Plant based tacos

The Norwegian summer has finally arrived!!!!! 🌞 This weekend we are at our grandmothers summer cabin together with our cousins, which is something we have planned to make happen for a while, and finally we’re here! We’ve grown up going here more or less every summer since we were born.

Yesterday Anette and me were in charge of making dinner and decided to go for vegan tacos for everyone. We get many questions on how to combine a vegan diet with a social life, where you eat together with others who don’t have the same “diet” as you do, and making food together is a huge tip. Tacos are an easy way to go to, because there are only some small adjustments needed to make it plant based!

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Vegan tacos

We went for the traditional Norwegian styled tacos where you chop lots of veggies, make a “meat” base and add salsa, guacamole and sour cream together with spicy jalapeños. The base is made of sweet potatoes and kidney beans mixed with spices.

Sweet potato base

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Kidney beans

  • Cumin

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Sweet pepper spice

  • Cayenne

Clean the potatoes, dice them and boil them until soft. Rinse the beans well and add them and the potatoes to a big bowl. Mash it together and add your favourite taco spices - we use those listed above.

Mango salsa

  • Mango

  • Cilantro

  • Tomato

  • Lime

  • Honey/agave/maple syrup

  • Salt

Chop the tomatoes and mangos into small pieces. Rinse and chop the cilantro. Add cilantro, honey/agave/maple syrup, lime juice and salt, and taste your way to the perfect salsa.

Lemon & ginger pickled red onion

Pickled onion is the perfect addition to lots of meals - everything from salads to tacos and veggie burgers. We used the recipe from Jenny Skavlan - red pickled onion (syltet rødløk).

  • 1 dl apple cider vinagre

  • 2 dl sugar

  • 3 dl water

  • Lemon peel

  • Ginger

  • 4 large red onions

Bring the water, apple cider vinagre, sugar, lemon peel and grated ginger to boil. Slice the onions in thin slices. Set the boil aside and add the onion. Let them sit for as long as you want - I recommend at least 15 minutes or more.

Guacamole

Anette is the guacamole master in our family!

  • 3 avocados

  • Salt

  • Cumin

  • Sweet pepper spice

  • Garlic powder

  • 1/2 lime

Mash it all together or blend with a hand mixer. Add spices to your taste. Make sure to grab some before its all gone.

Veggies/spices/condiments

Heat the tortillas, chop the veggies and slice the lime into small pieces for everyone to add to their wraps.

The best thing: the next day you might have lots of leftovers <3