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

xox Karina


allison said...

Just finished making the orange cupcakes and big banana muffins (a mothers day test run)...Yummy. Any ideas for a sweet bread I can make for french toast? said...

Great collection of recipes. Just might have to celebrate this year so I have a great reason to try all these recipes.

Steph said...

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays! I love mexican food! You've got some great recipes here.
One question though:
I was thinking of making one of your flourless chocolate cakes, but coffee in any shape/form makes me pretty sick. What would your recommend as a substitution which would still (mostly) maintain the flavor/texture? Thanks!

Karina Allrich said...

Allison- I think my new "favorite" Gluten-Free Bread Recipe would be perfect. Or my new Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with millet (with or without raisins). Look for the links in thee sidebar Recipe Favorites.

Meghan- Muchas gracias! Yes, party.

Steph- I would use plain hot water. Weird, but it produces a lighter, better batter than adding non-dairy milk.


Alisa said...

Oh my goodness Karina, that all looks sensational!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

So many great suggestions here -- I hardly know where to start. Oh, I know, I'll start with the spicy ones!

Metta said...

I made the Santa Fe Brown Rice Bake for a pot luck a few months ago. It was delicious and a big hit with everyone. I highly recommend it.

feedyourbody said...

Hi Karina,

i just love your site! I noticed you were looking for a gluten free brownie recipe a while back i have a great recipe if you want it?

moonwatcher said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Karina!

Oh, I see many of my favorites here. I do love those black bean sweet potato enchiladas. That's a recipe riff with so much creative potential. And I love the Santa Fe brown rice bake, too. I want to give a shout out for yeasted quinoa cornbread as well. That is absolutely awesome. I'm still looking forward to trying those orange creme cupcakes, too. My son visits next week. Maybe that will be the ticket.

And, I hope potential house buyers see this photo of your kitchen. It's just beautiful. How could they resist?



Steph said...

Thanks Karina! Will do :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I will celebrate cinqo de mayo vicariously (and belatedly) through you, Karina. Would you believe we ate German bratwursts on the day?! Oh, well. Hope you're doing well.

I Am Gluten Free said...

Homemade Mexican cuisine - you just can't beat it. I taught a gluten free baking class a few weeks ago. One of the things I taught was homemade corn tortillas. Jaust as I got started, someone in the class said "Why bother? You can buy them gluten free at just about any market." I said, "Well, let's wait and see how these come out." Sure enough, she took one bite and said "These are so much better than the ones you buy in the store." Score one for homemade corn tortillas. Now, onto your recipes. Where should I start? Everything looks fab. And thanks for linking to my Vegan Vegetable Enchilada recipe.


Alisa said...

I love coming back to your photos and recipes esp your salsa :)

Valerie at City|Life|Eats said...

I love love love your sweet potato enchiladas :)

Gluten Free Mrs D said...

Oh wow - I love Mexiican food. This is a beautiful collection of recipes which has made me want to hop on a plane from London and head south of the border!

Annie said...

The green chili sauce looks sooo delicious! Just found your blog and I love the look of it :)

Sarah said...

The sauce is delicious! Looks like a recipe for today for me! thanks

Warm n Wonderful said...

Your link to I am gluten free enchiladas isn't working for me. I am looking forward to trying many of your recipes.

Carlyn Parker said...

These look perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Thanks for sharing!

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