Here is a list of the 40 best vegan Mexican Recipes for you. Talk about Cinco de Mayo or any other occasion, get-together, any parties, etc., this plant-based / vegan Mexican food will steal the heart for sure.
What could be more satisfying than a delicious, vegan Mexican dinner? Nevertheless, these recipes are not only easy to make, but they're also nutritious and full of flavor. From tacos to enchiladas, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Mexican food is popular for being hearty and flavorful, but it can also be surprisingly vegan-friendly.
With a few simple substitutions, it's easy to make delicious vegan versions of classic meat-based Mexican recipes. Most of them are in the form of beans, veggies, and grains, which forms the basis of a healthy vegan diet.
For example, replace meat with black beans in enchiladas, use vegetable broth in lieu of chicken stock in soups and stews, and substitute tofu for cheese in quesadillas. With a little creativity, it's easy to enjoy all the flavors of Mexican cuisine without any animal products.
Vegan Mexican Food
Mexican food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it’s no wonder why. From hearty stews to fresh salads, Mexican food is flavorful and delicious. And, best of all, it can be easily veganized. Tortillas make a base for many Mexican foods indeed. Make sure your tortillas are vegan.
Mexican cuisine is renowned for its rich flavors, bold spices, and fresh ingredients. Vegan Mexican food, in particular, has become increasingly popular in these years due to its health benefits, ethical considerations, and delicious taste.
One of the main benefits of vegan Mexican food is that it is typically much healthier than traditional Mexican dishes. These are loaded with nutritious ingredients such as beans, vegetables, and whole grains, providing the body with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
However, there are plenty of delicious vegan Mexican recipes that are sure to please even the most die-hard meat-eaters. For a classic Mexican dish with a vegan twist, try tacos de frijoles negros, or black bean tacos with toppings like salsa, avocado, and cilantro lime sauce.
For something a little lighter, try Ensalada de nopalitos, or cactus salad. This dish is made with fresh cactus leaves, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of seasonings, and is perfect for a summer day.
For a heartier meal, try vegan chile Rellenos or stuffed peppers with a mixture of beans, rice, and vegetables. Serve with a red sauce.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s sure to be a vegan Mexican recipe that will hit the spot.
Vegan Mexican Recipes
Here are such lovely-looking delicious-tasting vegan recipes for you. Choose your favorite ones and enjoy!!
Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
These buffalo cauliflower tacos are the perfect vegan Mexican recipe alternative to meat tacos. Even the most ardent meat-eaters will love these tasty tacos. Also, these are must-try vegan tacos.
Try these Tofu fajitas that are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional meaty fajitas. Tofu is a versatile protein that can be easily flavored to suit any taste. Whether you are vegetarian or simply looking for a lighter option, tofu fajitas are sure to please.
Vegan potato tacos are a delicious and easy way to enjoy a plant-based meal. It's a quick dish and takes less than 30 minutes. For a heartier meal, you can add black beans or lentils to the tacos. Or, for a lighter option, try substituting the potatoes for sweet potatoes or cauliflower. However you make them, vegan potato tacos are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.
Lentil Taco Meat
High protein taco filling with yummy lentils is too good and easy to make. These are not only vegan but also healthy and filling. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy the vegan lentil tacos.
Vegan Mexican Rice
This is one of my favorite vegan Mexican recipes. Simple yet flavorful rice in just a few minutes. Also, you can make this in an instant pot or on the stovetop. Or easily on a stovetop.
Mexican Lentil Soup
Another easy way to make a filling yet easy vegan Mexican dish. This vegan Mexican lentil soup is loaded with lots of vegetables and hence makes the soup healthier too. You must try this soulful lentil soup for a quick dinner.
Make these super easy yet delicious vegan fajitas quickly for any meal. In vegan fajitas, meat is replaced with veggies and beans. Beans are also equally high-protein food. I love these vegan fajitas.
Vegan Burrito Bowls
I love to make my vegan burrito bowls many times. These are easy to make and assemble with a variety of flavors in one bowl. Assemble the roasted veggies/ fajita veggies, sauteed beans, corn, cilantro-lime rice, salsa, etc. Top it with your favorite sauce and avocado and enjoy a delicious filling meal.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice is easy rice with lots of fresh cilantro leaves and a citrus flavor. You can make this in an instant pot or on the stovetop. This may make the base for the vegan burrito bowl. For a healthier twist may change the white rice to brown rice or quinoa also. You must try making this easy basic but flavorful cilantro lime rice.
Pico de Gallo
A yummy flavorful Pico de Gallo is what goes with every combination of Mexican food. Serve this with nachos, tortillas, tacos, burritos, etc. This adds an extra punch of flavor to the plate. Very simple and easy to make, Pico de Gallo is one of the most common and yummy sides to accompany your Mexican food.
Mango salsa is one of the most flavorful sides you can try on a Cinco de Mayo celebration. It's simple and easy to make yet loaded with flavors.
Tortilla chips are one of the easiest snacks you can make. However, these are healthier than traditional deep-fried chips. Air frying makes it easier and healthier with little to no oil. Just be a little careful and attentive and set the time as per your air fryer type and brand. Serve them with any of the sides or simply with salsa or pico de gallo.
Cilantro Lime Sauce
Cilantro lime crema is a delicious and versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes. Veganize this with vegan mayonnaise or vegan yogurt and mix with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and garlicky flavor. It has a bright, zesty flavor that enhances the taste of any dish.
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, and they can be used to create a variety of flavorful dishes. This crema is perfect for dipping fresh vegetables or spreading on sandwiches. And it's easy to make, too!
Southwest Black Bean Corn Salad
Make these super easy black bean corn salads as an appetizer or as a side dish, this is going to please the crowd. It's healthy as well.
Instant Pot Spanish Rice
And this takes only a few minutes to make this delicious Spanish rice in an Instant Pot. However, you can make this easily on the stovetop as well.
Mexican Potatoes - Vegan Recipes
These roasted potatoes with Mexican flavor is great to add to your meal as sides. You may also add them to your tacos or burrito bowls for a filling meal.
Instant Pot Kidney Beans
Beans are an integral part of the Mexican diet. You can add red beans, black beans, pinto beans, etc to your plate. However, making beans is easier when we do that in a pressure cooker, manual or electric. So try making your red beans or kidney beans in the instant pot.
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More Vegan Mexican Recipes To Try For Cinco de Mayo
Here are some more delicious Mexican recipes that are plant-based and easy to make.
Authentic Guacamole Recipe
The best Authentic Guacamole Recipe! Fresh and delicious, only 6 whole food ingredients, this easy guacamole is naturally gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo! Cool and creamy mashed avocado with just the right amount of traditional Mexican flavors and spice! Grab your favorite tortilla chips for some delicious snacking or use it as a homemade spread for toast and sandwiches!
Classic Black Bean Dip
Looking for a healthy yet delicious dip (snack) recipe? This black bean dip is a perfect dish that is easy to make and you can make them in advance. Just serve with veggies or tortilla chips!
Enjoy delicious tempeh fajitas, perfectly marinated in a spice and citrus mixture for an authentic taste even without the meat. Plant-based goodness at its best.
Mexican Bean Dip
This Mexican Bean Dip Recipe is always a hit at parties. It’s perfect with chips! You can even serve it as a salad or stuff it into a tortilla and call it tacos!
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
This healthy cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe has just 5 simple ingredients, and takes only 10 minutes! Serve it with any Mexican dish for a low-carb side.
Mexican Avocado Salad
This tomato, cucumber, and avocado salad is a healthy Mexican side dish to serve alongside tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, and more! With only five main ingredients, this side dish whips up in under 15 minutes.
Authentic Mexican Sangria is easy to make and easy to drink!
Instant Pot Mexican Vegetable Soup
This quick and easy Instant Pot Mexican-inspired vegetable soup recipe is made exclusively with kitchen staples, and it’s jam-packed with flavor!
Salsa Verde is packed with green tomatillos, onion, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and so much more! It’s a wonderful alternative to the classic red tomato salsa. This green salsa is a tangy, refreshing dip that can quickly become addictive. Serve a bowl of salsa verde at your next fiesta!
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
Full of Southwest flavor Instant Pot Black Bean Soup is a nutritious recipe that’s high in plant protein, and fiber, and tastes great. Hearty, healthy, and time-saving with no soaking of dried beans required!
Mexican Pickled Carrots
These Spicy Mexican Pickled Carrots are so addicting and a family favorite! The recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few simple ingredients.
This five-minute Mexican coleslaw recipe is made with cabbage, cilantro, and lime. It’s a super simple (and healthy) side dish to go with Mexican food.
Bean Pozole is a tasty and comforting stew. Made with corn hominy and topped with cabbage and lime. The end result is something so delicious.
The Best Vegan Chilli
Here’s the best vegan chili recipe that you will find! It’s so easy to make, requires very simple ingredients, is cheap, and delicious! Make this on cold winter days to warm yourself up, and serve it with homemade vegan cornbread.
Slow Cooker Creamy Vegan Fiesta Soup
Slow-cooker creamy vegan fiesta soup is like a party in a bowl. This thick, rich, creamy, and flavorful dish is a warm and wonderful treat filled with beans, veggies, and flavor. Yummy, easy, and worth making on repeat.
BBQ Jackfruit Burritos
Vegan burritos are taken to the next level with smoky, tangy, incredibly flavourful BBQ jackfruit! Loaded with your favorite toppings and wrapped up to perfection. Or make it a jackfruit burrito bowl over a bed of lettuce for a lighter option. These are great vegan Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo as well.
You can enjoy your favorite vegan Mexican dishes with a few of these drinks, like -
- Margarita:- This classic cocktail is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, and is typically served in a salt-rimmed glass.
- Paloma:- This refreshing cocktail is made with tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice, and a salt rim.
- Michelada:- This beer-based cocktail is made with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a salt rim.
- Mexican Mule: This tequila-based twist on the classic Moscow Mule is made with tequila, ginger beer, lime juice, and a sprig of fresh mint.
- Sangria: This fruity and refreshing drink is made with red or white wine, fruit juice, and chopped fruit, and is perfect for sharing with friends and family.
No matter which cocktail you choose, remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the festivities! For more check out my cocktail recipe collection and Mexican drinks recipes from my fellow bloggers here.
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