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Mushroom Tacos Al Pastor with Charred Pineapple Salsa

Vegan mushroom tacos are a fave. This method of cooking mushrooms results in rich, delicious mushrooms that won't have anyone missing meat. Charred pineapple salsa is a great recipe to have on hand for any Mexican dish.
Servings 4



  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 150g fresh pineapple, diced
  • 500g portobello mushrooms
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1cm wedges
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Charred Pineapple Salsa

  • 250g fresh pineapple, cut into 1cmchunks
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli, thinly sliced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced 1 cm


  • 12 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 100g vegan sour cream or coconut yoghurt
  • optional: thinly sliced radishes, coriander and lime wedges


  • Preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°Cfan bake).
  • Make chipotle-pineapple sauce: In a nutribullet or food processor, blitz garlic, soy sauce, chipotle sauce, smoked paprika and the first measure of pineapple together, until completely smooth. Set aside.
  • Cook mushrooms: Tear mushrooms into chunks, roughly 3cm. Toss mushrooms and onion on a large roasting tray with the chipotle-pineapple sauce, until well coated. Drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Roast for about 20-25minutes, until tender and sauce has reduced. Toss once during cooking.  
  • Meanwhile, make charred pineapple salsa: Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on high heat. Cook the second measure of pineapple and cumin seeds for 5-6 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly charred. Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining salsa ingredients and a pinch of salt. Toss together and set aside to serve.
  • Warm tortillas: Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve tortillas filled with vegan sour cream or yoghurt, mushrooms, salsa, radish and coriander. Serve lime wedges on the side for squeezing.