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Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

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This vegan crunchwrap is INSANE! Stuff this bad boy with whatever you like – I made it with sofritas tofu and cashew queso – and wrap it up, fry, and devour! Favorite vegan recipe to date.

Oh, hi.

I’m a Crunchwrap, and I’m drenched in cashew queso, and I’m totally VEGAN.

I’m loaded to obscenity with browned sofritas tofu, black beans, cashew queso, crispy tostada, tangy marinated cabbage, tomatoes, avocado, and I’m wrapped in a golden brown, perfectly crispy, handheld-friendly tortilla pocket. I am here to make you happy.

But I’m also a blank canvas. You have some cauliflower walnut taco meat laying around? Roasted sweet potatoes? Chipotle cauliflower? I will wrap all of it up in a Crunchwrappy hug and you will not be sad at dinnertime.

Vegan crunchwrap supreme stacked.

(This is me now. Not me-as-Crunchwrap. Thank you for understanding.)

Listen, I had some mega requirements for this recipe before I started. It needed to be:

  • Reasonably fast (no soaking cashews, no obnoxiously long prep)
  • Easy-to-access ingredients (so long, nutritional yeast)
  • Customizable to whatever protein / sauce / vegetables I had on hand
  • Above all else, SUPER RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS.

So yes, this is a recipe, and I did include the instructions for some (VERY VERY EASY) sofritas tofu and cashew queso, because yummy.

Browned tofu and cashew queso for vegan crunchwrap supreme.

But more than a recipe, and more than its elements, the Crunchwrap is really just a method. A lifestyle, some might say.

Magic Green Sauce in the fridge? Corn? Pico? Roasted vegetables? Fajita filling? Use it. Use it all. This is pretty much a universal, open-invite party. I fully endorse the sofritas / cashew queso combo (which is what I’m showing you here!), but I’m not going to die on that hill for those who have their own filling ideas. You do you – just follow the Crunchwrap method.

Guacamole and salsas for vegan crunchwrap supreme.

How To Make a Vegan Crunchwrap

Here we go. Lezz break this Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme into a five-step situation.

A dividing line with a '1' in the middle.

First, put all your “base” stuff on the tortilla.

In this case, we used sofritas tofu, beans, and cashew queso. But this would also be the time for rice, roasted cauliflower or sweet potato, any other meat or meat alternative, etc.

Adding queso to vegan crunchwrap supreme.
A dividing line with a '2' in the middle.

Next up: your crunch.

Tostadas are easy and convenient. Doritos and Hot Cheetos are much more trashy and arguably more exciting, though both are not plant-based options.

Adding tostada to vegan crunchwrap supreme.
A dividing line with a '3' in the middle.

Now we do the fresh stuff – lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, marinated cabbage, cilantro, etc.

I like the finish this layer with something sticky or creamy to help the top tortilla hold (for example, avocado).

Adding guacamole to vegan crunchwrap supreme.
A dividing line with a '4' in the middle.

Place a smaller tortilla on top to avoid spillage.

Adding tortilla to vegan crunchwrap supreme.
A dividing line with a '5' in the middle.

Get foldin. Basically you want to pull the edges in towards the center, one over the other.

Folding up tortilla for vegan crunchwrap supreme.
Folding up tortilla for vegan crunchwrap supreme.
A dividing line with a '6' in the middle.

Hit up the skillet. Add a little oil or butter for good measure. Go for that crispy golden brown.

Browned vegan crunchwrap supreme.

And now crack it open and eat it.

Vegan crunchwrap supreme cut in half.

And no one will fault you for adding extra cashew queso over the top or, let’s be real, just straight up DUNKING it.

Cashew queso on vegan crunchwrap supreme.

I can’t even. These are so good. Please make them. Everyone deserves this kind of vegan crunchwrap love in their lives.

You can see the original beefy-cheesy-yummy Crunchwrap Supreme recipe here.
If you want a tofu-free version of a vegan crunchwrap, check out our friend Beth’s vegan crunchwrap recipe!

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Vegan crunchwrap supreme with cashew queso.

Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: enough filling for 4-6 crunchwraps!

Description

This vegan crunchwrap is INSANE! You can stuff this bad boy with whatever you like – I made it with sofritas tofu and cashew queso. SO GOOD! Favorite vegan recipe to date.


Ingredients

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Spicy Sofritas Tofu

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu (press out some liquid first)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (add about 1 teaspoon salt if it’s unsalted)
  • 2 chipotle peppers, minced
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup salsa

Cashew Queso

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can diced green chiles (or less, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning (add a pinch of salt if it’s unsalted)

Crunchwraps

  • huge burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • something crunchy: tostadas or tortilla chips
  • roasted vegetables
  • black beans
  • avocados
  • fresh stuff: tomatoes, cabbage slaw, lettuce, cilantro
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Sofritas Tofu: Heat oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add tofu and break apart into crumbles. Add taco seasoning, salt, chipotles, and salsa. Get it all going in the pan, nice and hot. Finish by letting everything sit without stirring for another 10+ minutes (adding oil to prevent sticking as needed) until you get some nice browned, almost-crunchy pieces.
  2. Cashew Queso: Blend everything together aggressively until smooth!
  3. Crunch Wrap Time: Lay a large tortilla on a flat surface. Layer: tofu, queso, crunchy stuff, and any other extras you want in there. Fold in the edges of the tortilla toward the center. Place in a hot oiled skillet, seam side down. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the exterior is firm, crunchy, and golden brown. Cut and serve!

Equipment

Notes

FOR REGULAR SIZE CRUNCHWRAPS: Keep your filling amounts minimal. It is very common to run into the issue of overflow, in which case, you can a) reduce filling amounts, b) fold it up as-is and hope for the best – I found even half-closed crunchwraps still grilled up nicely, c) break your tostadas into smaller pieces to allow you more space, or d) make a MEGA CRUNCHWRAP. See next note.

FOR MEGA CRUNCHWRAPS (this is what I demonstrated in the post): Cut a few of the large flour tortillas so they are the same size as your tostadas. Then, once you’ve layered all ingredients, just place a small flour cutout tortilla on top and fold edges over that. This should buy you a little extra space for filling.

FOR MARINATED CABBAGE: I just tossed some thinly chopped cabbage with olive oil, salt, pepper, and vinegar to taste.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: vegan crunchewrap, sofritas crunchwrap, vegetarian crunchwrap

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    It is really helpful blog to prepare Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme. Its very informative. This concept is a good way to enhance the knowledge and helpful to make new dishes. I like it and help me to develop very well. Thank you for this brief explanation and very nice information. Thanks for sharing. The information really amazing to read this is my first visit and please share this type of article it also provides information. Amazingly informative and helpful post.
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      Marisa

      Once you try cashew queso, a whole new dairy free world will open up 😉 Basic cashew cream will add creamy smoothness to just about anything. Try it in your favorite marinara sauce.

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    This is genius! I love the preparation method too, and how simple and wholesome all the ingredients are. Thank you for sharing!

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      Marsh

      With something as commonly shared on the internet as crunchwraps are, that’s like saying she should give credit for a taco recipe to the original developers. Besides, she has no responsibility to cite anyone else’s recipe unless it’s a direct copy of that recipe. Are you aware that if even one item is changed in a recipe, there is no responsibility to cite anyone? This recipe goes way beyond that; it’s clearly Lindsay’s own very unique take on the generic approach to crunchwraps. But you gave it ONE star, based on your mistaken interpretation of citation rules and without even trying the recipe?

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      Why can't we all just be supportive!?

      I don’t often comment. In fact, I don’t often read the comments as I just enjoy reading the lovely blog content / recipes and I leave it at that, but for some reason I did read them today and the comment about credit really bugged me.

      Lindsay isn’t claiming to be the first ever person to replicate or adapt a Crunchwrap. In fact, she says herself that this recipe is an adaptation of one of her own earlier adaptations, made back in February, where she also acknowledges the original source as being Taco Bell inspired.

      A quick search of your website, David, would seem to show that you posted a Crunchwrap recipe back in March, so maybe you mistakenly feel you are owed some credit!? However, if we are following your standards, then I can’t see all of your acknowledgements for the multitude of recipes on Google that pre-date your version, some even as far back as 2015 (and that was just from a very quick search)!

      Rating this a 1 star was petty and unnecessary! There’s enough room on the Internet for everyone and all manner of recipes.

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        Ethan

        5 stars for sure! These were so delicious and easy. One question that maybe somebody can help me with. My tortilla chips lost their crunch and became soggy. I ended up sliding in extra chips to add the crunch afterwards. I made mine on a panini press. Perhaps that made them soggy? Anybody have any thoughts?

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          So sorry to hear this, Ethan. We’re wondering if another ingredient in the crunchwrap made the chips soggy. It’s hard to know for sure what caused it without seeing your crunchwrap. 😕

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      Christina

      David, she did it better (and easier) than you. Are you feeling inadequate because of that?

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        Erica

        You hit the nail on the head!

        If I had found David’s blog through something other than a sulky comment, I would have bookmarked it.

        I’ll keep giving my views to Pinch of Yum, not some butthurt guy who talks about how “manly” his food is.

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          JAIME PARK

          We can agree or disagree about the original comment, but I really can’t understand these attacks on someone’s character.

          Its not like this guy blatantly attacked the character of the creator – he asked for the recipe creator to give a shoutout if inspired by another post. Maybe it wasn’t done in the best way.

          But to follow up we say this person is “inadequate” … wrong for trying to promote more men to be vegan (I don’t understand how you can be against this).

          I think its pretty shameful how we treat people in comments and its pretty indicative of our current society. Where we just put people on blast instead of understanding where they come from.

          This guy likely feels upset that he spent hours making a post only to see someone else do it and get tons of recognition. But also probably should have done it in a more tactful way.

          But when we start attacking people directly and making fun of them… how are you any better?

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            Bravo, Jamie.

            Bravo, Jamie. Let’s just all be kind to eachother!

            Ps: AMAZING recipe I am SO excited to try this tomorrow!

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      hillary

      Not sure if all these 5 star reviews are just from your friends who haven’t tried the recipe? Lol. This was a giant mess – not much technique in the recipe other than “fold it”.






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    Laura

    We made these for lunch and they were delicious! Instead of cutting out small tortillas, we just ripped a large tortilla into quarters and it worked great!






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    DNN

    Managed to achieve some food shopping today & stocked up on healthy foods. Grilled chicken, fruit juice, and going to try and get some Shrimp tomorrow and vegetables. I passed by the meatless foods section and might double back momentarily to see what other meatless items are available. This is a good idea to make a meatless Vegan wrap as I never thought of doing so and I no longer eat Taco Bell anymore.

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    Cassie Autumn Tran

    Ooh baby baby! Look at those crunchwraps! Now I NEED to replicate those epic crunchwraps from Taco Bell! Yours look EVEN BETTER than the real deal. I want to try making these with whole wheat tortillas and blue corn tortilla chips!

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      Laura

      Do you use raw cashews? Or roasted? I’m assuming roasted because they aren’t soaked but maybe not? Thanks!

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      Linda

      Hi..can these be made the night before and taken on a picnic?..or woukd they be a soggy mess?






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        Krista @ Pinch of Yum

        Hi Linda! Great question. I don’t think they’ll be super soggy, but the tortillas will definitely lose the crispiness that makes them a “Crunchwrap.” If that’s okay with you, these would be great to take on a picnic!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I love this for the texture alone, but genius tweak with cashews and tofu to replicate the most unhealthy stuff, well done and thank you!






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    DNN

    If more healthy fast food restaurants sprouted up across America and served something healthy and delicious like this, more people would lose weight, consider vegan life, and inspire others to eat right. It’s not fair that some fast food restaurants get to allegedly monopolize the market and serve anything for a fast buck. We need more healthy fast food restaurants serving healthy Vegan crunchwraps like this. Hopefully someone will take this idea and run with it! 🙂

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    Michelle

    As always, this recipe was so awesome, Lindsay! It had a really nice spice to it, and although I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the vegan queso, it was delicious! I used the super simple pico de gallo recipe from your cauliflower burrito bowls. SO. GOOD.






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    Liv

    Hoooly Moooly!! I Gotta make those, like MUST!! They look like fun, yummy, satisfaction in one Cool Wrap. I can’t wait to make’em and eat’em. Nice going Lindsay, thumbs up hundred times 🙂 🙂

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    Stephanie

    I can’t wait to try this vegan version! We made the first one you posted with beef and they were so ridiculously good.

    One tip, soft taco tortillas are the perfect size for the small tortilla on top of the tostada, and then you don’t have to waste extra large burrito tortillas. Then you can use any extra filling for more tacos, make chips, etc.

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    Cara Miklasz

    These are the best thing to have come out of my kitchen in months 😍 so delicious!! I ate two today 😳🙊

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    Danielle

    I cannot even express my extreme love for these. I totally want those trashy cheetos in mine! And that tofu sofritos – YUM. I am now on team crunch wrap.






  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow! These look and sound amazing! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe. So much healthier than Taco Bell too.

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        Lisa

        Sounds great, however most tortillas are made with lard, and Doritos and Cheetos are not vegan