15 Plant-Based Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with delicious Mexican-inspired food offerings. Here are the best plant-based Cinco de Mayo recipes, in all categories, from appetizers to entrees.

Are you looking for some healthy, delicious, plant-based recipes to celebrate your Cinco de Mayo? I’m sharing 15 of my own favorite plant-powered recipes that I like to cook up in my own California kitchen all year long, and especially to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. These Cinco de Mayo food choices are inspired by the sunny, Latin flavors of traditional dishes from Mexico, with which we share a border—a place I’ve enjoyed traveling to over the years. We all love delicious Mexican dishes, right? These recipes include my favorite Cinco de Mayo desserts, appetizers, salads, soups, tacos, burritos, and entrees—as well as Cinco de Mayo drinks (margaritas anyone?). If you want to learn more about plant-based Latin traditions, with Hispanic food expert and friend . Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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15 Plant-Based Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Skip those sugar-sweet, fake margarita mixes, and make up your own with just four whole ingredients: fresh strawberries and lemons, agave syrup, and silver tequila—oh and ice cubes.

I love a good veggie-rich salsa dip to serve with whole grain crackers, corn or bean chips, and veggies. And this avocado salsa is packed with extra goodies: corn, green onions, cilantro, black olives, corn, and jalapenos. It’s not only delicious, but it’s beautiful to boot. 

Mix up the best ever homemade salsa recipe in 10 minutes with only 7 ingredients to serve with tacos, chips, burritos, and casseroles. This Easy Chunky Salsa recipe will be your new go-to healthy homemade salsa recipe.

The Latin flavors of cilantro, avocado, corn and tomatoes truly brighten up this nutrient-rich, satisfying salad. 


This crisp salad features crunchy radishes and jicama, paired it a cumin, lemon, garlic vinaigrette. Whip it up in no time!


A traditional Mexican dish, tortilla soup is a spicy blend of tomatoes, vegetables, and crisp tortilla strips. This easy plant-powered version from —you can whip it up in no time—throws protein-rich black beans into the mix. 

These Spicy Lentil Tacos are filled with a variety of powerful herbs and spices, including garlic, chili peppers, chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. 

Based on a flavorful sofritas taco filling, which includes crumbled tofu, onions, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, spices, and chipotle peppers, you can create the most hearty, satisfying Vegan Chipotle Sofritas Tacos ever in just 30 minutes!

Make up this easy vegan burrito with just six ingredients in 15 minutes for your Latin food fix.

These vegan nachos are made with home-made tortilla chips, and topped with refried beans, jackfruit carnitas, cashew crema, and layers of colorful veggies, such as red cabbage, jalapeno peppers, cherry tomatoes, green onions, olives, cilantro, and avocados.

Looking for an easy, plant-based, Mexican comfort food meal in one? Here you go! Filled with layers of cornmeal, beans, corn and veggies.

Calling upon the flavors of black beans, cilantro and spinach, this vegan recipe for Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas with Green Enchilada Sauce is a classic easy dinner you can get on your table in about 30 minutes.

Put the power of a zesty tomato rice to work in this delicious, fiesta Chipotle Tomato Rice Power Bowl, filled with piquant flavors, such as chipotle, kale, black beans, avocados, sweet corn, cilantro, and an herbal dressing. 

This healthy, delicious, gluten-free Vegan California Burrito Bowl recipe is the ideal meal in one, balanced in nutrition and packed with flavor.

This super simple, vegan, gluten free Easy Brown Spanish Rice recipe contains only 7 ingredients! Serve this healthy rice recipe with spanish rice and beans, burrito bowls, tacos, and beyond!


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