Easy Vegetarian Mexican Recipes for Popular Main Courses
There are so many easy vegetarian Mexican recipes out there that are not only easy to make but are also really good for you. Mexican food is full of wonderful, robust flavors from combinations of different types of chilies, peppers, onions, beans, and cheese. Even better, you don’t need meat to make these easy vegetarian Mexican recipes filling and savory. Just because you’re eating vegetarian doesn’t mean that you cannot still make some delicious and easy quesadillas, tacos, and tostadas that your friends and family will enjoy and ask for over and over again.
Quesadillas are probably the easiest vegetarian Mexican food you can make, and the best part is you can include whatever ingredients you want in it. Of course, quesadillas always start with tortillas, which are made out of either flour or corn. Stuff the tortillas with your choice of cheese—Monterey Jack, Chihuahua, and Cheddar are good choices. Then, add your choice of vegetables and spices—tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, chilies, and mushrooms are all possibilities. If you like refried beans, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream, all four of these ingredients can be added either in the quesadilla or on top of it.
Vegetarian tacos are also popular if you are looking for easy vegetarian Mexican recipes. One way to make a vegetarian taco is to use a meat substitute in place of the usual ground beef. An easy way to do this is to buy Boca Burgers and crumble them in a pan with vegetarian refried beans. Stir in some taco seasoning, which is also available in most grocery stores. Add cilantro, and top the taco with your choice of ingredients—shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other vegetable that you like and have in the house. If you don’t want to use a store-bought meat substitute, though, you can easily create a delicious vegetarian taco with potatoes and avocado cooked with chilies, onion, bell peppers, and topped with shredded cheese. You’ll find this dish not only tastes amazing, but will fill you up quickly.
A final great main course selection when you are looking to find easy vegetarian Mexican recipes is tostadas. All you do is lay a tortilla on a plate, top it with lettuce, vegetarian refried beans, shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. If you want it to be even more filling, you can also add cooked potatoes seasoned with chilies to the spiciness of your choice. For this dish, while you can easily buy pre-made guacamole from the store, because it’s so easy to make guacamole and it tastes so much better fresh, you should consider making it yourself. All you need to do is scoop out the inside of one ripe avocado, and mash it up with a little bit of lemon juice, garlic, salt, and a little bit of cayenne pepper if you desire. Add this to your tostadas—and you can even add it to your vegetarian tacos and quesadillas—and you will have created an easy meal that everyone will think took you all day to create.
Even better, these easy vegetarian Mexican recipes are great for serving a crowd. You can set out a selection of fillings and toppings for each dish and let your guests choose and build their own meal based on how hungry they are and what vegetables they enjoy the most.