Mexican cuisine is loaded with zesty flavors and aromatic spices, making it ideal for adapting to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Whether you eat meatless seven days a week or want to go meat-free occasionally, we’ve collected our favorite, easy, delicious vegetarian Mexican food recipes you can prepare at home, with vegan options, too.
Vegetarian Mushroom Fajitas
Savory mushrooms and crunchy bell peppers, plus spices from your pantry, give these easy vegetarian fajitas plenty of flavor and nutrition. Make them vegan easily by omitting the optional sour cream topping, or using a non-dairy substitute. This will be a vegetarian fajita using mushrooms and bell peppers for plenty of healthy and nutritious flavor.
Chile and Cheese Flautas
These crispy tortillas are stuffed with green chiles, cheese, and corn for a wonderful array of texture and flavor. Flautas are deep-fried stuffed tortilla “flutes” filled with cheese, corn, and green chiles. They make a wonderful snack after school or work and are always a popular party appetizer. Whip up a big batch in 15 minutes with this easy recipe.
Vegetarian Portabella Mushroom Enchiladas
Bake up a super-satisfying family dinner with this saucy, savory, cheesy vegetarian enchiladas recipe that bakes in only 30 minutes. It’s a meatless meal with plenty of hearty flavor and texture from healthy portobello mushrooms and vegetarian mock meat. With taco seasoning and canned enchilada sauce so you can get these vegetarian enchiladas in the oven in just a few minutes. Vegetarian, vegan, and completely dairy-free and delicious!
Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Quick and easy homemade tortilla soup makes a tummy-warming meal for busy families. Make this spiced Mexican vegetable soup that gets plenty of protein from kidney beans, with a garnish of crunchy tortilla strips. It’s on the table 30 minutes for busy weeknights.
Mexican Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto)
Enjoy this bread that is a traditional part of Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations in November. The recipe yields a sweet, yeasty loaf, decorated with glazed strips of dough shaped to look like bones. This recipe, common in Mexico City, yields a sweet, semi-spherical loaf decorated with pieces of dough in shapes that represent bones and tears.
Nachos with Homemade Vegan Cheese Sauce
These nachos feature a vegan cheese sauce made with soaked cashews, onion, garlic, spices, and nut milk that is deliciously creamy. Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor without the dairy. And while it looks like a lot of ingredients, all you have to do is blend it up and top with beans, salsa, and guacamole.
You shouldn’t go to Mexico itself for a Mexican Restaurant to eat delicious typical food from there. Grab one of the recipes above and try to make it by yourself. So many Mexican foods that you should try, even some of them are sold in the street food stand.