Mexican cuisine is full of delicious dishes to tantalize your taste buds, from main dishes like tacos and enchiladas to scrumptious dips, soups and salads, all of which can be made vegan. Here are 35 scrumptious vegan Mexican recipes to get cooking with!
Mexican food is full of vibrant and bold flavors. It's always a hit!
Sticking with a vegan diet doesn't mean you need to give up your favorite Mexican dishes. In fact, Mexican cooking lends itself particularly well to vegan adaptations. Think about it: with ingredients like beans, avocados, fresh veggies, herbs and spices, the possibilities are endless.
Need some inspiration to get cooking with? No problem! Below you'll find 35 scrumptious Mexican and Mexican-inspired vegan recipes, including everything from tacos and burritos to soups and appetizers.
Head on over to the kitchen and put on your apron. We're about to dive into the wonderful world of vegan Mexican cooking!
The combination of black beans and walnuts makes for an amazingly hearty, meaty vegan taco filling. If you miss the classic tacos you grew up eating, this is the recipe for you!
If there's one veggie that's scrumptious and hearty enough to make a taco filling basically all by itself, it would have to be cauliflower! These scrumptious tacos feature spicy roasted cauliflower and an absolutely heavenly avocado sauce.
Lentils might not seem like an obvious choice for stuffing tacos, but they totally work! These tacos are heaty, healthy, delicious, and drizzled in an irresistible dairy-free cheese sauce.
Spoiler alert: the "beef" in these burritos is crumbled seitan! It works great as a ground beef substitute and is packed with protein.
If tofu is your jam then these are your burritos! The tofu filling gets marinated and baked to delicious perfection, then stuffed into warm tortillas with garlicky roasted cauliflower.
Veggie fajitas have a reputation for being boring. These are anything but! With loads of your favorite veggies like portobello mushrooms, asparagus, peppers and onions, all pan-seared in spicy sauce, these fajitas are guaranteed to get you psyched to eat your veggies.
More Vegan Mexican Main Dishes
Huevos rancheros is a Tex-Mex breakfast classic. This vegan version uses scrambled tofu in place of eggs and is perfect for both breakfast AND dinner.
These vegan quesadillas don't contain any cheese. Not even vegan cheese! That's okay though. With black beans, veggies and creamy avocado mash, you won't miss the dairy.
This is basically a Mexican meatball sub. And yes, it's as heavenly as it sounds!
Sweet plantains and smoky tofu are an amazing flavor combination, and they're perfect for stuffing into these vegan enchiladas. Smothered in refried black beans, this recipe makes for an incredibly comforting vegan meal!
This soup is like big bowl of cheesy, spicy deliciousness...without any dairy!
Taco soup gets a healthy, vegan upgrade with this recipe that swaps out meat with red lentils.
You can't go wrong with a big bowl of this classic black bean soup! It's smoky, spicy, and seriously loaded with flavor.
Sides & Accompaniments
The sky is the limit with these vegan refried beans! Stuff them in a taco or burrito, pile them on nachos, or serve them as a dip. They're also good enough to just eat by the spoonful.
Classic guacamole is always a hit, but this recipe also includes three additional variations including mango, chipotle and poblano corn guacamole!
Don't let grilling season pass you by without giving this one a try! Made with a zesty cumin lime sauce, this corn on the cob will be a hit at all your summer barbecues.
This creamy black bean recipe is a spin off of my classic refried bean recipe (linked above), with a different and unique spice profile. Perfect if you're looking for something a bit more smoky and savory!
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