9 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes That Are Perfect For Cinco De Mayo

Are you hosting a party for Cinco De Mayo? Get your menu planned with these delicious vegetarian Mexican recipe ideas.

Cinco de mayo courgette tacos

What Is Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco De Mayo, otherwise known as the fifth of May, is a day which celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory in the Battle Of Puebla, during the Franco-Mexican War. The celebration began in 1862, and is now celebrated heavily in the United States, where it has evolved to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage.

How Is Cinco De Mayo Celebrated? 

In the states, lots of people attend parades with dancers dressed in bright and colourful outfits, live Mexican folk music and food stalls that sell traditional Mexican cuisine. People may also hold their own street parties or dinner parties too.

Mexican Starters:

Mexican Inspired Chopped Salad:

This chopped salad is quick and easy to prepare and makes the perfect sharing starter for your Cinco De Mayo celebrations.

Get Chopping
Mexican chopped salad with tortilla chips

Vegan Butternut Squash Tacos:

We love a zero-waste recipe here at Oddbox, and these tacos will be a crowd pleasing starter.

Give It A Go
Butternut squash tacos on a white plate with a lime wedge

Smoked Aubergine Fajitas:

You can easily prepare these aubergine fajitas and let your guests construct them at the table.

Get Smokey
Aubergine fajitas with an aubergine dip and lime wedges

Mexican Mains:

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Huevos Rancheros:

Make cooking a Mexican meal easy with this one pan dish, plus the leftovers can be served on slices of sourdough bread with a side of avocado and a drizzle of lime juice.

See The Recipe
Broccoli Huevos Rancheros on a white plate

Mexican Inspired Lasagne:

An easy way to cook in bulk; this lasagne is not only delicious but can also be prepped ahead of time and baked on the day to leave more time for margaritas.

Start Layering
Mexican inspired lasagne on a white plate

Smoky Courgette Tacos:

This recipe is super easy and a great way to get guests engaged during your dinner party. Simply prepare the fillings and toppings and lay them out on the table for guests to create their very own tacos.

Try It Now
Courgette tacos dressed with coriander and lime wedges

Mexican Sides:

Salsa Verde Potato Salad:

A great recipe to use up that leftover rocket at the back of your fridge, plus it’s ready in 25 minutes.

Get Cooking
Salsa verde potato salad in a white bowl

Fresh Corn Salad With Lime & Coriander Dressing:

A delicious addition to any Cinco De Mayo spread, complete with corn and a zingy dressing.

Get Mixing
Corn salad with a wooden spoon in the bowl

Spicy Corn Ribs:

This super simple corn recipe will have your guests asking for the recipe. Ready in 20 minutes and packed full of flavour.

Spice Things Up
Spicy corn ribs on a white plate