We wanted to pay tribute to this great cuisine by finding the best plant-based Mexican recipes online and I think we’ve done just that.
Check out our most popular recipe roundup for more inspirational ideas for just about any occasion.
For now, let’s get stuck in!
Table of Contents
Flavor-Packed Mexican Recipes
- Spicy Avocado Hummus
- Mexican Chopped Salad with Zesty Hummus Dressing
- Mexican Hummus Salad
- Mexican Beans on Sweet Potato Toast
- Mexican Sweet Potatoes with Mexican Tahini Sauce
- Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
- Chipotle Queso
- Mexican Lasagna (Enchilada Casserole)
- Meatless Mexican Sloppy Joes
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Popsicles
- Paletas (Mexican Popsicles)
- Mexican Pizza
- Mexican Grilled Polenta Pizza
- Mexican Inspired Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Mexican Potato Salad
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Style Sweet Potato Brownies
- Mexican Noodle Soup
- Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos
- Easy Fresh Mexican Salsa
- Mexican Burgers with Adobo Sauce
- Mexican Tofu Scramble
- Stuffed Mexican Potato Skins
- Mexican-Style Tomato Soup
- Mexican Corn on the Cob with Avocado
- Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans
- Zingy Mexican Soup
- Mexican Ranchero Amaranth Stew
- Mexican Rice with Black Beans
- Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice)
- Mexican Rice
- Crispy Black Bean Burrito with Potatoes and Rice
- Wrapping Up
Flavor-Packed Mexican Recipes
Spicy Avocado Hummus
For when you want hummus but not the chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Can you have hummus without them? Why not!
Checkout this smooth cup of delicious goodness. If you’re a purist, call it an amazing dip!
Either way it’s made from the best and wholesome ingredients. Simply blend everything together and serve!
Mexican Chopped Salad with Zesty Hummus Dressing
I know some people that think salads are only good as a side dish as they are never satisfying enough. This recipe puts a stop to that!
Either follow the instructions and grab all the ingredients to the letter, or use up any leftovers you have, this is how versatile this hearty salad is.
If you don’t have black beans, simply use your favorite. The dressing is what makes this salad shine although looking at the ingredients, you can see it’s very adaptable, too. Perfect!
Mexican Hummus Salad
Doesn’t this look just fantastic!
You can immediately see how you can swap out any ingredients with whatever you prefer or any leftovers that need eating.
Serve as shown or mix everything up and get messy!
Mexican Beans on Sweet Potato Toast
For a second, when I first saw this, I thought, ‘sweet potato toast, huh?’
Then I checked out the pic and got it! I can be a bit slow sometimes!
If you think this recipe is good, you’re wrong. It’s great! The sweet potatoes are baked, then placed on the griddle and are better than you can imagine.
Top with red tomato salsa and refried black beans. The ingredients page takes you through everything step-by-step.
Mexican Sweet Potatoes with Mexican Tahini Sauce
The responsible part of me wants to tell you this would make the perfect side dish, and that’s true.
My honest side wants to tell you this is a great main dish, especially if your home alone and want to veg out!
This is Mexican comfort food at its finest. The sweet potatoes are made perfectly, and the tahini sauce is just about the best accompaniment you could have.
Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
If you like Tater Tots, this is definitely for you.
A delicious casserole with black beans, corn and more. Top with your favorite Tots and smother in vegan cheese.
Bake and eat! Serve with guacamole and salsa!
The only thing better than vegan cheese is when you give it a Mexican twist!
Soak your cashews the night before and grab your nutritional yeast. You only need a couple of other ingredients to make this plant-based cheese sauce.
I love the way the author presents it with a salsa right in the middle. How will you have yours?
Mexican Lasagna (Enchilada Casserole)
If you want different, this is it. Much easier to make than you can imagine and incredibly satisfying.
Filled with great ingredients such as bell pepper, garlic, refried beans and more.
This is a quick recipe with a 15-minute prep time and the rest is cooking in the oven.
The layers are separated by tortillas and they make this dish just perfect!
Meatless Mexican Sloppy Joes
This classic sandwich is given a Mexican twist and best of all, it’s meat-free!
This is all about beans, bell pepper, garlic and more. If the filling wasn’t amazing enough, you get to make an incredible Mexican BBQ sauce which is just to die for.
I’m going to be pouring and using it as a dip every chance I can!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Popsicles
The best hot chocolate comes from Mexico and this takes it one step further.
Eating frozen chocolate? You bet, and you’re going to love it.
The entire process is easier than you think. An excellent treat recipe your kids will love, too. How many ingredients? Just four!
Paletas (Mexican Popsicles)
You just have to try these!
If you don’t have any popsicle molds, now is the time to get some. The main part of the popsicle is cantaloupe melon.
Add just a handful of other ingredients and you have a wonderful fresh combination of flavors that can be tasted individually and together.
Now this is what I’m talking about! Who can possibly say to a fabulous pizza recipe?
Get your favorite pizza dough and standby! The base on the dough is still tomatoes, then a layer of refried beans followed by red onion and a couple of other things.
In the list of ingredients, there’s a link on how to make your own Vegan Roasted Jalapeno Cheese and this is a must.
If you don’t have time to make this, use your favorite store-bought vegan cheese.
Mexican Grilled Polenta Pizza
Polenta is often seen in Italian cooking. It’s almost flavourless so lends itself well to so many dishes from entrées to desserts.
Here, it’s used as a base for a pizza! Fantastic idea and makes this gluten-free.
Follow the recipe or use your own favorite toppings, you’re going to love it!
Mexican Inspired Chocolate Chia Pudding
If you ever see any dish that contains Mexican chocolate, trust me, it’s a must.
This pudding uses the natural properties of chia seeds to create a silky and smooth dessert.
Do note this recipe uses a little cayenne pepper so adjust as necessary. Perfect for a delicious breakfast or any time of day!
Mexican Potato Salad
Just when you thought a potato salad couldn’t get any better!
The ‘mayo’ is made from cashews and I recommend soaking them the night before.
Along with your new potatoes you have garlic, green onions, red bell pepper and a handful of other ingredients—Healthy and full of flavor. For best results, chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving as this will thicken the dressing.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Style Sweet Potato Brownies
These brownies are just delightful and demonstrate just how versatile sweet potato can be.
The sweet potato is the magic ingredient as it leaves the brownies light and fluffy.
You’re looking at just a 10-minute prep time and about 25 minutes cooking.
If you want a kick, add a little chili powder to taste.
Mexican Noodle Soup
This recipe is great in so many ways. The traditional name for the dish is sopa de fideo and it’s just delicious.
Comfort food at its finest! You’re not going to miss out on any goodness or flavors in this recipe.
When money is tight, this recipe can save the day as it’s incredibly cheap without compromising on anything.
You’ll want to keep this; thank me later!
Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos
For taco night, let’s try something completely different!
Jackfruit is being increasingly used as a meat-substitute in plant-based dishes. It has a very benign flavor and a texture similar to meat so you can see why it’s so popular.
Don’t tell your friends and I guarantee they’ll not only never guess the tacos are vegan, they’ll ask for more!
Easy Fresh Mexican Salsa
How do you make a really good salsa? For such a simple dish there seems to be an endless variation of recipes. Look no further!
Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t just another salsa recipe. The secret ingredient here is the roasted garlic. Trust me on this, once you taste it, you’ll never eat another salsa!
Mexican Burgers with Adobo Sauce
Mouthwatering, plant-based burgers with a difference!
You’re going to taste every ingredient with each mouthful as you enjoy these hearty patties.
Serve as part of a meal or in a bun along with the usual condiments. This is a bold recipe for bold people!
Mexican Tofu Scramble
Tofu scramble is a great alternative to the traditional breakfast and I’m sure you’ve had it before. However, after a few goes it can get a little samey.
Spice things up a little by giving your scramble a Mexican twist. Every ingredient is good for you and you can swap out some things depending on what you have that needs eating.
Perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Stuffed Mexican Potato Skins
Potato skins are one of my favorite dishes. They’re easy to make and you can just about eat them with anything.
Here you have ingredients such as garlic, bell peppers, onions and more.
The plant-based cheese is made of almonds as a base and includes wonderful flavors. Put them all together and you have party food you’ll not want to share!
Mexican-Style Tomato Soup
We really shouldn’t buy tomato soup from the store. Let’s make our own, you’ll know all the ingredients, they’re nearly always great value for money and they taste great.
This soup contains piquillo peppers as well as onion, garlic and a handful of herbs and spices.
Cook for just 15 minutes and serve with some tortilla chips!
Mexican Corn on the Cob with Avocado
I think most people love corn, it’s just so delicious with vegan butter and seasoning. This recipe takes it to a new level!
Some incredible flavors make corn like you’ve never had it before.
Nutritional yeast, lime juice, smoked paprika and just a few other wholesome ingredients are all you need. It’s incredible!
Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans
Comfort food at its finest!
I promise this dish is easier to make than you anticipate. Just five minutes to prep and the rest is cooking time.
You get a hearty soup you’ll just want to keep eating! This stores great in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week!
Zingy Mexican Soup
This is an incredibly special recipe. You’ve never tasted anything like it, I can pretty much guarantee that.
The quality of this dish feels like it came from the best and most expensive restaurant, or if you made it at home, it makes it seem as though you’ve spent all day preparing each ingredient.
Well, the opposite is true in terms of the effort needed. If you want to impress someone, this is the dish to go for.
If you want to treat yourself, same again! Either way, you win!
Mexican Ranchero Amaranth Stew
A hearty dish that can be served with rice or quinoa.
This stew is packed with protein and bursting with flavor. Onion, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes and a whole bunch of herbs and spices make this a serious meal for serious people!
Do check out the notes at the end of the recipe as they contain useful tips!
Mexican Rice with Black Beans
If you appreciate a savory meal with black beans, this right here is a timeless go-to recipe. It’s made with simple ingredients and I imagine you’ll have most of them in the kitchen already.
A wonderful old school recipe is the only way I can describe this. Made with nothing but the best ingredients and super healthy.
Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice)
Green rice? You bet!
This recipe is different yet has a familiarity about it. The green comes from parsley and cilantro.
Add onion garlic and a couple of other ingredients and you have the perfect twist on what is usually a ‘plain’ favorite.
Whether you want to make this with other Mexican food or not, it’s an absolute winner.
You’ll be adding onion, garlic along with just a few ingredients to make this delicious rice.
Use parsley or cilantro too for that extra special finish. Trust me, keep this recipe!
Crispy Black Bean Burrito with Potatoes and Rice
Mexican food at its finest!
There are so many good things to say about this meal. It’s healthy, full of flavor and costs very little to make.
If you want this on the go, it’s perfect. If you want this at home for a great meal, it’s great for that as well.
There is literally no reason not to make this!
We hope what shone through in this roundup was the variety of dishes.
We looked for a wide variety of recipes from desserts, snacks and dishes for when you want to impress someone.
Much like Italian cooking, Mexican cuisine is extremely inexpensive. It also has an abundance of simple ingredients that are good for you and easy to source.
Have a blast and do let us know your favorites!