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Vegan Tacos with Lime Chipotle Cashew Sauce

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


🌮 Be the dinnertime hero with vegan tacos! It’s a simple & delicious way to enjoy Meatless Monday. The lime chipotle cashew sauce adds a little kick.



  • 14oz black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • cilantro
  • taco shells or tortillas

Lime Chipotle Cashew Sauce

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews, soaked 1-2 hours
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder


Lime Chipotle Cashew Sauce

  1. Add cashews to a large bowl. Cover with cool water. Leave at room temperature to soak for 1 hour (up to overnight).
  2. When softened, drain water. Add cashews, chipotle powder, salt, lime juice and nutritional yeast to a high speed blender. Pulse to combine ingredients. Then blend until smooth.


  1. While the cashews are soaking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil.
  2. When the pan is hot, add beans, corn and peppers. Season with salt, pepper and chipotle powder (if desired, omit if you’d rather control the spice level by serving).
  3. Stir frequently, and remove from heat when the beans and peppers have slightly softened (5-8 minutes).
  4. Assemble tacos and drizzle cashew sauce over tacos.


This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

Store cashew sauce in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex

Keywords: vegan tacos, gf vegan tacos