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Vegan Loaded Taco Salad Recipe

This Loaded Taco Salad is a fresh take on a Tex-Mex classic. Made with Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, pickled red onions, and a cilantro-lime vinaigrette, even your non-vegan friends will love this dish.

Servings: 2-4


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 small-medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cilantro (1 bunch)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ package Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles
  • 4-6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh or thawed yellow sweet corn
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup fried tortilla strips
  • 1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)


Pickled red onions:

  1. Add apple cider vinegar, sugar, and 1 tsp salt to a small bowl, and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add sliced red onions, and let sit for at least one hour.

Cilantro-lime vinaigrette:

  1. Blend cilantro, olive oil, champagne vinegar, fresh lime juice, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper until smooth. Set aside.

Veggies and crumbles:

  1. Saute peppers and onions with vegetable oil until tender.
  2. Add smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt (to taste) toward the end.
  3. Set aside to cool.
  4. Heat up a skillet with a small amount of vegetable oil, and brown your Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles to desired texture.

Salad assembly:

  1. Add lettuce to a bowl and carefully top with avocado chunks, tomatoes, radish slices, corn, beans, sauteed veggies, Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, tortilla strips, and jalapeno.
  2. Top with pickled red onions and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.


This recipe is brought to you by Hodo Foods, a plant-based food brand that offers a variety of products in addition to Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, including organic tofu, soy milk, pre-seasoned cubes, and more. To learn more and find a store near you that carries Hodo Foods products, visit HodoFoods.com.


Photo credit: Brittney Chung

Anja Grommons


Anja is a plant-based dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She offers virtual nutrition coaching for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her site for coaching services, recipes, and nutrition tips at vegcentricdietitian.com.

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