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Tacos de Soyrizo (Vegan Sausage)

Tacos de Soyrizo is a type of taco that is made with soyrizo, a vegan version of chorizo sausage made from soy protein. The soyrizo is typically cooked with various seasonings, such as chili powder, cumin, and garlic, and then served in warm tortillas. Once the soyrizo is cooked, it can be topped with various garnishes, such as diced onion, cilantro, and lime wedges, depending on personal preference. Taco de Soyrizo is a popular dish in vegan and vegetarian cuisine and is often served as a meatless alternative to traditional meat-based tacos. The exact ingredients used in Taco de Soyrizo can vary depending on the recipe and the region of Mexico, but they typically include soyrizo, tortillas, and various toppings and seasonings.

Key Takeaways

  • Audience Appeal: Vegetarians, Health-conscious individuals, Mexican food aficionados
  • Estimated Duration: Prep Time: 5-10 minutes, Cook Time: 10-25 minutes, Total Time: 15-35 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Calories: Estimated to be 245 kcal per serving.

About this Recipe

The humble Soyrizo taco, a vegan twist on the classic taco, exudes a vibrant medley of flavors while staying true to its roots. The amalgam of hearty Soyrizo, a kaleidoscope of veggies, and a zest of lime makes it a modern-day Mexican marvel.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Baking sheet (for some variations)
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Mixing bowls


The core of Soyrizo tacos lies in its simplicity, with a modest list of ingredients that come together to create something truly magnificent.

  • Soyrizo: The heart and soul of this dish, Soyrizo brings the robust flavors synonymous with traditional chorizo, minus the meat.
  • Tortillas: Whether you prefer corn or flour, tortillas are the canvas on which this culinary artwork is painted.
  • Vegetables: A diverse range of vegetables like bell peppers, onions, garlic, and potatoes find their way into this dish, each contributing its unique texture and flavor.
  • Spices and Condiments: Essential spices like cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and a hint of cinnamon evoke the authentic Mexican zest, while condiments like tomato paste and apple cider vinegar balance and brighten the flavors.


  1. Preparation: Start by preparing the Soyrizo as per package instructions or make your own from scratch using tofu or tempeh. Dice the vegetables and set aside.
  2. Cooking: In a skillet, sauté the onions and garlic until translucent, add the Soyrizo, and cook for a few minutes. Incorporate the other vegetables and spices, and cook until everything is well-combined and cooked through.
  3. Assembling: Warm the tortillas, spoon a generous amount of the Soyrizo mixture onto each tortilla, and garnish with your choice of fresh herbs, salsa, or a drizzle of adobo crème.

Side Dishes

Pair your Soyrizo tacos with traditional Mexican sides like refried beans, Mexican rice, or a fresh salad to round out the meal.

Storage Options

Store any leftover Soyrizo mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Soyrizo: Tempeh or other meat alternatives
  • Tortillas: Lettuce wraps for a low-carb option

Alternatives to this Meal

If you’re looking to explore beyond Soyrizo, consider diving into the rich world of other vegan Mexican dishes like Tacos de Pibil de Pollo or Tacos de Pavo en Mole.

A number of taco recipes can be found on this page.


Tacos de Soyrizo proves to be a delicious vegetarian dish and allows us to celebrate Mexican cuisine and its versatility. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just someone looking to try something new, these tacos are sure to satisfy your taco cravings – all the while offering a healthful, protein-packed meal! Buen Provecho!