The Best 50+ Vegan Mexican Recipes (Dinner, Dessert…etc.)

These Vegan Mexican Recipes make super delicious and filling dinners. Full of flavors, spices, veggies and a lots of other plant-based goodness.

 

Vegan Mexican Recipes for Dinner

vegan Mexican recipes

 

Dinners

 

1. Lentil Chili

Vegan Lentil Chili
Photo: Peas and Crayons

Why put meat in chili when lentils are available? This lentil chili is rich, thick and healthy. Make it on the stove, with a slow cooker or in an Instant Pot.

 

2. Mexican Street Corn Potato Casserole

Vegan Mexican Street Corn Potato Casserole
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

Everyone’s talking about Mexican street corn because, uh, it’s delicious. It’s messy to eat, though, so here it is in a yummy casserole reinvention.

 

3. Tortilla Soup (Slow Cooker)

Vegan Tortilla Soup (Slow Cooker)
Photo: My Whole Food Life

With only 10 minutes of prep and three hours in the slow cooker, you can have a healthy, family-friendly tortilla soup that everyone will adore. What are you waiting for?

 

4. Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos
Photo: Emilie Eats

Who says you can’t have nachos when you’re eating healthy? Sweet Potato Nachos are loaded with all the fixings you know and love. Healthy tastes good, y’all!

 

5. Tofu Tacos with Chili-Lime Slaw

Vegan Tofu Tacos with Chili-Lime Slaw
Photo: Vanilla and Bean

This is one of those sneaky vegan recipes just made for fooling tofu-skeptics. All they’ll know is that they’re eating something fresh, delicious and addictive.

 

6. Mexican Potato Skins

Vegan Mexican Potato Skins
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

Got people coming over? Prepare this recipe’s components in advance and then assemble your Mexican Potato Skins at the last moment. Then just pop ‘em in the oven and serve.

 

7. Red Chile Jackfruit Tamales

Red Chile Jackfruit Tamales
Photo: Dora’s Table

Tamales can be filled with just about anything but these tamales are filled with vegan-friendly red chili and jackfruit. You can taste the authenticity in every bite.

 

8. Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Vegan Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad
Photo: Vegan Huggs

When you need a fast side dish, consider making this avocado, black bean and corn salad. The lime dressing provides a fresh zing and brings the whole thing together.

 

9. Tomatillo Poblano White Beans

Vegan Tomatillo Poblano White Beans
Photo: Dora’s Table

No matter what you’re serving, these Tomatillo Poblano White Beans will be an ideal side dish for it. It’s a crowd-pleasing flavor bomb you’ll want to make again and again.

 

10. Fish Tacos Bowl with ‘Baja’ Sauce

Fish Tacos Bowl with 'Baja' Sauce
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Vegan fish taco bowl? Oh yes you can. Hearts of palm and seaweed are beer-battered for that crunchy exterior. Add rice and some tasty toppings and you have a meal, my friend.

 

11. Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Sauce

Vegan Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Sauce
Photo: This Mess is Ours

After you make Black Bean Flautas once, be prepared to make them again. They’ll say, you know, those fried thingies with that avocado dipping sauce? You’ll just nod knowingly.

 

12. Mexican Pasta Salad

Vegan Mexican Pasta Salad
Photo: Emilie Eats

Usually, pasta salad has an Italian or Greek flair. Why not change things up and give it a Mexican makeover instead? Black beans, corn, cumin and chili powder. Deliciosa!

 

13. Taco Casserole

Vegan Taco Casserole
Photo: Build Your Bite

This simple, vegan Taco Casserole is perfect for a busy weeknight. Throw it together and the mystery of what to have for dinner is solved. It tastes like you’re eating nachos for dinner!

 

14. Huevos Rancheros

 

Start your day with vegan Huevos Rancheros. Tofu scramble with refried beans and ranchero sauce on top of a corn tortilla and sprinkled with avocado, vegan cheese and cilantro. Yum.

 

15. Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos

Vegan Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos
Photo: FatFree Vegan

What can’t cauliflower rice do? Here, it’s added to unsuspecting lentils and they’re both transformed into a wholesome and spicy taco filling. Taco Tuesday has never been so healthy!

 

16. Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Photo: The Garden Grazer

When something looks beautiful, it just tastes better. That’s how your whole family will feel about these Mexican-spiced quinoa stuffed bell peppers. Customizable, colorful and delicious.

 

17. Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice
Photo: Cooking Classy

Fiesta rice is all about the flavors, colors and textures. Brown rice, black beans, red Roma tomatoes, green and orange peppers — you get the idea.

 

18. Spicy Tofu Enchiladas

Vegan Spicy Tofu Enchiladas
Photo: The Almond Eater

Spicy Vegan Tofu Enchiladas? I am simply in awe of recipes that are easy to make but taste like takeout. The leftovers are great — but don’t count on having any.

 

19. Easy Quesadillas

Easy Quesadillas
Photo: Rainbow Plant Life

How does a vegan make a quesadilla? With spreadable cheese made from plant milk, cashews, nutritional yeast and spices. It’s the glue that holds all the goodness together!

 

20. Crockpot Quinoa Tacos

Vegan Crockpot Quinoa Tacos
Photo: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

How do you feed a crowd? Make up a batch of crock pot quinoa taco filling and then set up a do-it-yourself buffet. Add tortillas and toppings and let ‘em at it.

 

21. Homemade Spinach Tortillas (gluten-free)

Vegan Homemade Spinach Tortillas (gluten free)
Photo: Fork and Beans

Are you a gluten-free person longing for tortillas you can actually eat? Make your own spinach tortillas with this awesome recipe. They are pliable, tasty and green!

 

22. Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowls

Vegan Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowls
Photo: Host The Toast

Imagine tofu tossed with roasted poblanos, aromatic spices and chipotles. Got it? You are envisioning a steaming hot Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowl. I bet you can almost smell it.

 

23. Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo
Photo: Natasha’s Kitchen

Listen up! You should always have Pico de Gallo on hand. Those lime juice-soaked diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapeños will make anything that touches it taste fresh and delicious.

 

24. Black Bean Soup (Slow cooker)

Vegan Black Bean Soup (Slow cooker)
Photo: Emilie Eats

How does a little bit of prep with a whole lot of flavor sound? Try this slow cooker black bean soup. Add avocado and rice and you’ve got a meal fit for company.

 

25. Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Photo: The Healthy Family and Home

This is a healthy, easy, one-pot meal that you can inhale without feeling guilty. I don’t know about you but I’m there for it. Mexican Cauliflower Rice is also vegan and gluten-free!

 

26. Zucchini Burrito Boats

Vegan Zucchini Burrito Boats
Photo: Making Thyme for Health

I’m a sucker for delicious things stuffed into other delicious things. Black beans, brown rice, bell peppers, onions and spices taking a cruise in a zucchini boat? Heck yes!

 

27. Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Tacos
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

This recipe proves that we should all be eating more jackfruit! Versatile and healthy — it really mimics the texture of meat in these vegan Pulled Jackfruit Tacos.

 

28. Jalapeño Chickpea Mac and Cheese Pasta (gluten-free)

Vegan Jalapeno Chickpea Mac and Cheese Pasta (gluten free)
Photo: Cotter Crunch

Mac and cheese is a comfort food classic. What if you made it gluten-free and added chickpeas for protein and jalapeños for spice? I’d say make a spot for me at your table, honey!

 

29. Mushroom Fajitas

Mushroom Fajitas
Photo: The Modern Proper

First, you won’t believe how good these Portobello Mushroom Fajitas are. Then you won’t believe how few calories they have! One is only 111 calories. So feast and enjoy!

 

30. Cilantro-Lime Tacos

Vegan Cilantro-Lime Tacos
Photo: Spinach 4 Breakfast

Black beans in a vegan taco are nice. Add some corn and avocado…you have my attention. Now top it with lime and cilantro? Oh, I’m ready to eat, thank you very much.

 

31. Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Black Beans

Vegan Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Black Beans
Photo: Vanilla and Bean

One bite and you know poblano peppers were made for stuffing. Smokey sweet potato, spiced black beans and fire-roasted tomato stuffing will make you glad you’re a vegan.

 

32. Quinoa Taco Salad

Vegan Quinoa Taco Salad
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

Here’s a new take on taco salad — a quinoa taco salad. It has all the familiar spices and flavors but with the health benefits of quinoa instead of lettuce.

 

33. Spicy Avocado Sauce for Tacos

Vegan Spicy Avocado Sauce for Tacos
Photo: Dora’s Table

Avocado makes everything taste better. If you go the extra mile, however, and make this 5-minute spicy avocado sauce, everyone will assume you’re a culinary school graduate.

 

34. Enchilada Casserole with Jalapeño Cream Sauce

Vegan Enchilada Casserole with Jalapeno Cream Sauce
Photo: This Savory Vegan

You could make enchiladas — stuffing and rolling each one. Or you could make an enchilada casserole — an efficient and easy dish with layers of flavor. This is a time-saving, flavor-filled win.

 

35. White Bean and Avocado Baked Burritos

Vegan White Bean and Avocado Baked Burritos
Photo: Ceara’s Kitchen

If you’ve never been lucky enough to taste the combination of white beans and avocados, I implore you to stop everything and make this recipe! You will never look back!

 

36. One Pot Enchilada Pasta

Vegan One Pot Enchilada Pasta
Photo: Neurotic Mommy

What happens when you want the flavor and spice of enchiladas but you’re not in the mood for any tortilla complications? One-pot Enchilada Pasta, my friend. Italy and Mexico never tasted so good.

 

37. Chipotle Sauce

Vegan Chipotle Sauce
Photo: Pumps and Iron

I’ve heard tell that a taco isn’t really a taco unless it has a creamy sauce. Here it is — Dairy-free Chipotle Sauce. It also goes on anything that needs a little kick.

 

38. Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn
Photo: Healthier Steps

You might not be able to go to Mexico but you can bring some of that flavor to your own kitchen. Mexican street corn is nothing but a flavor fiesta and you’re invited.

 

39. Black Bean Burritos (gluten-free)

Vegan Black Bean Burritos (gluten free)
Photo: Healthier Steps

Drive on by that fast food restaurant and make a healthy black bean burrito at home. Fresh, tasty ingredients that you chop yourself will make all of the difference.

 

40. 5-minute Reastaurant Salsa

Vegan 5-minute Restaurant Salsa
Photo: The Chunky Chef

Fact — everyone loves salsa. When you make your own, it’s even more special. This 5-minute restaurant salsa turns any meal into a special occasion.

 

41. Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo
Photo: Mexican Made Meatless

Here is a veganized version of the ultimate Mexican comfort food — pozole. Dried chilies, hominy, broth, onion and garlic — all of those traditional flavors are in there.

 

42. Baked Buffalo Chickpea and Artichoke Taquitos

Vegan Baked Buffalo Chickpea and Artichoke Taquitos
Photo: Veggie Inspired

When you crave the spice of buffalo sauce and the cool creaminess of the dairy-free cheese sauce, make up a batch of these artichoke and chickpea taquitos. Totally vegan and totally yummy.

 

43. Black Bean Empanadas

Black Bean Empanadas
Photo: Connoisseurus Veg

Next time you have a party with vegans and non-vegans, you’ve got to make these crowd-pleasing black bean empanadas. No one will ever know that they’re vegan as all get out.

 

44. ‘Chicken’ Chili Verde

'Chicken' Chili Verde
Photo: Emilie Eats

Sorry red tomatoes — I’m in the mood for some green veggie and fruit-forward Chili Verde. You don’t need shredded chicken when jackfruit is in town

 

45. Migas

Migas
Photo: The Wanderlust Kitchen

Good news! You don’t need eggs if you want to make migas! Tofu and strips of corn tortilla are sautéed with veggies and spices. You’ll be craving migas for breakfast from now on.

 

46. Guacamole

Guacamole
Photo: Vegannie

Everyone needs a go-to recipe for guacamole and this 5-minute version can’t be beat. It’s just avocados and homemade salsa, which you can make ahead of time.

 

47. Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Exploring Healthy Foods

Cutting carbs? These vegan lettuce taco wraps are what’s for dinner in a low-carb household. They’ve got the spice and the veggies and the taste.

 

48. Taco Cups

Taco Cups
Photo: Ela Vegan

Taco cups? Absolutely. Just make the cups and fill them with a yummy lentil and veggie filling. Sign me up, especially if because they’ll be no dishes to wash!

 

Desserts

49. Churro Bites with Chocolate Sauce (GF)

Churro Bites with Chocolate Sauce (GF)
Photo: Sarah Bakes G-Free

How would you like the cinnamon and sugar deliciousness of a churro all wrapped up in a single bite? Would the chocolate dipping sauce convince you? I thought so.

 

50. Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
Photo: Thyme and Love

When they invented tres leches cake, no one said the three milks couldn’t be plant-based. Soy, coconut and almond milk do the job quite nicely, thank you.

 

51. Flan (Creme Caramel)

Flan (Creme Caramel)
Photo: Ela Vegan

Flan is a dessert classic. This vegan version is soy, egg and dairy-free and has all of the wiggly-jiggly indulgence of the original.

 

52. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies
Photo: Mindful Avocado

Soft and buttery — Mexican Wedding Cookies can be made vegan. Get some walnuts, coconut oil, pecans and a few other ingredients and you’re on your way to sweetness.

 

53. Capirotada

Capirotada
Photo: Dora’s Table

Capirotada — a Mexican bread pudding traditionally served at lent — is a great way to use extra bread and treat the family to dessert all at once. This vegan version omits the cheese.

 

54. Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche
Photo: The Almond Eater

Think sticky and sweet with just a touch of cinnamon — this Arroz con Leche is made with rice and plant-based milk. The result is a vegan, gluten and dairy-free dessert everyone will love.

 

55. Day of the Dead Bread

Day of the Dead Bread
Photo: Dora’s Table

Traditionally made to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Pan de muerto is a decorated round loaf of orange-scented bread. The vegan version substitutes eggs with potatoes.

 

56. Buñuelos

Buñuelos
Photo: Dora’s Table

You can’t pass up buñuelos, a traditional fried dough that is a Christmas and New Year’s Day treat. Flavored with orange and cinnamon, they’ll make any occasion feel special.

 

57. Sopapillas

Sopapillas
Photo: Veggie Angie

If you’ve never had a sopaipilla, now’s your chance. These fried dough treats are vegan and puff like a dream when you cook them in oil. The kids will love ‘em!

 

58. Biscochitos

Biscochitos
Photo: The Learning Bite

Biscochitos—a crisp and buttery Mexican cookie that’s just the thing when you’re craving something sweet. This vegan recipe makes only 14 cookies — just right for a quick cookie fix.

 

Drinks

59. Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita
Photo: Yuzu Bakes

Everyone needs a classic Margarita recipe in their cocktail arsenal. Here it is! It’s delicious, simple, customizable and a definite party starter. Don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo.

 

60. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Photo: Ambitious Kitchen

Imagine waking up that soothing mug of hot chocolate with a touch of naughty spice. That’s Mexican Hot Chocolate and if you haven’t had it before, trust me…it’s a revelation.

 

61. Horchata

Horchata
Photo: Aline Made

Did you know an almond milk horchata is actually good for you? It’s hard to believe when you taste the creamy, cinnamon-scented drink that perfectly washes down spicy food.

 

62. Cucumber Melon Agua Fresca

Cucumber Melon Agua Fresca
Photo: Rebooted Mom

Crisp, refreshing — aguas frescas is water infused with the flavors of fruits and herbs. This version has cucumber and melon, which is lovely to look at and tastes extra special.

 

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The Best 50+ Vegan Mexican Recipes (Dinner, Dessert...etc.)

These vegan Mexican Recipes make easy and delicious dinners, desserts and drinks. Enjoy these authentic meals with traditional flavors.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400kcal
Author Kate @ The Green Loot

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