Bring the flavours of the Southwest to your kitchen at home with these 5 Fresh Takes on Plant-based Tex-Mex Recipes. For plant-based eaters, Tex-Mex dishes can be fun, flavourful, and filling menu standbys any night of the week. Bursting with flavour, Tex-Mex recipes often call for fibre-rich beans and fresh vegetables seasoned with spicy, tangy, smoky, vibrant, and even sweet spices and herbs—like chili powder, cumin, smoky peppers, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, and cinnamon.
We’ve taken inspiration from classic Tex-Mex flavours and created 5 quick-to-make plant-based meals your family will love, all served on sprouted whole grain buns, tortillas, or breads (of course!). With some healthy pantry and freezer staples, and a handful of fresh ingredients, these recipes are a wonderful way to bring brightness and warmth to your menu all year long.
Plant-based Fajita Burger
Slightly spicy, protein-packed, and complemented with fresh, crunchy veg, our fajita-inspired burgers are cause for a weeknight family fiesta! These satisfying plant-based patties are tempeh and black bean-based, and call on classic Tex-Mex flavours like cilantro, adobo sauce, and jalapeños to pack a punch. Topped with avocado spread and colourful fresh veggies, these burgers pair perfectly with our Sprouted Power Whole Grain Hamburger Buns.
Fajita Grilled Cheese
This ooey-gooey, cheesy-chewy fajita grilled cheese sandwich is a Tex-Mex variation on a classic. We loaded sautéed veggies seasoned with cumin and chili powder on top of our Sprouted Power Big 16 Bread. Then we layered plant-based cheese and grilled it until golden to add a crunchy crust to the melty middle. Trade ketchup for guacamole to finish this sandwich off with a fresh and creamy dunk.
Move over Taco Tuesday, it’s family fajita night! Your little chicks will love these veggie-packed chickpea fajitas. For this easy weeknight meal, all you need are veggies (fresh or frozen), chickpeas, seasonings, and one baking sheet. The veggies and chickpeas will soak up these Tex-Mex seasonings as they bake; once cooked, everyone at your table can assemble with all their favourite toppings. We suggest salsa, avocado, and vegan sour cream!
Mexi-Lasagna: 30-Minute Tex-Mex Tortilla Bake
What can you do when you’re craving comfort food but short on time? This 30-Minute Mexi-Lasagna is just for you! Hearty, healthy, and quick, our Tex-Mex tortilla bake makes use of fridge, freezer, and pantry essentials and doesn’t require chopping, stirring, stewing, braising or baking for hours. This fun, plant-based Tex-Mex meal combines sautéed veggies, refried beans, tortillas and cheese with sprouted whole grain tortillas to make a wonderful weeknight casserole.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Spread
Chocolate and spice and everything nice! Take your #ToastTuesday game to a new level by infusing this toast topper with timeless Mexican flavour. Mexican hot chocolate—the sophisticated combination of heat, sweet, and bitter chocolate—developed through thousands of years of Mayan and Aztec culture, in the true birthplace of cacao. This inspired mix of flavours is nothing short of genius! Bring a moment of magic into your morning. We’ve combined nut butter, chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne, and vanilla to make this sweet spread. Garnish with nuts, chocolate chunks, or coconut flakes to make this toast a real treat.
Love the idea of sneaking extra nutrition from sprouted whole grains onto your family’s menu?