Plant Based Cinco de Mayo Recipes for a vegan celebration! These plant-based recipes are delicious and inspired by the Mexican holiday.
Cinco de Mayo is traditionally celebrated as a day of fun and festivities. Like many holidays, there is a lot of forgotten and overlooked history behind it. Do you know the real story?
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The Real Story of Cinco de Mayo
This holiday is usually thought of as Mexican independence day, This is inaccurate. The day actually commemorates a battle between Mexico and France, Spain, and England. Mexico owed the three countries money and the three countries attacked Mexico. Mexico won the battle, which is known as the Battle of Puebla. Their victory was short-lived, however, and France returned less than a year later and conquered the country. Cinco de Mayo has become less about a specific battle and more about celebrating Mexican identity and culture.
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Plant Based Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Vegan Celebration
Starters: Salsas Guacamoles and Dips
Start your Mexican-inspired meal off right with healthy, delicious salsa, guacamole, and dip recipes. These are easy to make and go great with chips or on tacos.
You’ll never buy green salsa from the store again after trying this easy Tomatillo Salsa recipe! It’s fresh and vibrant and includes just a few simple ingredients. There’s no cooking involved, so it comes together in just 10 minutes!
This fresh and vibrant homemade strawberry cucumber salsa is easy to make and prepared with just a few ingredients. In the summer, serve it with grilled recipes like paneer, fish, salmon, chicken, or tacos or as a side.
This quick and easy mango habanero salsa is perfect for parties as it makes a dish full of zingy flavor, sweet mango-forward sensations, and finishes with a huge kick of heat (that’s only for spice-lovers!).
Crispy Beer Battered Vegan Fish Tacos are made with tender tofu, spices, and a crunchy batter that the whole family will love. Top it with our mango salsa for a fresh and delicious taco or eat it alone as a main course with our creamy coleslaw and home fries.
This Vegan Sofritas recipe is amazing! This is a copycat Chipotle Sofritas recipe that’s easy to make and tastes just like what they serve at Chipotle. Imagine tofu cooked in a skillet and stewed in aromatic spices. Add this tasty protein option to your vegan burritos, salads, and more.
Sopa de Fideo - a savory Mexican Noodle Soup made with toasted noodles and a flavorful tomato-based broth. It's easy to make, requires simple ingredients and it's budget-friendly, too! The whole family will love this hearty and comforting meal!
One of the most popular foods at street fairs Mexican Street Corn. Freshly grilled sweet corn is coated with a mixture of vegan cheese and spiced mayonnaise to make this Vegan Street Fair Corn even better than the original!
This Mexican chopped salad is full of fresh veggies and so delicious! Tangy bell peppers, sweet grilled corn, fresh succulent tomatoes, rich earthy black beans, pungent red onions, and scallions meet creamy avocado dressing spiced with cumin and acidified by freshly squeezed tangy lime juice.
Skip the takeout and make your own Vegan Sofritas Burrito Bowl at home! Filled with spicy tofu sofritas, black beans, brown rice, and vegetables, this burrito bowl is a terrific meal for lunch or dinner.
Hibiscus Blood Orange Mezcalritas are jubilant craft cocktail free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar and loaded with better-for-you ingredients, antioxidants, and a healthy dose of vitamin C. Inspired by Mexican Agua de Jamaica, hibiscus tea concentrate combines with freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juices, Joven Mezcal, Cointreau and a splash of agave syrup shaken over ice and strained into a pink hibiscus salt-rimmed glass.
Enjoy the refreshing taste of this hibiscus margarita recipe made with simple, low-sugar ingredients. You can make it with a splash of lime, orange, and of course, tequila. This is a low-carb way to enjoy a classic cocktail.
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.