Vegan Romeritos – just like the traditional ones!

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Receta de Romeritos veganos

Romeritos are a type of quelite, a word derived from the Nahuatl word “quilitl” and meaning edible grass. This plant, which is different from the rosemary that gives smell, is traditionally served with mole, nopales, shrimp and potatoes. Romeritos are very representative of Mexican cuisine and are normally eaten at Christmas, although they are also considered part of the vigil food, which does not include red meat. If you don’t eat seafood, fish or any other animal product and you want to enjoy this delicious dish, don’t worry, at RecetasGrátis we have prepared a special version of this recipe for you. Read on to discover step by step how to prepare Mexican vegan romeritos.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


Clean the vegetables to start preparing the recipe for vegan rosemary. It also chops the nopales in squares.

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Cook the potato, the romeritos and the nopales, all separately. When cooking nopales you can add a pinch of bicarbonate to cut the baba.

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Once the vegetables are ready, dissolve the mole paste with a little water. If you want to add more flavor to the dish, you can use the water in which you cooked the potato.

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Add the nopales to the mole along with the potatoes and let them season over medium heat for five minutes, stirring constantly.

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Finally, add the romeritos and remove from heat to prevent them from beating. This dish is typically served with shrimp powder cakes, you can omit them if you prefer or, as I have done, replace them with vegan lentil croquettes.

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Serve vegan romeritos while they’re hot. Accompany them with corn tortillas and your favorite soda – just like the traditional ones! We hope you enjoy this Mexican vegan recipe, and if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to write your comments. Keep browsing the site to discover many more vegan and Lenten recipes.

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