Vegan Pozole Rojo

Vegan Pozole Rojo is a plant-based version of the traditional Mexican stew called pozole, which typically contains meat. Here’s a recipe to make a flavorful and satisfying Vegan Pozole Rojo:

Vegan Pozole Rojo


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups hominy (canned or cooked from dried)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large, roasted, peeled, and diced poblano pepper
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Radishes, sliced (for garnish)
  • Avocado slices (for garnish)


  1. Over medium heat, warm the olive oil in a big pot or Dutch oven.
  2. To the pot, add the minced garlic and onion, and sauté until the garlic is fragrant and the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the chili powder, dried oregano, smoked paprika, and ground cumin. The spices should be cooked for one more minute to toast them.
  4. Add the hominy, vegetable broth, water, diced tomatoes, roasted poblano pepper, diced green chilies, sliced carrots, chopped zucchini, and chopped cabbage to the pot. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste when preparing the pozole.
  7. Stir in the lime juice for a bright and tangy flavor.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat and let the pozole rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. Ladle the Vegan Pozole Rojo into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, sliced radishes, and avocado slices.

Enjoy your delicious Vegan Pozole Rojo!

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