Finding veggie-friendly Mexican dishes is easy as beans, rice and corn are the foundations of traditional Mexican cuisine. Our favourite vegetarian Mexican recipes feature plenty of fresh veggies, zesty flavours and vibrant spices, so you won’t notice the carne asada is missing. You can also find our top tips for creating vegetarian Mexican food at home here, along with the best ingredients to use.
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Our vegetarian recipes include veggie versions of favourite Mexican dishes such as burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas so you don’t have to miss out. We also have delicious vegetarian side dishes, salads and snacks for you to create.
With our guide to vegetarian Mexican food, you’ll be able to put together the ultimate veggie feast! We share our top tips on the best meat alternatives to use in classic dishes like tacos and fajitas and the best herbs, spices and sauces for creating a taste sensation with every mouthful.
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Everything You Need To Make Vegetarian Mexican Food At Home
Creating veggie Mexican food at home couldn’t be easier with Gran Luchito.
We love to add a burst of flavour to our veggie Mexican dishes with a sprinkle of our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix. It is delicious simply mixed with some olive oil before roasting or sautéeing veggies.
Finally, finish up with some cheese and a dip – why not try our Tomatillo Salsa for extra zing?
The Best Meat Substitutes for Vegetarian Mexican Dishes
Whether you are a committed vegetarian or conscious of the environmental impact of meat consumption and looking to cut back on meat a few days a week, there are lots of options to substitute meat in your favourite Mexican dishes. Here are some of our favourite plant-based options which make delicious vegetarian dishes:
Jackfruit – combine the jackfruit with a sauce, cook in a 200°C oven for 30 minutes, and you will be rewarded with a filling resembling the texture of shredded meat.
Black Beans – with our own authentic Cantina Beans in the range we might be just a little bit partial to adding black beans to just about every veggie Mexican dish! They are made in Mexico and are a delicious source of protein.
Lentils – combine lentils with a dollop of Chipotle Paste and slow cook to perfection
Mushrooms – meaty mushrooms such as portobellos are a great meat alternative for making veggie Mexican recipes
For all the vegetarians who love Mexican food, we have lots of recipe inspiration! From classics dishes such as toasty molletes and quesadillas to tex-mex faves such as burritos, fajitas and nachos and even some delicious Mexican comfort food – think empanadas and queso. We have recipes loaded with cheese and veggies of all sorts, beans, mushrooms, peppers, chickpeas and of course avocado. Feast your eyes on these and happy cooking from all of us!
This egg curry is a bit of a mix of influences, with smoky chipotle chilli supplying the heat whilst many of the other flavours are Southeast Asian and Indian-inspired.... See full recipe
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Vegetarian Mexican Food FAQs
If you’re still looking for inspiration and tips on creating vegetarian Mexican food – not to worry. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions below. Alternatively, head over to the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel for more video tutorials and content.
What Mexican foods are vegetarian?
You can find a vegetarian version of just about any Mexican dish! Our recipes have plenty of choices for vegetarians, including classic meals such as tacos, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas.
What are the best meat substitutes to make recipes vegetarian?
There are lots of options for making Mexican dishes. We think substituting meat for mushrooms such as portobello and shiitake is a great option, but if mushrooms aren’t your thing, jackfruit also makes a great filling.