6 Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Quesadilla-1-e1493847410556This Friday is Cinco de Mayo! Get ready for margaritas and all the salsa and chips!

The annual occasion usually calls for indulging in some seriously delicious Mexican food, and the good news is it’s easier than ever to celebrate in an animal-friendly fashion. Guacamole, after all, is vegan. WIN.

So, to prepare you for Friday’s holiday, here are six ways to celebrate a vegan Cinco de Mayo.

Make this mango-chili lime margarita.
Frozen margaritas are the best margaritas, and this brightly colored mango version by Minimalist Baker is all kinds of delicious. All you need is frozen mangoes, OJ, a couple of other additions — and, of course, tequila, and you’ll be enjoying an icy cold cocktail in no time.

Whip up some guacamole.
While you can always order guacamole at a restaurant, it’s also super easy to make at home. This recipe claims to be the “Best Damn Guacamole Ever” and we’d be inclined to agree. Pair it with a heaping pile of fresh tortilla chips and chow down.


Roll up a monster burrito.
Hearty eater? Burritos are probably one of your faves. And while Chipotle offers vegan options (those sofritas though!), you can DIY at home without paying a surcharge for guac. Score! This super-satisfying roll-up from Raw Till Whenever claims it’s “Better Than Chipotle” — so you know it’s gotta be good.

Try these piping hot veggie fajitas.
Fresh, sizzling fajitas are maybe the best meal ever. But who needs meat to make them complete? No one. This all-veggie version from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken has an array of delicious vegetables, plus tasty spices to create that flavor combo you remember.

Pile toppings onto some nachos.
Nachos are life. Seriously, who doesn’t love tortilla chips topped with guac, cheese, chili, jalapeños, and everything else in the kitchen sink? This vegan version from Serious Eats is seriously impressive. Serve it to your Cinco-loving friends and everyone will head home happy

Don a t-shirt showcasing your favorite fruit.
Cinco wouldn’t be a celebration without some festive attire. So why not don a tee showing the world how much you love that gorgeous green fruit: the avocado. This “Rock Out with Your Guac Out” shirt will make your holiday outfit.

Hungry for more? We have lots more recipes here, like vegan chicken quesadillas and tamales!

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