Meatless Monday: 6 Healthy, Vegetarian Cinco De Mayo Recipes

This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, the day Americans celebrate Mexican heritage and freedom with bland beef tacos and giant, sugary tequila concoctions. This pseudo holiday has little meaning in Mexico, but who doesn’t like an excuse to don another culture’s cuisine and cocktails from time to time? So grab a Michelada—so delish and way less sweet than a margarita—and give these recipes a gander. From fried cactus tacos to tempeh fajitas, here are six healthy, vegetarian Mexican options to step up your Cinco de Mayo game.

1. Sweet potato tacos in black bean tortillas. 

sweet-potato-tacos-with-black-bean-tortillas-for-cinco-de-mayo vegetarian mexican

GET THE RECIPE, via Texitarian Kitchen

2. Fried cactus tacos with avocado cream sauce

fried cactus tacos with avocado cream sauce for-cinco-de-mayo vegetarian mexican

GET THE RECIPE, via Munchin with Munchkin

3. Stacked vegan cheese enchiladas

GET THE RECIPE, via Veg Kitchen with Nava Atlas

4. Tempeh fajitas

tempeh fajitas for-cinco-de-mayo vegetarian mexican

GET THE RECIPE, via Cooking Light

5. Cilantro pesto quesadillas with mango corn salsa

cilantro pesto quesadillas with mango salsa for-cinco-de-mayo vegetarian mexican

GET THE RECIPE, via Babble

6. Roasted Chickpea Tacos with Citrus Slaw

chickpea-tacos-with-citrus-slaw-vegetarian cinco-de-mayo recipes

GET THE RECIPE, via Texitarian Kitchen

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    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.kelly.5602 Lisa Kelly

      YUMMM! These all look amazing!

    • http://myspace.com@debrincon Debrinconcita

      I will love to try these foods for CINCO de Mayo this year, we are all eating healthy & this will HELP ALOT, thanks for the GREAT IDEAS it looks so GOOD to me!