20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrate all things Mexican with my 20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes!

20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes / Running in a Skirt

Hi party peeps!

As a Mexican food fanatic, you probably guessed that Cinco de Mayo ranks up there as one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a week from Friday this year if you’re counting!  I’ll take any excuse for burritos and margaritas!   But since I’m not a big fan of crowds, I really enjoy creating my own healthier version of Mexican favorites at home.  I thought you might want to beat the crowds and do the same thing this year!  To make your menu planning easy I’ve put my 20 favorite Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes together in one place.

Since Mexican food is my favorite I had way more than 20 to choose from on Running in a Skirt… but these are the best!  From homemade salsas of all kinds, enchiladas, tacos and even oven fajitas… this collection has it all. All of the recipes are simple and take less than 30 minutes to make OR use my favorite kitchen tool the Crock Pot.  These recipes are all ones you can feel good eating.  Some are traditional… and others are my easier take on traditional.  They are vegetarian but hearty and friendly for meat-eaters alike…. aka Hubs approved!

So salt my rim and let’s get ready for a party!


20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Crock Pot Black Bean Enchilada Stack

Crock Pot Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole recipe / Running in a Skirt

This recipe also comes in a version that you bake in the oven.


Healthy Greek Yogurt Guacamole

Healthy & Creamy Greek Yogurt Guacamole recipe / Running in a Skirt



Crock Pot Lentil & Quinoa Tacos

Crock Pot Lentil Taco Recipe- Lentil Quinoa Tacos area meaty, hearty, plant based, tasty vegetarian taco / Running in a Skirt



Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Easy Healthy Vegetarian



Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt



Crock Pot Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bake

Crock Pot Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bake / Running in a Skirt



Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt



Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos



Vegetarian Taco Soup

Vegetarian Taco Soup Crock Pot Recipe - so tasty and simple! Perfect weekday meal./ Running in a Skirt



Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Bean Soup


Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Vegetarian Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas


Black Bean & Avocado Quesadilla



Vegetarian Oven Fajitas


Easy Black Beans with Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice

Vegan Easy Black Beans and Rice recipe - with Cilantro Lime Brown Rice / Running in a Skirt


Easy Mango Salsa in Mango Cups

5 Ingredient Fresh Mango Salsa in mango cups / Running in a Skirt


Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa Recipe, healthy, easy and fresh! The perfect fruit salsa for summer. Has jalapenos but you can sub those for bell peppers or poblanos if you don't like it spicy./ Running in a Skirt


Peach Salsa


Watermelon Salsa

5 ingredient recipe for Watermelon Salsa


Mango & Avocado Salsa

6 Ingredient Mango and Avocado Salsa recipe


Easy Black Bean Salsa



Easy Homemade Salsa


Like these Vegetarian Healthy Cinco De Mayo recipes? Find them later by pinning this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for your support. 

20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes / Running in a Skirt


Your turn!

How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?


I’m linking up my Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:23-04:00 April 25th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Recipe Roundup, Vegetarian Meals|12 Comments


  1. […] probably wouldn’t be the best for me though!  That’s the main reason you’ll find so many healthified Mexican recipes on my site.  Because my love of Mexican food runs so deep that I have to find healthier ways to […]

  2. Ushmana Palmo Rai September 7, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Anything Mexican is right up my list! Thank you for sharing these amazing vegetarian recipes!
    Keep posting more!

  3. Miz Helen May 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    This is a great collection of Cinco de Mayo Recipes! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. Annmarie May 5, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Ha, with all that was going on, I totally forgot today was Cinco de Mayo. These all look delicious!

  5. Farrah May 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I want that guacamole in my lifeeee! + those tacos! 😀 I’m getting together with a couple friends for Mexican food this Friday! :]

  6. Barrie May 2, 2017 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I just pinned to my heart’s content! Love this round up of your yummy recipes!

  7. Heather @ Polyglot Jot April 26, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Bless you for posting this delicious round-up! 😀 I love me a veggie filled Mexican dish!

  8. Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Wow Julie; you are the treasure trove of vegetarian colorful Cinco De Mayo recipes; I love the colors that all blend together in Mexican dishes.

  9. Blane Sherer April 25, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Lots of options.
    You do love your Mexican food ( smile ).

  10. I would be very happy with any and all of these!

  11. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 25, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I will DEFINITELY be taking one of each. I adore Mexican food and flavors–the party (or should I say fiesta) doesn’t need to stop!

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