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April 22, 2020

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30 Vegan Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Here are 30 vegan Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo! We've got everything from the best homemade guacamole and jackfruit enchiladas to grapefruit margaritas. 

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Mexican food has to be my all-time favorite food. Crispy tacos loaded with toppings, perfectly salted chips and homemade salsa, warm burritos, slushy margaritas – it's all so comforting and delicious! As somebody who eats dairy-free and gluten-free, it can definitely be tricky going out to eat at Mexican restaurants. So, I've scoured the internet to find 30 delicious, vegan recipes so you can enjoy Cinco de Mayo right in the comfort of your own home.

Today I'm sharing 30 vegan Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo that will be loved by your friends or family. We've got appetizers and side dishes, plenty of taco recipes, other entree ideas like nachos and taquitos, and of course, margaritas and desserts! Whether you're celebrating solo at home or need to whip up some amazing food to please a crowd, this list has everything you'll need.

Don't forget to pin this post so that you can come back to this list over and over again. And comment which recipe you're going to try!

Appetizers Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Here are the best vegan apps and sides to make for a crowd on Cinco de Mayo! We've got everything from healthy spins on the classic bean dip to my amazing mango guacamole. If you need appetizer ideas, these recipes make the ultimate party food!

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Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip from Simply Quinoa – This healthy Mexican Vegan Refried Bean Dip is sure to be a hit at your next party! It's easy to make, has delicious homemade guacamole and vegan queso, and is great for a crowd!


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Spanish Quinoa from Simply Quinoa – This quick and easy Spanish Quinoa recipe uses just 5 ingredients and one pot. It's a perfect side dish, but can also be bulked up with protein and veggies!


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Instant Pot Spicy Black Beans from Simply Quinoa – How to make Instant Pot Black Beans without any soaking. This fool-proof method yields perfect, soupy black beans in the pressure cooker in under an hour!


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Spicy Mango Guacamole from Simply Quinoa – This spicy mango guacamole recipe is a quick and easy spread that goes with everything. Use it on top of burgers, dip with chips or spread it on some toast!


Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoVegan Kimchi Queso Dip -- the ultimate appetizer or snack to serve with tortilla chips & guac!

Vegan Kimchi Queso Dip from Simply Quinoa – A healthy spin on queso dip, this vegan kimchi queso is easy to prepare, made with only pure, whole food ingredients and still has all the flavor of the traditional recipe. Enjoy this dip warm with your favorite tortilla chips!


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Adzuki Black Bean Dip from Simply Quinoa – For those of us who love chili, this is dip is like chili and hummus had a baby. It's got the texture of hummus, but with the undertones of a pot of chili. We're using tomatoes and sweet potatoes for our base and adding two types of beans or added protein and texture. This dip is awesome warm or cold, and is oh-so-comforting!


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Chipotle Red Salsa from Minimalist Baker – Simple blended red salsa in just 30 minutes! Carrots add natural sweetness and a pop of color, while chipotle peppers bring a touch of heat.


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Green Rice from Minimalist Baker – Fluffy, fast white rice infused with green broth made from herbs and peppers! Just 7 ingredients and simple methods required + fluffy rice cooking tips!


Vegan Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

TACOS! Tacos have to be one of my favorite meals to make ever. They're so easy to make, you can load them up with healthy ingredients, and they're always so comforting. Here are my favorite taco recipes, starting with the best homemade tortillas and my vegan “taco” meat!

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Quinoa Tortillas from Simply Quinoa – If you're sensitive to gluten and corn, these quinoa tortillas will be your savior! They're easy to make, use just 5 ingredients and taste amazing!


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Quinoa & Lentil Taco Meat from Simply Quinoa – This Quinoa and Lentil Taco Meat is a delicious and healthy vegan/vegetarian alternative to ground beef! Easy to make and loaded with delicious Mexican flavors.


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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos from Simply Quinoa – These healthy black bean quinoa tacos are the perfect recipe for summer! Cilantro-lime quinoa and fresh guacamole make these tacos light and flavorful!


Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoThese simple Quinoa Tacos are made with a spicy mango-lime filling and use a creamy guacamole spread on the bottom!

Mango Lime Quinoa Tacos from Simply Quinoa – A simple recipe for quinoa tacos that are made with a spicy mango-lime quinoa filling, creamy guacamole spread, and crunchy red cabbage to finish.


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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Quinoa Tacos from Simply Quinoa – These simple quinoa tacos combine buffalo cauliflower, crispy chickpeas, and creamy guacamole to make the ultimate vegan weeknight dinner.


Vegan Mexican Dinner Recipes

And here all other kinds of delicious vegan entree recipes! Stuffed sweet potatoes, nachos, taquitos, enchiladas and WAY more – get ready to drool!

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Simply Quinoa – One of the most popular recipes on my site and I can see why! This recipe is an amazing way to pack in a ton of plant-based protein in a tasty, gluten-free and simple meal.


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Sweet Potato Quinoa Nachos from Simply Quinoa – Healthy quinoa nachos made with baked sweet potato rounds instead of tortilla chips, and then topped with black beans, salsa and fresh guacamole!


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Baked Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos from Simply Quinoa – These healthy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos are baked to crispy perfection and make for the ultimate vegetarian dinner. Simple, easy, vegan and delicious!


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Vegetarian Taco Mason Jar Salad from Simply Quinoa – Turn your favorite taco toppings into this amazing Taco Mason Jar Salad! It's vegetarian, gluten-free, packed with flavor and great for meal prep too.


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Vegan Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers from Simply Quinoa – These delectable Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are a hearty, plant-based entree that is easy to make, packed with flavor and doubles as a great meal-prep option!


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Jackfruit Enchiladas Verdes from Simply Quinoa – These amazing jackfruit enchiladas are totally vegan and topped with a homemade green enchilada sauce. They're so easy, so flavorful and absolutely scrumptious!


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Vegan Tortilla Soup with Quinoa from Simply Quinoa – This amazing vegan tortilla soup is simple to make, packed with flavor and you won't even miss the meat! There's also tons of plant-based protein inside.


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Mexican Quinoa Bowls from Simply Quinoa – Healthy, vegan and so easy to make! This recipe has been a staple for me ever since I started eating quinoa.


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Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers from Minimalist Baker – 30-minute Southwest-inspired veggie burgers made with chickpeas, green chilies, and crushed tortilla chips! Tender, flavorful, quick, and so satisfying!


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Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas with Butternut Squash from Simply Quinoa – These amazing vegan black bean enchiladas also have butternut squash and a homemade enchilada sauce. They're easy, flavorful, healthy and gluten-free!


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Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers from Minimalist Baker – Easy, 9-ingredient Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers with brown rice, pinto beans, and a simple avocado crema! A healthy, flavorful, plant-based meal.


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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa – This amazing Chili-Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad is the PERFECT lunch or dinner. Packed with fiber, protein, and flavor you're going to LOVE it!


Healthy Homemade Drinks & Desserts

It's not a Cinco de Mayo celebration without margaritas! 😉 Here are some amazing drink and dessert recipes to make your day even more delicious.

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Healthy Grapefruit Margaritas from Simply Quinoa – These Healthy Grapefruit Margaritas use just 4 ingredients, are ready in 10 minutes and have NO added sugar! They're a fun twist on the skinny margarita!


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Healthy Mexican Hot Chocolate from Ambitious Kitchen – Incredibly cozy, healthy vegan Mexican hot chocolate that's perfectly sweet with a hint of spice — made with a blend of almond and coconut milk!


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Chili Lime Mango Margaritas from Minimalist Baker – Simple mango margaritas with orange, lime, agave and silver tequila! Cold, sweet, tangy and subtly spiced. Perfect for Mexican food and warm weather!


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Vegan and Gluten-Free Churros from Nmmeiyee – Who can resist warm crispy churros?! This easy homemade churros recipe is very easy to make with just a few ingredients. Anyone can make it at home!


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Frozen Margaritas from Isabel Eats – Made with only 5 ingredients, this recipe is cold, slushy, frosty and delicious! Perfect for cooling down and relaxing on hot, sunny days.



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