Home made Guacamole & Corn chips - El Rincon

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Home made Guacamole & Corn chips - El Rincon

Tasty and Flavorful Vegan Mexican Food

Mexican food as we know it in Texas includes many common Mexican recipes like tacos al pastor, carnitas, and fajitas.

Homes and restaurants stock up on beef, pork, chicken, and cheese for ingredients for Mexican dishes.

There will never be a shortage of Mexican goodness with all these! But this would not be exactly the best for vegans. There should be choices for vegan Mexican food recipes to try.

If you went back to traditional Mexican food, you would find that most dishes are actually plant-based.

There is corn, tomatoes, avocado, beans, vegetables, and rice as the core of popular Mexican dishes. You will never run out of vegan choices with Mexican food!

How Can I Make Sure My Food is Vegan?

sweet potato wrap You would not need to cross out Mexican food from your vegan lifestyle and diet.

It might be hard to imagine classic Mexican dishes without meat like beef or pork.

Believe it or not, you can substitute these for vegan-friendly ingredients. The following are popular vegetarian Mexican recipes and how you can tweak them to be vegan.

  • Tacos

What ingredients can you choose to substitute meat for your tacos? You can choose nopales, cauliflower, or mushrooms instead. If there are none of these options, you can turn to black beans. Skip tortillas that might be fried with lard.

  • Tamales

What makes a tamale the delicious dish it is? You make the dough using corn and vegetable shortening and stuff it with meat like pork and then wrapped inside a corn husk and then steam.

A vegan tamale without any stuffing is a better option.

  • Molletes

How do you make the best molletes? You combine bolillos and refried beans, and voila, you have a vegan Mexican dish perfect for breakfast.

  • Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup - El Rincon

Take note of how your bean soup is made. Broths used are commonly chicken broth. But aside from that, most of the ingredients in black bean soup is perfect for vegans.

  • Fajitas

Fajitas is another Mexican dish made with tortillas. make sure that there is no lard used to make the tortillas.

Instead of going for chicken fajitas, you can choose veggie fajitas. Ingredients like bell peppers, chiles, tofu, cauliflower, and onions are perfect for making tasty fajitas.

  • Chips & Salsa

You can never go wrong with chips and salsa. These will be perfect as an appetizer and also as a main dish. Check that your chips are made using vegetable oil.

Authentic Vegetarian Mexican Recipes You Will Never Go Wrong With

bowl of guacamole dip and potatoes You can never separate the image of comfort food from Mexican food. This does not change even with vegan Mexican food.

You do not have to stray from flavorful and colorful taste just because you turn to vegan recipes. Here are solid, Mexican recipes you can try to share with families and friends.

  • Fresh, Homemade Guacamole

No vegan Mexican feast recipes would be the same with good, old guacamole. Start with avocado, cilantro, ground pepper, salt, and garlic.

Add lime juice, onion, scallions, tomatoes, and jalapeño.

Don’t forget your trusty cumin and mild chili powder. After blending everything together, chill it for 30 minutes before serving.

Classic Tacos With a Twist

Got 30 minutes to spare? Why not make a falafel and avocado sriracha tacos? Begin with making the falafel. Combine these ingredients using a food processor:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup packed cilantro and parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour (or chickpea flour)
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper

Make balls out of the falafel and then flatten out and place on a sheet pan.

Bake the falafel for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Prepare your avocado sriracha cream with these ingredients:

  • 1 overripe avocado
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp (or more) Sriracha

Combine all these in a bowl and mash the avocados until all chunks are gone.

Once the falafel is done, assemble the tacos with a taco shell. Add tomato slices, onion, and cilantro, then the falafel. Top the tacos with the cream you prepared.

Tasty Burrito Bowl

What makes a burrito bowl tasty is that it is also easy to prepare. Just combine beans, brown rice, salsa, and corn. You can add some chips or corn tortillas if you want.

Homey Calabacitas

Make the freshest calabacitas with these ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 cups corn
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • Begin with sautéing the onion in oil over medium heat until it caramelized.
  • Add the garlic and cook it for 30 seconds more.
  • Add the zucchini, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • While waiting for the zucchini to cook, blend the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic.
  • Add this mixture to the zucchini, stirring everything together.
  • Let it simmer for about 7-8 minutes and then add the corn. Remove from heat and serve.

Mexican Street Corn

Looking for classic Mexican street food? Nothing beats munching on some corn on a cob. After grilling the corn to perfection, you can add seasonings like cilantro and lime. Others want spicy chili peppers to add some heat.

Mexican Quinoa Dinner

First, get started by gathering these ingredients:

  • One can of beans (pinto, black, or other types of beans)
  • One can of tomatoes w/chiles
  • One can of corn
  • One cup of dry quinoa
  • One cup of vegetable broth
  • Garlic
  • Combine all ingredients and mix them evenly over medium heat.
  • Add your desired seasonings like cumin and pepper. Make sure that the broth will be absorbed enough for the quinoa to be cooked. This can be between 15-25 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally to avoid burning.

Knowing what vegan choices you have when it comes to Mexican food can help you enjoy this cuisine even more. You can also find more vegan choices in Mexican restaurants like El Rincon.

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