Vegan Cinco de Mayo recipes you’ll absolutely love! There’s something for everyone here as you plan your Mexican themed dinner or party.
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What is Cinco de Mayo?
Contrary to what many people believe, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independance Day. Rather, it the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-American war.
In this battle, 2,000 mostly untrained Mexican soldiers defeated 6,000 French troops. This victory bolstered the resistance movement in Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated as widely in Mexico as it is in the United States. In Mexico, it is primarly celebrated in Puebla, where the battle took place. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is celebrated as a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage.
Mexican food is usually filled with meat and cheese, but fortunately it’s some of the easiest food to veganize. With beans, rice, vegetables, and spices, there are so many options for mouth watering vegan Mexican dishes. There’s no need to feel left out on Cinco de Mayo just because you’ve chosen a plant based lifestyle!
Healthy and satisfying Vegan Taco Salad, with chili, rice, lettuce and some cashew cheese sauce. Easy to customize with your favorite taco salad ingredients, it will be a hit with everyone in your household!
Need a quick and easy recipe for your Cinco de Mayo celebration? I've got you covered with this Mexican Quinoa Bowl. Chop and heat your bowl toppings while the quinoa is cooking. My vegan ranch dressing mixed with a little salsa makes a delicious dressing for this bowl.
This tamale pie isn't just a good option for your Cinco de Mayo party menu. It will probably become part of your regular menu rotation. A delicious bean and vegetable chili topped with a cornbread crust and baked to perfection. Yum!
Filled with veggies and perfectly seasoned with southwest spices, you're going to love this black bean soup. A cup of soup can be a great starter for your menu, or make it a meal by serving with some baked tortilla chips and a salad.
Now vegans can enjoy this Taco Bell fan favorite with my copycat Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes recipe! The oil free seasoned potato bites are drizzled with Cashew Cheese Sauce and topped with a dollop of creamy Dairy Free Sour Cream. Yum!
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