Our Best Vegetarian Mexican Dishes

Mexican recipes are full of vegetarian favorites—black beans, avocados, and oodles of fresh vegetables. These Mexican vegetarian recipes give you the protein and nutrients you need, and the Mexican flavors you love.


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    • Fresh Taco Salad

      Get more from your salad with protein-rich black beans and a few fun ingredients. Crisp jicama (also known as a Mexican yam), fiery jalapenos, and a homemade cilantro dressing will have you filling your plate—and filling up on vitamins.

    • Mushroom and Poblano Vegetarian Enchiladas

      For a meatless meal that will delight vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, fill corn tortillas with cremini mushrooms, cheese, and sour cream. Cumin adds a satisfying kick.

    • Chiles Rellenos Casserole

      Serve these cheese-filled peppers at your next fiesta. Unlike classic chiles rellenos, they're baked instead of fried for less fat and less time in the kitchen.

    • Crispy Chipotle Bean Burritos

      Transform a classic burrito with flaky, buttery phyllo dough. Inside you'll find a light medley of Mexican flavors: mild green onions, sweet corn, and savory pinto beans.

    • Portobello Fajitas

      Spiced avocado mayo is the perfect dip for these simple fajitas. The meaty portobellos and sweet peppers inside are grilled to tender perfection.

    • Ranchero Eggs over Polenta

      Golden brown polenta creates a filling base for a warm tomato and black bean simmer. The yolk of a poached egg runs over the top, creating a decadent dish for any time of day.

    • How to Make Polenta

      Polenta—boiled cornmeal—is a versatile food that can fit into almost any meal. Follow this video to make polenta at home.

    • Roasted Veggie Quesadillas with Melon-Cucumber Salad

      Savory roasted vegetables—like squash, sweet pepper, and mushrooms—create an unexpected quesadilla filling that's just as hearty as meat. The lightly sweet melon salad with queso fresco and lime provides some extra Latin flavor on the side.

    • Poblanos Stuffed with Black Beans

      This stuffed-pepper recipe is a fun way to dress up black beans. Mix them with cheese, jalapeno, and Mexican seasonings, and pile the mixture into mild poblano peppers for a hearty, one-dish dinner.

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      Edamame, Black Bean, and Corn Quesadillas with Lime Crema

      Edamame—young soybeans—and tender black beans fill these crispy quesadillas with tons of protein and fiber. The honey-and-lime crema is so smooth and refreshing, you won't want to stop dipping.

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      Spicy Seafood Tacos

      Take your tacos up a notch with a perfectly balanced blend of flavors and textures: sweet mango, fiery jalapeno, crisp cabbage, and creamy avocado.

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      Gorditas offer cheesy, spicy, and savory all in one bite—not to mention a dose of yummy fried crunch. This recipe also features some authentic ingredients: masa harina and shredded Cotija cheese.

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      Roasted Butternut Squash and Beet Salad

      This simple salad recipe features two authentic ingredients: Cotija, a salty cheese from the Mexican southwest; and sweet, pumpkinlike calabaza squash. Top with tangy-sweet red onion vinaigrette for a flavor-packed side salad.

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      Seafood Enchiladas

      Topped with a smooth cream cheese sauce, these light enchiladas are filled with a medley of shrimp, your favorite fish, and a variety of fresh vegetables.

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      Two-Bean Tamale Pie

      With a crumbly cornbread top and cheesy spiced beans on the inside, this casserole has everything you love about tamales with half the hassle. Rather than assembling individual tamales wrapped in corn husks, we put it all in one dish and used a mix for the cornbread.

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      Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa

      Give quesadillas a vegetarian makeover with salmon and cream cheese filling wrapped in a whole grain tortilla. Don't forget the salsa—this fresh recipe combines avocado, kiwi, and a twist of lime.

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      Meatless Tacos

      Kids will love this classic taco recipe. Simmer tofu and lentils in onions, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning for a lean alternative to ground beef. Top with your favorite taco fixings.

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      Taco Recipes

      Have a fiesta any night with one of our authentic taco recipes. Whether your family loves fish tacos, traditional ground beef tacos, or chicken tacos, these delicious taco recipes will satisfy everyone at the table. We recommend you try them all.
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