10 Must-Try Vegan Mexican Dishes

Mexican cuisine is known for its rich and comforting flavors. A lot of popular dishes throughout Texas come from Mexican cuisine, such as tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more.

Though a lot of these dishes contain meat or non-vegan ingredients, it doesn’t mean that you need to give up on Mexican food as you live your vegan lifestyle, however.

We’ll be giving you some of the best vegan Mexican dishes to try if you’re craving something mouthwatering and flavorful for your next meal.

Read on to learn how you can make these Mexican dishes vegan at home!

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is considered a side dish in many places, but it can also be an equally delicious meal on its own.

Despite being known as a side dish, Mexican rice has enough flavor to spice things up and create an entirely delectable meal that you will find yourself coming back to.

You cannot afford to miss out on this dynamic take on fried rice.


Chunky GuacamoleGuacamole is a vegan side dish that most of us have probably enjoyed before. If you haven’t, then now is a good time to try something new.

There is a reason why guacamole has become one of the most popular vegan Mexican side dishes.

With such a simple preparation process, you wouldn’t expect such a delicious outcome.

Guacamole can be enjoyed in many ways. You can either eat it with a light sprinkle of spices or pack it with your favorite ingredients. Either way, it’s great with most meals.

Vegan Chipotle Lentil Tacos

Vegan taco with vegetableVegan lentil tacos are a vibrant and delectable dish that packs a punch in both presentation and flavor. Our recipe incorporates various flavors.

With one bite, you’ll have a mouthful of crunchy, tender, and leafy vegetables. You can even pair the tacos with a side of guacamole to throw some creaminess into the mix.

The tacos have a combination of delicious flavors on their own, but you can still add some of your favorite ingredients to taste.

Make it at home and enjoy the best taco Tuesday with these vegan chipotle lentil tacos.

Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos

If you want a delicious substitute for your classic fish tacos, then these air fryer cauliflower tacos are the best option for you.

Grilled spicy cauliflower fajitasThis recipe contains all the rich and mouth-watering flavors we all know and love, but without the fish.

The crispy air fryer cauliflowers are the star of the show, creating a delicious blend of flavor and texture in one meal. It’s fairly easy to make and never gets old.

Top it off with some slaw and you’ve got one of the best Mexican vegan dishes.

Chipotle Tofu and Pineapple Skewers

vegan kebabs of vegetablesTofu is a popular meat substitute because it offers a similar texture and juiciness to meat if prepared correctly.

These chipotle tofu and pineapple skewers were inspired by the Mexican street food, Tacos Al Pastor, but are yummy enough to shine on their own.

The tofu is coated with the same chipotle and guajillo chili marinade used in Tacos Al Pastor. The dish is packed with scrumptious flavor and an assortment of spices.

These skewers create a sweet and savory blend of spices. The marinade seeps into the tofu nicely and compliments the sweet flavor of the pineapples. Make it at home and you’ve got one of the best vegan Mexican dishes for your next meal.

Vegan Crunch Wraps

snack wrapThis recipe creates a vegan twist on everyone’s favorite Taco Bell crunch wrap supreme. This dish is essentially the same thing as the original recipe, made healthier but irresistible all the same.

The meat is replaced with lentils, but they are juicy enough to recreate the meaty textures within the sauce.

To top it all off, the creamy vegan queso dip highlights the entire dish.

Feel the crunch in every bite as you enjoy a vegan copycat of a classic favorite.


Tamales corn leaf mexican foodTamales are a staple among vegan Mexican side dishes. It’s a versatile dish that you can play around with to find your ideal combination of textures and flavors. You can choose any filling you like.

You can use a combination of veggies like green onions, corn, and tomatoes. You even throw in some creamy vegan cheese to finish it off.

Not only are tamales delicious but they are also quite fun to make. If you’re looking for a fun activity to bond with your loved ones or just a relaxing cooking session on your own, then this is the dish for you.

Vegan Taco Salad

This dish has all the scrumptious flavors of a taco without the wrap.

Spicy Mexican vegetarian taco salad

This dish is filling and even better to look at. Leaving the wrap out of the recipe gives you a perfect view of the vibrant-colored ingredients.

It’s a delicious salad with a slightly spicy edge. It contains a combination of various beans, grains, and a lot of yummy veggies.

Of course, this vegan taco salad wouldn’t be complete without some creamy vegan queso. Serve with tortillas for some extra crunch and enjoy a hearty meal of vegan Mexican food.

Vegan Tortilla Soup

Tortilla SoupThis vegan tortilla soup brings a fun combination of textures and flavors to the table.

This dish introduces a mix of black beans, canned tomatoes, chili peppers, and various spices. Of course, the crunch tortillas are still the highlight of the dish.

The crunchy ingredients used, such as the tortillas, raw onions, and radish slices, compliment the creaminess of the soup nicely. With this vegan Mexican dish, you will never fall short on flavor and variety.

Churro Almonds

Are you craving something sweet after a night filled with savory dishes?

vegan churros with cinnamonThen we’ve got the perfect dessert dish for you.

These vegan churro almonds are simpler and much easier to make compared to traditional churros.

Throw in a good mix of cinnamon and sugar before topping them all off with a drizzle of vegan white chocolate.

It’s the perfectly sweet way to end a night of filling and hearty vegan Mexican dishes.

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Get Yourself Some of the Best Vegan Mexican Dishes

More and more restaurants around the world are catering to people with specific dietary needs. So grab yourself that vegan favorite at your local Mexican place! Contact us now!

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