Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom “Fish” Tacos

Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom “Fish” Tacos


A healthy vegan faux fish taco recipe that’s baked not fried. Best yet, the banana blossoms are coated in a savory Old Bay Seasoning and topped with a spicy tofu cream sauce for one incredible plant-based taco. 


Vegan Faux Fish Tacos

Although there are now an astounding number of vegan “meat” and “seafood” options at most grocery stores today, it’s usually healthier to stick to a more whole foods plant-based diet. Therefore, instead of purchasing a processed fish product, we love to use banana blossoms instead. 

We enjoy banana blossoms in countless vegan recipes including our Vegan Banana Blossom Paella, Vegan “Seafood” Linguini, Vegan Seafood Jambalaya (with Banana Blossoms), or our original taco recipe– Vegan Banana Blossom “Fish” Tacos. Yep, we are fans to say the least! 

Additionally, banana blossoms are a great meal prep ingredient because they are canned. You can find them at most Asian grocery stores or they can also be purchased online. 


Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom "Fish" Tacos on a wood cutting board with vegan Old Bay Tofu Crema in a bowl in the background


Baked NOT Fried

In the new year, one always tries to start off on a healthier note. Well, these fish tacos are baked rather than fried. Check! 

However, even though they are baked, they still have a crispy crunch thanks to a light batter of flour and flax eggs. Furthermore, it’s a more hands-free option than frying or air-frying which is always a plus. Just put them on a pan, and cook until they are nice and crispy. 


Watch: How to Make Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom “Fish” Tacos



  • Banana Blossoms Canned Banana Blossoms are the key ingredient in these fish-free tacos
  • Flour –  Either gluten-free or regular flour serves as the crispy coating on the blossoms. 
  • Flax Eggs –  Flaxseed meal combined with water produces an egg-like texture for a batter to coat the banana blossoms
  • Tortillas –  Corn or Flour tortillas are an essential component for any taco! 🌮
  • Taco Toppings  – We suggest chopped red cabbage, tomato, avocado, radish, and fresh cilantro but any of your personal favorites will work. 
  • Old Bay Tofu Cream Sauce –  An easy and healthy sauce made with- you guessed it- Old Bay Seasoning! Additionally, Old Bay Hot Sauce is added for a little heat. 
  • Extra Old Bay!  –   Yep, these wouldn’t be ‘Old Bay’ tacos without an abundance of the good ol’ stuff. An extra shake of Old Bay Seasoning on top always adds a nice finish along with a possible dollop of Old Bay Hot Sauce. 

Ingredients for vegan Old Bay banana blossom "fish" tacos 


FAQ & Banana Blossom “Fish” Taco Tips:

  • How many banana blossoms are there in one can? 

    • Unfortunately, it can vary significantly but it is usually between 6-8. We like to use the brand Nature’s Charm and they usually have smaller blossoms which work well for most recipes. Furthermore, you can also cut the blossoms in half lengthwise if you need to adjust the size. 
  • Is there an alternative to the Old Bay Hot Sauce? 

    • Yes. If you only have the seasoning, the recipe will still taste amazing if you substitute another hot sauce when making the cream sauce. Sriracha works well or you can use any other hot sauce of your choosing. 
  • Tip: Add more water to your “egg” mixture, if needed. 

    • If your flax eggs are beginning to clump on the blossoms when you are dredging them in the flour mixture, we recommend adding more water.  Add one Tbsp at a time until it’s a looser consistency.  They will be messy regardless but this can help significantly. 
  • Tip: Use more than one blossom per taco if they’re on the smaller side. 

    • Depending on the size of the banana blossoms, you may want to add two filets per taco. Additionally, you can also cut them in half, if they are on the longer side to make them fit more appropriately in a tortilla. 


Banana Blossoms ready to be dipped in flax eggs and then the Old Bay Flour Mixture


Every Night Can Be Taco Night!

This recipe will comfortably feed 4 but you can always adjust if you need to feed a larger crowd. This is one of our go-to recipes when we have company and it always gets rave reviews, even from the carnivores! These vegan “fish” tacos are so flavorful and satisfying but you will still feel good afterwards- healthy never tasted so good! 😋

 Finally, if you have made this recipe, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for vegan banana blossom "fish" tacos  Old Bay tofu cream sauce ingredients

Vegan Old Bay Cream Sauce ingredients prior to blending in a container  Vegan Old Bay Tofu Cream Sauce in a bowl with a spoon

Banana blossoms from a can next to a bowl of flax eggs and a bowl of flour and seasonings  Taco toppings including red cabbage, tomato, avocado, radish, cilantro, and lime wedges in bowls

Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom "Fish" Tacos next to a bowl of Vegan Old Bay Tofu Cream Sauce  Vegan Old Bay Banana Blossom "Fish" TacosHealthy Old Bay Banana Blossom "Fish" Tacos next to a bowl of Vegan Old Bay Tofu Cream Sauce


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Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom "Fish" Tacos

Healthy Old Bay Banana Blossom “Fish” Tacos

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 20 min.
  • Cook Time: 35-40 min.
  • Total Time: 60 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Bake, Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan faux fish made with canned banana blossoms, these healthy baked “fish” tacos are exploding with Old Bay seafood flavor!



Banana Blossom Vegan “Fish”:

  • 1 18oz. Can Banana Blossoms (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 Tbsp flaxmeal
  • 12 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Kelp Powder or Crushed Nori (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Old Bay Tofu Crema

  • 1/2 Brick Firm Tofu
  • 1 Lime (Juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp Old Bay Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Taco Fixings: 

  • ½ Cup Red Cabbage (Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Tomato (Diced)
  • 1 Avocado (Pit Removed, and Cubed)
  • 3 Radishes (Sliced Thin)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro (Stems Removed and Roughly Chopped)
  • 1 Lime (Cut into Wedges for Serving)
  • 8 Tortillas


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F, then drain and rinse the banana blossoms. In a medium sized bowl, add the warm water to the flaxmeal and mix. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a medium sized bowl mix 2 tsp of old bay seasoning, ½ tsp kelp powder, ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper into the flour.
  2. Halve the rinsed banana blossoms if they are too big for tortillas. Dip each banana blossom into the flax “egg” and then into the flour mixture and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each blossom with extra Old Bay Seasoning, if desired. Place the banana blossoms into the oven for 35-40 minutes, using a spatula flip the banana blossoms halfway through baking. 
  3. While the banana blossoms bake, make the Old Bay Tofu Crema. Place all of the ingredients for the crema into a blender and blend on high until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender if necessary. 
  4. Prepare the taco fixings while the banana blossoms bake. Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat to make them more pliable right before serving. 
  5. When the “fish” is done remove carefully and begin to build your tacos. First, add a baked banana blossom or two (if needed) to each tortilla as well as crema. Then, finish with your toppings. Add extra crema or Old Bay Hot Sauce, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy. 
  6. Leftovers can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We recommend reheating the banana blossoms in the oven to retain crispness. Extra Old Bay Tofu Crema can also be used for baked potatoes, as a dip for chopped fresh vegetables, or as a garnish on soup.


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Keywords: Banana Blossom Recipe, Vegan Banana Blossom Fish Tacos, Old Bay Vegan Tacos


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