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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Fried Avocado Tacos
If you are an avocado fanatic then these fried avocado tacos from Foodie Crush are for you! Crispy golden on the outside and creamy on the inside followed by a drizzle of serrano cream for a little kick.
Roasted Root Vegetable Fajitas
With Food+Love takes us far beyond the typical peppers-and-onion fajita combo for a fresh new take on classic Tex-Mex fare. Think roasted root vegetables and nutrient-packed micro greens. We're sold!
Southwest Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
These crispy cornmeal-dusted sweet potato fries from Naturally Ella are piled high with spinach, black beans, avocado, and lime. Perfect for whenever a little Tex-Mex-inspired comfort food is in order!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tex Mex Frito Salad
Go ahead and empty your crisper drawer with this completely customizable Tex-Mex Frito Salad from The First Year! Fast, easy, fun, and delicious all in one bowl.
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.
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.
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!
Mexican-Inspired Lettuce Cup Tacos
80Twenty brings us the ideal meal for the hot summer days that lie ahead. Cool lettuce leaves cradle black beans, corn, and more for an easy meal that requires no cooking. That's right -- none! All you need is a knife, a can opener, and a hearty appetite.
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!
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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