Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French Empire on May 5, 1862. Surprisingly, this holiday is more popularly celebrated in the U.S. than it is in Mexico. The date has become more of a celebration of Mexican-American culture. Cinco de Mayo celebrations, or fiestas, involve dancing, festive decorations, and food; lots and lots of delicious Mexican food. Check out these vegan Mexican dishes for your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Starters

Set your table with festive Mexican-themed placemats, brightly colored napkins, or even fresh jalapeños or peppers.

No Mexican party would be complete without chips and dip. Try this amazing Avocado Cilantro Hummus with your favorite corn chips. And small dishes of Mexican Chickpeas are great for nibbling while you wait for the main course!

The Main Course

All hail tacos! These Jackfruit Tacos are so flavorful and delicious, you won’t miss the traditional pork or beef! Pair these with this Mexican Pinto Bean Salad that is just as tasty on day two as a filling lunch!

Complete the Fiesta with Margaritas!

This fruity twist to a traditional favorite is a bit sweet and a bit sour. With or without tequila, these Refreshing Watermelon Margaritas are sure to be the life of your Cinco de Mayo celebration.


Are you planning a vegan Cinco de Mayo? Comment and share your recipe ideas!