TVP tacos! What’s TVP you ask? TVP stands for textured vegetable protein. It is a high fiber, high protein, soy based meat alternative. It is usually dehydrated when purchased, it’s texture resembling a really crunchy cereal. But after rehydrating it gives a very meaty texture comparable to ground beef, which makes it a perfect protein for tacos!
To make the tvp tacos, first get out a pan and put it on medium high heat. Add some vegetable broth to the pan and let sit until boiling. Then add the tvp and stir. The tvp should absorb the vegetable broth like a sponge. If it’s too dry, add more broth. If it’s too wet, let cook for a little longer until it dries up.
After the tvp is at a good consistency for you, add spices and more flavorings. I added some tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano, a bit of soy sauce, and sriracha. Mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings. The color of the tvp should be a deeper brown now. Turn the heat off and you’re done with this part of the dish.
To complete the tacos, you need the rest of the ingredients. There are plenty of things you can add, I would recommend something tangy, something crunchy, and something creamy. This time I had limes, cilantro, red onion, radishes, bok choy, and vegan cheese. Other times I use avocado, beans, sauteed onions and peppers, purple cabbage, etc. Chop all of the ingredients up and set in small bowls to create a taco bar. This is fun because everyone can add however much of whatever ingredients they like. 🙂