Crispy Quinoa Tacos (nut-free with easy gluten-free and soy-free options)

You’ve got to try this quinoa taco recipe. It has flavor-packed, Crispy Quinoa taco meat that you well-done up in the oven or on the stovetop. It’s loaded with crunchy lettuce, linty guacamole, and savory pico de gallo. And it’s so easy to make!

3 crispy quinoa tacos on a serving tray


These incredible tacos are super quick to make and star crispy quinoa taco meat, so there are no beans, just some really succulent quinoa that gets cooked with lots of herbs and spices and then crisped up either in the pan or in the oven until the texture changes.

crisping up the quinoa taco meat in a frying pan

You can alimony crisping it to make it crunchier, or melt until it is just like a ground meat texture. Either way, this quinoa taco meat is packed with savor and has an wondrous texture that makes it perfect for tacos! 

Add that to the tacos, top with some guacamole or pico de gallo or both, and serve. So easy! or use in enchiladas burritos, add to chili and what not!

close-up of crispy quinoa tacos, so you can see the texture

Why You’ll Love Quinoa Tacos

  • crispy, flavorful quinoa taco meat
  • creamy guacamole
  • lots of fresh veggie toppings
  • customizable
  • naturally nut self-ruling with gluten-free and soy-free options

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