Recipes for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Gluten-free vegan guac with tomatillos and lime #guac #vegan #glutenfree
Best guac ever. Gluten-free and vegan.

Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo, Baby

In the spirit of fiesta, I thought I would gather some of my favorite New Mexican inspired vegan recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Because if you're looking for a carnitas recipe, or how to stuff a spicy beef burrito, there are food blogs galore that feature carne autentico.

But if you're a vegetarian or a gluten-free vegan, have I got some recipes for you, Babycakes.

Our favorite- Quinoa Taco Salad.

Delicious grilled g-free cornbread with roasted tomato salsa.

For a simple bite, try making a spicy cornbread and serving it grilled, with my savory Roasted Yellow Tomato Salsa. One of my fave cornbread recipes is this vegan Skillet Cornbread with Green Chiles. And if you like a juicier salsa, this easy Roasted Vegetable Salsa can be as fiery as you like. Serve it with these Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries with Santa Fe seasonings.

Guacamole and chips are a must with margaritas. Try Joey's Kicked Up Rockin' Guac recipe with tomatillos and these crunchy Brown Rice Tortilla Chips for starters.

And for a non-traditional appetizer this Jalapeno Lime Hummus is muy tasty (it's also a complementary protein for dishes with rice and beans).

If it's still a bit chilly or rainy where you are, some Mexican Pumpkin Soup or Santa Fe Pumpkin Chowder will warm you up.

My favorite Mexican comfort food (and party food) are these Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas. You can sprinkle vegan cheese on the top or just skip it entirely (we don't miss the cheese). If you're lucky enough to have access to roasted green chiles (past season now, but some stores carry Autumn Roasted Green Chiles by Bueno foods- look in the frozen section) try making this vegan Roasted Green Chile Sauce. Spoon it on enchiladas, polenta, or even simple rice and beans.

Gluten-free and vegan roasted green chile #vegan #newmexico
Roasted green chile sauce- a New Mexico favorite.
Quinoa Taco Salad

Our favorite vegan gluten-free party food is Quinoa Taco Salad- it's light and fabulous. Serve with a hot side dish, if you like, such as our smoky, lovely New Mexican Calabasitas, and a make as spicy or as mild as you like it Spanish Rice Bake. Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries with Santa Fe seasonings.

Vegan orange cupcakes, baby. #vegan #cupcakes #glutenfree
Vegan orange cupcakes, Baby.


Vegan sweets for Cinco de Mayo include this cinnamon laced Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cake, an egg-free dairy-free soy-free Flourless Chocolate Cake (with a secret ingredient), citrusy and light Orange Creme Cupcakes.

Or this divine Coconut Layer Cake with a spoonful of my dairy-free Banana Lime Ice Scream.

Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce Sundae

Sundae lovers might prefer Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips
with my Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce.

Rancho de San Juan, New Mexico
Rancho de San Juan, New Mexico

More Mexican Gluten-Free Vegan + Vegetarian Recipes from Food Bloggers:

Black Bean Dip (serve with gluten-free chips) at Pinch My Salt
FatFree Vegan Kitchen's Mexican Lasagna
Book of Yum's Vegetarian Enchiladas
Chipotle Ketchup at Homesick Texan
Roasted Jalapeno Tomatillo Salsa from Gluten Free Gobsmacked
Savory Avocado Spread from Elana's Pantry

Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo!

Abiquiu, New Mexico
Abiquiu, New Mexico