Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. I’ve put together this delicious Mexican vegan and vegetarian recipe roundup to help you celebrate.
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Cauliflower ceviche is just as amazing as seafood ceviche — even seafood lovers will really enjoy this ceviche!
Esquites or Mexican corn in a cup is a super fun food to serve your fiesta guest. Let them top as desired.
Mangonadas are a super fun frozen mango treat. They are sweet, a little spicy and a tad savory. The perfect flavors!
Vegan Menudo is going to blow your mind! This version is made in an Instant Pot which is perfect for making a large batch and ready in no time.
Pambazos are one of the most amazing sandwiches or tortas ever! They are stuffed with chorizo and potatoes, lettuce, sour cream, avocado, and salsa verde. The bread is dipped in a mild red chile salsa.
You can’t have a fiesta without a refreshing agua fresca. Try my watermelon agua fresca.
Dessert is always a must, right?! You’re going to love how easy it is to make my Carlota de Limon or Mexican icebox lime cake.
More 5 de Mayo Recipes
I’ve also included recipes from 6 uber talented women who share a mutual love for authentic Mexican cuisine. The majority of them are not plant-based, but that doesn’t matter because as you’ll see their blogs all have countless vegan and vegetarian options.
They all have so much Mexican food knowledge to share and I know I learn from them everyday.
Enjoy the recipes and have a fantastic Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
Cinco de Mayo Food to Try
Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
Mamá Maggie’s Kitchen is Maggie Unzueta’s online home where she shares her recipes ranging from Mexican classics to diabetic friendly and low carb desserts. Maggie also hosts Facebook live events where she’ll teach you her secrets to authentic Mexican cuisine. | Instagram Facebook Pinterest YouTube
Maggie’s Veggie quesadillas look delicious stuffed with Portobello mushrooms, zucchini, tomato and other veggies.
Potato and Cheese Taquitos, who doesn’t love a deep fried crunchy taco!
Entomatadas are enchiladas with a simple tomato sauce,. You’re going to love them!
Let’s not forget a refreshing cocktail to celebrate. Give Maggie’s Jalapeño Basil Margarita a try!
You can’t have a fiesta without an amazing dessert. If Tres Leches is your cake, look no further than Maggie’s delectable recipe!
La Cocina de Leslie
La Cocina de Leslie is a blog by Leslie Limón, she’s been blogging for a long time and has quite the large recipe collection. She has lots of vegetarian options to go with her traditional meat-based recipes. Make sure you follow her on Instagram for her guided cook-along stories. | Instagram Facebook Pinterest
Ceviche de soya is one of those incredibly surprising meatless finds.
Tamales are always a great idea for any fiesta. Even better when they’re meatless!
Agua de lima is a super refreshing agua fresca perfect for the whole family!
Chocoflan or also known as pastel imposible. Leslie recipe guides you into making the perfect chocoflan!
Thyme & Love
Rajas con crema are traditionally a vegetarian meal, but Jeni brilliantly made a vegan version.
Jackfruit is a fantastic meat substitue. Check out Jeni’s Jackfruit Salsa Verde Tostadas
Everyone loves a mimosa, with this recipe you can give it a Mexican twist!
Vegan pan dulce?? Yup that’s right! You must make Jeni’s Vegan Conchas!
Muy Bueno is a blog by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, an Emmy-winning producer and writer and cookbook author. Yvette has a gorgeous blog and such a range of recipes, some have been in her family for generations and others are her modern creations. She also has a big collection of cocktails, it happens to be the theme of her second cookbook Latin Twist, which she co-wrote with Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life. | Instagram Facebook Pinterest YouTube
Nopales are always a great idea for a big fiesta! Try Yvette’s grilled nopales salad.
Enchiladas! Everyone loves enchiladas. You’re going to love these red sauce enchiladas which are stacked and not rolled. Something quite typical of Northern Mexico. I love the fried egg on top, perfect for a breakfast or lunch.
This mango and lime beer margarita is a brilliant idea. Sounds so refreshing and perfect way to cheer at a fiesta.
These adorable empanadas will be a party hit!
Sweet Life is award-winning blogger and cookbook author, Vianney Rodriguez’s beautiful blog. Her second cookbook, The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker, just released and it would make a great gift for your meat-eating friends and family. Vianney is known as the Margarita Queen and one quick look at her creative and extensive recipe list will show you why she’s deserving of the title. | Instagram Facebook Pinterest YouTube
Nothing like a big serving of bean dip and chips. Vianney’s recipe looks amazing!
Tostadas are always a hit, specially when topped with a flavourful salsa.
Tacos aren’t just lunch or dinner food. Try Vianney’s potato and egg tacos to start off the 5 de Mayo celebrations early.
Cheers to these beautiful Strawberry Raspberry margaritas!
Those of you already having warm weather will love this no churn concha ice cream!
La Piña en La Cocina
La Piña en La Cocina is Sonia Mendez Garcia’s online kitchen where she shares her enormous knowledge of Mexican cuisine. Sonia is one of the most experienced cooks you’ll find online, everyday you’ll learn something new from her. I highly recommend you follow her Instagram stories where she’s always cooking up a storm — even if you’re plant-based you’ll learn so much from Sonia. She is the Queen of Salsas, really any type of salsa you’d want to make she has a recipe for it. | Instagram Facebook Pinterest
You can’t have a party without a good selection of Botanas y Antojitos.
Calabacitas are one of the easies Mexican meatless meals. Sonia’s Calabacitas Con Queso y Elote~Zucchini With Cheese and Corn look amazing!
Horchata is one of the most popular Mexican agua frescas, and it’s really no surprise why.
Empanadas are a fun dessert to serve at fiestas. These are stuffed with pineapple and look amazing.
*Post updated on May 2, 2021. Originally published on April 26, 2018.*