15 vegetarian Mexican recipes
Want to cook a meat-free Mexican-style feast? Get inspired with our recipes, from halloumi tacos and smoky tomato salsa to veggie enchiladas and Mexican-style rice
Looking for vegetarian Mexican recipes? Want to make the best veggie tacos or quesadillas? Check out our recipes below and then take a look at our other easy Mexican recipes and global vegetarian recipes.
Vegetarian Mexican recipes
Crusted halloumi tacos with pico de gallo
Sharing is caring, so why not make these vegetarian tacos for a Mexican-style feast? Set everything up on the table and let your dinner companions help themselves. Ready in under 25 minutes, they're a really quick and easy tasty dinner idea. We have lots more taco recipes where this one came from.
Mooli and pomegranate ceviche
Radish is paired with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds in this happily simple starter from Mexican restaurant Cavita.
Tajín cauliflower bites
Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream.
Spicy Mexican-style rice
This vegan rice dish can be eaten on its own or, if you want to add some protein, it’s good with beans and crumbled feta stirred through. Ready in 30 minutes, it's a great meat-free dinner to have up your sleeve, midweek. Lots more rice recipes over here!
Roasted veg enchiladas
An easy vegetarian recipe for family and friends. Squash, tomatoes and onion in Tex-Mex spices, rolled into tortilla wraps and baked with a rich tomato sauce.
Salsa is a staple at any Mexican feast. Make your homemade version smoky with chargrilled tomatoes and jalapeño chillies, then serve in big bowls with plenty of tortilla chips for dunking. Check out our other dip recipes, too.
Mini charred sweetcorn tacos with feta avo crema and quick pickled onions
Pack in heaps of colour and flavour to your vegetarian entertaining with these vibrant Mexican-inspired tacos. They're meat-free and really pack a punch in terms of flavour.
Mexican-style charred sweetcorn soup
Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican-inspired recipe. It makes for a great warming meal and is low calorie and veggie too.
Make it a fajita night with this speedy veggie dinner, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Use a little mild chilli powder to give these wraps a kick, and hot-smoked paprika for colour.
A colourful plant-based burrito recipe, rammed with tomatoes, black beans, sweetcorn, lime, coriander, avocado and red chilli. It's a super lunch idea, ready in 30 minutes.
Spinach and feta quesadillas with tomato salsa
This Mexican-style dish is our go-to quick and easy comfort food. The trick to keeping the flour tortillas together is to not overfill them with the spinach and feta. Served with a fresh homemade tomato salsa, these are sure to hit the spot for a midweek meal or snack
This classic Mexican street food is so easy to make at home and is the only way you should be eating corn. This Mexican food is topped with crema, a saltier, creamier Mexican soured cream which pairs well with the fiery chilli powder in this easy recipe.
Roasted squash and black bean tacos
These vegetarian roasted squash and black bean tacos make for a great, easy midweek meal. Roasting squash brings out its natural sweetness which balances nicely with the earthy beans.
A chunky texture and fresh chillies are the key to perfect guacamole – and no Mexican-style feast is complete without it. Follow our easy recipe (and watch the how-to video below) to make your own.
Mexican-style breakfast corn muffins
Check out our moist and cheesy corn muffins. Packed with Mexican flavours these easy muffins are ready in less than an hour and make a simple and healthy breakfast.
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