Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fusion Tacos with Sesame Carrot Coleslaw (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

Fusion Tacos with Sesame Carrot Coleslaw
Now I am totally and fully aware that you cannot tell that the above is a picture of tacos, however I thought it really showed off all of the amazing colors these fusion tacos boast.  GREEN onions and cabbage, ORANGE carrots, PURPLE onions, BLACK sesame seeds, RED chili flakes, PEACH creamy spicy sushi sauce, YELLOW corn tortillas, and BROWN taco meat.

I am not sure what's gotten into me lately, but I am having so much fun mixing different types of foods together.  Now, of course, mixing Mexican food with Asian influenced flavors is nothing new.  There are fusion food trucks and restaurants popping up all over the place.  But, I haven't seen many vegan options out there.  I've got a few others up my sleeve I will be sharing soon.

Spicy Sushi Sauce tops the Fusion Tacos made with TVP Taco Meat
For the Sesame Carrot Coleslaw:
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup finely shredded carrots
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

Toss together all ingredients to coat, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups (enough to generously top 4 tacos)

Nutrition Facts for Sesame Carrot Coleslaw
For the tacos:
4 (6 inch) corn tortillas
TVP Taco Meat  (If you would rather avoid soy, and you don't have gluten intolerance, try Celine's  Seitan Chorizo Crumbles instead!)
Sesame Carrot Coleslaw (recipe above)
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
3 stalks green onion, chopped
Spicy Sushi Sauce

To assemble the tacos:
In a dry frying pan on a grill, cook the tortillas until lightly browned on each side.
Add first, the TVP Taco Meat, then pile on the 'slaw.  Top with red and green onions, then give it all a real liberal squirt of delicious Spicy Sushi Sauce.

Yield: 4 (6 inch) tacos


A big yummy mess! And proof they are actually tacos!


KitteeBee said...

So very pretty Joni! I want.

Yogi Kitchen said...

it may not illustrate the dish fully, but it is indeed a fantastic picture! lighting is spot on and I bet it tastes great too!

Kirsten Lindquist said...

yup, that's going in my to do file! That looks amazingly good!

Unknown said...

That first photo is absolutely incredible! I initially thought it was a big raw salad. The tacos look super-tasty.

Johanna said...

I made this last night, and I will make it again. I used Trader Joe's chorizo, which I don't even like very much, but I knew that I wasn't going to have the time or energy to make my own. IMG_3808.jpg

Johanna said...

ach, the pic didn't show up...

Joni Marie Newman said...

Oh man...did you put the pic anywhere else? I wanna see it!

Joni Marie Newman said...

Thanks! It kinda is like a big salad, with some tortillas thrown in for good measure. Ha!

Joni Marie Newman said...

And you can have! No gluten-y bits in there.

Joni Marie Newman said...

Thanks! I can even impress myself sometimes. Haha. My little old Canon PowerShot A560 hasn't let me down yet...

Anonymous said...

WOW! Saw these on pinterest and made them tonight. By far, the best tacos I've had in a while! So easy too, total prep time was about 15 minutes. I am so full, but want more!

Matt said...

This all looks so stunning! I can feel the freshness and taste the crunch from here! Yum!

Natalie said...

I want to lick the monitor!

Debi at Life Currents said...

I made your tacos and spicy sauce last night. Delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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