(Almost) Raw Tacos

BY : PUBLISHED : May 19th, 2013 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

These are surprisingly tasty, fresh, and filling! They're a lot of fun to make and eat. I got the idea from a friend. Ever wondered what you do for these tacos? Here's the recipe! You can even do your own variations. Enjoy!

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Almost raw tacos in lettuce leaves on a white plate.

Almost raw tacos in lettuce leaves on a white plate.

(Almost) Raw Tacos

Miranda Rivera
These are surprisingly tasty, fresh, and filling! They’re a lot of fun to make and eat. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 2-3 heads of romaine
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • Bragg's Liquid Amino Acids, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • Chili powder, to taste
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 24 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup of salsa


  • For the shell, pull apart 12 leaves from heads of romaine (pull out the ones near the center, because they're the crunchiest). Rinse and drain over a paper towel.
  • For black beans: Cook in their juice in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes. Drain and return to saucepan. Spray with Bragg's liquid amino acids. Add cayenne, chili powder, and cumin to taste. Stir and reheat until heated through.
  • For frozen corn, if using: In a saucepan, bring a little layer of water to a boil. Add about a half a bag of frozen corn. Put a lid on it and simmer until warmed.
  • Layer romaine leaves with black beans, then corn, then tomatoes, then avocado chunks. Drizzle salsa on top and serve.


Add all your favorite salsa or avocado. Try vegan shredded cheese too.


Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 16gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1356mgPotassium: 1141mgFiber: 18gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1233IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 5mg
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About Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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