Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa - Gluten-free + Vegan

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa - Gluten-free + Vegan

Tuesdays have slowly, inadvertently turned into Taco Tuesdays here at our house. Totally unplanned every week I have been making some type of fun vegan, grilled tacos! This portobello mushroom taco has become a new favorite in our house. Even though we both eat meat (though very rarely), it is always a super welcomed challenge to come up with fun vegan versions of classic meat dishes. In my opinion, portobello mushrooms are better than any creepy overly processed meat alternative on the market. By grilling the portobellos slowly over a smoky charcoal grill, they end up so loaded with flavor, even the most hardcore meat eater couldn’t turn it down.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa - Gluten-free + Vegan

I keep these fairly simple and they are always a little bit different each time I make them. I have served them with this tangy, sweet and spicy mango black bean salsa, but I have also just used the traditional pico de gallo or salsa verde. I have topped them with baby spinach and tatsoi instead of arugula, and sometimes I add avocado or a drizzle of sriracha, it just depends on what I have on hand and what I feel like. Play with this recipe, add and take away as you’d like, that is one of my favorite things about tacos, they are so versatile and really hard to screw up. This is just a nice, simple recipe to use as a guide.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa - Gluten-free + Vegan

In keeping with the Taco Tuesday thing we have going on around here, tonight we are having Crock Pot Korean Beef Short Rib Tacos. We have a few servings of short ribs from the 1/4 share of a pasture-raised cow we purchased from our local farmer and I honestly have no clue what to do with them. Now that it is so hot, I have no interest in slow braising them in the oven and turning the house into a sauna, so I thought slow-cooking the short ribs in the crock pot all day will make for a very simple and incredibly delicious dinner (here’s hoping). I plan to make a tangy cabbage and cucumber slaw to serve on top of the tacos and possibly a dairy-free creamy spicy sauce. I have never made anything like this before, so it is an experiment. If it works out, I will definitely make it again to share the recipe. So cross your fingers for me!

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa - Gluten-free + Vegan

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1 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

how exciting about your house! yay! and gosh, those tacos look delicious! yummmm

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2 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Taco Tuesday!!! How fun 😀 There’s a little taco joint by my house that sells 1 dollar tacos on taco tuesday….but they aren’t nearly as good as this!

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3 ingrid June 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

I am SO gonna make this, what a colourful dish!

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4 lynn @ the actor's diet June 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

just got inspired. thanks!

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5 tastyyummies June 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

YAY! Glad to help and thank YOU!

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6 ingrid June 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The taco’s were super! Had to use the oven-grill but that was fine. It was an explosion of colour and flavour. My man, who is a real carnivor, also could’t stop complimenting me (well you of course) the portobello’s are fantastic. thanks again.

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7 The Omnivore December 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

What a yummy-sounding recipe! It’s chancing upon recipes like this that make me a) wish it were summer and b) wish that I had a grill! I have my sights set on a grill pan … this would certainly be a perfect inaugural recipe! And I totally agree with you about portobellos rather than processed “meat”.

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8 Traci September 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

I made these last night and they were out of this world!!

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9 tastyyummies September 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Traci, I am so so glad you liked them. They are one of my favorites!

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