Vegan Recipes

Recipe Vegan Tamales

Discover the delightful world of plant-based cuisine with these Recipe Vegan Tamales. Tamales, a traditional Latin American dish, get a vegan twist that’s just as flavorful and satisfying as the original. Filled with a savory mixture of vegetables, beans, and spices, these tamales are wrapped in corn husks and steamed to perfection. Embrace the art of tamale-making with this vegan recipe that’s sure to captivate your taste buds and showcase the beauty of plant-based cooking.

Vegan Tamales Recipe: Servings: Makes about 12 tamales


For the Dough:

  • 2 cups masa harina (corn masa flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup diced vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Assembly:

  • Corn husks, soaked in warm water to soften


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a pan, sauté the diced onions until translucent.
    • Add the minced garlic, diced vegetables, ground cumin, and chili powder. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
    • Stir in the cooked black beans and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Make the Dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the masa harina, softened vegan butter or coconut oil, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually add the vegetable broth and mix until a soft dough forms. The dough should hold together but not be too sticky.
  3. Assemble the Tamales:
    • Take a softened corn husk and spread a thin layer of the prepared dough onto the center of the husk.
    • Add a spoonful of the vegetable and bean filling onto the dough.
  4. Roll and Steam:
    • Roll the tamale by folding the sides of the corn husk over the filling, then fold up the bottom.
    • Place the tamales upright in a steamer basket. If you don’t have a steamer basket, you can use a large pot with a steam rack.
    • Steam the tamales for about 45-60 minutes, or until the dough is cooked and firm.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Allow the tamales to cool slightly before serving.
    • Serve them with your favorite vegan salsa, guacamole, or plant-based crema.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 1 tamale):

  • Calories: ~200
  • Total Fat: ~7g
  • Saturated Fat: ~3g
  • Carbohydrates: ~30g
  • Fiber: ~5g
  • Sugars: ~1g
  • Protein: ~5g
  • Sodium: ~400mg

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