July 12, 2021

Peanut Tacos

Peanut Tacos feature a delicious seasoned peanut and mushroom filling in toasted corn tortillas topped with pickled onions and a poblano lime sour cream sauce!

Loaded Peanut Tacos

I'm so excited to share these Peanut Tacos with Poblano Cream Sauce and Pickled Onions with you! They are unconventional and definitely a little outside of the box but they're super delicious. I've been experimenting with using peanuts as the main source of protein in a recipe and these are just the best. I can't wait for you to try these delicious tacos! I love the idea of peanut tacos or peanut butter tacos and think that these are so fun.

Peanut Tacos

Why Eat Peanuts?

Peanuts are a great plant protein. One serving of peanuts has 7 grams of protein, 19 vitamins and minerals, fiber and heart-healthy fats. I like eating peanuts as a snack or in a recipe because they help keep me full. To me, peanut butter has one of the best flavors in the world.

Peanut Mushroom Tacos

I eat peanut butter almost every single day! We are not vegetarian but we do eat a lot of plant-based meals and I love using peanuts in a vegetarian meal such as for peanut noodles or on top of a vegetarian stir-fry for more protein.

Peanut Tacos with Pickled Onions

Peanut Taco Filling

You will love how flavorful the peanut taco filling is! You just combine peanuts, mushrooms, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, pepper, garlic, onion powder and cayenne in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is like a ground meat texture. Then, sauté everything in the pan for a few minutes. You will not miss the meat at all in these vegetarian tacos. If you want the tacos to be vegan, just use a vegan sour cream in this recipe.

Peanut Butter Tacos

If you are craving a sweet treat and want to try peanut butter tacos, you could easily make a fruit taco with cinnamon sugar fruit like bananas and strawberries and drizzle it with melted peanut butter as another take on a way to use peanuts in tacos.

Quick Pickled Red Onions

How to Make Pickled Onions

I've been hearing great things about quick pickled onions and these are so good! A must-have for tacos. My mom has been telling me about pickled onions and I finally tried them. They would be good on salads as well. You just heat up a mixture of vinegar, water, salt and a bit of sugar (feel free to skip the sugar if you don't want any sweetness) and then let the onions soak in the mixture. It adds a ton of flavor to the tacos.

Peanut Tacos with Lime Sour Cream

What did my family think of these peanut tacos? They LOVED them! My 2 year old Lily gobbled hers right up. I added some cheese to hers and melted it so that it stuck together more like a quesadilla. You literally cannot tell that there are mushrooms in these tacos. They blend up into little pieces and become more like ground meat texture than mushrooms. 

I brought a couple of these tacos over for my parents to try and my dad especially loved them. I knew they would love the pickled onions. Those are going to be a new staple for tacos. They're incredible. These tacos are so much easier to make than I imagined also. The only thing that really takes time is waiting for the onions to pickle.

Peanut Tacos

Loaded Peanut Tacos
Yield: serves 3-4 Amber Pankonin, adapted by Amanda Hernandez

Peanut Tacos

Peanut Tacos feature a delicious seasoned peanut and mushroom filling in toasted corn tortillas topped with pickled onions and a poblano sour cream sauce!
Prep Time: 35 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 45 mins



  1. In a small saucepot, combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt. On medium-high heat, bring to a simmer. Place sliced onions in a mason jar, top with simmering liquid. Put the lid on and shake the jar. Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving (15 minutes does a pretty good job though too!).
  2. Combine all peanut taco filling ingredients (peanuts, mushrooms, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, pepper, garlic, onion powder, cayenne) in a food processor and pulse mixture until it reaches a “ground meat” texture. Be careful not to over-mix. 
  3. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, add taco mixture and sauté for 5 minutes or until evenly heated, stirring frequently.
  4. For the poblano cream sauce, place the sour cream, poblano and lime juice into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  5. Serve peanut taco filling in corn tortillas toasted for about 30 seconds per side and top with pickled onions and poblano cream sauce, and if you want, jalapenos.
**The sugar for the pickled onions is optional- if you want your onions more sour, skip the sugar.

**Visit peanutinstitute.com for more delicious peanut-inspired recipes that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

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  1. I'd love to try the mighty me peanut puffs!

  2. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is to get a big spoon and eat it right from the jar.

  3. I like to eat peanuts directly as a snack or in stirfries

  4. I am learning to love peanut butter powder in lots of things- yogurt, oatmeal, granola and such.

  5. This does sound really good, and I'm a huge fan of peanuts, and also, look for good recipes to try that are meat alternatives. I must try it! My favorite as concerns peanuts are Spanish peanuts with the red skin. I buy them raw, and boil them, then dry roast them, I don't like buying them cooked in oil. I keep several jars of dry roasted peanuts on hand for snacking.

  6. I eat peanut butter daily. I am loving the idea of making peanut taco filling!! PB Fit peanut powder sounds interesting.

  7. I like to eat peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches.

  8. I love to put peanut butter on toast with banana slices on top!

  9. I would most like to try the Mighty Me Peanut Puffs!

  10. Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are so yummy!! I like to add Jif Peanut Butter to Oatmeal, as well as creamy peanut dressings. Dry roasted peanuts are perfect on stir-fries! I'm so glad nobody in our family has any peanut allergies...love peanuts & peanut butter.

  11. I like to eat peanuts as a snack. But I love the Kind bars.

  12. I enjoy peanut butter sandwiches. I also like to put peanuts in my yogurt.
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  13. Would love to try the pb puffs!! I love peanut butter!!!

  14. I do love peanut butter sandwiches on some light bread. I'll have one side peanut butter and the other piece of bread will be jam or hazelnut chocolate. I love it...but only once in a while.

  15. I love peanut butter. Ive been wanting to try skippy on bites, but haven't done it yet. My favorite way to eat peanutbutter though is probably with a bit of chocolate. Lol. Great combination.

  16. We eat love peanut butter at our house.
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  17. I love peanut butter on a warm toasted bagel.

  18. I would try the peanut puffs . Everything in the basket sounds yummy.

  19. I'd love to try the Mighty Me Peanut Puffs.

  20. My favorite way to eat peanuts is with Chinese food or stir fry.


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