Ring in spring with these 15 Cinco de Mayo Recipes. All vegan and gluten-free, celebrate with food that everyone can enjoy. Appetizers, drinks, dinner, and more, you will certainly find something perfect for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.
This post was originally published on May 4, 2018. Last updated on April 29, 2020
All week long we have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the beautiful spring weather with vegan Cinco de Mayo recipes. On Monday, I shared these Vegan Fish Tacos. Have you tried cooking with jackfruit yet? It’s so good! Later in the week, I shared my Gluten-Free Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas. Anyone trying to feed a family with dietary restrictions is going to love them.
And today, I’m rounding up all my favorite Mexican recipes from the website so that we can prepare for THE ULTIMATE Cinco de Mayo party. We’ve got appetizers, drinks, dinner, and more; you’re gonna love it.
So let’s celebrate Mexican independence the best way I know how – with food!
Sheet Pan “Chicken” Fajitas
Your Cinco de Mayo dinner made easy with these simple Sheet Pan “Chicken” Fajitas. It’s a colorful mix of red and green bell peppers, red onions, and perfectly seasoned vegan “chicken” for a simple and delicious vegan and gluten-free meal. One pan, under 30 minutes!
Tempeh Stuffed Bell Peppers
You’re going to love these Mexican-Style Vegan Stuffed Peppers. They are filled with beef-flavored tempeh, corn, black beans, and spices. They are topped with a homemade avocado cream for a delicious healthy Cinco de Mayo meal.
Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita
And what’s Cinco de Mayo without a margarita? Spice up your cocktail with this Jalapeño Cucumber Margaritas for a refreshing summer drink. Be careful, these margaritas definitely have a little kick. Whip up a batch of these margaritas and get the party started
Vegan Fully Loaded Nachos
Even vegans eat nachos and you’re going to love these homemade Vegan Nachos. Stacked a mile high with homemade guacamole, cauliflower queso, black beans, salsa, and more for a delicious gluten-free Cinco de Mayo party appetizer. It’s not a party without them!
Easy Homemade Salsa
Speaking of salsa, make your salsa at home with this Easy Homemade Salsa recipe. Made with just 8 ingredients and in under 5 minutes, you’ll never need to buy your salsa at the store again. We all know, there’s no such thing as a party without chips and salsa.
Mushroom Steak Tacos with Avocado Salsa
We can’t forget tacos! Lighten up with these Vegan Mushroom Tacos. Made with grilled portobello steaks and avocado mango salsa, these vegan and gluten-free tacos are the perfect light meal. But be careful! These tacos don’t last long.
No Cinco de Mayo party is complete without queso. This Cauliflower Queso is one of the best dairy-free alternatives. Made with sautéed cauliflower, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, and savory spices, this is a dip you’ll want to dig into immediately.
To accompany queso, of course, you’ll need to get your avocado fix with this Restaurant Style Guacamole. A blend of ripe avocados, onions, fresh herbs and spices, and lots of flavors, this traditional guacamole can be made in just 5 minutes! So good!
Enchiladas Skillet w/ Sweet Potatoes
You’re going to love this one-pot, no fuss Vegan Enchiladas Skillet. This hearty gluten-free dinner is made with butternut squash and black beans. It can be made in just 30 minutes for a quick and easy Cinco de Mayo dinner.
Gluten-Free Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas
Or try these Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas that are made with gluten-free tortillas and topped with spicy enchiladas sauce and for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. They are perfect for a family with dietary restrictions that don’t want to compromise on taste.
Baja Fish Taco Bowls
Vegans can even enjoy fish with these Baja “Fish” Taco Bowls. Vegan homemade fish combined with Baja cabbage slaw, seasoned corn, and creamy Baja sauce, these refreshing bowls scream “Cinco de Mayo”.
Loaded Vegan Quesadillas
Make sure to give these Fully Loaded Vegan Quesadillas a try. Filled with fajita grilled vegetables, black beans, and guacamole and topped with fresh cilantro and jalapeños, what’s not to love? A fan-favorite and if you give them a try, you’ll understand why.
Spicy Tortilla Soup
This vegan Tortilla Soup is made with seasoned jackfruit, black beans, corn, and crispy corn tortillas for an easy and delicious soup that can be made in just 30 minutes. Pair it with Stuffed Bell Peppers or Enchiladas for a fully satisfying Cinco de Mayo meal.
Tempeh Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These Mexican-Style Stuffed Zucchini Boats are made with a taco-spiced tempeh filling and topped with fresh tomatoes and avocado for an easy vegan and gluten-free Cinco de Mayo recipe that you’re going to love!
No party is complete without taquitos and you’re going to love these Jackfruit Taquitos. They are filled with jackfruit, salsa verde, and spices and dipped in a Southwest Ranch Dressing for a delicious Cinco de Mayo snack everyone will enjoy.
There you have it! 15 vegan Cinco de Mayo recipes. How will you be enjoying the holiday?
Written by Sarah McMinn