Vegan Mushroom Tacos with Pineapple Salsa recipe

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Serve up an authentic taste of Mexico this summer with our vegan mushroom tacos. Go the extra mile by making your very own corn tortillas, you won’t regret it!

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  • Vegan
  • healthy
Serves6
SkillEasy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories259 Kcal13%
Fat12 g17%
Saturated Fat4.1 g21%
Carbohydrates36 g14%

Serve up an authentic taste of Mexico this summer with our vegan mushroom tacos. Serve up an authentic taste of Mexico this summer with our vegan mushroom tacos. Make your own corn tortillas and you won’t regret it!

Satisfy the herbivores and fool the carnivores at your next barbecue by cooking up these sweet, smoky vegan mushroom tacos with pineapple salsa. Mushrooms are a great meat substitute, especially oyster mushroom with their thick stem.

Mushrooms are a natural alternative to meat and cheaper than the overly-processed products on sale, which are often underwhelming. It’s sometimes good to just stick to simple ingredients, and when they’re this delicious, why wouldn’t you? We've got plenty of easy mushroom recipes (opens in new tab) if you're looking for more inspiration including a delicious soup. (opens in new tab)

Our homemade corn tortillas could be used for burritos (opens in new tab) or fajitas (opens in new tab) too. For more vegan taco inspiration, check out or pulled jackfruit recipe, (opens in new tab) it’s very similar to pulled pork but completely meat-free.

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Ingredients

  • 2tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • ¼tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300g oyster mushrooms, in clusters, if possible
  • 1tbsp olive oil

for the pineapple salsa:

  • ½ small fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red chilli, chopped
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ bunch fresh mint, chopped

for the tortillas:

  • 150g masa harina corn flour (available from Ocado)
  • vegan creme fraiche, to serve (we love Oatly Creamy Oat Fraiche)

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Method

  1. For the mushroom ‘steaks’, mix the herbs and spices together with 2tsp salt and 1tsp black pepper. Brush the mushrooms with oil and coat in the spices, then set aside.
  2. For the pineapple salsa, mix all the ingredients together and store in the fridge until required.
  3. For the tortillas, make a dough by mixing the masa harina with ¼tsp salt and 100ml water. Roll into walnut-sized balls. Take a plastic freezer bag and cut along the sides to create 2 sheets. Place a ball of dough in the centre of one sheet, cover with the other and roll to 3mm in thickness. Repeat with all the dough.
  4. To cook, toast each tortilla in a hot, dry frying pan for 1-2 mins on each side.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the mushrooms on the barbecue for 3-5 mins on each side, or until charred. Serve in the fresh tortillas with the pineapple salsa and vegan creme fraiche.
Top Tip for making Vegan Mushroom Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Cut the leftover pineapple into wedges, char on the BBQ and serve with ice cream