Cinco De Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican traditions, culture, and its people. The festivities are not just held in Mexico but across parts of the United States as well. The residents of cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Jose where there are thriving Mexican communities can be found enjoying the celebrations on this day.
Cinco De Mayo was first celebrated on the 5th of May, 1862 to mark Mexico’s victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. Street fairs, dancing, parades, and plenty of delicious food are all part of the festivities. The day has become synonymous with mouth-watering Mexican and Southwestern-style dishes that have plenty to offer for vegans and meat-eaters alike.
Let’s get real. Most of us don’t need a special occasion to eat Mexican food and enjoy it pretty often. But if you’re celebrating the festival this year, why not take the opportunity to try some great new vegan dishes? No Cinco de Mayo party is complete without some fabulous food and drinks.
Mexican cuisine is an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans because the meat in various dishes is easy to omit or substitute. It is usually just one part of the meal, so people who don’t eat animal-derived products can still enjoy plenty of other flavors, textures, and ingredients. So if you follow a plant-based lifestyle, there’s no need for you to miss out. There are tons of vegan sides, main dishes, and even desserts to choose from.
So sip on a margarita and whip of some of these delicious plant-based recipes this Cinco De Mayo. Some of these are tried and tested favorites like tacos and burritos, while others put a new spin on traditional Mexican fare. They are delicious, easy-to-make, and all vegan.