10-Minute Vegan TVP Tacos

10-Minute Vegan TVP Tacos

For those crazy weekday lunches, this plant-based vegan TVP tacos will fill you up! And it only takes 10 minutes to put it all together.

What is Textured Vegetable Protein or TVP?

Textured vegetable protein or TVP is a soy-based meat alternative. You can find it in most groceries stores and specialty stores should have it on their shelves. The most popular brand is Bob's Red Mill and in the bag is the dried soy curls.

How Do You Prepare Textured Vegetable Protein or TVP?

Once TVP is reconstituted it looks like ground meat. The key to making TVP taste good is to cook it in a sauce or, like with this recipe, heavily season it with taco seasoning. And honestly, it tastes like meat and doesn't have a soy aftertaste. Whenever I make this and add the taco seasoning, my tummy starts grumbling!

It is a good candidate for your meatless Monday lineup.

10-Minute Vegan TVP Tacos

Feeds one.


  • ½ cup TVP, textured vegetable protein

  • ¼ cup hot water

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 3 Whole wheat tacos


  • Squeeze of lime

  • Cilantro

  • Salsa

  • Vegan sour cream or yogurt

  • Guacamole

  • Vegan Shredded Cheese


  1. Soak the TVP with hot water and soy sauce. Check to see that all of the crumbles are wet. Let it soak for five minutes.

  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning and mix well.

  3. Heat a pan with oil. Once hot, add the seasoned TVP and saute until browned.

  4. Serve the vegan taco meat TVP in a tortilla and top with your preferred toppings. I recommended a squeeze of lime, salsa, and cilantro.

I first developed this recipe for Live Sozy but it quickly became a go-to recipe for me! I hope you like it as much as I do.