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36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Authentic Mexican food that’s veggie and versatile!

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36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Authentic Mexican food that’s vibrant, veggie and versatile | Hurry The Food Up

Whatever your reason for looking for vegetarian Mexican recipes, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or trialling a veggie or vegan lifestyle for the first time, it’s always fun to experiment with vegetarian recipes.

Or maybe you’re having vegetarian guests round and know they love Mexican food.

Our favourite vegetarian Mexican recipes

Mexican recipes are versatile, vibrant and always delicious, sometimes with simple ingredients you may have never thought to pick up in the supermarket and can include new dairy-free choices for vegan alternatives.

Scroll through our colourful list of authentic Mexican dishes from breakfast burritos, to speedy lunchtime tacos, to sizzling tasty pizzas – ideal for any vegetarian or vegan diet.

Mains

Lentil Tacos

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: very quick, easy, super tasty and nutritious tacos 🙂

These veggie lentil tacos are our new go-to meal. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.

Speedy Gonzales

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: easy, super quick, nutritious and so yummy

This Speedy Gonzales is the best veggie take on Mexican food. With our easy to follow recipe, in just 15 minutes you can be enjoying the tastiest Mexican spices for lunch or dinner!

Vegan Mexican Quinoa

36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Vegan Mexican Quinoa | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 45 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: TheGreenLoot
Bonus: delicious, nutritious and so good

This Vegan Mexican Quinoa is a plant-based, high-protein and super flavorful meal, that you can enjoy as a healthy weight loss dinner, or a quick, filling work lunch (in a burrito) as well!

Crispy Tortilla Pizza

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4.74 from 26 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple ingredients, so tasty, healthy and versatile

Crispy Tortilla Pizza. A healthier way to eat pizza with the same great taste that you love. Ready in just 25 minutes, you won’t look back!

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Walnut Cheese Sauce

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Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes (just 25 minutes prep time)
Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchen
Bonus: tasty, nutritious, full of health benefits meal

Veggie packed, vegan enchilada casserole is the perfect Mexican dish to switch up your dinner routine. It’s beautiful, colourful, and utterly delicious.

Speedy Vegan Burrito

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: fast, delicious and perfect at any time!

The new vegan Mexican-style burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Loaded Mexican-Style Carrot Fries

36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Loaded Mexican-Style Carrot Fries | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: KitchenSanctuary
Bonus: so simple, colourful, versatile and yummy dish

A lighter alternative to those crisps and dips – try my loaded Mexican-style carrot fries! A great party food, snack or lunch. Vegetarian and gluten-free!

Vegetarian Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan

36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Vegetarian Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KitchenSanctuary
Bonus: mega quick, yummy, full flavour and health benefits

This Vegetarian Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan dinner is packed with flavour and loads of healthy goodies! A real treat that won’t make you feel that you’re missing out on meat. Plus it’s ready in 20 minutes!

Spinach Tomato Quesadilla

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4.2 from 10 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: mega quick, tasty and full of health benefits quesadillas

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas. Easy to make and ready in 15 minutes max. It’s packed full of vitamins K and A, B2 and B6, C, calcium and potassium. Incredible.

Fuego del Dragon

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: quick, simple, tasty and healthy

Need some lunch inspo? Look no further because our Fuego del Dragon recipe is packed with so many delicious, vibrant ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes.

Oven Roasted Mexican Cauli-Rice

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: healthy, tasty and so easy

Vegan and Gluten-free, tasty side dish comes together in 30 minutes. Nutrient Dense and healthy enough for a main meal. Perfect for meatless Monday when you’re short on time.

Pineapple Cottage Breakfast Burrito

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4.67 from 3 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Sharon

Bonus: mega tasty, healthy, quick, and so simple 🙂

These are the best breakfast burritos we’ve ever had! An incredibly quick and easy recipe to follow, with just four simple steps and in the end, you get to enjoy a healthy, high-protein bite – starting your day the best way possible.

Southwest Quinoa Salad

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: CleanPlateMama
Bonus: tasty, nutritious and mega healthy

This southwest quinoa salad is the perfect lunch or meatless dinner. It’s loaded with plant-based protein and veggies. All tossed with a lime vinaigrette; it’s flavorful, easy, and healthy.

Sweet Potato Burritos

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5 from 13 votes
Ready in: 55 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy, nutritious and tastes so damn good!

Sweet Potato Burritos – bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family!

Vegetarian Tacos – Authentic Mexican Flavours!

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4.86 from 14 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: delicious, spicy and healthy meal 😉

Mexican Vegetarian Tacos. Incredible taste with loads of veggie fiber and protein means this recipe makes you wonder why you ever wanted meat in the first place.

Warm Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: ErhardtsEat
Bonus: easy, warm and satisfying, can be stored for a while in the fridge

This Mexican Corn Salad Recipe is healthy and ready in under 30 minutes. The warm salad pairs well with Mexican favorites and can be used as a topper.

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: CookItRealGood
Bonus: quick, easy and very delicious pizza

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza is a deliciously quick and easy dinner made from simple everyday ingredients. Make your own pizza crust or use store-bought, and load it up with corn, smashed black beans and red bell peppers.

Vegetarian Quesadillas With Black Beans And Sweet Potato

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: ErhardtsEat
Bonus: amazingly delicious and healthy recipe

These Vegetarian Quesadillas are the best quick weeknight dinner or lunch! Filled with black beans, sweet potato and avocado these are healthy and delicious!

Easy Vegan Black Beans and Rice

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: simple ingredients, quick and tasty meal

Super easy to make black bean and rice recipe that is also vegan and healthy. Comes together in 15 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients.

Easy Veggie Quesadillas with Melted Mozzarella and Cheddar

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5 from 6 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: delicious, cheesy and so healthy

Easy Veggie Quesadillas with a Melted Mozzarella and Cheddar Combo. A few clever steps and you’ll be chowing down on gooey, crispy quesadillas in no time!

The Best Flour Tortillas

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4.59 from 17 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Bonus: simple ingredients, so tasty, healthy and versatile

Here is how to make the best flour tortillas that are tastier, healthier and better than store-bought. Easy to follow recipe needing only flour, water and oil.

Easy Mexican Lasagna with Black Beans

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Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: MelissaTraub
Bonus: incredibly delicious and healthy dish

Ready for a delicious and healthy meal? Learn how to make this satisfying vegan Mexican lasagna with black beans, avocados, corn tortillas, and salsa. Layered with avocados instead of cheese!

Mouthwatering Meatless Chili Con Carne

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4.76 from 62 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, healthy, refreshing and satisfying taste

Who said meat free recipes can’t deliver? This meatless (aka vegan) chili proves that you can still enjoy your favourite meals, but in a new, animal friendly way.

Crispy Potato Tacos

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: SpiceUpTheCurry
Bonus: easy, quick, delicious and so good

These crispy potato tacos are so good and make simple, easy weeknight dinner. You get deliciously Mexican seasoned mashed potatoes layered over corn tortillas and fried to make crispy tacos. It is topped with pico de gallo.

Bicep bustin’ high-protein Bowl

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: easy, quick, mega nutritious and very tasty

This high-protein bowl is quick and easy to rustle up but packed with flavour and all the nutrients you need for a long day on the go.

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

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Ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes (just 20 minutes prep time)
Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchen
Bonus: beautiful, healthy and delicious dinner

Veggie packed, vegan enchilada casserole is the perfect Mexican dish to switch up your dinner routine. It’s beautiful, colourful, and utterly delicious.

Vegan Delight

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: incredibly tasty, healthy and so delicious

Vegan food is never boring when you’re following these vegetarian Mexican recipes. Vibrant, versatile and so fresh – making mealtime exciting every time!

Spaghetti with Veracruz Sauce

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: AllThatsJas
Bonus: super easy, tasty and full of flavour 🙂

This Mexican-style spaghetti in a tomato-based sauce with olives and capers is easy to make and will satisfy your taste buds.

Low-carb Bowl of Desire

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: spicy, healthy, fresh

This bowl of spicy goodness will keep you going all day long. Packed with fresh, zesty flavours and protein-rich ingredients – perfect for your lunchtime munch.

Mexican Bean Soup

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: mega quick, spicy and delicious soup

This easy vegan Mexican Bean Soup is a hearty bowl full of flavour. It’s rammed with beans and veggies, and is deliciously spiced and warming. The best thing is you can make this recipe in just 15 minutes!

Appetizers, snacks and spices

Simple, Sexy, Salsa

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes

Bonus: super quick, delicious and healthy dip

Simple Sexy Salsa. Spice up your salsa life with this delicious but simple recipe. Only takes 5 minutes and uses easy to find ingredients. Vegetarian and healthy.

Black Bean And Corn Salsa

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SpiceUpTheCurry
Bonus: quick, healthy, refreshing and satisfying taste

Black bean and corn salsa is always a crowd favorite! It has such a deliciously fresh and vibrant flavor with just a perfect blend of ingredients.

Traditional Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: CookingTheGlobe
Bonus: easy and quick, crispy snack

Everyone should know how to make Chilaquiles because this Mexican snack is amazing. This recipe is for Chilaquiles Rojos (made with red salsa).

Easy Vegetarian Empanadas (with Pie Crust)

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: BiteSizedKitchen
Bonus: delicious, quick and versatile dish

These baked Vegetarian Empanadas are a delicious finger food appetiser that your guests will love! Made with pie crust dough, they are simple, easy and super flaky! Serve with a side of sour cream and dip away!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, simple and versatile spice

The tastiest Mexican spice mix you’ll find this side of El Paso – wallet-friendly and ready in a moment, it’s perfect for fajitas, tacos and burritos too.

Crispy Tortillas with Tangy Guacamole

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4.8 from 5 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, healthy and tasty, perfect for parties 😉

Tangy and tasty guacamole with crispy nachos that are healthy, vegan and very easy to make. High in good fats, fiber, vitamin C, and iron. 10 minutes.

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5 from 1 vote
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 mid-sized bowl
Calories 442kcal

Ingredients

For the guacamole

  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 small tomato
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • ¼ cup cilantro/coriander, fresh (if you don’t have any, don’t fret – the guacamole can survive without it)
  • 1 chilli
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic

For the tortillas:

Instructions

For the guacamole

  • Cut the avocado and remove stone. Take out the flesh and mash it in a bowl.
  • Peel and finely dice the onion. Throw into the bowl as well.
  • Chop the tomatoes and chuck in too.
  • Grate the garlic into the mix and chop the cilantro. Add as well.
  • Add the salt, pepper and squeeze in the lemon.
  • If you like it with a bit of kick, lob in a chopped chili too.
  • Mix well.
  • Done.

For the tortillas

  • Using scissors, layer the tortillas on top of each other and cut into triangles (halve, halve, and halve again)
  • If you want extra crispy tortillas (as Howie does), use a knife to spread some olive oil over them. You can skip this part for slightly softer, more ‘floury’ tortillas (Dave’s favourite).
  • Sprinkle the salt and cayenne over the tortillas
  • Place on a tray and bake for 5 minutes in the oven at 200°C/390°F.
  • Remove
  • Eat with guacamole and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
36 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes – Authentic Mexican food that’s veggie and versatile!
Amount Per Serving (315 g)
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 8.3g52%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 1210mg35%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 15.6g65%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 61.1mg74%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So whether you’ve got a bunch of friends over, surprising that special someone or having a night in with your favourite Netflix show, you know what’s on the menu – delicious Mexican food used in simple vegetarian recipes!

With such a wide variety of choices, you can keep scrolling through our best vegetarian Mexican recipes compilation and continue to experiment with Mexican spice and vegan alternatives.

We would love to know what your favourite Mexican dish is, so don’t forget to leave a comment below.

About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

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