Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and there’s every reason to be excited about the holiday that’s centered around good food, music and general joie de vivre.
You might be thinking – this is a great idea to hit up your local restaurants to enjoy some Mexican food, guzzle down some margaritas and cerveza, and have a merry time – buuuut are you prepared to handle the long wait time and queues?
If that’s not your level of enthusiasm, homemade Mexican-inspired meal with friends and family may be your answer.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ve listed 8 vegan Cinco De Mayo recipes that can be created at home without any fuss. (And we bet they’ll turn out much better than Chipotle can serve anyway!)
Let’s get to it:
What’s better than a seven-layer dip to kickstart Cinco De Mayo? Now that’s a party that even we would want to attend! This appetizer recipe has all the classic flavors but with healthier, vegan-friendly options—think refried beans, kale guacamole, cashew cream, tomatoes, spiced quinoa, cilantro, and jalapenos!
Drinks anyone? What kind of question is that… Try this refreshing cocktail that’s made with lime juice, orange, hibiscus tea and tequila. We are already excited to give this a go—aren’t you?
Sweet, spicy, sour and salty—that’s mango margarita for you. The fresh flavor of mango in this recipe elevates this drink to another level. Add then there’s tequila… Try it now!
What’s a party table without a good-looking and healthy salad? This protein-packed Mexican quinoa salad is a perfect reason to indulge in Cinco De Mayo revelry but without compromising on your diet.
Entree time is Enchilada time esp when the meal has a Mexican theme. This delicious vegan recipe has the goodness of smoked red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and a home-made enchilada sauce, avocado which is served with generous drizzle of cashew cream. Yowza!
Red peppers, beans, carrots, herbs, and spices. These are basic ingredients but, when you add some Mexican spice mix to it and give it the love it requires, voila!— you’ve got yourself a splendid Mexican bean and veggie chili. We particularly love this step-by-step recipe!
Now, what’s a Mexican party without the churros! But the recipe here is different. How different? Check it out!
Vegan hack: Replace eggs with bananas.
Who knew deep-fried flour triangles could taste so yum? If you don’t believe us, try this easy recipe. It calls for milk, which can be easily substituted with any vegan milk options.
With all these hearty and quick recipes at your disposal, we can only imagine the fun time that you, your friends and family are set to experience. But isn’t that what Cinco De Mayo is all about—fun, food and a little tequila?
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