5 Healthy Vegetarian Dishes for an Easy Cinco de Mayo Party!

5 Healthy Vegetarian Dishes for an Easy Cinco de Mayo Party!

These 5 healthy vegetarian dishes will help you throw an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo party.  Packed with fresh bright flavours, these easy dishes come together in a jiffy.

Spicy Refried Bean Taco Skillet | cookglobaleatlocal.comCinco de Mayo is a quintessentially American holiday.  It’s a time to celebrate Mexican-American culture, enjoy great food, an ice cold beer, and lots of good company.

This year, with the entire world on lockdown and South Africa under an alcohol ban, things are bound to be a little different.  However, that’s no reason not to break out the cheer and throw a party at home.  In fact, we all need a party more than ever right now, and good food never goes to waste!

A lot of Tex-Mex food is pretty rich.  It often involves copious quantities of melted cheese and meat.  However, trust me when I tell you that it’s possible to create delicious Tex-Mex treats without all the unnecessary calories.

The 5 healthy vegetarian dishes I recommend here come together with less than an hour of hands-on effort and use pantry ingredients.  Plus, they’re all authentically delicious.  So, whether you’re locked down or not, it’s the perfect time to throw your loved ones a fiesta to celebrate the blessings of life, love, and good health.  I know that’s what my family will be doing!

5 Healthy Vegetarian Dishes for an Easy Cinco de Mayo Party! | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Vegetarian Black Beans from the Instant Pot™

These Tex-Mex black beans are 100% vegetarian and can even be vegan (if you opt to serve them without the sour cream).  However, with all the flavour in this dish, even the most devoted carnivore won’t miss the meat!  Plus, thanks to the efficiency of the Instant Pot™, you don’t need to pre-soak your beans.

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Beans, Instant Pot™ Recipe | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is so fresh, delicious, and easy to make that there’s really no reason to buy it in a shop.  Store bought guacamoles are convenient, but they don’t taste anything like the real deal.  Once you learn how easy it is to make — trust me — you’ll never reach for supermarket guacamole again!

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole | cookglobaleatlocal.com

 Spicy Refried Bean Taco Skillet

This spicy refried bean taco skillet is an easy weeknight dish that feels like a treat.  (Don’t tell the kids it’s good for them!)  Ooey gooey dairy free cheese, rich refried beans, fresh veggies, herbs, and a hint of spice make for an easy, hearty one pot meal the whole family will enjoy!  Best of all?  It’s on the table in 30 minutes!

Spicy Refried Bean Taco Skillet | cookglobaleatlocal.com

 Quick, Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh tomato salsa makes any day feel like summer. It takes mere minutes to make and its fresh, spicy, tart flavour is sure to brighten any meal or party. Try this quick, authentic Mexican recipe to make any day feel like a fiesta!

Quick, Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo) | cookglobaleatlocal.com

 Easy, Healthy, Vegan Queso (a.k.a. Nacho Cheese)

With just a handful of pantry ingredients, you can whip up a batch of oil-free, healthy, vegan queso.  Best of all?  It’s stretchy, lip-smacking delicious, and sure to please even the most devoted cheese lover.

Easy, Healthy, Vegan Queso | cookglobaleatlocal.com

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