T-minus a few days until Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. This day is also for Mexicans and Mexican Americans to celebrate their culture with food, drinks and music. Food from south of the border is much loved for its variety of dishes from tacos to fajitas to churros and more. However, we haven’t forgotten about you vegetarians out there. Mexican cuisine has so many great dishes out there that swap out the meat in place of vegetables, fruits and other meatless ingredients. Fiesta-worthy recipes such as salsa, guacamole and more ensure that no vegetarians feel left out on this festive holiday.
If you’re planning to eat vegetarian or wish to include some meatless options on Cinco de Mayo this year, then look no further than this special recipe roundup. Which one of these picks is your favorite Mexican-inspired recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
A salsa so scrumptious it’s worthy of the actual holiday in its name? You bet! You can probably see that this is not your average party salsa. Besides the usual tomatoes, onions and cilantro, we’ve amped things up with the addition of our Veggie Sweet Mini Peppers. They have a look and taste quite similar to bell peppers except smaller and sweeter. This salsa is truly a fiesta of colors and flavors, worthy of any Cinco De Mayo celebration. Jalapeno or Serrano chiles, depending on how hot you like it, pack on the heat. Serve with tortilla chips or use as an accompaniment for your favorite Mexican dishes.
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Guacamole
It’s not a party without guacamole present! Guacamole is an everyone’s favorite party dip and what better place to break it out than at your Cinco De Mayo gathering? Take things to the next level with your basic guac dip recipe by adding in some grilled corn on the cob. The sweetness and crunch from the corn kernels and heat from the Serrano chile is simply divine in this guacamole. The black beans add great texture and earthiness to this already-delicious party classic. Don’t forget your favorite tortilla chips on the side!
This south-of-the-border style soup gets its name from the addition of freshly fried crispy tortilla strips. Our vegetarian-friendly version swaps out the chicken stock base for vegetable stock and is just as flavorful and delicious. It’s chock full of your favorite organic veggies from organic Russet potatoes, organic bell peppers, organic onions and more. In addition, dried guajillo chiles add a sweet heat and depth unlike any another.
Few things can rival the tastiness of grilled corn on the cob. Classic Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is sure to make a splash at your Cinco De Mayo gathering. We’ve grilled fresh corn on the cob and then slathered each one in a buttery, creamy sauce. Furthermore, we’ve topped the cobs with plenty of crumbly cheese and Hatch chile powder and finished with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. This magical combination couldn’t be any more delicious and is truly the best way to top off any party.
Tropical fruits add plenty of gorgeous color and zingy flavors. That’s why this tropical fruit salsa deserves a place in your Cinco De Mayo party spread. This sauce is super simple to put together with just a few simple steps. Choose a variety of fruits such as mangoes and pineapples for sweetness and jicama and pomegranate arils for crunchy texture. The addition of Serrano chiles gives this salsa just the perfect amount of heat. The result? One dynamite flavor EXPLOSION!
Soyrizo Egg and Potato Burrito
Just because you’re going down the vegetarian route doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great burrito on Cinco De Mayo. Our Soyrizo is completely meatless and instead, made with healthy soy beans. But how does it taste? Close enough to the real thing where this burrito is just as delicious as any other breakfast burrito. We fill this bad boy up with our Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes and scrambled eggs for a Cinco De Mayo morning pick-me-up that’s sure to get you pumped for the holiday!
No party is complete without nachos on hand and this vegetarian fioretto nacho recipe is sure to score big. This is our quick, easy and (slightly more) healthy take on nachos which are layered with plenty of toppings including corn, chiles, tomatoes and cheese and then baked onto a sheet pan. Once finished in the oven, take the sheet right out of the oven while it’s still hot and bubbly and serve it in front of the television for everyone to enjoy family style.
Ginger-Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower) Margarita
Just because it’s Cinco De Mayo, we had to throw this margarita in here. Fragrant jamaica, which consists of dried hibiscus flowers, give this libation its gorgeous tropical flavor and color. We start with a homemade jamaica-infused concentrate and combine with tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Slightly floral, slightly tart and combined with a subtle bite from the ginger, this cocktail is perfect for the Mexican-American holiday or any hot summer day, really.