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Level Up Your Vegan Menu with these Mexican Inspired Vegan Recipes

A lot of people say that maintaining a vegan diet is very difficult due to the limited dishes you can cook. We say nay! There is a wide range of vegan recipes out there only if you look more closely. This video by NikkiVegan presents three Mexican inspired vegan recipes that are easy to make and has all the exciting flavors.

The 3 Recipes


Let’s Talk Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is known worldwide for its rich flavors, diverse ingredients, and cultural significance. It’s a vibrant fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican culinary traditions and Spanish influences from the colonial era. This unique blend gives rise to a wide array of dishes that vary in taste, texture, and preparation techniques.

Some iconic elements of Mexican cuisine include:

  1. Corn and flour tortillas are staples in Mexican cuisine. They serve as the foundation for many dishes, such as tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tamales.
  2. Tacos are perhaps the most famous Mexican dish globally. They consist of a folded or rolled tortilla filled with various ingredients. You can use any like grilled meats (carne asada), slow-cooked pork (carnitas), or marinated pork (al pastor). You can garnish the tacos with onions, cilantro, salsa, and lime.
  3.  Guacamole is a creamy and flavorful dip that you can serve with tortilla chips. It is made with mashed avocado and can be a topping for various dishes.
  4. Mexican salsas come in numerous varieties, from mild to fiery. TYou can make them with a combination of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and various spices. Salsas add a burst of flavor to many Mexican dishes.
  5. Mole is a complex sauce popular for its intricate blend of ingredients, including chilies, chocolate, spices, and more. There are many regional variations of mole, each with its own unique flavor profile.

Other really good Mexican basics

  1. Enchiladas: Enchiladas are tortillas where you fill with various ingredients, roll up, and top with sauce and cheese. You can also fill them with meat, cheese, beans, or vegetables.
  2. Chiles Rellenos: This dish features large, mild chilies (usually poblano peppers) with cheese, meat, or other fillings. The stuffed chilies are coated in batter and fried until golden.
  3. Tamales: Making one starts by wrapping a masa (corn dough) mixture around a filling (often meat or beans) and then steaming it in a corn husk. They come in various flavors and are a popular dish for celebrations and special occasions.
  4. Ceviche: This dish involves marinating raw seafood, usually fish or shrimp, in citrus juices, often with added ingredients like onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.
  5. Desserts: Mexican desserts like churros (fried dough pastries), flan (caramel custard), and tres leches cake (sponge cake soaked in three types of milk) are popular and indulgent treats.


Mexican cuisine’s rich history and regional diversity make it an exciting culinary adventure. Its use of fresh ingredients, bold spices, and dynamic flavors have contributed to its popularity not only in Mexico but around the world.