Get Ready for V-licious Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican militia over the French, reigniting a sense of national pride among the Mexican people. In the U.S., the 5th of May is a great occasion to explore Mexican food and drink. Here are 10 plant-based dishes to honor the day.

1. Tortilla Soup
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Photo credit: Quentin Bacon

Created by Chef Roberto Martin, this soup can be served as a fun appetizer or a meal on its own. View full recipe.

2. Tofurky Chorizo Queso Dip
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Photo courtesy of Tofurky

Grab some tortilla chips and dig in to this bowl of spicy, cheesy goodness. View full recipe.

3. Tacos with Salted Grilled Plantains, Salsa Verde, and Pepitas

Fried plantains, popular in certain regions of Mexico, are a delightful blend of salty and sweet. View full recipe.

4. Baja-Style Veggie Fajitas

These light, healthy veggie fajitas will satisfy your hunger and leave you room for dessert.  View full recipe.

5. Tofurky BBQ Chick’n Taquitos
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Photo courtesy of Tofurky

Crispy, saucy taquitos are great for parties, potlucks, or tailgates. View full recipe.

6. South of the Border Pizza
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Photo courtesy of Forks Over Knives

This healthy pie comes together in less than 30 minutes. View full recipe.

7. Tofu Chorizo Tacos
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Photo courtesy of The VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman. Credit: Quentin Bacon

Former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman makes his simple, delicious “chorizo” from well-seasoned tofu. View full recipe.

8. 5 Ingredient Perfect Guacamole
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Photo Courtesy of Blissful Basil

No fiesta would be complete without a big bowl of guacamole — and this version does not disappoint. View Full Recipe.

9. Enchiladas with Smoky Poblano Queso
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Photo courtesy of Blissful Basil

These portobello- and poblano- stuffed enchiladas are as delicious as they are gorgeous. View full recipe.

10. Tortilla Chip Pie
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Photo courtesy of Our Four Forks

This unique dessert transforms classic Mexican ingredients like tortilla chips, chili, and avocado into a sweet treat. View full recipe.

 

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