong affinity to the Southwestern U.S. and these Sonoran Tacos are no exception. They use flour tortillas instead of the more typical corn tortilla. The preparation is very simple and straightforward, creating a taco with a few strong elements that create several layers of flavor in each bite.
Guacamole Tacos – These are easy to make and highly addictive. A fresh tortilla coupled with creamy avocado gives a very warm, satisfying feeling. With out the toppings, these tacos are delicious, but with them they become lively with lots of heat and zing!
Roast Poblano Guacamole – What’s a taco celebration without guacamole? This guac could be a food ambassador for avocados everywhere. It has complexity and depth from the roasted poblano garlic paste, creaminess from the avocado, and brightness from the fresh lime.