Are you a vegetarian and looking for delicious and easy-to-make Mexican dishes for Cinco de Mayo? In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 17 amazing vegetarian Mexican recipes that will satisfy your cravings. From spicy enchiladas to savory black bean tacos, these dishes will transport you to the streets of Mexico.

We love the bold and vibrant flavors of Mexican food. With their use of fresh herbs, spices, and vegetables, these dishes are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients.

If you are trying to host a vegetarian Mexican party or want to enjoy some healthy Mexican meals for Meatless Monday, these recipes have a great variety from appetizers to soups and main dishes. Enjoy this collection of 17 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes, and comment below with your favorites!

Cauliflower Tacos

3 tacos filled with cauliflower, topped with cilantro and arranged on a black board
Photo Credit: Cook with Manali
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Cauliflower Tacos with roasted corn, poblano peppers, and a creamy cashew chipotle sauce! Topped with cabbage for the crunch, these vegan tacos are perfect for an easy dinner.

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Pineapple Mango Salsa

pineapple mango salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

This sweet, spicy Pineapple Mango Salsa is refreshing and bursting with tropical flavors, perfect for summer. Serve it with tacos, or enjoy it as a dip with chips.

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Spicy Chunky Guacamole garnished with cilantro and lime in a bowl with chips on side
Spicy Chunky Guacamole in a bowl with cilantro leaves on top

This super easy homemade spicy Guacamole is the perfect appetizer for any party. You can make this easy avocado dip in just 10 minutes.

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Fajita Enchiladas

Fajita Enchiladas in a white serving dish
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge

Vegan Fajita Enchiladas are a delicious and flavorful twist on the classic Mexican dish. They are filled with a sautéed mixture of colorful bell peppers, onions, and beans, seasoned with spices, and rolled up in soft flour tortillas. Then they are smothered in a savory enchilada sauce and baked until hot and bubbly.

These vegetarian enchiladas are easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner or a festive gathering for Cinco de Mayo.

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Taco Soup

vegan taco soup in a bowl topped with avocado, cilantro, and jalapeños

This Vegetarian Taco Soup recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or to serve at a get-together. It’s packed with beans, corn, and tomatoes, making it a filling and healthy meal.

Plus, it’s made in a pressure cooker for quick and easy cooking! Serve it with tortilla chips and avocado for a satisfying and delicious meal.

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Mexican Black Beans

Mexican black beans in a bowl garnished with cilantro.

Packed with protein, fiber, and lots of flavor, these healthy Mexican Black Beans made in Instant Pot are the perfect side dish for a Mexican feast. You can cook the beans from dry or after soaking them. These beans are vegan & gluten-free!

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Spanish Rice

pressure cooker spanish rice

This Instant Pot Spanish Rice, often known as Mexican Rice or Arroz Rojo, is full of flavor, easy to make, and incredibly tasty. This versatile Spanish Rice is a wonderful side dish for any meal!

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Black Bean Quesadilla

black bean spinach quesadilla on a wooden serving board

Loaded black beans quesadillas are packed with beans, sautéed onions, bell pepper, spinach, and a generous amount of cheese. They are hearty and make a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be customized to your taste!

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Beans and Rice

mexican rice and beans with lime and jalapeño

These Mexican Instant Pot Rice and Beans are flavorful, easy to make, and wonderfully delicious. This dump-and-go recipe has brown rice, beans, broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices. A delightful vegan and gluten-free dish for dinner!

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Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Dipping a chip in a creamy avocado sauce

This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger-licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables.

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Mexican Casserole

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice & Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten free & vegetarian casserole for a weeknight dinner or your next party!

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Casserole with Rice & Beans is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, brown rice, and lots of veggies. It is a great addition to your next dinner party or Cinco de Mayo feast.  It can be made ahead and frozen, making it easy and quick to put together.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Brown Rice served in a brown bowl with lime slices and a spoon

This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is easy, healthy, and tasty! This Cilantro Lime Rice tastes just like Chipotle. The fresh cilantro and lime flavors make it a wonderful side dish or ingredient for burritos or bowls!

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Fajita Pasta

Instant Pot Fajita Pasta - with olive oil.

Loaded with veggies and lots of flavors, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is our favorite Mexican fusion pasta dinner. Fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans, colorful bell peppers, sour cream, and cheese make this a healthier pasta dish. Make it as a one-pot dish in the Instant Pot or Stovetop.

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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean soup in a white bowl
Photo Credit: The Chutney Life

This black bean soup recipe is delicious, nutritious, and vegetarian. It is packed with protein and fiber and easy to make in the instant pot. Customize it with your favorite toppings like avocado, cilantro, and sour cream. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prep for the week, as it freezes super well.

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Overhead shot of sofritas in a frying pan with wooden spoon digging into the sofritas.
Photo Credit: Rainbow Plant Life

You may never go back to Chipotle after trying this copycat Sofritas recipe! Meaty tofu crumbles are simmered in a smoky, tangy sauce made from chile peppers and spices. It’s deceptively healthy and is going to be your new favorite vegan burrito bowl topping!

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Taco Bell

Mexican tortilla pizza in a white plate
Photo Credit: Honey, What’s Cooking

A copycat vegetarian version of the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe that tastes better than the original, and it’s BAKED. This vegetarian Mexican Pizza is made with refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, scallions, and jalapenos.

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Arroz Con Leche

a spoonful of arroz con leche
Photo Credit: One Happy Housewife

Arroz con leche is a creamy Mexican dessert that translates to “rice with milk” in English. It’s made by cooking rice with milk, cinnamon, and sugar until it’s thick and pudding-like in texture.

It’s typically served chilled and garnished with a dash of cinnamon. You can also enjoy this dessert pudding warm for a comforting end t your meal on a cold night.

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Crispy and Delicious: 30 Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes You Need to Try Now

Kung pao brussels sprouts in a bowl topped with sesame seeds

Air fryers are a great way to cook healthy meals with less oil and less time, making it a perfect kitchen gadget for busy vegetarians. Here are 30 vegetarian air fryer recipes that are easy to make and delicious. From basic French fries to roasted Brussels sprouts and naan pizza, you can find a variety of dishes you will love in this collection.  

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10 Irresistible Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Your Next Comfort Meal

Penne Pasta with green Asparagus and peas in a white bowl

Want to make a quick dinner for the busy weeknights? What better way than to use your Instant Pot to make a comforting vegetarian pasta in minutes? Here are 10+ one-pot vegetarian pasta recipes you can enjoy today! 

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Don’t Miss Out on These 18 Incredible Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

vegetable lo mein in a bowl

Want to make a quick vegan dinner? What better way than to use your Instant Pot to make a comforting plant-based meal in minutes? Here are 70+ delicious Instant Pot Vegan Recipes from various curries, lentils, and noodles to soups and side dishes!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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