Vegan Tacos Two Ways ft. Mango Sauce

Vegan Tacos Two Ways ft. Mango Sauce

Hello dears! I hope your week has been treating you well so far. Mine has been all over the place. For one, I had to start a new Instagram account (@earthofmariaa) because after experiencing a hack on my last one, nothing was working: my images were being deleted, I wasn’t able to like any photos, etc. After around ten days of trying to fix it, I decided to create a new account, which is upsetting because I worked so hard on my old one but sometimes a fresh start can be a good thing! Let’s hope Instagram won’t let me down this time.

Low fat

Anyway, I am back with a taco recipe, featuring two different fillings to satisfy every tastebud ever. First we have marinated tempeh, with a spinach bedding and jalapenos for some extra spice (jalapeno has to be one of my favourite words of all time). Next, we have a delicious chickpea and broccoli stir-fry that goes to show you can make tacos work with everything. Drizzle these over with a delicious mango sauce, and you have a Tupperware-friendly lunch or a satisfying family dinner.

Tempeh Recipe (high protein)

(Currently, I am trying to think of tacos to distract myself from thoughts of the humongous spider I found in my room this morning. Is anyone else experiencing a spider epidemic in the UK?! I think it’s time to move planets.)

When I was ill with my eating disorder, tacos were a big ‘fear food’ I had to overcome because the carby wraps scared me. Now I look back and shake my head because carbs are amazing. Especially in taco form. These, in a way, were a celebration of how far I’ve come in terms of not giving two hecks about carbs and calories anymore, simply eating what I want whenever I want to.

Marinated tempeh strips

Easy vegan stirfry recipe

If you end up trying these, do let me know in the comments, and share your favourite taco/wrap filling because I am always searching for new ideas! Now, let’s get to the recipe before I give myself the change to ramble on any further.

Spicy Vegan Taco Recipe

Vegan Tacos Two Ways With a Mango Sauce

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Plantbased, low-fat, hearty tacos perfect for lunchboxes and family dinners. Packed with vegan protein, these are easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. Served with a refreshing mango-avocado sauce.


Credit: Maria Alexandra (


  • 6 small wholewheat tortillas or taco shells.
  • For the tempeh filling:Β 
  • 1 block (227g) Tempeh
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy yoghurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • a large handful of spinach
  • optional: jalapenos and cucumber to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (392 F). Cut the tempeh into thin strips. In a bowl, whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce, yoghurt, lemon juice, agave nectar, paprika and cumin. Toss together with the tempeh until well-coated.
  2. Place tempeh strips on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until crispy.


    Β For the chickpea filling: -1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained
  • 1.5-2 cups (300g) broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into strips
  • 1/2 a medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • A small red onion


  1. Prepare this while the tempeh is baking. In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, agave nectar, lemon juice, corn starch and ginger. Set aside.
  2. Heat some oil or cooking spray in a non-stick frying pan. Add the broccoli and the red pepper, and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender. Mix in the chickpeas and the sauce, stirring until the sauce has thickened and the ingredients are thoroughly coated.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside. Mix in the chopped red onions.


    For the mango sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mango, cubed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  1. Place the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth, adding more lemon juice if too thick.
Finally, assemble the tacos by distributing the fillings evenly throughout the tortillas/taco shells, combining them if you desire! I like to serve the tempeh on a bedding of spinach with a couple of jalapenos. Add some fresh avocado to the chickpea stir-fry for a creamier taste and a soft texture. If you want to, season with salt and ground black pepper, before drizzling over with the mango sauce and some sriracha.
Sending you all love and positive energy!

Maria β™‘

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Click here to see my previous recipe post (hint: it features sweet potato).



  1. September 14, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Oh my goodness these look soooo good 😍!!

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thank you Chloe!! They were yummy <3

  2. September 14, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Looks delicious! WIll have to give it a try πŸ™‚ nice photo skills, by the way!

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:42 am

      If you do definitely let me know:) And thank you so much, that is so nice of you! <3

  3. September 14, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Will be sharing this with my bestfriend, she has recently became a vegan and she loved tacos so i am sure she’ll love this recipe!!!

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:43 am

      Wow thank you so much, I hope veganism is going well for your friend and she enjoys the recipe πŸ™‚ <3

  4. September 14, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    These look so good! I’m not vegan but i will need to try this out!

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:44 am

      Definitely let me know if you do πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your comment x

  5. pinarrawlins
    September 14, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! I have never tried tempeh before. This looks like a very healthy & enjoyable meal.
    And yes! Spiders! They are giant where I am! I hate them haha!

    Pinar |

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:47 am

      Ahh thank you dear – I’m glad you like it πŸ™‚ Tempeh is really yummy especially when marinated, I love it’s texture in particular! And I’m kinda glad I’m not the only one, they’re never usually this big but have been huuuge recently πŸ˜‚ Let’s hope this spider epidemic ends soon! <3

  6. September 14, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    These sound so delicious, especially that homemade mango sauce! I need to give it a try next time I eat tacos or tortillas 😍 xx

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:48 am

      Yeah I was happy with my mango sauce haha, it’s do easy to make but really enhances the recipe πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you liked it dear! <3

  7. September 14, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Looks soo yummy! Definitely am going to have to make these soon πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing.

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:50 am

      Let me know if you end up liking them if you give them a go! Thank you so much for your comment 😊

  8. September 14, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    omg these look absolutely delicious! & love that you included a sauce for it πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:49 am

      thank you so much!! the sauce is probably my favourite part πŸ˜‚ xox

  9. September 15, 2017 / 4:32 am

    These look amazing! I just ate an hour ago, but somehow I’m hungry again now just by looking at this. πŸ˜› Tacos are my favorite, and you can make it so many different ways. This is unique and different, and I’m sure it’s tasty too. By the way, I followed you on instagram. (isthatvodka)

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:53 am

      Hahah thinking of tacos always makes me hungry to be honest πŸ˜‚ there definitely are so many combinations that seem to work with them! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, and I just followed you back on instagram πŸ™‚ <3

  10. September 15, 2017 / 6:51 am

    These look delicious!!!

    • September 15, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  11. September 15, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I’m not vegan but these really do look delicious. I love tacos anyway. The mango sauce looks wonderful <3

    • September 15, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Tacos are incredible and these are suitable for non vegans as well, the tempeh has a great meat-like texture! Thank you for your comment ❀️

  12. September 15, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Oh my… this looks delicious. So happy I found your blog. Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes! Much love xx

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Ahh that’s so nice of you! I hope you like them if you end up trying them out πŸ™‚ much love to you as well xoxo

  13. September 15, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I’ve seen loads of these mega spiders on my snapchat, praying I don’t experience one in real life 😣😣

    • September 15, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      They’re horrendous! I remember this happened a couple of years back as well and we were wrong to think it was over for good πŸ˜‚

  14. September 15, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    This looks so good! I will definitely be trying this!

  15. September 16, 2017 / 12:50 am

    Wow, looks amazing. I bet it tastes delicious!

    • September 16, 2017 / 5:36 am

      Thank you!! They were yummy πŸ™‚ x

    • September 16, 2017 / 5:37 am

      Tempeh is delicious – I would definitely recommend πŸ™‚

  16. thesimplestlifemeli
    September 16, 2017 / 3:49 am

    OMG looks delicious! I have to try!

    • September 16, 2017 / 5:37 am

      You should give them a go – tacos are always a good idea! x

  17. September 17, 2017 / 3:30 am

    MMMMM. The mango sauce sounds so delicious! I’m not one to eat vegan all the time, but I do appreciate vegan meals here and there. Thank you for sharing this!

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

    • September 17, 2017 / 5:39 am

      The mango sauce is one of my favourite parts of this meal! And that’s so great to hear – incorporating vegan meals into your diet can do many great things for you and for the planet πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment x

  18. September 17, 2017 / 11:55 am

    This look amazing and very tasty! I’ve been incorporating vegan meals into my diet with the hope of turning fully vegan. Thank you for sharing 😊

    • September 17, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you – I hope you find the chance to try them πŸ™‚ And I am so happy to hear that!! Good on you for making such a positive change <3

  19. September 17, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    As always, an amazing post! Just wondering, do you have a blog-specific email? I’d love to collab with you on a healthy eating food post idea πŸ™‚ xx

    • September 18, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you so much dear! <3

  20. September 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    AH I must try this! I have a super ripe mango in the fridge I gottttaaaaa use upπŸ™ƒ

    • September 18, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Omg it would be great if you do – mangos are so yummy at the moment and this is a great solution ;D <3

  21. September 18, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Pleasure to meet you and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog page and having a follow, I appreciate the support! I love tacos! mmm πŸ™‚ this was a very well written and explained recipe! thank you!


    • September 18, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      You are always welcome – your blog is amazing πŸ™‚ And I am so glad you like this recipe, tacos are definitely one of my favourite meals! Thank you so much for your comment x

  22. September 18, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    These sound awesome (: great post!

  23. September 19, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Looks so tempting.πŸ˜‹sure going to try it

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:20 am

      I hope you like it if you do!! Thank you so much for your comment πŸ™‚ <3

  24. September 20, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    O GOSHHH….looks damn yumm….

  25. September 20, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Those tacos look incredibly beautiful! I’m not vegan but I do indulge in vegan cuisine and this is right up my alley b/c I could eat this and not miss the meat πŸ™‚

    • September 21, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Ahh thank you so much!! I’m glad you like it 😊I feel like tempeh is a great meat alternative to use in things like tacos or wraps because it’s really flavourful and has a meat-like texture! πŸ’•

  26. September 21, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Such a yummy recipe. I don’t eat tacos very often at all but it’s such a great way to incorporate lots of veggies! πŸ™‚

    As for carbs…I feel like the industry has bad-mouthed carbs for years but actually, people don’t talk enough about portion sizes, macros or just the simple case of what carbs are for.

    • September 21, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you!! And they really are – and it makes eating veggies that much more delicious πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I also agree 100%, many people know little about carbs except for what the media says, when in fact we need carbs to have energy and essentially stay alive! πŸ’“

  27. September 28, 2017 / 10:38 pm


    • September 28, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      They’re horrendous aren’t they?! I’ve had two in my room over the last few weeks and am very close to moving out!!

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