Mexican Lenten Foods: 7 Dishes Vegans and Vegetarians Can Enjoy

In Mexican cuisine there are several recipes that can be adapted to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Simple, tasty and cheap dishes that you can prepare at home for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These preparations are an option during Lent and to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

1. Tortilla Soup

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Tortilla soup or Aztec soup is a popular soup in Mexican cuisine. The broth is seasoned with epazote, tomato, dried chiles such as pasilla or ancho, to which strips of fried corn tortillas are added. Panela or ranchero cheese is usually added to this base (in this version you can use vegan cheese or tofu), fried pasilla chili strips, avocado, chopped cilantro, onion and lemon juice.

2. Mushroom fajitas

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A great alternative to chicken fajitas are crispy bell pepper and mushroom fajitas.

First sauté the mushrooms with a little oil and set aside. Saute onion and bell peppers until slightly softened, add mushrooms and season with lemon juice, maggi sauce or soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

3. Enfrijoladas de rajas

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Enfrijoladas are a very easy dish to prepare. Corn tortillas are dipped in a thick broth of mashed or ground beans, When serving, they are covered with more beans and generally decorated with cheese, cream, onion and avocado. For a vegan version, you can substitute or omit the dairy.

The enfrijoladas can be served plain or stuffed. A filling option is fried and seasoned poblano chili slices.

4. Flautas or golden tacos with cheese and chili

Chicken flautas
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Tacos dorados and flautas are similar. Both Mexican snacks they are prepared with a tortilla that is rolled up and fried. The flutes are longer than the tacos. They are usually accompanied with lettuce or cabbage, cream, cheese and sauce.

Filling may vary among the simple options is the stuffing of potato or cheese and chili. For the chile filling, mix chopped roasted green chiles (can be canned), green chile sauce (optional), corn kernels, and melting cheese (Oaxaca cheese or other). Typ. After rolling the flutes, secure them with wooden sticks and fry them.

5. Huitlacoche quesadillas

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Huitlacoche quesadillas are a simple recipe with a lot of flavor. Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on corn and is considered a delicacy.

To prepare the huitlacoche: cook sliced ​​onion in a pan with a little oil until softened; add epazote and huitlacoche, cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Oaxaca cheese is an excellent choice for huitlacoche quesadillas.

6. Portobello Mushroom Enchiladas

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Enchiladas are a classic dish that you can fill with endless stews. For a portobello filling, cook the mushrooms with olive oil, minced garlic and onion, vegetarian ground beef, olives, and taco seasoning.

7. Vegetarian hash toast

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Tostadas are a very simple Mexican appetizer to prepare, you only need fried corn tortillas, which are spread with beans, hash made from vegetable protein, lettuce, cheese, cream, sauce and avocado.

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