Southwestern and Mexican fare are characterized by tasty favorites like tacos, burritos, rice and beans, tortillas, and quesadillas, with accompaniments like fresh salsa and guacamole. And don’t forget the margaritas! Although meat and cheese play a significant role in these cuisines, try these 10 vegan versions of southwestern and Mexican-inspired dishes:
These tacos have spicy zucchini with the cooling taste of avocado and tomatoes.
A “chia fresca” is a Mexican beverage, which classically uses lemon or citrus juice in combination with plant-based powerhouse chia to make a refreshing drink.Combining the idea of a chia fresca with another Mexican specialty, tequila, is a true food destiny, and a deliciously fun new way to make a margarita (and add a little nutrition).
Add a little kick to your tortillas and nachos with this salsa.
This dip is a refreshing adaptation of the original, perfect for any occasion with green peas.
The sweetness of the watermelon balances perfectly with the little kick from the serrano pepper and the flavourful boost of fresh herbs.
This soup is warm and rustic and pairs well with the smoky roasted corn.
This is a great take on lasagna that can spice up any dinner party.
This recipe calls for a taco with crispy and flavorful potatoes with a small amount of heat from the adobo cashew cream sauce.
You can make your own version of a double decker taco, without the high calories and fat.
10. Mexican Frittata
Try this Mexican frittata with all of the Mexican flavors we love.
The light, crisp corn tacos provided the perfect balance to the rich, savory, lime-infused, mashed chickpeas, and avocado.
12. Lentil Tacos
Spanish Pardina Lentils are called for in the recipe. However, any lentil would work well.
13. Tacos Sin Carne
Try this taco with Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP). Your meat-eating friends won’t even know it’s vegan!
This is a flavorful take on a classic recipe.
Combined with the barbecue soy curls and the crunchy taco bowl, pickled onions create a wonderfully tasty flavor combination that can’t be beat.