This section is a listings directory by cuisine type of recipes for vegans which will introduce you to new and exciting cuisines to spice up your meal times.
Mexican Vegan Recipes >
See below our index of Mexican recipes that are suitable for vegans, and more information on Mexican food below:
Background on Mexican Food
Corn plays a bigger role in Mexican cuisine than perhaps any other cuisine in the world. This is unsurprising since it is thought that corn originated in Mexico. In fact, many of the recipes of Mexico are made with indigenous ingredients and spices. They have evolved from a rich cultural history going back thousands of years and then from Spanish and American influence after the 16th century.
Corn is used to make the dough for tortillas, as well as tamales, gorditas and other foods. It is also eaten fresh and cooked 'on the cob'. Rice is the second most popular grain used in Mexican dishes. Other staple foods include beans and squash, meaning that many Mexican recipes are vegan, spiced as they are with chilli peppers (often jalapeño, habanero or chipotle peppers), oregano, coriander (cilantro), epazote, cocoa (chocolate) and cinnamon. Mexico is the largest consumer of chillies per capita in the world.
Famous recipes include Tacos, Enchiladas, Chalupas, Burritos, Huevos Rancheros, Tortas, Quesadillas, as well as Moles, Salsas and Refried Beans. Other dishes such as Nachos and Chimichanga are not Mexican but are a part of Tex-Mex food since cheddar cheese is not used in Mexican cuisine. We hope to bring you more vegan Mexican recipes soon.
Vegan Recipe Listings
If you have a favourite vegan recipe that you'd like to be listed here, we'll gladly list it. Please contact us now to have your recipe added and help promote veganism in South Africa.