Top 12 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Top 12 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

If you’re looking for a flavorful dish to spice up your party, look no further than these delicious plant-based Cinco de Mayo recipes inspired by the flavors of Mexico. The only thing missing is a margarita (virgin or not!).


1. Mason Jar Taco Salad

You’ll want to party all workday when you have this taco salad on hand. Pro tip: Make several on Sunday so you’re set for a week of delicious lunch meals.

Mason Jar Taco Salad

2. Peach Salsa

Once peaches start appearing in your grocery store, be sure to make this flavorful peach salsa, with just the right amount of heat.

Peach Salsa

3. Four Layer Black Bean Dip

Maybe more Tex-Mex, but delicious no matter what. This four-layer dip has a cashew cream, black bean, avocado and fresh salsa layers you’ll want to dive right into.

Four Layer Black Bean Dip


4. Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos

Now easily found in most grocery stores, jackfruit has a texture you may have thought you could only find in meat. Properly seasoned, pulled jackfruit will be the star of your taco bar.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos

5. Walnut Mushroom Tacos

If you prefer to make a meat substitute from scratch, try this walnut mushroom taco recipe.

walnut mushroom tacos stacked together

6. Vegan Chilaquiles Casserole

Inspired by Chilaquiles, a classic Mexican dish, the beauty of this dish is that you only have to dirty one casserole dish. Weeknight win.

vegan chilaquiles casserole in a pot with ingredients around it

7. Vegan Enchiladas

Ready in under an hour, this plant-based enchiladas recipe is good for any weeknight.

vegan enchiladas in a casserole dish

8. Mexican Soup

Warm up with a savory bowl of soup, loaded with plenty of quinoa and peppers.

Mexican soup with tortilla chips on top


9. Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

Cayenne, cocoa powder and avocado combine for a decadent dessert smoothie.

Mexican Chocolate Smoothie with avocado, chili, chocolate and cinnamon

10. Spicy Hot Chocolate

If it’s still feeling chilly out, add even more heat to your hot chocolate.

spicy hot chocolate spilling out of a clear mug

11. Churro Protein Shake

Cinnamon lovers, this one is for you! A protein shake that tastes like a churro, but has over 30 grams of plant-based protein? Yes, please.

Churro Protein Shakes with vega sport premium protein

12. Horchata Protein Shake

A delicious protein shake you can make with pre-bought horchata, or if you’re feeling adventurous, we’ve included a recipe for homemade horchata.

Horchata Protein Shakes with cinnamon on top

What are your favorite plant-based dishes inspired by the flavors of Mexico?