Vegan Loaded Taco Salad Recipe
This Loaded Taco Salad is a fresh take on a Tex-Mex classic. Made with Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, pickled red onions, and a cilantro-lime vinaigrette, even your non-vegan friends will love this dish.
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt, divided
- 1 small-medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cilantro (1 bunch)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
- 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
- 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 medium white onion, sliced into strips
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ package Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles
- 4-6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 medium avocado, cut into chunks
- ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 3 radishes, thinly sliced
- ½ cup fresh or thawed yellow sweet corn
- ½ cup black beans
- ½ cup fried tortilla strips
- 1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)
Pickled red onions:
- Add apple cider vinegar, sugar, and 1 tsp salt to a small bowl, and whisk until well combined.
- Add sliced red onions, and let sit for at least one hour.
- Blend cilantro, olive oil, champagne vinegar, fresh lime juice, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper until smooth. Set aside.
Veggies and crumbles:
- Saute peppers and onions with vegetable oil until tender.
- Add smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt (to taste) toward the end.
- Set aside to cool.
- Heat up a skillet with a small amount of vegetable oil, and brown your Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles to desired texture.
- Add lettuce to a bowl and carefully top with avocado chunks, tomatoes, radish slices, corn, beans, sauteed veggies, Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, tortilla strips, and jalapeno.
- Top with pickled red onions and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
This recipe is brought to you by Hodo Foods, a plant-based food brand that offers a variety of products in addition to Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, including organic tofu, soy milk, pre-seasoned cubes, and more. To learn more and find a store near you that carries Hodo Foods products, visit HodoFoods.com.
Photo credit: Brittney Chung
During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.
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