Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

By Alexandra Caspero on May 2, 2014

Favorite vegan cinco de mayo recipes

1. Roasted Corn Salsa – a nice alternative to classic salsa {vegan, gluten-free}

2. Black Bean & Spicy Cashew Cheese Tacos– a new favorite taco combo. Spicy & filling! {vegan, use corn tortillas for gluten-free}

3. It’s not really cinco de mayo if I’m not eating this guacamole. {vegan, gluten-free}

4. A healthy take on mexican fare, weeknight tortilla soup. {vegan, gluten-free}

5. Pepita Salad. Enjoy this hearty salad on it’s own or pair with tacos or tortilla soup. {vegan, gluten-free}

6. A dessert must: mexican hot chocolate brownies. {vegan}

7. A refreshing take on the classic: blackberry margaritas. {vegan, gluten-free, awesome.}

I have always been a big fan of cinco de mayo. Any holiday that I get to celebrate with guacamole and tacos get’s a big A+ in my book. That being said, I avoid our local mexican restaurants like the plague around this time. I prefer to celebrate in the comfort of my own home, away from the crowds, where I can enjoy all the avocado & margaritas that I want.

I haven’t decided exactly what we will be having on Monday, but I’m sure it will be a combination of some of the above fare. What’s are your menu?

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Hannah (BitterSweet)
      May 2, 2014 AT 6:14 pm

      I must admit, I usually forget about Cinco de Mayo until it’s too late, thus missing out on all the festivities. Thanks to your inspiring list though, the holiday never sounded so delicious- There’s no way I’ll forget this year!

    2. Dana P.
      May 2, 2014 AT 10:08 am

      All these recipes are right up my alley. I love Mexican food. I’m definitely going to have to make some tacos and guac for dinner on Monday!