Meatless Mexican Plate


By Clea Grady of Veganuary

I love Mexican food, and I like to eat all my favourite things on one plate! This is great served with flour or corn tortillas, tacos, or just on its own.


  • Black Rice
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • Chilli Non Carne
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Red onion (about half a small one)
  • Stalk of spring onion
  • 1 x red chilli
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • Juice of about half a lemon
  • Salt and cracked pepper

Black Rice:

  • 1 part rice to 2 parts water, bring to boil.
  • Turn down and simmer for 40 minutes.


  • Mash up 2 ripe avocados with a fork.
  • Finely dice some red onion (about half a small one) and a stalk of spring onion – add to bowl.
  • Finely dice one red chilli (up to you if you keep the seeds or not!) – add to bowl.
  • Chop up about 6-8 cherry tomatoes into little pieces (in half and then in half again at least) – add to bowl.
  • Squeeze in the juice of about half a lemon – do this to taste. You can always add more lemon, so start off with a little first.
  • Salt and cracked pepper.