35 Vegetarian Recipes for Cinco de Mayo (+ 10 Bonus Margarita Recipes)

Cinco de Mayo, or “the fifth of May” in Spanish, is a day for all Americans to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, so says Wikipedia. When it comes to Mexican food and drink (or, at least, the Americanized versions of such), any excuse is a good excuse for such a celebration. Especially for vegans and vegetarians. Tostadas, peppers, quesadillas, corn, burritos, enchiladas … so many options that can be made so unbelievably delicious without meat, you don’t even give it a second thought.

35 vegetarian recipes for Cinco de Mayo (+ 10 bonus margarita recipes) | Kitchen Treaty

I also love this type of cuisine because it lends itself so well to our mixed diet home, as most all of these dishes can be made individually – some with meat, some without, if you want to do the one dish two ways thing. Totally versatile, always delicious … win.

Today I thought I’d bring you a collection of links around the Web, from fabulous bloggers and websites that have developed and featured amazing vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) Mexican recipes. They all look scrumptious, and they’re perfect for a meatless Cinco de Mayo. Bonus: You’ll find 10 refreshingly fruity margaritas at the end of the list, too.

Scrumptious snacks, apps, dips (and a breakfast shake to start the day off right)

Swoon-worthy sides and salads

Mmmain dishes

And 10 bonus margarita recipes!

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

18 Responses to “35 Vegetarian Recipes for Cinco de Mayo (+ 10 Bonus Margarita Recipes)”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on April 29, 2013 at 5:26 am

    What a great roundup! Thanks for linking my Cheesy Taco Casserole and my Avocado, cream cheese, and salsa stuffed pastries. All of a sudden I’m craving Mexican food :)

    • Karen Troughton posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

      My pleasure! You have a TON of inspiring recipes – it was hard to narrow it down to just a couple! Hope you had a fun and fabulous Cinco de Mayo.

  2. Nicole Navratil posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    This is such a great list! Can’t wait to dive in – cheers for including my smokey refried bean quesadillas! :)

  3. Maria Tadic posted on April 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This is an awesome list. I can’t wait to bookmark so many of these recipes. Thanks for sharing – also such a good way to find more fun blogs to follow! Can’t wait!

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the links, lady! :) Mexican food is so fun to play around with. It really lends itself to vegetarian remakes, probably more than any other cuisine I can think of. I love the margaritas too!

  5. Cassie | Bake Your Day posted on May 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This is a great list. I’ll take any reason to celebrate with a table full of dips and appetizers!

    • Karen Troughton posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Thanks, Cassie! Seriously … any excuse to eat Mexican food (and drink one too many margaritas – doh) is good to me!

  6. Tara posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I’m on my out to get margaritas now with a couple co-workers! The food and beverages are literally making me drool! I forgot that we have cinco de mayo coming up – perfect timing for drinks and taco’s by the water in Seattle tongith right? Must try :)

  7. Jane posted on May 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks so much for this round-up of fantastic ideas and recipes! I see some margarita taste-testing in my near future… :)

    • Karen Troughton posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:06 am

      Oooh … blind margarita taste testing party. Yes?! I am liking where this is going!

  8. Lauren posted on May 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes out!

  9. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is a GREAT round up. Mexican food is so good and so much fun to make!

    • Karen Troughton posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Bernadette! So much inspiration out there – food bloggers are a talented bunch! :)

  10. Courtney @ The Fig Tree posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing my recipes! *hugs* Everything sounds amazing. I am seriously just going to start at the top of the list and work my way down. I LOVE Mexican food. Nom nom nom! :)

    • Karen Troughton posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

      My pleasure! Your recipes always look so amazing.

  11. Christine posted on July 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I LOVE THIS! I’m definitely gonna try this out. One of my favorite recipes is for a Cinco de Mayo Sunrise. You can take a look at it here http://www.weartostandout.com/blog/cinco-de-mayo-sunrise-recipe and tell me what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut

  12. Chef Pri posted on May 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    This is a terrific list!! I made your grilled black bean burritos with some slight modifications due to lack of ingredients and they turned out delicious!!! Also, I wanted to share my Chipotle-Style guacamole with you. It was a huge hit with the hubby:


  13. Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hands down this is the best vegetarian Cinco de Mayo collection I’ve seen so far. I’m making a Mexican themed party this weekend and I was stuck on guacamole and salsa! I have lots of vegetarian ideas now. Heading over to the tortilla soup.. Thanks

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