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60 Best Vegetarian Mexican Recipes (all easy!)

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Hola amigos! I’m proud to present to you this collection of top notch vegetarian Mexican recipes.

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

The Mexican cuisine is ‘naturally’ very suitable for meatless recipes, which makes it the perfect choice for beginning vegetarians or vegans. Bold flavors and beans for the win!

Mexican recipes are versatile, vibrant and always delicious, sometimes with pretty basic ingredients you may have never thought to pick up in the supermarket. 

Also, I would argue, if kept vegetarian, it’s one of the cheapest cuisines in the world thanks to the extensive use of legumes.

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Now, a big round of applause for our best vegetarian Mexican recipes!

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

Nice to know: two professional chefs with Mexican heritage created our recipes and it shows! Thank you Abril, thank you Lorena!

Sweet Potato Burritos

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4.88 from 32 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 457kcal
Ready in:55 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: family friendly dinner recipe

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

Healthy Huevo Rancheros

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5 from 8 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 412kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: hearty protein rich breakfast

Black beans, avocado, fried egg and of course a tortilla. Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican breakfast that make a great healthy option for vegetarians. Oh and please try the pickled radishes, so tasty!

Vegetarian Tacos – Authentic Mexican Flavours!

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4.81 from 26 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 588kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: try out the pico de gallo salsa, it’s awesome!

Basically these are black bean tacos topped with sour cream and an incredible pico de gallo de mango, a salsa made from mango and avocado. These make for a fun Mexican feast!

Healthy Refried Beans and Tortillas

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 402kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: not drained in oil, but still really tasty

These refried beans are our healthier take on this traditional vegetarian Mexican food. This dish is excellent for a quick lunch or dinner

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Black Bean Burrito Bowl

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 28g
Calories: 516kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: try out the adobo sauce from this dish, it’s great

In this vegetarian burrito bowl we’ve got quinoa, avocado, pineapple, tofu and Adobo sauce for a sizzling taste bud fiesta!

Sweet Potato Tacos

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 16g
Calories: 598kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: sweet potatoes nutty flavour and nutrition

Watching your weight but love Mexican food? Give taco night a healthy twist with these light, tasty sweet potato tacos! Choose a plant-based yogurt to make this dish vegan.

Mexican Bean Stew

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4.82 from 11 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 398kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: vegan comfort food packed with protein and fibre

After a high protein, high fibre, low calorie vegetarian dinner? Our Mexican bean stew is just the ticket! On top you’ll learn a simple yet outstanding spice blend!

Spinach Tomato Quesadilla

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4.55 from 22 votes
Protein: 28g
Calories: 458kcal
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.

Easy and Delish High-Protein Red Kidney Bean Salad

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4.63 from 32 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 539kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: perfect for chucking into a box and taking to work

High Protein Kidney Bean Salad. Granted, it’s probably not a super Mexican recipe, but it sure looks like it! It’s definitely a refreshing and satisfying salad ready in just 7 minutes.

Spicy Black Bean Soup (20 Min)

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4.71 from 51 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 392kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high amount of fiber and protein

So comforting you want to sit in it. Only vegan ingredients, though nobody will stop you adding some cheese. Great taste and ready in 20 minutes You won’t be disappointed!

Speedy Gonzales

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4.78 from 9 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 617kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: easy, super quick, nutritious and so yummy

This round up wouldn’t be complete without burrito bowls! 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!

Mouthwatering Meatless Chili Sin Carne (vegan)

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4.74 from 87 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 367kcal
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 Mexican meals, but in a new, animal friendly way.

Vegan Mexican Quinoa

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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!

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Walnut Cheese Sauce

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Protein: 16g
Calories: 353kcal
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 meal to switch up your dinner routine. It’s beautiful, colourful, and utterly delicious.

Loaded Mexican-Style Carrot Fries

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Protein: 20g
Calories: 455kcal
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

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Protein: 19g
Calories: 540kcal
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!

Fuego del Dragon

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 605kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, simple, tasty and healthy

Need some lunch inspo? Look no further because our next burrito bowl the Fuego del Dragon recipe is packed with so many delicious, vibrant ingredients and ready in just 20 minutes. Actually, one of my favorite Mexican recipes from this list!

Oven Roasted Mexican Cauli-Rice

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Protein: 8g
Calories: 184 kcal
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.

Lentil Tacos

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4.88 from 16 votes
Protein: 29g
Calories: 599kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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

Ah tacos, one of the most popular and traditional Mexican foods out there. This lentil version is actually our new go-to meal. For extra speed have a look for already curved taco shells. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.

Southwest Quinoa Salad

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Protein: 7g
Calories: 248kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: CleanPlateMama

Bonus: tasty, nutritious and mega healthy

This southwest quinoa salad shows you how tasty vegan Mexican food can look like. It’s loaded with plant-based protein and veggies. All tossed with a lime vinaigrette; it’s flavorful, easy, and healthy.

Warm Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

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Protein: 13.9g
Calories: 351kcal
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 Quesadillas With Black Beans And Sweet Potato

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Protein: 12.9g
Calories: 481kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: ErhardtsEat

Bonus: amazingly delicious and healthy recipe

Quesadillas belong to the most versatile Mexican vegetarian recipes out there. Excellent for a quick weeknight dinner or lunch! And you can basically fill them with anything + cheese! These feature black beans, sweet potato and avocado.

Easy Vegan Black Beans and Rice

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Protein: 7g
Calories: 227kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking

Bonus: simple ingredients, quick and tasty meal

In case you ever wondered, there are plenty of vegan Mexican recipes available. This super easy to make black bean and rice recipe dish for example. Comes together in 15 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients.

Easy Veggie Quesadillas with Melted Mozzarella and Cheddar

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4.78 from 76 votes
Protein: 25g
Calories: 469kcal
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!

Easy Mexican Lasagna with Black Beans

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Protein: 5.7g
Calories: 294kcal
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!

Crispy Potato Tacos

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Protein: 11g
Calories: 589kcal
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 7 votes
Protein: 36g
Calories: 623kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, quick, mega nutritious and very tasty

This high-protein burrito bowl features brown rice, fried beans, bell pepper and for the extra punch red lentils. It’s 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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Protein: 12g
Calories: 310kcal
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 4 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 572kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: incredibly tasty, healthy and so delicious

Probably my favourite vegan Mexican recipe from this list. Vibrant, versatile and so fresh – making mealtime exciting every time!

Spaghetti with Veracruz Sauce

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Protein: 9g
Calories: 409kcal
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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4.84 from 6 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 404kcal
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.

Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

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Protein: 12.2g
Calories: 296kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: ASimplePalate

Bonus: potatoes instead of chips, hearty and cheesy

Learn how to make healthier nachos with these black bean sweet potato nachos! Instead of chips, this recipe uses slices of cooked potatoes as the base that are topped with homemade pico de gallo, creamy avocado, and melted cheese.

Champiñones A La Mexicana Recipe

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Protein: 6g
Calories: 190kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: MuyDelish

Bonus: side dish or main meal

A warming dish for busy evenings, Champiñones A La Mexicana is easy to pull together. Serve with rice or beans and corn tortillas on the side! This recipe is vegetarian or vegan and gluten free.

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

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Protein: 11g
Calories: 232kcal
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.

Chickpea Wraps

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4.84 from 31 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 428kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: taste great and satisfy your hunger

Chickpea Wraps – these firm faves are really easy to make, super tasty and oh-so satisfying. We’ll even show you how to roll them properly!

Black Bean and Yellow Squash Enchilada Casserole

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Protein: 13g
Calories: 258kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: FromAChef’sKitchen

Bonus: so good and hearty you won’t miss the meat

Black Bean and Yellow Squash Enchilada Casserole is a hearty Mexican-inspired comfort food the whole family will love!

Mexican Baked Tofu Quinoa Bowl

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Protein: 23g
Calories: 449kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeganPunks

Bonus: great for meal prepping

Mexican Baked Tofu Quinoa Bowl is easy to prepare, perfect for meal prepping and is packed with healthy plant-powered protein. Ancho, chilli and cumin give it that Mexican flavour and the tofu, beans and quinoa deliver the filling, protein-packed meal.

7-Layer Tostadas

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 483kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: TaoOfSpice

Bonus: customizable and gluten-free

These simple, customizable 7 layer tostadas are a family favorite for Meatless Monday!! They take just 20-minutes to prepare, are easy on the clean-up, and are gluten-free.

Best Pambazos Veganos

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Protein: 31.1g
Calories: 614kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: BrokeBankVegan

Bonus: packed with protein and fiber

Pambazos are a classic Mexican sandwich featuring chile-brushed bread filled with chorizo, potatoes, lettuce, salsa, crema, and queso. Try this plant-based version to see Mexican cooking can also go vegan!

Vegetarian Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas

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Protein: 29g
Calories: 570kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MasalaAndChai

Bonus: only requires a handful of ingredients

These super easy vegetarian enchiladas are filled with black beans, corn, and cream cheese. They’re topped with a delicious red sauce and melty, bubbly cheese. They come together in 30 minutes for an easy meatless Mondays!

Sopa de Fideo | Mexican Noodle Soup

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Protein: 20g
Calories: 524kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: Plant-BasedOnABudget

Bonus: quick, easy and comforting

Get ready to enjoy this super delicious and traditional Sopa de Fideo! It is a perfect choice for those days when you need a bit of comfort!

Vegetarian birria tacos (quesabirria)

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Protein: 14g
Calories: 379kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe by: SplashOfTaste

Bonus: tasty and full of flavour

Slow-cooked meaty oyster mushrooms, stuffed in delicious tortillas, our vegetarian birria tacos are a flavor explosion in your mouth, you WILL love them! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, games night, and a Mexican-themed dinner.

Chipotle Black Bean Stew

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Protein: 9g
Calories: 150kcal
Ready in: 23 minutes
Recipe by: HungryHealthyHappy

Bonus: perfect for bulk cooking

This Chipotle Black Bean Stew is a rich, hearty and warming vegan meal with plenty of flavour. A simple and budget friendly meal that is easy to adapt.

Pineapple Cottage Breakfast Burrito

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4.91 from 11 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 395kcal
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.

Crispy Tortilla Pizza

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4.72 from 39 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 253kcal
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!

Speedy Vegan Burrito

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4.82 from 22 votes
Protein: 11g
Calories: 316kcal
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!

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

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4.91 from 11 votes
Protein: 1g
Calories: 6kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, simple and versatile spice

It doesn’t have to be only paprika and chili powder all the time… Check out 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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4.88 from 8 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 442kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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

Guacamole is another very traditional Mexican food and now gained popularity all over the world. This recipe is tangy! You’ll also see how to make healthier crispy nachos. Try the recipe right away!😀

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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 chili
  • 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!

NOTES

Alternatively this can be made with processor, just blend everything 🙂
MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Use gluten-free tortillas, like these coconut flour wraps.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
60 Best Vegetarian Mexican Recipes (all easy!)
Serving Size
 
315 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
442
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
39
g
60
%
Saturated Fat
 
8.3
g
52
%
Sodium
 
366
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
1210
mg
35
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
15.6
g
65
%
Sugar
 
4.3
g
5
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
950
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
61.1
mg
74
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2.5
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Simple, Sexy, Salsa

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4.75 from 8 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 105kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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.

Homemade Tortillas: How To Make Tortillas At Home!

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4.85 from 20 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 190kcal
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.

Black Bean And Corn Salsa

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Protein: 5g
Calories: 150kcal
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.

Homemade Horchata de Arroz

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Protein: 4g
Calories: 124kcal
Ready in: 10 hours 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: Dish’n’theKitchen

Bonus: nicely sweet and refreshing

Homemade Horchata de Arroz is a simple, yet refreshing drink made with rice water and condensed milk accented by a sprinkle of cinnamon. This authentic Mexican Horchata recipe is just like they make in Mexican restaurants, taquerías and ice cream shops.

Traditional Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos

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Calories: 194kcal
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).

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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!

Easy Mexican Cornbread Recipe

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Protein: 9g
Calories: 291kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Grandbaby-Cakes

Bonus: melts in your mouth

This is the BEST Easy Mexican Cornbread Recipe on the web! So moist and delicious filled with cornmeal, corn kernels, spice, a hint of sweet and so much flavor!

Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat

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Protein: 6g
Calories: 91kcal
Ready in: 19 minutes
Recipe by: KetoVegetarianRecipes

Bonus: walnut mushroom tacos recipe

Mushroom Walnut Taco “Meat” is low carb, gluten-free and vegan. Use it as taco “meat”, in vegan quesadillas, to top nachos or pizza, or in your favorite Mexican or taco dish.

Mango Pico de Gallo

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Protein: 1g
Calories: 48kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SixHungryFeet

Bonus: an appetizer, snack or add-on to your meals

Our Mango Pico de Gallo is sweet, tangy, refreshing, healthy and the perfect salsa to add to your tortilla chips, nachos or tacos.

Vegan Queso Fresco (crumble-style cheese)

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Protein: 5g
Calories: 115kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 50 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen

Bonus: short, sweet and simple recipe

With a creamy and mild flavor, this almond queso fresco is perfect for topping tacos, burritos, salads and veggies! An oil-free, gluten-free, vegan cheese made from just 4 ingredients.

Mexican Pickled Onions

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Protein: 1.9g
Calories: 90kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: ConfettiAndBliss

Bonus: easy ingredient substitutions

Mexican pickled onions is a delicious condiment that’s quick and easy to make. Enjoy these tangy onions on tacos, tostadas, grilled meat, hamburgers, hot dogs, tuna salad, sub sandwiches and more!

5-Minute Chunky Vegan Queso

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Calories: 106kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: BritneyBreaksBread

Bonus: a little umami flavor, a lot of smoky notes

This chunky vegan queso comes together in five minutes! It’s easy, flavorful, and full of smoky and spicy flavors!

Mexican Recipes FAQ

So there you go, our list of the best vegetarian Mexican recipes out there! Now let’s answer a few FAQs that might have come up while scrolling all the way down here!

What are 4 popular Mexican dishes?

Here are the top 4 Mexican dishes in order:

  • Tacos, in all its forms and varieties
  • Pozole (spicy soup)
  • Tamal (steamed corn dough with filling)
  • Burritos

I was able to establish this pretty solid ranking thanks to tasteatlas, a reputable site on local cuisines, more google research and asking our recipe developer Abril (who has a Mexican grandma).

What are six authentic Mexican ingredients?

All of these ingredients are inherent parts of the Mexican cuisine (but don’t necessarily originate from Mexico):

  • beans
  • beans
  • corn
  • avocado
  • chili pepper
  • cilantro
  • limes
  • tomatoes

Sources: check out the pages at wikipedia and theSpruceEats to expand your knowledge on Mexican ingredients!

What are the mealtimes in Mexico?

You have ‘desayuno’ (breakfast), which is usually hearty. A classic dish is huevos rancheros. Then you have ‘comida’ (lunch) at around 2pm. This usually includes soup, a main and dessert.

Lastly you have ‘cena’ (dinner), from 6pm onwards, which usually is a lighter meal.

The Mexicans also like to snack at around 11am (almuerzo) and in the afternoon at around 4pm (merienda).

Alright guys, now you’re not only equipped with our favourite vegetarian Mexican recipes, but you also know when to eat those meals!

Enjoy!

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4 comments
  1. the foods look like mouthwatering. If I would be in Mexico I must eat this food

    1. Thanks! Glad you like the look 🙂

  2. Love your recipes..we decided on a Mexican Xmas dinner!

    1. Awesome! Merry Christmas Tanja and enjoy the dinner!! 🙂