Mexican Zen Delight


Mexican Zen Delight

Enlightening Mexican Zen Delight: A Fusion of Mexican and Asian Flavors

Indulge in the harmonious blend of Mexican and Asian flavors with this Mexican Zen Delight recipe. Inspired by the traditional Chinese dish, Buddha's Delight, this Mexican adaptation offers a unique twist that will transport your taste buds to a state of culinary enlightenment.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low calorie

Soy (in tofu)

Paleo, Keto, High protein, High fat, Low carb


In this Mexican adaptation of Buddha's Delight, we infuse the dish with the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine. We replace traditional Chinese ingredients like soy sauce and Chinese mushrooms with Mexican spices such as cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Additionally, we incorporate Mexican vegetables like bell peppers and tomatoes to enhance the dish's Mexican flair. The result is a unique fusion dish that combines the essence of both cuisines. We alse have the original recipe for Buddha's Delight, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 180 kcal / 753 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 22g, 8g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the bell peppers, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, mushrooms, and tofu to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4.
    In a small bowl, combine the ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the vegetables and tofu, stirring well to coat.
  5. 5.
    Pour the vegetable broth into the skillet and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it cook for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Stir in the lime juice and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Mexican Zen Delight hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Tofu — Press the tofu before using it in the recipe to remove excess moisture and improve its texture.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or diced jalapenos.
  • Customize the dish by adding your favorite vegetables such as broccoli or carrots.
  • Serve Mexican Zen Delight with warm tortillas or steamed rice for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Mexican Zen Delight is best served hot as a main course. Pair it with warm tortillas or steamed rice for a satisfying and complete meal. Garnish with fresh cilantro to add a burst of freshness and color.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation of Mexican Zen Delight, arrange the colorful vegetables and tofu attractively on a serving platter. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top for an added touch of vibrancy. Serve with a side of warm tortillas or steamed rice for a visually appealing and delicious meal.