15 Best Vegan Mexican Recipes

Looking for vegan Mexican recipes? Here are the absolute tastiest Mexican plant based meals, from tacos to tortilla soup!

Mexican Fried Rice Nachos | Vegan Mexican Recipes

If vegan recipes can be some of the most delicious on the planet, what about vegan Mexican recipes? Let’s just say every one of these vegan Mexican recipes is a huge hit in our family. We love Mexican inspired flavors for their ability to satisfy all our cravings for savory and spicy, and
plant based recipes for loading on the vegetables. Here are the top vegan Mexican recipes you should try.

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And now…our best vegan Mexican recipes!

About these Mexican fried rice nachos

These Mexican fried rice nachos are a special recipe straight from Jessica Murnane‘s vegan cookbook, One Part Plant! Her book is beautiful and inventive, full of 100 vegan recipes that are totally drool-worthy. Think: Creamy Mushroom Lasagna, Easy Vegetable Curry Bowls, Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies. 

Jessica is a dear friend, host of the One Part Plant podcast and face behind Know Your Endo. She even sat down with us on our podcast to chat about the book! Click here to listen: A Couple Cooks Podcast | One Part Plant.

See also: 20 Easy Mexican Recipes

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Mexican Fried Rice Nachos

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 (or 2 large) 1x


Looking for vegan Mexican recipes? Here are our top picks, including these delicious Mexican fried rice nachos drizzled with cilantro cream.


  • Olive or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if canned
  • Kernels from 2 ears boiled or grilled corn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked jasmine rice (try our Instant Pot method)
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 bag (6 to 10 ounces) sprouted or corn tortilla chips
  • Creamy Cilantro Sauce, to serve
  • Other toppings: guacamole, avocado, chopped tomatoes, diced raw onions, cilantro, radish


  1. In a large skillet, heat some oil over medium and saute the onions until they are soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, cumin, and a pinch of salt and cook for another few minutes.
  2. Stir in the black beans and corn. Cook for a few more minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the lime juice. Set aside.
  3. Drain any excess liquid from the skillet and place it over high. Add a glug of oil. While the pan is hot, add the rice, after using your hands to break up any clumps. Toss the rice around the pan for about 3 minutes. When you see a few grains browning, pour the bean and corn mixture back into the skillet, add the tamari, and toss everything together until the mixture is combined and piping hot.
  4. Make the Creamy Cilantro Sauce (or make in advance).
  5. On a large plate or baking sheet, spread out the chips and top them with fried rice. Add any toppings you like and serve.


Reprinted with permission from One Part Plant by Jessica Murnane

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Vegan Mexican Recipes, Vegan Nachos Recipes, Mexican Fried Rice Nachos, Vegan Recipes, Vegan Dinner Ideas, Plant Based Dinner Ideas

Last updated: July 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


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