35 Vegetarian Recipes for Cinco de Mayo (+ 10 Bonus Margarita Recipes) (2024)

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.

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

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Reply

    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 Reply

      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 Reply

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

  3. Maria Tadic Reply

    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 Reply

    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 Reply

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

    • Karen Troughton Reply

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

  6. Tara Reply

    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 Reply

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

    • Karen Troughton Reply

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

  8. Lauren Reply

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

  9. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up Reply

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

    • Karen Troughton Reply

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

  10. Courtney @ The Fig Tree Reply

    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 Reply

      My pleasure! Your recipes always look so amazing.

  11. Christine Reply

    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 Reply

    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 Reply

    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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