35 Mexican Mother’s Day Recipes

This Mother’s Day impress the moms in your life with these traditional Mexican recipes full of flavor, tradition, love and culture in every bite.

A collage showing different Mexican recipes perfect for Mother's Day.
Mexican Mother’s Day Recipes

Mexican Mother’s Day

In Mexico this special holiday is called Día de la Madre and unlike in the US where it’s celebrated the second Sunday of May, in Mexico it’s always celebrated on the 10th of May. Much like in the US, in Mexico mom’s are celebrated with personal gifts, flowers and meals at restaurants or parties at home.

If you’d like to celebrate with a homemade touch then check out these recipes and surely you’ll find one or two that you’d like to prepare.

Breakfast

A white plate full of migas which are cooked tortilla chips with a salsa and egg mixture. There's also refried beans and avocado slices.
Migas (vegan or vegetarian)
Migas are a relative of chilaquiles but quicker to make. You can use store-bought totopos and cook them with onion, chile, tomato and either egg or tofu egg. Serve with refried beans and avocado slices for a hearty breakfast.
A blue plate filled with huevos a la mexicana or Mexican style scrambled eggs, refried black beans, salsa and avocado slices.
Huevos a la Mexicana (vegan or vegetarian)
Mexican style scrambled eggs are made with onion, chile, tomato and either scrambled eggs or tofu egg and scrambled all together. Serve with homemade refried beans, salsa, and warm corn tortillas.
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Stack of small pancakes with blueberries and date syrup.
Coconut Flour Pancakes (vegetarian)
These vegetarian pancakes are made with bananas, coconut flour, and eggs. They're quick and easy to make and are gluten free. Drizzled with homemade blueberry compote for a delectable touch.
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A view from above of a countertop with a decorative Mexican terracotta plate with a smaller white plate on top that's filled with vegan huevos con chorizo, corn tortillas, roasted salsa verde, and a small bowl filled with black beans. There's also a mug filled with cafe con leche.
Huevos con Chorizo (vegan or vegetarian)
Vegan chorizo is sautéed then you can mix in vegan egg or regular egg and scramble. Serve with warn corn or flour tortillas, your favorite salsa and a cup of coffee. If you'd like you can also cook with finely chopped potatoes.
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Small Mexican blue and white bowl filled with Mexican style granola.
Mexican Granola (vegan)
This Mexican granola can be served as part of a breakfast buffet or on it's own with yogurt or milk. Or for an extra sweet breakfast used to make bionicos or Mexican fruit cups.
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Appetizers

Baked Panela Cheese (vegetarian)
This cheese appetizer is seasoned with Mexican spices and baked until softened then served with tortilla chips. It's an incredibly flavorful queso appetizer.
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Main Course

The following recipes can be served as lunch or dinner.

A big bowl of vegan Mexican pozole rojo topped with sliced radishes, chopped cabbage, crispy chiles, and lime wedge.
Pozole Rojo (vegan)
In Mexico pozole is always served for special occasions. This vegan pozole rojo is one of my most popular recipes and I know the moms in your life will love it.
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A blue and white bowl filled with Mexican vegan pozole verde and topped with lettuce, avocado, and radish.
Pozole Verde (vegan)
Pozole verde is quite different than the red kind, it's a must try and just bursting with delicious flavors.
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Plate of Mexican green spaghetti made with cream and roasted poblano peppers.
Espagueti Verde (vegetarian)
This creamy poblano pasta is always a hit and it's quite easy to make. Plus you can feed a lot of people and not break the budget.
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Mexican chicken salad made inside an earthenware bowl with tostada shells and saltine crackers on the side.
Ensalada de Pollo Tostadas (vegan)
This vegan spin on the classic Mexican chicken salad is so delicious and if your weather is hot right now then this is a perfect dish to serve. You can serve as a main meal with crunchy tostadas, or with crackers for an appetizer.
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Three enchiladas Michoacanas or cheese filled enchiladas rojas topped with potato and carrot and Mexican crema.
Enchiladas Rojas (vegan or vegetarian)
This red enchiladas are made Michoacan style (also called enchiladas mineras) and are filled with finely chopped onion and crumbled queso fresco then topped with fried chopped potato and carrots, crema and pickled jalapenos. You can use dairy-based or dairy-free cheese and crema.
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A blue plate with a piece of banana leaf and two cochinita pibil tacos with chopped pickled onion.
Cochinita Pibil Tacos (vegan)
If tacos are what the moms in your life love, then these "meaty" vegan cochinita tacos are going to be a hit.
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Mexican crema being drizzled over crispy potato tacos.
Crispy Potato Tacos (vegan or vegetarian)
These humble potato tacos are an explosion of deliciousness. They are budget friendly but so incredibly delicious. Top with lettuce, salsa, crema, cheese, and anything else you'd like. They can be made vegan or vegetarian.
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A blue plate filled with Mexican rice and red mole ranchero.
Mole Ranchero (vegan)
This lesser known mole is much easier and quicker to make. It's based on my mom's recipe and it's the mole I grew up eating. You can drizzle it over your favorite protein or even make mole enchiladas with it.
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Tamales

Tamales make a fantastic special meal and celebration. I have many recipes you can choose from like red tamales, tamales verdes, bean and cheese, jalapeno rajas con queso, and birria tamales. For dessert tamales you can check out my pineapple or strawberry tamales.

And if you have any leftover sweet tamales you can make these breakfast tamales.

A plate with one reheated tamale served with a fried egg on top and with salsa verde.

Desserts

A glass full of Mexican strawberries and cream.
Fresas con Crema (vegetarian or vegan)
When you're short on time and need a refreshing no-bake dessert these strawberries and cream are perfect. I have both vegetarian and vegan recipes.
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A slice of Mexican cheesecake made with a chocolate crust and some blueberries, strawberries and raspberries on top.
Mexican Cheesecake (vegetarian)
This Mexican cheesecake has a chocolate crust and it's creamy, dreamy and full of sweet Mexican flavors.
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Small Mexican flan made La Lechera and orange juice served on a small white plate.
Mexican Flan (vegetarian)
This flan has a little orange twist that makes it just divine! You can make a large flan or serve in individual ramekins.
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Mexican Sweet Corn Cake Recipe
Creamy Sweet Corn Cake (vegetarian)
Every time I make this Mexican sweet corn cake people ask for the recipe and a second serving. It's decadent and such a nice change to traditional cakes.
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Carlota de Limon served on a grey plate with a slice of lime. This Mexican lime cake is a no bake dessert made with 5 ingredients.
Carlota de Limon (vegetarian)
Mexican ice box lime cake is the easiest dessert recipe. It requires just 5 ingredients and can be made the day before. Serve chilled or frozen.
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Drinks

A pitcher and glass filled with ice cold watermelon agua fresca. There's also some limes off to the side.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Watermelon agua fresca is a super refreshing drink that's perfect for quench your thirst.
Delicious and refreshing agua de piña or pineapple agua fresca made without added sugar.
Pineapple Agua Fresca
This pineapple agua fresca also has chia seeds so it makes it not just more delicious but nutritious too.
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A refreshing watermelon margarita made skinny and without simple syrup.
Easy Watermelon Margarita (cocktail)
This watermelon and tequila cocktail is so refreshing and lower in sugar.
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Mojito Style Limeade Recipe | (Non-Alcoholic Drink)
Mojito Style Limonada (mocktail)
A limeade that's made just like a mojito cocktail but without the alcohol.
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Mango Chamoy Margarita Recipe
Mango and Chamoy Margarita (cocktail)
A sweet, savory, slightly spicy margarita that is festive and such a treat.
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A low-calorie or skinny paloma cocktail made with grapefruit and silver tequila.
Skinny Paloma (cocktail)
The famous Mexican grapefruit cocktail but made with fresh juice instead of grapefruit soda.
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Papaya agua fresca made with orange juice and without sugar inside clear glass.
Papaya Agua Fresca with Orange Juice
Papaya and orange juice are a super flavorful combination made in foodie heaven. This is an agua fresca but you could also add a shot of silver tequila to make a cocktail with.
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