Vegan "Fish" Tacos


Hey Hey Mama!

So it's been pretty freaking hot here in the San Diego area so the thought of turning the oven on is a real nightmare, anyone else feel me? I am all about making things quick and easy sans lots of heat.

My mom came over Saturday night and 2 bottles of wine later she invited herself back over the next night to make fish tacos...ugh we don't eat fish so I knew I had to veganize her plan.

I decided to just do tempeh in place of the fish in the taco, and it was delicious and super easy. 

What I did was just cut the tempeh in long 1 inch thick strips and lay them in the tortilla just like a battered piece of fish (RIP fishes everywhere, and especially the ones that end up at Rubios). 

So here is what you need and how to make it!


  • 1 80z package tempeh
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage
  • 1/4 head green cabbage
  • guacamole
  • salsa fresca
  • 1 lime
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • 1 package small corn tortillas 
  • 1/4 cup soyaki marinade from Trader Joe's 


  1. cut your tempeh into long 1 inch thick strips.
  2. Place tempeh on a plate ad pour the marinade over the top them flip the tempeh, so that it is completely covered in sauce. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While tempeh is sitting in sauce chop cabbage, cilantro, and cut your lime into wedges. 
  4. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and throw in the tempeh strips and cook for 10-12 minutes flipping half way through.
  5. Heat up your corn tortillas.
  6. Plate your tacos and garnish with a tbsp of guacamole and salsa fresca. I always squeeze 1 or 2 limes wedges on my tacos, it really gives them that fresh taste. 
  7. Enjoy!



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