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20 Vegetarian Tex-Mex Recipes

Southwestern flavors are all the rage these days, and it’s no mystery why. But the best part about it? Tex-Mex cuisine lends itself to endless vegetarian variations! From zesty sweet-potato-stuffed taquitos to creamy vegan enchiladas to zippy roasted veggie fajitas, we can’t get enough.

Here are 20 especially mouth-watering vegetarian Tex-Mex recipes that are sure to spice up your dinner rotation.

Spring Veggie Tacos With Avocado Cream

Spring Veggie Tacos With Avocado Cream

These hearty (and vegan!) tacos from Nutrition Stripped are filled with a spicy walnut, sweet potato, and chickpea mix. The added rainbow of sauteed veggies sends them over the top.

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Gluten-Free Breakfast Tostadas

Gluten-Free Breakfast Tostadas

The Minimalist Baker shows us how to take a tasty break from tacos and taco salads with crispy, gluten-free breakfast tostadas made with baked brown rice tortillas, over-easy eggs, fresh veggies, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

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Shredded Hearts of Palm Tacos

Shredded Hearts of Palm Tacos

Fork and Beans brings us this innovative take on barbacoa, with hearts of palm standing in for the typical shredded beef. Go ahead and pile on the toppings for one epic taco!

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Black Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

Black Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

Sure to impress even the most steadfast meat eaters at the table, these enchiladas are filled with hearty black beans, tender zucchini, and crunchy corn. But the best part? They’re smothered to the nines in a wonderfully smoky cashew cream sauce. More, please!

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Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos

Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos

From Beard & Bonnet comes this vegan spin on the traditional meat-filled taquito. Packed with sweet potatoes and spiked with lime, they’re equally perfect as party appetizers or served up as a meal all on their own.

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Poblano Chilaquiles Casserole

Poblano Chilaquiles Casserole

Tart. Tangy. Spicy. This casserole brings some serious flavor to the table. Tortilla chips are layered with smoky black beans, sautéed veggies, and roasted tomatillo salsa, then baked with zesty jalapeno Jack cheese until melted to perfection. We love this one for game day, but it also makes for a super-quick weeknight dinner, too.

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Tofu and Mango Vegan Tacos

Tofu and Mango Vegan Tacos

These Tofu and Mango Vegan Tacos are colorful, delicious, and perfect for summer!

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Sweet and Spicy Mango Fajitas (Homemade Seasoning Mix)

Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas Recipe

These Sweet and Spicy Mango Fajitas make a quick Meatless Monday dinner. Serve with cilantro, lime wedges, queso fresco and your other favorite fajita toppings.

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Tex-Mex Potato Skins with Pomegranate Salsa

Tex-Mex Potato Skins with Pomegranate Salsa These delicious vegan potato skins are packed with Tex-Mex flavor and are perfect for a party snack or appetizer!

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Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

Black beans and sweet potatoes are a classic Southwestern flavor combination — and for good reason! When you bring them together, you really can’t go wrong. Bonus: these tacos come together quickly, making them a perfect choice for weeknight dinners.

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Mexican Frittata

Mexican Frittata

We love the versatility that frittatas bring to the table, and this one from The Faux Martha packs in the flavor too. With hearty black beans, chipotle peppers, sweet potatoes, and cilantro, we’d be happy with this one any time of the day.

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Citrus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Citrus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

This colorful salad from Cafe Johnsonia is light, refreshing, and packed full of Southwest flavor. Cooked quinoa is tossed with a bright cilantro-lime vinaigrette, and then topped with oranges, red peppers, and avocado. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!

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Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Dipping Sauce

Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Dipping Sauce

These crispy flautas are filled with refried black beans and red onion relish, then pan-fried until crispy. Serve ’em up with creamy avocado dipping sauce for a memorable meal in less than 30 minutes.

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Lunchbox-Friendly Mexican Cauliflower Rice Salad

Lunchbox-Friendly Mexican Cauliflower Rice Salad

An easy and healthy Tex-Mex inspired lunchbox favorite. This one’s especially perfect to prep on Sunday for no-fuss lunches during the week.

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Quick Black Bean Quesadilla

Quick Black Bean Quesadilla

Think of the humble quesadilla as Mexican comfort food. This vegan version from Pure Ella is fast, easy, and satisfying. And it’s baked instead of pan-fried — a healthier option that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

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Southwestern Veggie Wraps

Southwestern Veggie Wraps

Sweet potatoes and smoky black beans make these vegetarian wraps both filling and delicious. Plus, they’re quick and easy to make — perfect for a little Tex-Mex on the go.

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Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Skillet

Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Skillet

Protein-rich black beans and quinoa come together in this hearty Mexican-inspired skillet from The Muffin Myth. Spoon the filling into taco shells or lettuce leaves — or just grab a chip and start dipping!

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Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Pepita Relish & Chipotle Crema

Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Pepita Relish & Chipotle Crema Recipe sitting on white plate

Meaty beer-marnated mushrooms are a perfect substitute for steak in this meatless version of Real Simple’s Skirt Steak Tacos with Pepita Relish.

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Veggie-Filled Enchilada Pasta Casserole

Veggie-Filled Enchilada Pasta Casserole

Get your bowls ready! This spicy enchilada pasta bake from Kitchen Treaty is made with loads of veggies. In fact, there are about as many vegetables in there as there is pasta!

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Chili Polenta Pot Pie

Chili Polenta Pot Pie

Swap your traditional pot pie for this meatless Southwestern version! Hearty peppered polenta covers spicy fire-roasted chili in this tasty Tex-Mex take.

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9 Comments

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    Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
    May 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I’ve been searching for vegetarian recipes that would appease my new meat-eating beau and these are perfect. Thanks for the round-up!

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    Hata Trbonja
    May 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Hello,
    You have perfect timing!
    I just wrote a post on my blog about needing mexican food. I live in France and am really craving the spices and smoky flavors.
    Bless you.
    Hata

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    Katie (The Muffin Myth)
    May 27, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Great roundup! And thanks for including the quinoa skillet from my blog – though I can’t really take credit for that one since it was a guest post, it is such a delish dish and deserves to be made! I’ve bookmarked several new recipes to try out. Thanks!

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    May 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    yum all of these look so good! Can’t wait to try them out!

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    Courtney @ The Fig Tree
    May 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Be still my heart! I adore Mexican food. Love love love this list. I cannot wait to try every recipe 🙂

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    [email protected]
    May 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I love good tex mex food!! Thanks for the recipes!

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    Meena
    May 27, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Mexican food is always a win at our dinner table. All of these look delicious and I can’t wait to try some of them out!

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    Sherrie | With Food + Love
    May 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    OOH YAY – thanks for including my Roasted Root Veggie Fajitas! This whole list looks super yummy. I need those Black Bean Enchiladas with Red Pepper Cream in my belly nowwwwwwwww.

    XO SHERRIE

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    Joanne Bruno
    June 1, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I want to eat all of these!! I love Mexican food and it really does lend itself so well to super flavorful veg meals!

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