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.

Cauliflower Ceviche

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.

Esquites or Mexican corn

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

Spicy Bean Dip 

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.

Mango Pico de Gallo

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

Molcajete Salsa
Molcajete Salsa

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

Botanas y Antojitos~ Favorite Mexican Snacks 

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 Tacos or quesabirria tacos served with a bowl of the soup.
Vegan Birria Tacos

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

How to Make Vegan Birria Tamales
Vegan Birra Tamales

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.

How to Make Pambazos
Easy Vegan Pambazos Recipe

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

A vegan mollete Mexican open faced sandwich with refried beans and melted cheese and topped with salsa.
Mexican Molletes for Cinco de Mayo

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.

Vegan Menudo

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

Carrot & Cabbage Tinga Tostadas | Tinga de zanahoria y repollo (col)
Carrot & Cabbage Tinga Tostadas

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

Vegan Chicharron
Vegan chicharron in salsa verde

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

Ceviche de Soya
Ceviche de Soya

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

Fried Chicken Sandwich or Vegan Torta de Milanesa
Vegan Torta de Milanesa

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

Taquitos de Flor de Jamaica

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

jackfruit tostadas
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.

Chickpea Tuna Salad Tostadas
Chickpea Tuna Salad Tostadas

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

A bowl of vegan pozole rojo, check out the easy recipe!
Vegan Pozole Rojo

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

Bean stuffed poblano peppers in a mild red chile salsa served on a white plate.
Beans Stuffed Poblanos in Red Chile Sauce

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.

How to make Watermelon Agua Fresca (vegan)
watermelon agua fresca

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

A refreshing watermelon and tequila cocktail
Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
Jalapeño Basil Margarita

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

Hibiscus Mimosas

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

Chelada Mexican Beer Cocktail
Chelada Mexican Beer Cocktail

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

Agua de Lima (Sweet Lime Agua Fresca)

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.

How to make mangonadas

Cheers to these beautiful Strawberry Raspberry margaritas!

Strawberry Raspberry Margarita 

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

Horchata-Agua Fresca Prepared With Rice Two Way

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

Glass filled with spicy cucumber cocktail made with Ancho Reyes liqueur.
Spicy Cucumber Cocktail

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

Agua de Jamaica or Hibiscus Tea by @SpicieFoodie
Agua de jamaica

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

Dragon fruit agua fresca

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!

Dora’s Table Vegan Tres Leches Cake

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

Dessert glass full of strawberries and sweet almond cream.
Vegan Fresas con Crema

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

Vegan Conchas

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

Concha Rellena de Crema con Fresas
Stuffed Conchas

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

Empanadas~ Mexican Hand Pies 

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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! 🙂