Baja-Style Grilled Tempeh Tacos

Fish Tacos

We had these for dinner a while ago, and they were so good that I made Ryan take a picture of them.  I never really had fish tacos until moving to California.  For a while, we weren’t eating dairy, but were still eating fish.  Often when we ate out, a fish taco was the only thing on the menu we could get.

What I love about the traditional fish taco (or at least the ones that I ate), is how tangy and flavorful they are.  They often involve some kind of shredded cabbage, which provides a great texture contrast that you don’t get as much with iceberg.  I’ve definitely missed the flavors of a grilled fish taco since giving up fish, so I was excited to come across this recipe in Veganomicon.  It’s a little bit involved, but it helps that you can make some of the components ahead of time.

For this recipe, you make your own super tangy slaw, marinate the tempeh in a chile-beer mixture, and top the whole thing with a simple lime crema.  Like many of the recipes in this book, you can also use the individual components of these tacos in other recipes.  When they all come together though, the combination of texture and flavor is amazing!

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12 Responses to “Baja-Style Grilled Tempeh Tacos”

  1. Oh my! These sure look tasty! Any chance you’re going to post the recipe? I’d love to try these out!

  2. Hi, KD! Unfortunately, unless the recipe is already posted online I don’t think I can post it without permission from the cookbook authors. That being said, Veganomicon is a great investment. There are a ton of great recipes, and also lots of general information that’s very helpful. Another option might be to see if your local library has the book. I do that a lot with cookbooks, so I can see if I’d actually use them before buying.

  3. I love this recipe! It was a huge hit with my family 2 summers ago!

  4. These look absolutely, mouth-wateringly delicious! I love the tangy crunch of the cabbage too. I’m going to make these this week for sure!

  5. Those look so yummy!!!

  6. i’ve wanted to make these for so long, but always thought they’d take half a day… laziness has gotten the best of me, but now that i see the pictures, i may have to do make them!

  7. GORGEOUS! I would love to try this, it looks delicious.

  8. Wow those look absolutley amazing!

  9. Woah. I must make that again, and soon!

  10. Another great tempeh-recipe I have to try!

  11. I love the look of these!