Who knew Mexican food could be so vegan-friendly? With hearty dishes that include beans, corn, sweet potatoes, peppers, and salsa, there is plenty of festive flavor in these Vegan Mexican Recipes for any meal and even holidays like Cinco de Mayo.
I absolutely LOVE Mexican food! It’s a great option for plant-based eaters when dining out because there are always delicious items on the menu like avocado tacos, veggie fajitas, and plenty of salsa options. It’s even better when you can make it in the comfort of your own home. Check out the full list of recipes at the bottom of the page.
Which Mexican foods are vegan?
Traditionally Mexican food has plenty of plant-based vegan options that include rice, beans, bell peppers, salsa, guacamole, and lots of vegetables–even cactus (Nopales). Yes, I’ve tried that too!
Some vegan-friendly ingredients that are commonly included in Mexican dishes are listed below.
Is it healthy?
Mexican food can indeed be made healthy, though often in restaurants it isn’t. Sometimes plates from the kitchen end up on the table dripping in grease, cheese, and sour cream and loaded with artery-clogging fat. However, with a little planning ahead, it doesn’t have to be that way.
When ordering out, I always ask the server to bring me something like vegetable fajitas–no cheese or sour cream and cooked without oil. It’s absolutely delicious and completely healthy.
Making Mexican food at home is even better because I have total control over what goes into each recipe. I love to make my own Salsa and Stuffed Peppers. and there are plenty more ideas in the list of healthy Mexican food below. I even included my homemade Vegan Sour Cream.
Mexican food really can be healthy and delicious! Just take a look at the amazing recipes below for everything from tacos to homemade tortilla chips. Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
Mexican Stuffed Peppers are an amazingly flavorful main dish at my house. Loaded with rice, beans, veggies, and warm seasonings, they are hearty and perfect for family dinners and even entertaining guests.
Are you craving nachos but don't want all the artery clogging fat and cholesterol? Well, it's healthy fiesta time! This protein and fiber-packed nacho option is veggie-loaded and smothered with a creamy vegan cheese sauce that's outta this world! ! Your arteries and taste buds will be screaming, "YES!"
No meat? No problem! This vegan black bean chili recipe has all the taste of a hearty chili and can be ready to eat in 15-minutes or less. The convenience of a three-ingredient dish without any greasy pans to clean.
Forget the fast-food greasy breakfast burrito version. This is the ultimate, healthy breakfast powerhouse! Your arteries will thank you!! Checkout the cooking demo showing how to prepare these vegan breakfast burritos.
Easy Black Bean Soup created by the one-and-only Chef AJ comes together quickly because it's made with convenient canned black beans and loaded with wholesome ingredients like sweet potatoes and onions and perfectly seasoned with warm spices. Everyone is going to love this vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian soup.
This bean dip is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make with only 3-4 ingredients and prep time of 15 minutes flat! Recipe is from The Cancer Survivor's Guide by Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee.
Greens and beans! They are an excellent source of calcium and trump anything that cow's milk could provide. This fresh kale salad is a terrific way to add more calcium to your diet and enjoy every bite! Recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
This easy Spicy Nacho Dip is perfect for game night and any other occasion where you need a snack that is going to make everyone happy. It's great for taking to parties too! It also happens to be dairy-free and gluten-free.
Everyone has heard of black bean burgers, so now we need to talk about these Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Patties and how they are a little different. Made with black beans, whole oats, red bell peppers, onions, and spices, these patties are a delicious addition to any meal!
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