Growing up on a Latin diet doesn't exactly make it easy to cut out the meat from your everyday meals. Instead, we're often left feeling guilty and confused: How do you have enchiladas without beef? Will abuela be upset we switched up her recipe? How do we eat arroz con pollo without the chicken? If you've ever wanted to go meatless on a Latin diet, then we've got the answer! Here are the 10 best Latin vegetarian recipes to make eliminating meat a breeze. Trust us, you'll love these:
Vegetarian Breakfast TacoMelissa Guerra View all slides
Vegetarian Arroz Con PolloPeru Delights View all slides
Kale & Cheese TamalesMarcela Valladolid View all slides
Peruvian PestoPeru Delights View all slides
Roasted Poblano & Corn ChowderMelissa Guerra View all slides
Quinoa Papaya SaladCarolyng Gomes View all slides
Slow Cooker Mushroom PaellaAlejandra Ramos View all slides
Spinach & Mushroom EnchiladasTruly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez (Wiley 2011) View all slides
Vegetarian Pozole de FrijolVianney Rodriguez View all slides
Spicy Vegan Carrot CakeTHE VEGAN DIVAS COOKBOOK by Fernanda Capobianco View all slides
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It's easy to start the morning off to a vegetarian start with these delicious and easy-to-make tacos with zucchini squash, mushrooms and some avocados. Now all we need is a little cafecito to finish us off!
A vegetarian take on the classic rice with chicken? Yes, it's possible! This dish is heart and delicious thanks to spinach, corn, peppers, carrots, green peas and so many delicious flavors. We can't get enough!
Tamales aren't always the healthiest of dishes, but including one of our favorite Latin superfoods is definitely a way to make them a great vegetarian option! And, tell us, who doesn't love tamales any time of the day?
This sauce, known as tallarinas verdes in Peru, is made with one of the most aromatic basil in the world, and we love this dish for also including red onion, spinach leaves, and even white fresh cheese. Give us more!
If you're in the mood for a creamy, delicious soup--then this one's for you! Your meal doesn't have to be full of meat to be filling, and this chowder with poblanos, corn and whole milk will definitely be a great addition to your repertoire.
If you're actually craving a dish that's lighter in fare, we're personally big fans of this quinoa salad. Another one of our Latin superfoods, of course, that also includes grape tomatoes, cotija cheese, and roasted pumpkin. Yum!
We love paella, of course, and were even more amazed to find out how easy it is to make a low-calorie, vegetarian version of one of our favorite dishes with mushroom and spinach. It's simply perfect and creamy, and we can't resist.
There's nothing quite better than a really good, hearty enchilada, right? This version, created by one of our favorite chefs Roberto Santibañez, features delicious button mushrooms and heart-healthy spinach. Let's dig in!
For a hearty Latin dish that's still vegetarian, here's where we turn to this bean, hominy and chili soup that's actually a vegetarian version of poloze. Blended together in a steamy pot, this dish will definitely satisfy your taste buds.
This spicy carrot cake, flavored with some of our favorite Latin ingredients, is made even healthier by actually being vegan! If you have your doubts, trust us: this Latin dessert is definitely not to be missed.