5 Plant-Based Cinco De Mayo Recipes

From cheesy quesadillas to deliciously spicy tacos, no type of food celebrates flavor quite like Mexican food. Filled with delicious spices, unique ingredients and colorful veggies, it's no surprise that when Cinco de Mayo arrives, everyone loves celebrating by making their favorite Mexican recipes. To make Cinco de Mayo dishes a little lighter without sacrificing taste, Lightlife has rounded up festive plant based recipes perfect for any fiesta.

Who says you have to wait until sundown to start your celebrations? Kick off the festivities with breakfast by topping a crispy hash brown waffle with a runny egg, black beans, Cotija cheese and Gimme Lean Sausage. Garnish with cilantro and you're set to start the day right.

If your Cinco de Mayo festivities include a happy hour with cold margaritas and apps, skip the chips and salsa and truly demonstrate the deliciousness of Mexican flavors with the ultimate plant based nachos. Load your tortilla chips with beans, gooey cheese, Smart Ground, spicy jalapenos and bake to perfection.

Ensure you're ready for the celebrations with a prepped taco salad packed with festive flavor. Start your bowl with tempeh perfectly seasoned with delicious spices and combine it with colorful veggies and fresh salsa. When it's time to enjoy, add your avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a taco salad with a plant-based Mexican twist.

Stuffed peppers are delicious as is, but add a punch of Mexican flavor and you have an amazing south of the border flavor. Simply mix veggies, Smart Ground, brown rice and chili powder to really stuff your peppers and say "hola" to your new favorite recipe.