This mushroom taco recipe contains six different components: tortillas, avocados, lime crema, mushroom filling, pickled red onions, and cilantro.  

Step #1

Start by separating all the ingredients you need: tortillas, one avocado, one container of sour cream, one lime, four portabella mushrooms, pickled onions (for my dish, I made pickled red onions from scratch), and cilantro. 

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Step #2 

Next, cut the portabella mushrooms in half, and thinly slice them lengthwise. 

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Once sliced, add the mushrooms to a large bowl. Liberally sprinkle the following spices into the bowl: onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and chili flakes (if you are looking for a less spicy mixture, add less chili powder, cayenne pepper, and chili flakes). Mix the spices into the mushrooms, and set them aside.

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Step #3

While the mushrooms are resting in the mixture, begin preparing the other components. First, start by chopping your cilantro. Next, shave some lime zest, and squeeze half a lime into a separate bowl. Combine this lime mixture with the sour cream to create the lime crema.  Finally, thinly slice one avocado lengthwise.

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Step #4

On a medium skillet, sauté the mushrooms on medium to high heat. Cook the mushrooms until they have shrunk in size, and most of the liquid has evaporated. 

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Step #5

On a large skillet, heat the corn tortillas on high (about 15-20 seconds on each side).

Step #6

Build your taco! Start by spreading the lime crema onto the tortilla, followed by the mushroom mixture, pickled onions, sliced avocados, and cilantro.

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I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I did! People often don't consider replacing the meat in their tacos with mushrooms, but I highly encourage you to try it out for a healthier dish, and a leaner protein option. 

Portabella Mushroom Tacos

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • Pickled onions
  • Cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • Sour cream
  • Tortillas
  • 4 Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1 Avocado
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili flakes
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