Vegetarian Tex Mex Dishes

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Most people think of meat when they think of Tex Mex food. From steak in fajitas to the ground beef, pork, chicken, or even fish in tacos, meats tend to be a mainstay of any Tex Mex dish.

But vegetarians can take heart: there are plenty of terrific non-meat/vegetarian Tex Mex dishes available for you to enjoy.

Roast these vegetables, mix them with black beans, place them in a tortilla, and you have a great Tex Mex vegetarian wrap!

Read below for six vegetarian Tex Mex dishes you may want to try.

  1. Try vegan tacos. Mix chickpeas (garbanzo beans), sweet potatoes and finely chopped walnuts together to use as the “meat.” Place the sautéed vegetables of your choice on top of the mix.
  2. Make enchiladas with a mix of black beans, zucchini and corn instead of meat.
  3. Pack tiny taquitos with sweet potatoes that have been “spiked” with lime.
  4. If you adore avocadoes, place fried avocadoes as the meat in your taco, rather than chicken or beef.
  5. Use roasted sweet potatoes and black beans as your taco filling.
  6. Preheat our oven to 400 degrees F. Spread a thin layer of refried beans, sliced tomatoes and then black beans in a folded tortilla (you can opt for a gluten-free tortilla, if you desire) and bake for 10-15 minutes. Voila! You now have a very healthy quesadilla, one that’s baked, not fried in a pan.

Are you a lover of Tex Mex food who has decided to follow a vegetarian diet? Don’t worry about eating at Mattito’s: let us know your dietary needs and we’ll be sure to whip up something absolutely delicious for you (we have a great vegetarian menu available; all you need to do is ask).

Visit a Mattito’s location near you soon!

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