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Try these healthy Mexican food recipes for a special weeknight dinner. Choose from these 21 mouthwatering recipes.
Mexican cuisine isn’t usually considered very healthy. It typically packs a lot of carbs, what with all the beans, corn, and tortillas. But it certainly packs tons of flavor too, which is what we crave. Thus we are willing to sacrifice some nutrition value to enjoy a tasty meal.
However, these terrific Mexican recipes are the exception. They are modified to be healthy. So check these out and enjoy!
Recipes in this Post
Spicy Mexican Pasta Salad for a Crowd
What a delicious recipe for spicy Mexican pasta salad for a crowd. Follow this link for the instructions.
Mexican Carnitas Recipe
Seasoned with oregano, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, these Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos are the perfect dinner for any night of the week. Follow this link for the instructions.
Slow Cooker Spicy Honey Lime Chicken
Slow Cooker Spicy Honey Lime Chicken made with just five ingredients with only a couple of minutes of effort. Perfect for shredding as chicken carnitas. See the article for the recipe.
Mexican Shrimp Skillet
This quick and easy Mexican shrimp skillet is a one-pan dinner ready in just 20 minutes. It’s great over rice or quinoa, in tacos or as a wrap. See this article for the instructions.
Low Carb Fajita Burrito Lettuce Wrap
A low carb fajita burrito lettuce wrap is the perfect way to have your Mexican food on a low carb diet. All of those Mexican flavors wrapped up for a handheld lettuce burrito. See this article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Vegan Pozole Verde
Vegan Pozole Verde, mushrooms and hominy are stewed in a spicy tomatillo-pumpkin seed broth. Then topped with avocado, lettuce, and radishes. See this link for the cooking instructions.
Easy Homemade Spinach Tortillas
Looking for a healthy tortilla recipe? These homemade spinach tortillas are nutrient packed – they’re great for wraps or tacos, and kids love the green color. See this link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Fish Tacos with Spicy Cilantro Lime Slaw
This Fish Tacos with Spicy Cilantro Lime Slaw recipe features a lightly fried spiced walleye and is topped with a and tangy cilantro lime coleslaw. Follow this article for the cooking instructions.
Santa Fe Baked Chicken
Our Santa Fe baked chicken recipe is easy to make, done in one dish and prepped in 15 minutes. Follow this article for the complete method.
Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad with a dressing that doubles as a marinade. This Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe is as close to perfect as you can get. See the link for the complete method.
Best Mexican Taco Lasagna
An easy and healthy ground turkey Mexican lasagna recipe that is made with corn tortillas, spices, bell peppers, onions, corn, black beans, and cheese. Follow the article for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Mexican Chicken and Rice
Mexican chicken and rice is a one-pot meal loaded with flavor. Marinated chicken thighs simmer together with healthy vegetables, black beans, and rice. Follow the article for the complete method.
Stuffed Poblano Peppers
A fiesta of flavors and colors, these oven baked chicken stuffed poblano peppers are delicious, gorgeous, keto and low carb. They make an excellent entree. See this link for the cooking method.
Mexican Toasted Corn and Avocado Quinoa Salad
Who needs tequila when you have quinoa? This Mexican toasted corn quinoa salad is a simple and fresh light lunch or dinner to please all your amigos. Follow the link for the method.
Sopa De Conchas (Mexican Shell Pasta Soup)
Sopa de Conchas (Mexican Shell Pasta Soup) is as classic as tamales. This recipe is Mexican food at its best. Ready in minutes and perfect for picky eaters. Follow this article for the cooking instructions.
Vegan Burrito Bowl
Vegan burrito bowl recipe with fresh corn salsa and homemade guacamole. See this link for the instructions.
One Pan Mexican Quinoa
This vegan one pan Mexican quinoa with black beans and corn is one of my favorite vegan weeknight dinners. It’s so easy to make and incredibly healthy. See the article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Mexican Picadillo or Carne Molida con Papas, is just ground beef with potatoes and veggies, usually carrots. A hearty meal that will fill up tummies and warm your soul. Follow the article for the method.
20 Minute Chicken Tostadas
How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. See the article for the complete method.
Classic Pico De Gallo
This pico de gallo recipe is fresh, delicious and easy to make. You’ll need five ingredients for this classic Mexican dip – tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime. Follow this link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Super easy and delicious Mexican Meatballs Recipe with ground turkey, bake for 15 minutes, then serve with rice for an easy, healthy dinner or as an appetizer. Follow the article for the instructions.