Enjoy these 50 Best Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes, with all your favorites…veganized! Get your Cinco de Mayo menu on point with these recipes for bean dips, nachos, Spanish rice, lots of variations of margarita recipes, tacos, guacamole, all kinds of dip recipes and so much more! Use these recipes to turn your favorite Mexican dishes plant-based today!
Celebrating the holidays can be a lonely time for vegans. So many holidays focus on dishes that are not always easy to veganize. The workarounds don’t always feel natural. This is not so with today’s holiday. That’s why I’m sharing these 50 Best Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers!
50 Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes
I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers so I could share a roundup of the best vegan cinco de mayo foods. When you’re preparing for this fun day of celebration, look no further!
If you’re curious about what all the Cinco De Mayo celebrations are all about, it literally means May 5. This day commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla. So, in the spirit of the holiday, we can all find our own victories to celebrate as well!
Below you’ll find salsa recipes, enchiladas, tacos, nachos, dips, and more!
Mexican Themed Dips and Appetizers
Every time I think of Cinco de mayo food ideas, I immediately go to chips and salsa. You can judge the quality of a Mexican restaurant based on that one simple appetizer. How good is the chips and salsa?
The good news is that there’s a variety of delicious dips and appetizers you can make at home that are easy, delicious, and now, they’re even plant-based! Think of this category as Cinco de Mayo party food…and let’s bring on the party!
We love a good, simple dip and this Vegan Taco Dip is easy to make and delicious. You’ll love serving this recipe for Cinco de Mayo with chips and watch it disappear!
This guacamole combines spices and black beans. I love this Spicy Black Bean Guacamole by the site Tasting Page!
I love salsa with unique ingredients. This Grilled Pineapple Salsa by The Tomato Tart looks so good!
Look no further than these Vegan Jalapeño Poppers for the perfect spicy appetizer!
Nachos. Are they an appetizer? Or a meal? These Vegan Loaded Nachos could go either way. Just be ready for lots of flavor that will keep you coming back for more!
I have not yet ventured into homemade salsa yet, but when I do, this Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa Recipe by Home Cooking Memories is high on my list. It will be even better if I can use tomatoes from my own garden (wish list!).
So, obviously pineapple and salsa is a thing. Here’s another Grilled Pineapple Salsa. This one from the site Cook Eat Paleo.
This vegan guacamole is so simple to make and a perfect appetizer served with chips!
Chimichurri in a guacamole is SO good and this Chimichurri Guacamole from She Likes Food does not disappoint.
Looking for Cinco de mayo menu ideas? You can’t go wrong with this fresh Corn Salsa recipe. It’s a great condiment on your favorite Mexican dishes, like vegan burritos!
My sister is all about chunky guacamole so I know she would love this Chunky Jalapeño Avocado and Bean Dip by iFood Real. And all my sisters and me are into jalapeño so this dip is high on my list!
I used to hate raw tomatoes. I know. How sad. But Adee convinced me to give them one more try and guess what, I can eat them now. That’s why I know this Pico de Gallo – Fresh Salsa by Joyful Healthy Eats would be a perfect topping for my next taco salad!
Now we’re looking those amazing layered dips. I love ’em! Imagine layers of black bean dip, spicy mashed sweet potatoes, guac, quinoa, and more. That’s what you’ll get with this Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip. It’s a perfect gluten-free alternative to traditional dips.
Here’s another seven layer dip. This one is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten free. It also features sweet potatoes and beans, and lots of other great ingredients. Check out this 7 Layer Sweet Potato Bean Dip from Luci’s Morsels.
This is my ultimate seven layer dip. I take it to my book reading club meetings, serve it to guests, and sometimes even make it to have here at home. It’s so easy to make and just so darned delicious! Vegan Mexican Seven Layer Dip.
When it comes to Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas, you can’t go wrong with a bean dip. That’s why I’m so intrigued by this Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus from Two Healthy Kitchens.
Bring on the Pico! Love this Pico de Gallo Salsa recipe by Flavor Mosaic!
Mango anyone? Sign me up for this Fresh Mango Pico de Gallo Salsa by Flavor Mosaic!
It’s easy to throw the word “easy” around. But this Easy Vegan Queso Dip is seriously easy. Imagine fewer than 5 ingredients and only 5 minutes. That’s it! You’ll be enjoying this dairy-free queso dip soon!
Imagine having these Chili Lime Roasted Peanuts as one of your Cinco de Mayo dishes. They’re easy to make and a serious crowd pleaser!
Mexican Side Dishes
You can create so many healthy side dishes with a Mexican theme. Spanish rice anyone? And guess what? Cinco de mayo party food ideas can expand beyond chips and salsa! Imagine create a burrito bar or taco bar, etc. That means creating several side dishes people can use to build their own burrito. How fun!
Here, you’ll find a variety of side dishes to serve alongside your favorite “South of the Border” dishes!
If you want something a little different than your traditional Spanish Rice recipe, try this Vegan “Cheesy” Mexican Quinoa by Food Faith Fitness. It looks so wholesome and tasty!
Here’s another delicious Spanish Quinoa recipe too!
Speaking of Spanish Rice, this Spanish Rice by Allergy Awesomeness looks, well, awesome!
I’m not a big fan of the cucumber on it’s own, but I happen to love it once it’s been marinated in a salad. That’s why this Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad by The Food Charlatan looks so amazing!
Here’s another cilantro recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. It’s a Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Black Beans just bursting with flavor and healthiness!
The three-bean salad is a favorite stop at most salad bars. Now you can have it for Cinco de Mayo thanks to this Mexican Three Bean Salad by The Tasting Page!
You don’t typically think of potato salad as Mexican, but this Vegan Mexican Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing by Food Faith Fitness sure adds a nice twist to the typical recipe. Bring it on!
Speaking of salads, check out this Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad By Fantastic Food. It combines delicious ingredients and flavors for a perfect Mexican salad!
I like this Cilantro Lime Rice by Rachel Cooks because it reminds me of the rice I see at Chipotle. You can use either white or brown rice too!
It’s not only food for Cinco de Mayo that’s on our minds. We’re looking for tasty beverages too. And speaking of beverages, who doesn’t like a margarita?
Even if you don’t drink, you can leave out the tequila and still enjoy the delicious and refreshing fruity flavors of this favorite drink. Below are some delicious variations of Mexican cocktails, including margaritas!
I’m not a big fan of drinking overly sweet drinks. It’s one reason I don’t drink a lot of store-bought margarita mixes. They’re just too sweet. That’s why I made this Spicy Hibiscus Margaritas recipe with minimal sugar. Love it!
Hello, mango! I could drink this Mango Margaritas with Chili Lime Salt by The Lemon Bowl every single day! You know what they say, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
We’re not done with mangos yet, because this Mango Coconut Frozen Margaritas (Alcoholic and Virgin) By Chocolate Moosey adds some coconut to the mix. I’m a big fan of coconut so this margarita is calling my name!
The perfect drink must be this 5-Ingredient Sangria Recipe by The Lemon Bowl. It’s so simple to make and yet perfect to sip the evening away!
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Recipes
If you’re ready for the main course, you’ll love these plant-based, vegan Mexican dinner recipes. You’ll find everything from soups to enchiladas, tacos and more!
Make your own veggie burrito bowl at home with this delicious Sofritas recipe! This dish features shredded tofu braised in aromatic veggies. It’s easy to make and perfect for a plant-based Mexican meal!
I love combining sweet potatoes and black beans. That’s why these Sweet Potato Black Bean and Lime Taquitos by Allergy Awesomeness look so good! The simplicity of a taquito comes shining through as well!
Who says tacos have to be full of meat and fat? These Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos by Peas and Crayons are so healthy and yet full of flavor and healthiness as well!
Speaking of simple, these Vegan “Chicken” Taquitos are so easy to make and full of flavor. You will be surprised to learn they’re vegan!
You don’t have to eat tacos only on Tuesday. Have them any day of the week with these BBQ Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos Creamy Lime Slaw by She Likes Food. Yes, please!
Expand your Cinco de Mayo meals with these Fajita Quinoa Bowls by Two Peas and Their Pod. Look at all those healthy, plant-based ingredients!
The tostada is making a comeback with this recipe: Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Lime Crema by Connoisseurus Veg! It looks like something I’d want to drizzle with Sriracha!
Another type of “tostada” could be a pizza. That’s why this Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Mexican Pizza By Connoisseurus Veg is calling out to be made for dinner!
If you’re in a hurry, then it’s time to go slow. As in, slow cooker! This Slow Cooker Vegan Mexican Bowl by Kalyn’s Kitchen will cook the meal for you while you work!
I love spaghetti squash and this Vegan Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Mexican Bowl by Kalyn’s Kitchen looks delicious, healthy, and ready to eat!
Here we are with another taco recipe. You’ll fall in love with this Sweet Potato Quinoa Tacos by Luci’s Morsels because it has all the right ingredients to become your next favorite meal!
I love one-pot recipes. They follow my KISS theory — Keep It Simple Silly! 😂 This One Pot Easy Vegan Taco Soup is a favorite because it’s easy to make and very satisfying!
This recipe had me at tacos, but that lemon tahini sauce? I’m ready to drizzle away! Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Quinoa and Lemon Tahini Sauce by The Roasted Root. You’ll be making this recipe on repeat soon!
If you think you can’t give up taco meat, try this Spicy Tofu Taco Filling by Apron Strings. It’s vegan, low-carb, and even gluten-free!
This is our favorite recipe. Just about any day of the week you’ll find this Vegan Burrito recipe in our fridge!
Talk about the perfect combination of healthiness, these Beans and Greens Tacos by Kitchen Treaty will give you get-up-and-go!
If you think vegan means giving up things like enchiladas, think again. These Mushroom, Zucchini, and Black Bean Vegetarian Enchiladas by the Roasted Root is a perfect main meal dish!
So simple, so filling, so delicious, this Mexican Inspired Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Natural Girl Modern World is picture perfect!
There are so many ingredients you can put on street tacos. One of my favorites is this bulgogi flavored jackfruit. Seriously, check out my Jackfruit Street Tacos and you’ll see why I love it so much!
Love this Crispy Squash Tacos with Jalapeño Lime Crema recipe by Natural Girl Modern World.
More enchilada recipes! This one is a Corn and Black Bean Enchilada with Chipotle Stout Red Sauce by The Beeroness. Let’s do this!
Cinco de Mayo Recipes — Sweets
We can’t have the 50 Best Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes without having dessert included. That’s right. Your celebration doesn’t have to end with dinner and margaritas. You can enjoy these delicious Mexican-themed sweets with your Cinco de Mayo celebrations!
These Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins By Cotter Crunch can be served for breakfast, as a such, or even for dessert!
Love this Avocado Mint Fudge Bars by iFood Real! What a perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Whatever of these easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes you make, enjoy!