Vegan Crab Enchiladas with Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

These Vegan Crab Enchiladas with Creamy Jalapeño Sauce are the perfect dish to impress even the most hardened non-vegans among us. They'd be a great special occasion food or even just a cozy weekend dinner!
Course Main Course
Cook Time 35 minutes



  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp oil

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked (will expand)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled extra firm tofu drained
  • 1 tsp lactic acid*
  • 1 tsp iodized salt
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp minced, deseeded fresh jalapeño

Vegan Crab Filling

  • 1 cup shredded Vegan Crab
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • pinch cumin
  • 0-3 tsp minced, deseeded fresh jalapeño

Garnish Ideas

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Radishes


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients, and blend well in a high speed blender. I like to use a blender cup for minimal cleanup. If you haven't soaked your cashews but you're otherwise ready to go, you can boil them for five minutes first, but know it will be slightly grainy. A small sieve can help. Set aside, this is ready to go.


  1. Heat a 10-12 inch skillet on medium low heat. Add oil, saute onions until they begin to brown. Add garlic, vegan crab, and jalapeño to taste. It's of course fine to leave it out entirely if you prefer low-heat, or sub another, spicier pepper if you prefer lots of heat. You can always garnish with more if you're serving a crowd and aren't sure. Remove filling from pan and place in bowl to the side.

Tortilla Rolling

  1. Add another tablespoon or two of oil if needed to the pan, and warm tortillas one at a time on each side to make them pliable.

  2. Set tortilla to the side, and add another to the pan. While it is warming, fill with one heaping tablespoon of filling, and roll. Place in casserole dish. Repeat.


  1. Cover with two-thirds of the Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, setting some aside for garnish. Bake uncovered at 350° F until it begins to brown and appears set.


  1. Remove from oven, place onto plates, garnish, and serve!

Recipe Notes

*Lactic acid adds my favorite cheesy tang, but if you don't have any, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or even juice from sauerkraut will work as well. If you're using pickled jalapeños, try the juice even!