Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce



Out of all of the recipes on my Weekly Meal Plan, this is the one we were most excited about!

I first made vegan enchiladas with ‘cheeze’ sauce almost a year ago and Eric has been gushing about them ever since. I must agree that I really don’t make them enough…and I’m not sure why because I’m crazy about them.

Last night, I jazzed up the original recipe and the outcome was so drool-worthy we found ourselves forgetting that they didn’t contain- or even need- cheese. Now that is a good vegan enchilada!


For this version, I made a creamy green sauce made from Cilantro, avocado (the cream!), lime, and a few other spices that served as a decadent topping for the sweet potato, black bean, spinach, and pepper enchiladas.

They satisfied our every craving…and then some.


Make your filling and adjust all seasonings to taste.

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Fill and roll your tortilla wraps, placing fold side down in the dish. You can sprinkle vegan cheese on them before baking if you prefer.


Prepare the cream sauce while baking the enchiladas.



When the enchiladas are done cooking, spread the Cilantro avocado sauce over top, sprinkle with cilantro and green onion and eat your heart out!


A couple hints:

1) Due to the avocado in the cream sauce, this sauce needs to be used immediately for best results. If you plan on having leftovers, my advice is to wrap the leftover enchiladas without sauce and store in the fridge. You can try storing leftover sauce in an air-tight container for up to one day or you can make a half batch and make fresh sauce as needed.

2) These would probably be tasty with Nacho Cheeze Sauce too.


We both loved ‘em. A bit too much maybe because we were totally stuffed afterwards! They would also make a fun meal if you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo tomorrow.


After taking his last pleasurable bite, Eric proclaimed, ‘I predict this is the best recipe all week.’


We shall see husband, we shall see. ;)

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Ashley May 4, 2011

The 3rd + last photos make me want to grab the meal out of the screen!! All of the colors are spectacular. Oh the life of a food blogger…rarely making things more than once! ;) I made a repeat meal last night and it was so nice to know it was going to be delicious. haha


Andrea B. @ Vegvacious May 4, 2011

Wow Ange! These look AMAZING!! We love Mexican and my husband’s all-time fave is enchiladas. He is a meat eater so I’m going to have to test this recipe out to see what he thinks. I can tell you without even tasting it that I am going to LOVE IT!!


Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista) May 4, 2011

Are you hiring for a taste tester? ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2011

Sure why not! ;)


Kaleigh May 4, 2011

I love your enchiladas…will definitely have to do this, but maybe instead of a cilantro cream sauce, I’ll go with guac or nacho cheeze… i have issues with cilantro. Either way – they look fresh and delicious! Love love love! Plus black beans and sweet potatoes are among one of my favourite combination’s (i highly recommend vegan black bean and sweet potato quesidilas)


erin November 5, 2012

Does cilantro taste soapy to you? Because it’s genetic, whether or not it taste good, or like soap! I remember doing a taste test experiment with it my first year of college… half the people in the lab hated it, but I love it! Fun fact! ;P


yvette October 26, 2013

Oh, that is so unfortunate that you have cilantro issue, cuz this cream is HEAVENLY!!!!!!


Dayna March 13, 2014

Cilantro! The soapy taste is a genetic intolerance, common among Eastern Europeans. I just thought I hated it, but it turns out, when you don’t have the enzymes to break down cilantro, it’s your body’s way of saying don’t eat it!


Faith @ lovelyascharged May 4, 2011

This made me realize that I cant remember the last time I made enchiladas…or any Mexican food, for that matter! It’s a crime, haha!


Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 4, 2011

That is the perfect dish for tomorrow!

Cooking a certain meal in our house only once happens a lot – it is easy to forget about some of your favorites when you want to try new things all the time!


Aly May 4, 2011

This recipe looks amazing!! I make your meals all the time and am now addicted to your blog! I love the creamy avocado sauces you’re making now :) Thanks for sharing and taking pictures. For us visual learners, it is so helpful to see what it is supposed to look like to know if I am doing it right!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2011

Thanks Aly!


Vanessa @ Loving the Sweet LIfe May 4, 2011

This looks too good to eat!! Wow I’m going to pick up what ingredients I don’t have on hand and make this tomorrow.
How’s the vegetable garden coming along? I may be a little late but building my raised bed today and taking advantage of the nicer weather coming soon.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2011

I will be sure to give a complete update in tomorrow’s post. :) We just put in the soil last night!


jenna May 4, 2011

mmm…enchiladas are my favorite meal!! i love the creamy avocado sauce! looks awesome.


TigerTiff May 4, 2011

Looks pretty awesome!


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 4, 2011

These look amazing… and I’m already obsessed with enchiladas. They incorporate all of my favorite veggies and toppings. You’re a genius!


Emily @ One Sweet Vegan May 4, 2011

I LOVE Mexican food, especially veggie enchiladas! I’m going to make these very soon. :-)


rebecca lustig May 4, 2011

food porn at its absolute finest


Lisa Fine May 4, 2011

Yum! This sounds delicious.

One of my favorite combinations [as far as Mexican food goes] is sweet potato with black beans and spinach. I’ve made sweet potatoes using that combo, but this sounds incredible too.


Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) May 4, 2011

You make vegan food look tasty.

I need to get over my picky-ness and start eating more veggies. :p


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 4, 2011

This looks delicious Ange!! Your photos are gorgeous, and with all that colour you would never know that it’s been doing nothing but rain outside for weeks! I’ve been having my fair share of Mexican-inspired eats this week as well. The avocado cream sauce looks delicious, and even though I’m not even a huge avocado fan (because I find it bland) I think I need to try this!


Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 4, 2011

This looks amazing! My husband says pretty much the only thing he misses now that we don’t eat meat are my enchiladas. I think we can amend that now ;)


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) May 4, 2011

STOP with the AMAZING RECIPES!! seriously.. my bookmarks folder is overflowing!.. all from you!!!!

but actually dont stop.. never!


Rianne May 4, 2011

Dear Angela,

I know that the question that i have, has nothing to do with today post.
But i want to make youre recept from peanutbutter.jam overnicht oats. in this recept you use amizing gras chocolat. in the netherlands we don’t have that. can i use regular wheatgras with some cacao powder of can i use som whei powder chocolade insteadt?
Or wil that nog work?

BTW in another recepie you use earth balance. is it correct that it is butter?

Please give me an answer,

Greeting Rianne


kari May 4, 2011

hello, i just wanted to respond to your questions. the EARTH BALANCE is the one that Angela has posted on her blog and the one she uses. On the overnight oats you can use chocolate protein power and the cocoa since it has some great health benefits. i have added in my oats and it taste good. i think i will go make me some now for tomorrow morning. well, i hope i help with answer the questions. have a good day.


Lindsay@livinglindsay May 4, 2011

Oh my! These look AWESOME!! We love healthy Mexican food in this casa, so I can’t wait to try it!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 4, 2011

I need to make this!


Andrea May 4, 2011

This looks delicious! I read every post and must have missed the recipe for the Nacho Cheeze sauce before but thankfully, my friend who reads made your nacho cheeze sauce and introduced me to it (in fact, I stole what was leftover and finished it the same day lol) and now I just printed off the recipe to make myself. It is SO good, I could eat it on everything :)


Abby May 4, 2011

These sound soooo good! :)


Emily May 4, 2011

Avocado and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite foods, I’ve never eaten them together though. I think that will change because this looks so good!


Rebecca May 4, 2011

Oh my goodness!! I made enchiladas too last night with your Vegan taco “meat” and hummus. I didn’t have walnuts so I used cashews and sunflower seeds. It was INCREDIBLE!! Even my meat-eating family was blown away. Now I wish I had waited so I could have made this avocado cream sauce. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to make them again ;)


Lisa May 4, 2011

I’ve been on a mexican kick lately. Could be cinco de mayo related I don’t know, but these look drool worthy!!


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 4, 2011

Angela these look delicious! I already have dinner planned for tonight but I am super tempted to make these instead! That avocado sauce looks so good.


Jen @ May 4, 2011

These look fantastic! I actually made enchiladas last night, but I’ll have to give your vegan version a try very soon!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 4, 2011

Enchiladas are my all-time favorite! I wish I wasn’t too busy to make these tomorrow night. :(

I’m with Eric – based on those pics, I predict they are the best all week! Unless something else pops up involving chocolate and spice… LOL!


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 4, 2011

Oooooh that looks so good! I love the bright green avocado sauce. Yum!


Beth May 4, 2011

Just printed this recipe. It is similar to a chilli recipe that my husband has been making, so hopefully he will be willing to try this one. Also a great way to use up the leftover Food For Life tortillas that we have.


Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 4, 2011

Yum, those look amazing! And so boyfriend friendly, too!


kirsty (GYMBUNNYCOCO) May 4, 2011

These looks soooooooooooooooooooo tasty… gonna make these next week for sure xx


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) May 4, 2011

This recipe is really making me miss being in the kitchen !! Looks like you hit this one out of the park. I really love the avo cream sauce :) …these ench’s def don’t need the cheese!


kris @ everyday oats May 4, 2011

I tried your vegan enchiladas with ‘cheeze’ sauce a while back and they were SOO delicious. I can already tell these enchiladas are going to be great, if not even better! Lovee the combo of sweet potato and black beans! Thanks for all your amazing recipes!!


Ally (oatsandspice) May 4, 2011

I absolutely love that your created a vegan enchilada – it looks super healthy and delicious! Hopefully I will have the time to make this for dinner tomorrow – WOOHOO cinco de mayo :)

Have a great day girly!


Heather (heathers dish) May 4, 2011

Oh Angela, now this is something I can get behind! I am drooling like crazy right now…fabulous!


kate May 4, 2011

I wasnt planning on celebrating cinco de mayo tomorrow but after seeing these I am rethinking that plan ;)


saravixen May 4, 2011

Oh dear. Those look deeee-licious! I wish I could take just one bit to taste them.
And then another
and another.


kaila @ healthy helper! May 4, 2011

WOW wow wow! I already love enchiladas…especially veg ones…..but these just looks FANTASTIC! The pictures really do say 1000 words because I know these would be delicious just from looking at the beautiful pictures! :)


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