Check out 24 of my absolute favorite Mexican vegetable recipes! Vegetables are king in Mexico and this list proves it. Scroll through and find your new favorite recipe with everything from tacos to enchiladas and beyond there is something for every appetite.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know I love vegetarian Mexican recipes. I mean so obsessed, I wrote a whole cookbook about it.
Vegetables are not only more fun to cook but a great way to pack lots of vitamins and nutrients into your diet. Mexican vegetables like red bell pepper, cauliflower, tomatillos, and nopales all add so much texture and flavor to our cooking.
From Mexican roasted vegetables to sweet potato tacos dorados, Mexican-inspired vegetarian recipes are simply what I want to eat on any given day. They are full of spice and keep things exciting! I hope you find a new favorite in this list.
Oh, and if you are looking for vegan recipes, check out my list of 40+ favorite Mexican vegan dishes.
24 Mexican Vegetable Recipes
Bell peppers, onions, and portobellos get seasoned with garlic powder, chili and salt and then get charred for a few minutes in a screaming hot pan. Serve these flavorful Mexican veggies in burrito bowls with black beans or with your favorite protein. One of my favorite recipes for a simple, healthy meal.
Zucchini is anything but boring when when given the Mexican treatment of a quick sauté then a showering of melty cheese like this classic Calabacitas recipe. This is a healthy side dish that is easy to put together. Leftovers keep great in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
This recipe for Black Bean Enchilada Casserole has eight layers of tortillas, black beans, roasted vegetables, and cheese making it the most delicious ever! One of our favorite Mexican dishes for Sunday family dinner.
The most delicious vegan tacos recipe made with charred zucchini and yellow squash sautéed in large skillet in just a bit of olive oil. Top with pico de gallo. Super easy and extremely delicious! Try it out for your next taco night.
Cooking this Mexican street corn in a milk bath makes all the difference in this elote recipe. Of course the chili-lime sauce, cotija cheese, and avocado crema don’t hurt either. You’ve landed in Mexican corn paradise and you’re going to love every bite. The perfect side dish for your next cook out.
This effortless Green Chili Queso Recipe is my favorite easy appetizer. Simple and quick, but most importantly, everyone LOVES it. Monterey Jack cheese, roasted Hatch chili peppers, and a touch of garlic. All melted together in one glorious silky dip. All you need is some crunchy tortilla chips!
This authentic recipe takes you step-by-step on how to make this traditional Mexican dish of poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, dipped in egg batter and lightly fried. Just like you’d get at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Serve with frijoles de olla, a crisp salad, and salsa ranchera—Ugh, so good!
This easy recipe with crispy vegetables and creamy green chile dressing is one of the best variations I’ve ever discovered. If you’re a taco salad connoisseur like me, this dish is the best way to create a veggie-packed and satisfying dinner that everyone will love.
Burrito bowls are a great place to get your 5 daily servings of veg. This protein-packed version is great for both vegetarians and those looking for a lighter option. Made with arugula, black beans, sweet potatoes, charred poblanos, and avocado it’s a feast that will leave everyone happy and full.
The nachos to end all nachos…the most epic Sweet Potato Nachos recipe ever! With just 4 ingredients and a quick blitz under the broiler, this healthier nacho recipe will be ready in minutes. Full of flavor and perfect as an easy dinner idea for the family.
This vibrant green Vegan Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made a bit healthier with all veggies! This plant based version has all the things we love about pozole: hominy, a green chile sauce broth, and of course all the garnishes like shredded cabbage, cilantro, and dried oregano. This recipe is not only vegan but also gluten free!
Black beans, fresh vegetables, and a rich vegetable broth make this a great recipe that has tons of flavor. The whole thing comes together in the slow cooker making it a delicious soup for busy families. The next time your looking for something flavorful and healthy this recipe is it.
13. Sopa de Fideo
You will be surprised how easy, quick and delicious this soup is. It’s one of Mexico’s most classic soup recipes made with tomatoes, fideo noodles, garlic, cumin, and broth. One of our favorite Mexican meals.
A delicious and tasty side dish or plant-based main course of plump hominy made a la Veracruzana or Veracruz-style with tomatoes, green chilies, green olives, capers, and parsley. Serve with steamed brown rice or even better—my coconut-cilantro rice.
Crunchy tortilla chips topped with layers of perfectly spiced, oven-roasted veggies, cheese, black beans and finished with all your favorite toppings. This recipe is brimming with Mexican flavors.
Vegetarian Enchiladas with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and a blend of creamy Oaxaca cheese and sharp Gruyere. Top with guacamole and Mexican crema for an easy, healthy recipe!
Migas is a Tex-Mex dish of eggs scrambled with tortilla chips, onions and peppers then topped with cheese and sour cream. This Mexican egg scramble is a wonderful breakfast or brunch dish that is easy to put together.
18. Jugo Verde
Mexico’s all-natural, anti-inflammatory, cold-pressed juice. Made with fresh pineapple, spinach, cucumber, and nopales. Heals and soothes the body! No juicer needed.
19. Pozole Blanco
Pozole Blanco is a traditional Mexican soup similar to green pozole and red pozole but with a clear broth. This vegan version is made with hominy, caramelized mushrooms, and a rich vegetable broth. Top with sliced radishes, cabbage, and fresh lime juice. Ready in an hour!
Velvety Mexican Potato Soup is a bowl of comfort made with fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, and onions and lots and lots of melty Monterey Jack cheese. Vegetarian and gluten-free. An awesome meal prep recipe.
21. Papas Con Chile
Papas con Chile is a simple, delicious vegan and gluten-free dish made with crispy fried potatoes cooked in a fresh tomato sauce with jalapeños. Enjoy as a side for breakfast or stuffed into tacos.
22. Arroz Blanco
A very easy and healthy recipe for Arroz Blanco or Mexican white rice with peas and carrots. This is one of our favorite side dishes ready in 20 minutes. You are going to love this recipe!
This Mexican cucumber recipe is easy, wholesome, and satisfying. It’s a refreshing and flavorful salad as wonderful as the popular Mexican cucumber snack of pepinos con chile, but turned into an easy side dish with the addition of tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, and fresh herbs. Top with queso fresco or feta cheese if you’d like.
If it’s healthy Mexican cuisine you’re after, try this easy entomatadas recipe. As delicious as enchiladas but in a tomato-based sauce instead of a chile-based sauce.
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