Top 5 Plant-Based Cinco De Mayo Meat Substitutes


Cinco De Mayo is quickly approaching! Looking for plant-based options to celebrate this Mexican holiday?


Look no further! Here are our top 5 plant-based Cinco De Mayo meat substitutes:





1. Cauliflower


Have you ever tried cauliflower tacos? Instead of making a meat-based taco, substitute roasted cauliflower instead! Cauliflower is a great option because it provides texture and can be seasoned to possess a meat-like flavor! Here is a link to a great recipe: https://minimalistbaker.com/roasted-cauliflower-tacos-with-chipotle-romesco/


Photo in courtesy from https://www.liveeatlearn.com/roasted-cauliflower-street-tacos/



2. Plant-based Queso Dip


Our queso dip is made primarily of raw, organic cashews! When people try our homemade queso dip, they are blown away by how much it takes like dairy-based cheese. You NEVER have to feel bad about eating cheese again because ours is actually healthy for you as well! Use it on your tacos, enchiladas, bread -really anything! It’s that good!



3. Quinoa

You’ve probably heard of stuffed peppers, but have you ever heard of peppers stuffed with delicious quinoa?? Quinoa is a nutritious sprouted seed that not only tastes delicious but adds heartiness to meals.


Here is a great recipe for roasted bell peppers stuffed with quinoa:

https://minimalistbaker.com/spanish-quinoa-stuffed-peppers/


Photo in courtesy from https://minimalistbaker.com/spanish-quinoa-stuffed-peppers/



4. Mushrooms


Mushrooms are a must-have Cinco de Mayo veggie! Mushrooms are rich in flavor and can be the “meat” of any Cinco De Mayo dish.


Here is a mushroom and potato taco recipe you will enjoy:

https://www.sweat.com/blogs/nutrition/celebrate-cinco-de-mayo-mushroom-potato-tacos


Photo in courtesy from https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/asada-mushroom-tacos-with-lime-smashed-avocado/



5. Beans


Black beans or garbanzo beans are two great, hearty substitutes for dairy and meat products. You can use beans to make casseroles, as side dishes, in salads, tamales, burrito bowls, and much more.


Here is a great source for recipes that include beans and other plant-based substitutes: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-menus-collections/cinco-de-mayo/#gs.4yzj02



You can celebrate Cinco De Mayo with natural, clean, plant-based meals! We hope these 5 substitutes will be helpful to you when brainstorming what to make! Happy Cinco De Mayo cooking! :)



Author: Joni Graves


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