Top 12 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

By Vega on May 4, 2017 , categorized in In the Kitchen

mexican dishes

If you’re looking for a flavorful dish to spice up your party look no further than these delicious plant-based recipes inspired by the flavors of Mexico. The only thing missing is a margarita (virgin or not!).

Lunch or Appetizers

1. Taco Salad in a Mason Jar

You’ll want to party all workday when you have this taco salad on hand. Pro tip: Make several on Sunday so you’re set for a week of delicious lunch meals.

Taco Salad Jars

2. Peach Salsa

Once peaches start appearing in your grocery store, be sure to make this flavorful peach salsa, with just the right amount of heat.

Peach Salsa

3.Four Layer Black Bean Dip

Maybe more Tex-Mex, but delicious no matter what. This four-layer dip has a cashew cream, black bean, avocado and fresh salsa layers you’ll want to dive right into.

7 Layer Dip


4. Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Now easily found in most grocery stores, jackfruit has a texture you may have thought you could only find in meat. Properly seasoned, pulled jackfruit will be the star of your taco bar.

Jackfruit Tacos

5. Walnut Mushroom Taco “Meat”

If you prefer to make a meat substitute from scratch, try this walnut mushroom recipe.

Vegan Taco Meat

6. Chilaquiles Inspired Casserole

Inspired by Chilaquiles, a classic Mexican dish, the beauty of this dish is that you only have to dirty one casserole dish. Weeknight win.

chilaquiles dinner

7. Enchiladas

Ready in under an hour, this plant-based enchiladas recipe is good for any weeknight.


8. Mexican Quinoa Soup

Warm up with a savory bowl of soup, loaded with plenty of quinoa and peppers.

Mexican quinoa soup

Sweet Drinks

9. Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

Cayenne, cocoa powder and avocado combine for a decadent dessert smoothie.

Mexican Chocolate Smoothie with avocado, chili and cinnamon

10. Spicy Hot Chocolate

If it’s still feeling chilly out, add even more heat to your hot chocolate.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

11. Churro Protein Shake

Cinnamon lovers, this one is for you! A protein shake that tastes like a churro, but has over 30 grams of plant-based protein? Yes please.

Churro Protein Shake

12. Horchata Protein Shake

A delicious protein shake you can make with pre-bought horchata, or if you’re feeling adventurous, we’ve included a recipe for homemade horchata.

Horchata Protein Shake (2)

What are your favorite plant-based dishes inspired by the flavors of Mexico?


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