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Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos (Gluten-Free)

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Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos – These healthy breakfast tacos are an easy breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner! (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Overhead view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Happy Monday! It finally feels like we’re starting to hit our stride with this new school year, as we adjust to our new schedule, and we’re back to fitting in things like homework and music practice after school. I’m still very much in an “I Will Take All Of The Easy Dinners” phase, and simple meals like these Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos are right in my sweet spot.

For one, they’re a build-your-own dinner, which always goes over better with my kids. For another, they’re made from simple, healthy ingredients, which means they’ll keep us full and fuel us up while they’re at it. Plus, these breakfast tacos also come together in less than 30 minutes, which makes them a GREAT option no matter how busy the night is.

To be honest, they’re not much of a meticulous recipe as they are a simple dinner idea. But I figured that we can’t be the only family who appreciates quick, easy dinners for busy nights, and vegetarian breakfast tacos are here to deliver.

Whether you make them for breakfast-for-dinner like we do or mix them up for a lazy weekend breakfast is up to you! Now, are you ready to make some healthy breakfast tacos? This is all you need to get started…

Overhead view of a bowl of authentic pico de gallo
Front view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Here’s What You’ll Need To Make Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos:

  • Corn Tortillas. I’m a big fan of corn tortillas for tacos. Don’t forget to warm them up first for the best flavor and texture (see the FAQ below for tips!)
  • Black Beans. Black beans add a hearty texture and gorgeous Tex-Mex flavor without any meat, which make them a great addition to vegetarian breakfast tacos.
  • Scrambled Eggs. Some yummy scrambled eggs also fill these vegetarian breakfast tacos out a bit. I love how the eggs pair with the Tex-Mex flavors–it’s like a taco version of my beloved Huevos Rancheros!
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa. Some fresh pico de gallo adds lots of color and bright fresh flavor to breakfast tacos. I like the more rustic texture of pico de gallo, but our Mexican Restaurant Copycat Salsa is another delicious choice. Or Salsa Verde! Basically? Don’t forget the salsa!
  • Avocado. Creamy avocado is a gorgeous texture to add to the tacos and the cooling effect is excellent next to the black beans and the punchy salsa.
  • Fresh Cilantro. For one last pop of color, I love adding a bit of fresh cilantro on top. Yum!
  • Your Favorite Goodies. Of course, these are just some of the fillings you can use for our healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos. There are so many other yummy twists to try, like…
Front view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Try One Of These Variations On Our Vegetarian Breakfast Taco Recipe:

  1. Swap Your Salsa. Swap out my recommended Pico de Gallo for some Classic Salsa or Salsa Verde.
  2. Try Pinto Beans Instead! You can also swap out the black beans for seasoned pinto beans. This Instant Pot Pinto Beans recipe is my very favorite and can be adapted for vegetarian diets. (You can make and freeze batches ahead of time to make things quick and easy!)
  3. Add Some Veggies. If you want, you can use our Roasted Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies in these vegetarian breakfast tacos. The seasonings are delicious and work great with the other flavors! Or, sauté some bell peppers and onions, or add a bit of spinach for an extra dose of veggies. Always a great option when you’re making healthy breakfast tacos!
  4. Sprinkle On Some Cheese. If you tolerate/eat dairy, feel free to top your breakfast tacos with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar, spicy Pepper Jack, or salty Cotija cheese. Every single one of these is delicious! If you avoid dairy, feel free to use dairy-free cheese shreds like Daiya instead. (My daughter Sophie loves hers this way!)
Overhead view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Tips and Tricks For The Best Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos:

Overhead view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Craving a sweet breakfast rather than a savory one? You might love these buckwheat waffles!

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Front view of a platter of three healthy vegetarian breakfast tacos

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos (Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos – These healthy breakfast tacos are an easy breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner! (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)



For The Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos:

  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 tsp. Butter or olive oil for cooking the eggs
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans (buy seasoned beans for more flavor!)
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 12 avocados, sliced

Other optional toppings: cheese (cheddar, Pepper Jack, or Cotija), cilantro, sliced jalapeños, sautéed peppers and onions, etc.


Warm Your Tortillas:

  • On the Stovetop. Place tortillas one at a time into a dry skillet over medium heat and cook about 20-30 seconds per side before wrapping them in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm. If you have a gas burner, you can use metal tongs to quickly, lightly char your tortillas over the flame, then wrap them in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.
  • In the Microwave. Alternatively, you can microwave corn tortillas in groups of 5 or so wrapped in damp paper towels for 30-second increments until the tortillas are warm and pliable.
  • In the Oven. Wrap a stack of tortillas in foil and warm them in a 350 degrees oven for 15-20 minutes.

Scramble And Cook Your Eggs:

  1. Whisk the eggs and salt in a large bowl until very smooth and uniform. Heat 1 tsp. butter or olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the eggs and use a rubber spatula to stir the eggs constantly over low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the eggs are *almost* set to your liking. Remove the skillet from the heat. (The pan will continue to cook the eggs for another minute or two, which is why you want to remove it from the heat a little *before* you reach your desired done-ness.)

Warm The Black Beans:

  1. Pour the beans into a microwave safe bowl or small saucepan on the stovetop and heat until the beans are warmed through (1-2 minutes in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so or 3-4 minutes on the stovetop on medium heat).
  2. If your beans didn’t come seasoned, you can add flavor by adding 1/4-1/2 tsp. chili powder or cumin to the beans. Similarly, if you bought unsalted beans, you may want to add a bit of salt.

Assemble Your Tacos:

  1. Let everyone build their tacos, layering scrambled eggs, black beans, pico de gallo, avocado, and any other desired toppings into their warmed tortillas.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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