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55 Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

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May just kind of crept up on us now didn’t it?  Happy first day of May!  I hope you week is going well.  I have had a fast-paced work week, and am more than ready for a girls weekend here in Omaha with my mom.  It has been awhile since she has made it out to visit, so I am looking forward to spending time with her and doing one of our favorite hobbies: going shopping!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  In fact, it is this coming Tuesday!  Since many of you will be meal planning over the weekend, I want to pop in today and share some delicious vegan, vegetarian, and pescetarian recipes for you to enjoy next week.  We should all enjoy a little (or a lot of) Mexican food!  You don’t have to twist my arm too much since I love tacos, tostadas, burritos, and enchiladas.  I bet I won’t have to convince you either after you check out this round-up of recipes from myself and other bloggers.

Cinco de Mayo graphic55 Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo


cinco de mayo cauliflower and corn tacos15-Minute Cauliflower and Corn Tacos
Vegetable Black Bean Mexican Skillet

Easy Pico de Gallo
Mushroom Arugula Tostada with Avocado Cream
Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Patties
Nopales, Black Bean, and Potato Rolled Tacos with Smoky Taco Cream
Spicy “Refried” Lentil Dip
Single-Serve Mexican Tortilla Pizza
Tempeh Tacos with White Cabbage and Fresh Salsa
Lentil and Refried Bean Taquitos
Grilled Plantains
Cheese and Potato Enchiladas
Skillet Style Cheese Dip
Black Bean Burgers
Fried Puffy Tacos- Seitan Chorizo and Black Bean
Chipotle Bro Tacos
Roasted Garlic and Chia Guacamole
Stacked Veggie and Smoky Black Bean Enchilada
Panko-Crusted Squash Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Lime Sauce
Mango Jicama Salad
Roasted Sweet Potato and Plantain Burritos
Deconstructed Bean and Veggie Enchiladas
Baked Taquitos with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes
Mango Asparagus Tacos with Massaged Kale


cinco de mayo mexican casserolesource

Skinny Mexican Casserole
Black Bean Guacamole
One-Pan Mexican Quinoa
Mexican Sweet Potato Frittata
Black Bean, Zucchini, and Corn Tacos
Cheesy Stuffed Peppers with Zucchini and Corn
Grown-Up Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Black Bean Quesadilla
Guacamole Deconstructed and Skewered
Eggs Jalisco
Meatless Mexican Chili and Cheddar Grits Super Bowls
Zucchini Quesadilla with Spicy Salsa Roja
Black Bean, Spinach, and Corn Enchiladas
Tortilla Chopped Salad with Black Bean Salsa and Ranch
Toasted Walnut Enchilada Hummus with Cilantro and Lime
Vegetarian Mexican Pizza



BBQ Tilapia and Sweet Potato Tacos
Mexican Spiced Salmon with Chimichurri

Spice-Rubbed Tilapia Tostadas

Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Texas Tacos with Sablefish
Spicy Spanish Rice with Shrimp
Scallops and Dover Sole Lime Ceviche
Blackened Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Hatch Chile Fish Tacos
Salmon and Egg Scramble Tacos
Mexican Salmon Salad
Paleo Fish Tacos
Swordfish Skewers with Salsa Verde
Salmon Enchilada Pasta
Fish Taco Salad

Now get to meal planning!  And don’t forget to include at least one Mexican-inspired recipe in there.  You could always go big and eat one new recipe for every night of the week!

I’d love to hear what Mexican-inspired recipes you plan to eat next week!  Please share the links in the comments.

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  • Katie (The Muffin Myth) May 1, 2015, 3:01 am

    Wow, such a mighty roundup! Lots of inspiration here, I’m bookmarking for future Mexi nights. And thanks for including my tempeh tacos, they’re in some fine company!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:18 am

      Thank YOU for creating such delicious sounding tacos! I hope you enjoy the others 🙂

  • Jennifer @ JenChoosesJoy May 1, 2015, 6:04 am

    Thanks for compiling such a great list!!!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:19 am

      You are so welcome, Jennifer! I hope you found some that caught your eye!

  • lindsay May 1, 2015, 6:33 am

    um, can we celebrate now? I’m hungry!! YUM!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:19 am

      YES please! It should be a week long celebration, right? 😉

  • Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 1, 2015, 7:05 am

    thanks for including me!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:30 am

      You are so welcome!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Alexis @ Hummusapien May 1, 2015, 7:09 am

    I want them allll!!!! What could be better than a holiday that celebrates avocado and lime juice?! 😉

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:34 am

      NO kidding!! Maybe a holiday that celebrates hummus? 😉

  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 1, 2015, 7:34 am

    Cinco de Mayo is hands down one of my favorite holidays! Who doesn’t love a good excuse to drink margaritas??
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:37 am

      Yes!! I like calling it Cinco de Drinko 😉

  • Channing C May 1, 2015, 7:51 am

    I’m just now starting to get into vegan food. I recently got the cookbook Bread & Butter by the owner of Babycakes NYC and it’s completely vegan. I’m actually going to review it on my blog on Monday. I’m really excited to try the recipes and if all goes well, I might continue eating more vegan food. 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:46 am

      Vegan food can be SO delicious, don’t you think? I’m glad to hear you have been loving it!

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 1, 2015, 8:58 am

    So many awesome recipes to choose from! Great round-up!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:46 am

      Thanks Holly! I hope you found a couple that you can dig into next week 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 1, 2015, 9:33 am

    So many!!!! Mexican food….or well anything with salsa and avocado is like pretty much the best 😉 Hahaha!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 9:50 am

      AGREED! Avocados make everything taste amazing!

  • Jessica @ TwoGreenPeas May 1, 2015, 10:28 am

    Loving this round-up! Thanks for featuring my vegan squash tacos with jalapeño lime sauce 🙂

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 11:02 am

      Thank YOU for making them! They sound delish!

  • Cadry May 1, 2015, 11:12 am

    What a line-up! Thanks for including my seitan & black bean puffy tacos. 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 11:30 am

      Thank you for making them! They sound absolutely delicious!

  • Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together May 1, 2015, 11:13 am

    Thanks so much for including my fish tacos pretty girl! I actually texted my dad in all caps “WE NEED TO MAKE FISH TACOS” today since I’m headed home for a week 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 1:31 pm

      GOOD thinking! They will be so perfect for this weekend! Thanks for sharing a great recipe 🙂

  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog May 1, 2015, 11:40 am

    We’re definitely going to have some tacos and margaritas. Tequila is made from agave and agave is a plant so tequila basically=salad. Right?
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 1:32 pm

      BAHA! I love the way you think!! 😉

  • Deanna @ The Live Fit Girls May 1, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Thanks for including me Hannah! Quite the list you have here!! I can’t wait to stuff my face with some Mexican goodness next week! 😉
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 8:09 pm

      Thank you for contributing! I cannot wait either! I love any excuse to eat delicious food 😉

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 1, 2015, 4:53 pm

    What a great round up of recipes – I’m so ready to get my eat on this weekend – starting with some of these recipes! Love the vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian options!! So much yummy food to choose from!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 7:38 pm

      Thanks Sam! I’m so glad to hear that you found some that caught your eye. You’ll have to let me know what you try!

  • Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie May 1, 2015, 5:07 pm

    Those recipes look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing mine 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 8:07 pm

      Thank YOU for contributing! I have so many new dishes to try now 🙂

  • Jamie May 1, 2015, 5:20 pm

    These recipes look so good! Although I am not a vegetarian….many of these sound great and would be a good way for me to increase my servings of veggies!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 7:45 pm

      You bet, Jamie! Most of these contain plenty of veggies and would be the perfect delicious way to get more into your diet.

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 1, 2015, 6:25 pm

    Yum! Yay for Mexican food!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 7:46 pm

      You know it! It’s definitely one of the best foods their is!

  • T Austin at The Good Enuf Mommy May 1, 2015, 8:42 pm

    Great ideas! I especially love fish tacos! Yum Yum!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2015, 8:45 pm

      Me too! I’ve only been eating fish for awhile, but tacos are one of my favorite ways to eat it!

  • Farrah May 1, 2015, 8:48 pm

    Ohmicrud I am totally pinning this. Everything looks so, so good! *-* I love the sound of those bro tacos, hehehe. 😀 Thank you for all this awesome inspiration!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 2, 2015, 8:27 pm

      You are so welcome, Farrah! Thanks for pinning 🙂

  • Lysha May 2, 2015, 6:16 pm

    I’m dying here! I love, love, love Mexican food and to make it healthier? Heck ya! 🙂 I’m doing a similar post next week, I may use some of these recipes on my list.
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 2, 2015, 8:26 pm

      It’s awesome how healthy Mexican food can be!! … and delicious 😉

  • Jess May 4, 2015, 8:40 pm

    Thanks for including me in your roundup Hannah! What a great bunch of inspiration – time for me to get cookin!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 4, 2015, 9:41 pm

      You are SO welcome! I hope you found some new recipes to try 🙂

  • Stacey Roney May 4, 2015, 11:03 pm

    What great recipes! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try some of the others!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 5, 2015, 7:19 am

      Thank you, Stacey! I hope you found plenty of new ones to love 🙂

  • Megan May 6, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Thanks for linking my Eggs Jalisco recipe! Awesome roundup.

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 6, 2015, 8:35 pm

      You are so welcome! Thanks for making something so delicious!

  • Sophia @ Veggies Don't Bite May 9, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Thanks so much for including my recipes! Great roundup. I LOVE Mexican food!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 9, 2015, 9:39 pm

      Thank YOU for sharing such a great recipe!!

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