39 Easy Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. I’ve put together this delicious 39 Vegan Cinco de Mayo recipe collection. From appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts, I’ve got you covered!

39 Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes
39 Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

This year you won’t miss out on the 5 de Mayo celebrations with this mouthwatering recipe collection. There’s something for everyone and I guarantee your fiesta will be a delicious hit!

Enjoy the recipes and have a fantastic Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Vegan Mexican Appetizers

Mexican appetizers is way more than guacamole. Here’ let me show you.

Cauliflower ceviche is just as amazing as seafood ceviche — even seafood lovers will really enjoy this ceviche! You can serve this as an appetizer or also as a main dish.

Esquites or Mexican corn in a cup is a super fun food to serve your fiesta guest. Let them top as desired. For the vegan mayonnaise I use Hellman’s and for the vegan cotija I use my homemade one.

Nothing like a big serving of bean dip and chips. Vianney’s recipe looks amazing!

Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa and a pile of corn chips is always a great idea.

A big bowl of raw salsa or tomato salsa fresca.
Easy Pico de Gallo SalsaPico de Gallo Salsa | Salsa Fresca

Here’s another chunky salsa recipe that’s always a hit, Mango Pico de Gallo Salsa.

If you really want to impress your fiesta guests then you’ve got to make Salsa Molcajeteada.

You can’t have a party without a good selection of Botanas y Antojitos.

Pepinos con chile (or Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime) is an easy and very satisfying vegan appetizer or snack.

Easy Mexican Cucumbers with Chili and Lime (Snack Recipe)
Pepinos con chile

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes for a Main Meal

Vegan Birria Tacos, these are going to blow your mind, like seriously!

Vegan Birria Tamales…Trust me this small batch of vegan tamales is absolutely worth the effort.

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.

Molletes are a really fun open faced sandwich. You can serve as a main dish or as an appetizer if you use small bolillos.

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.

Tinga traditionally made with chicken is a very easy recipe to veganize. You can top with regular or vegan crema and use vegan cheese .

Vegan chicharron in salsa verde, yes you bet it’s 100% vegan!

Ceviche de soya is one of those incredibly surprising meatless finds.

Vegan Torta de Milanesa, another classic Mexican recipe that’s easy to make and to veganize.

Never toss out your dried hibiscus flowers after making agua de jamaica. Do like Leslie and use them for taquitos.

Jackfruit is a fantastic meat substitue. Check out Jeni’s Jackfruit Salsa Verde Tostadas

Vegan tuna salad made with chickpeas or ensalada de atun vegana. A budget friendly and super delicious meal to feed a medium group.

Vegan pozole rojo I mean every Mexican makes pozole for special occasions. This one tastes so close to the traditional recipe.

Bean stuffed poblano peppers, these are easier to make than the battered and fried ones but I promise still so delicious!

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.

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Drinks

You can’t have a fiesta without a refreshing agua fresca. Try my watermelon agua fresca.

Watermelon Tequila Cocktail, for those that love watermelon with a little kick.

Everyone loves a mimosa, with this recipe you can give it a Mexican twist!

Mexican beer cocktail called chelada is so easy to make and very refreshing.

Agua de lima is a super refreshing agua fresca perfect for the whole family!

Mangonadas are a super fun frozen mango treat. They are sweet, a little spicy and a tad savory. The perfect flavors! You can spike it with a little tequila.

Cheers to these beautiful Strawberry Raspberry margaritas!

Horchata is one of the most popular Mexican agua frescas, and it’s really no surprise why.

Spicy Cucumber Cocktail Made with Ancho Reyes liqueur. This is like a classic Mexican combination to celebrate with.

Agua de jamaica is one of the most classic Mexican agua frescas.

Pitahaya or dragon fruit agua fresca is so fun to make and ultra refreshing.

Vegan Mexican Desserts for Cinco de Mayo

You can’t have a fiesta without an amazing dessert. If Tres Leches is your cake, look no further than Dora’s famous delectable recipe!

Vegan fresas con crema is another classic Mexican dessert made vegan.

Vegan pan dulce?? Yup that’s right! You must make Jeni’s Vegan Conchas!

Once you have the vegan conchas made you can make stuffed conchas with some vegan whipped cream and strawberries.

Empanadas are a fun dessert to serve at fiestas. These are stuffed with pineapple and look amazing.

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  1. Awesome post, great collection Nancy! These are all great food bloggers with excellent Mexican recipes! Also love that you have a whole blog dedicated towards Vegan, Vegetarian and Pescetarian Mexican dishes! 🙂

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