Marinated Grilled Vegetable Tacos


Welcome to a vibrant, healthful twist on a classic favorite with our Marinated Grilled Vegetable Tacos. These tacos are a colorful medley of fresh vegetables, marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs and spices, then grilled to perfection. Wrapped in soft tortillas and topped with your choice of garnishes, they offer a delightful combination of smoky, tangy, and crunchy textures, making them a perfect choice for a light yet satisfying meal.

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (including marination)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 8 tacos
  • Serving Size: 1 taco

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


  • Bell peppers (200 g / 7 oz), sliced
  • Zucchini (150 g / 5.3 oz), sliced
  • Red onion (100 g / 3.5 oz), sliced
  • Portobello mushrooms (100 g / 3.5 oz), sliced
  • Olive oil (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Balsamic vinegar (15 ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Garlic cloves (10 g / 0.35 oz), minced
  • Ground cumin (3 g / 0.1 oz)
  • Paprika (3 g / 0.1 oz)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Small corn tortillas (8 pieces)
  • Garnishes: avocado, lime wedges, cilantro, salsa

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Vegetables: In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add the vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Grill Vegetables: Grill the vegetables over medium heat until they are tender and have char marks, about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble Tacos: Warm the tortillas. Fill each tortilla with the grilled vegetables and add your preferred garnishes.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Vegetable Variety: Experiment with different vegetables like eggplant or asparagus.
  • Tortilla Warming: Heat tortillas on a dry skillet for a more authentic taste.
  • Marination Time: For deeper flavors, marinate the vegetables for longer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these tacos vegan?

Yes, they are naturally vegan. Just be mindful of the garnishes.

How do I store leftovers?

Store grilled vegetables in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

Can I cook the vegetables in a skillet?

Yes, if you don't have a grill, use a grill pan or a regular skillet.