Vegan Tacos Al Pastor Recipe
I must confess before I became vegetarian a year and a half ago I did think about what foods I was going to miss. That thought convinced me to think about the pros and cons of leaving meat as a whole. Did I really want to be sitting in a room full of people eating my favorite dishes? In order for me to hush that thought, I had to think of alternative ways where I can recreate these dishes in a more humane way (meatless). The idea of becoming vegetarian was more convincing than continuing my meat-eating life. It was just the stereotypical dishes that people think that vegans/vegetarians eat that scared me. They only eat salads! Looking back and remembering how I felt gives me the giggles. I still continue to eat traditional Mexican dishes as a vegan.
So after experimenting and experimenting I finally found a way to have my favorite tacos de al pastor with a vegan twist. I discovered Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) that gave my vegan tacos a meatier feel if that’s what you’re looking for. At first, it was impressive and almost shocking how TVP looked like meat. Of course, I am that type of person that hates having meat lookalikes like vegan ham and sausages. But in this case, I was having a craving for vegan tacos so I went with the flow. TVP works well when marinated, it soaks up all the delicious flavors. Which made my vegan tacos al pastor very flavorful.
If you do try this recipe I suggest you add pineapple for that extra sweet flavor but it is also optional. Oh and don’t forget to use the traditional corn tortillas with toppings such as cilantro, radish, and onion. I hope you all enjoy this recipe, leave me a comment if you tried this delicious vegan taco recipe.