Vegetarian Taco Salad

We enjoy taco salad on a regular basis, and it is a great way for everyone to make their own customized salad. Just like tacos, you can set up an assembly line so that you can pick and choose as you go.


~ Vegetarian crumbles (we like Morningstar Farms – you can purchase plain crumbles and season them with Taco seasoning, or buy preseasoned crumbles)
~ Tortilla chips 
~ Lettuce (I usually get organic romaine hearts), shredded
~ Tomatoes (I prefer grape tomatoes, halved)
~ Sour cream
~ Shredded cheese (taco / Mexican blend)
~ Black Olives (sliced)
~ Taco seasoning
~ Optional: hot sauce, cilantro, guacamole, jalapeños, etc.


I start by heating up the crumbles. You can pan fry them in oil, or you can microwave them. For regular plain crumbles, I add taco seasoning, but you can also find pre-flavored crumbles. MorningStar Farms has great Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles, so we use those or these Grillers Crumbles with taco seasoning.

This salad can be whatever size and ratios of ingredients you like. These are just suggestions!

To assemble your salad, start by crumbling a handful tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl. My daughter likes to use Doritos sometimes. I prefer organic tortilla chips.

Next, add your shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes. This is usually the largest portion of the salad, and the rest will be toppings that I mix in.

Sprinkle with meatless crumbles and shredded cheese.

Add any other items you might like, including olives, sour cream, guacamole, and so on. Mix together and enjoy!

We enjoy this with hot sauce on top!

What do you think?

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  • paris
    February 11, 2020

    Looks so good! Thank you for sharing! My husband has been talking about transitioning into a vegetarian and this is something quick and easy!

  • Sara Mertaban
    February 11, 2020

    That looks delicious! I love a good hearty and healthy salad

  • Cyndi Buchanan
    February 11, 2020

    This looks delicious! I’ve tried that meat substitute for tacos. My kids didn’t know the difference.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    February 11, 2020

    I want to try those veggie crumbles. I promised to choose healthier meals this year and this salad is a perfect choice. I love that you can just add/mix any other veggies you wish!

  • Laura
    February 13, 2020

    Yuuuuummy! OOH this sounds so delicious!

  • Rikki Ridgeway
    February 13, 2020

    I am so hungry, and now I want a taco salad – because, to be honest, this sounds amazingly delicious!

  • ciara
    February 14, 2020

    Great idea for taco Tuesday

  • vidya
    February 15, 2020

    have never used or thought of using those veggie crumbles before.. certainly looks interesting.. thank you

  • Tiffanie A Westgor
    February 16, 2020

    This looks delicious! I love that it is vegetarian friendly!

  • Raymond Skjærstad
    March 14, 2020

    This is so delicious! Thanks.