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The ONE Vegan Hibiscus Tacos Recipe You Have To Try

Vegan Hibiscus Tacos serving on a plate in an article about its recipe and ingredients by BalkanHerb.

Have you heard of #Veganuary? If not, now’s the perfect time to discover it! Veganuary is a movement to inspire people to try going vegan for January and give a plant-based diet a try to protect our planet and improve our health. This normally keeps a good portion of people going with it throughout the rest of the year – and beyond. 

Challenge accepted? What better way to start your plant-based journey than to create something as delicious and healthy as vegan hibiscus tacos!

There are only a few days left in January 2023, so this may be a weird flex, but we hope the very title of this recipe intrigues you enough to try it out with us.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how easy it is to make this mouthwatering dish that everyone can enjoy. Get ready for some tasty tacos!

Vegan Hibiscus Tacos Recipe: Ingredients

Hibiscus Tea

Vegan Hibiscus Tacos

  • Leftover Hibiscus flowers from your tea
  • 2 x tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 x small red onion, sliced 
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • A handful of Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 head of lettuce, roughly chopped 
  • Lime
  • 4 x tortillas of your choice
  • Garlic mayonnaise

How to Make Delicious Vegan Hibiscus Tacos

1. Make Hibiscus Tea

Start with making your Hibiscus Flower Tea by adding 4 cups of water to a small pot. Bring it to a boil. Stir it and reduce the heat to low. Then, allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let it steep for 10 more minutes. Strain out the flowers and enjoy the Hibiscus Tea hot or store it in a mason jar in the fridge. 

Keep the Hibiscus flowers for the tacos you’re about to make.

2. Make Your Vegan Hibiscus Tacos Filling

To prepare your vegan Hibiscus tacos, rinse the Hibiscus flowers again for 30 seconds. In a frying pan, add the sesame oil and sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Add the smoked Paprika, Cumin, and Black Pepper along with the Hibiscus flowers and continue to sauté until it’s heated. Turn off the heat and add the soy sauce and the sugar.

3. Assemble Your Hibiscus Tacos and Enjoy!

To assemble your vegan Hibiscus tacos, add the Hibiscus taco “meat” you’ve prepared in step 2 above to warm tortillas. Add the chopped lettuce and avocado along. Top them with garlic mayonnaise and Cilantro. Optionally, squeeze a little lime on top and add it on the side as decoration. ENJOY! 

It’s Your Turn to Taco

So there you have it: the ONE vegan hibiscus tacos recipe you just want to try! 

We’re challenging you to try something new and exciting this #Veganuary. This delicious dish is a wonderful way to start a new year – or even your vegan journey. 

Chef’s hat ON and off you go to make these amazing vegan Hibiscus tacos!

-Special thanks to our vegan chef friend Milena Bozhkova for this recipe-

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