A simple, delicious recipe for Vegan Chorizo made with walnuts, lentils, and Mexican spices that can be used as a meat substitute in tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, and burritos, burrito bowls, nachos or breakfast bowls. Make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for busy weeknights!
Smoky, savory, toasty and nutty, this Vegan Chorizo is a delicious way to add the flavor of Mexican Chorizo to your dishes without the meat! This vegan chorizo can be made in literally 10 minutes! The walnuts give this an earthy meaty flavor, great texture, delicious depth and a lovely richness.
TIP: For a quick low-carb version, double the walnuts and skip the lentils.
Ingredients in Vegan Chorizo
- walnuts (or pecans)
- cooked lentils (or cooked black beans, or use more walnuts for a low-carb version)
- kosher salt
- granulated garlic powder ( or garlic clove)
- smoked paprika
- chili powder
- dried oregano (or thyme)
- ground chipotle (or sub cayenne), more to taste
- tomato paste
How to make Vegan Chorizo
Step 1: Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
Pulse until combined but not overly smooth.
Step 2: Brown the vegan chorizo in a greased skillet until nutty and fragrant.
Ways to use Vegan Chorizo
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