Even though many Mexican recipes are full of meat, fish and dairy, it is possible to create a vegan Mexican feast. Mexican food works well as a vegan option because many recipes are full of fresh veggies, zesty flavour and spices. Here is our list of our favourite Vegan Mexican recipes. You can make many more of our recipes vegan simply by substituting non-vegan ingredients for vegan ingredients.
Stuffed full of jackfruit, chipotle refried beans and Mexican rice, this vegan burrito recipe is a real crowd-pleaser for vegans and meat-eaters alike! If you love jackfruit, try our Vegan Pulled Pork recipe as it also uses jackfruit in place of pork.
2. Vegan Tacos
This great vegan tacos recipe is inspired by Deliciously Ella. When we first started, British retailer Marks and Spencer challenged food blogger, Ella, to come up with a healthy wheat free recipe using our chipotle paste. She came up with vegan tacos and this is our take on them.
This vegan Mexican recipe is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal. However, even if you are sharing with a meat-eater, the roasted butternut squash and smoky flavour from the chipotle paste means the taste of meat won’t be missed whatsoever in this vegan Mexican food, we promise.
These delicious Shiitake Mushroom Street Tacos are one of the great vegan Mexican food recipes. The mushroom and veggies get a smoky kick from our Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix and are served with a really delicious avocado, lime, and jalapeño sauce.
These fajitas contain sour cream, but you can easily make them vegan with a vegan sour cream or coconut yoghurt. Fajitas are always a must and this recipe is packed full of flavourful veggies seasoned with our Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix and layered with our delicious Refried Beans. So blooming tasty that even the meat-eaters will be happy! As far as classic vegan Mexican recipes go, this is the one to try!
6. Cactus Salad
Cactus (also known as Nopales) is a kitchen staple in Mexican food and the great news is that it is really tasty and healthy. Our favourite way to eat cactus has to be the vegan salads you find on the streets in Mexico City. For this salad we have teamed our Sliced Green Cactus with our Jalapeño & Pineapple, and added tomatoes, spring onions, fresh coriander, cabbage, lettuge, lime juice, a touch of oregano and stuffed it all into our soft Street Tacos.
Whilst not technically a vegan Mexican recipe, these stuffed courgettes are so delicious that we had to include them. Filled with protein (thanks to the chickpeas and kidney beans) and epic Mexican flavour from our Habanero Taco Mix the stuffed courgettes make a perfect main or vegetable side dish.
If you are a vegan travelling to Mexico or would like some more tips, be sure to check out our Guide to Vegan Mexican Food. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our vegan Mexican recipes. If you’ve tried one of our recipes out, we would love to hear from you. Please scroll to the bottom of the recipe and leave your review! Happy cooking from all of us! Don’t forget to tag us #granluchito
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This blog was originally published in November 2019 and has been updated in August 2020 with added content