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7 Great Vegetarian Mexican Food Ideas To Try

When you head to your local Mexican restaurant, you are probably familiar with the long list of meat options for your various dishes. All the various meats that are served in most Mexican restaurants can give the false impression that a Mexican diet is all about meat. The truth is that there are lots of delicious vegetarian dishes you can make yourself or try at your local Mexican restaurant.

Black Bean Soup With Chiles

Tortilla soup is not the only soup you can get when you go out for Mexican food. Black bean soup contains fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, onion, ancho chile, and poblano chiles in addition to black beans.


There are so many ways to prepare nachos without meat. You can vary the type of chips you use for your nachos, from basic white tortilla chips to black bean tortilla chips. For toppings, you can add green onions, jalapenos, bell peppers, pineapple, or mangos. You can put a variety of sauces on your nachos, such as guacamole, salsa verde, or roasted red pepper salsa. Don't forget the cheeses!


There are so many ways to make vegetarian quesadillas. In its very basic form, a quesadilla is just a combination of melted cheese inside of a tortilla.

However, you can enjoy more flavorful quesadillas, where you can include other flavors, such as jalapeno and cheese quesadilla or a spinach and cheese quesadilla or a black bean and cheese quesadilla. A quesadilla is a wonderful vehicle for pairing your favorite flavors together with cheese and crispy tortillas.

Enchiladas Verdes With Roasted Vegetables

You don't have to give up on enjoying enchiladas just because you want to forgo meat. For enchiladas verde, you are going to want to prepare squash, peppers, mushrooms, and onions for the filling. The outside is covered in a fresh, homemade enchiladas verde sauce.


Elote is a type of Mexican grilled corn. Corn on the cob is grilled on a barbeque. Then, the grilled corn is brushed with a small amount of mayonnaise. A pinch of the chili powder mixture and crumbled cotija cheese is then sprinkled over the top and served with a lime wedge. This treat is a nice combination of sweet and sour.


No Mexican meal is complete without some chips, and one of the best dips for your chips is some guacamole. There are various ways to prepare guacamole, but most basic recipes include avocado, cilantro, chopped onions, and limes.


When it comes to dessert, you don't need any special accommodations. You can order some churros right off the menu. Churros are a fried bread that is dipped in a sugar and cinnamon blend that creates a tasty treat. Sometimes churros come with dipping sauce, such as chocolate dipping sauce.

If you go out for Mexican food or prepare some at home, remember there are lots of great vegetarian options, from tasty dips to warm soups to great main dishes and desserts.