43 Healthy Mexican Recipes for Your Next Fiesta
43 Healthy Mexican Recipes for Your Next Fiesta

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or any other day of the week, Mexican food is frequently a fan favorite. And while traditional Mexican food isn’t inherently unhealthy, it’s pretty easy to rack up the calories with certain dishes. We’re looking at you, burritos smothered in cheese, sauce, and more cheese. Fortunately, healthy Mexican recipes aren’t too hard to come by, especially if you make them yourself!

If you break it down to the basics, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal with rice, beans, and veggies with flavorful spices. From savory chiles rellenos to tangy ceviche, Mexican cuisine can definitely fit into a healthy diet.

If you’re looking to eat clean this Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with this collection of healthy Mexican recipes. We’ve included some of our personal faves and added a few fresh takes on festive classics like the traditional Mexican soup, Caldo de Res, an unforgettable Mexican street corn salad, and of course, guacamole!

 

Healthy Taco Recipes

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Steak Tacos with Red Peppers and Onions

Steak Tacos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Fish Tacos with Fresh Mango Avocado Salsa

Grilled Tilapia Tacos Salsa Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Crunchy Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Tacos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Mexican Zucchini Taco Boats

Mexican Zucchini Taco Boats Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Taco Seasoning Blend

Taco Seasoning Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Main Course Healthy Mexican Recipes

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Black Bean Veggie Tostadas

Black Bean Veggie Tostadas Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Turkey Tostadas

Turkey Tostadas Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
Get the Recipe: Damn Delicious

 

Mexican Tilapia Fish Dinner

Mexican Tilapia Fish Dinner Recipe
Get the Recipe: Two Purple Figs

 

Roasted Chile Rellenos with Black Beans

Roasted Chile Rellenos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Feasting at Home

 

Steak Fajitas

Easy Steak Fajitas Recipe
Get the Recipe: Isabel Eats

 

Chilaquiles

Healthy Chilaquiles Recipe
Get the Recipe: Whitney E. RD

 

Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Carnitas Burrito Bowl Recipe
Get the Recipe: Fit Foodie Finds

 

Healthy Mexican Soup Recipes

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Caldo de Res

Caldo de Res Recipe
Get the Recipe: Isabel Eats

 

Best Mexican Side Dish Recipes

Nachos

Nachos Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Grilled Corn with Chili, Cheese, and Lime

Grilled Corn with Chilli, Cheese, and Lime Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeño

Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeño Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans Recipe
Get the Recipe: Belle of the Kitchen

 

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Get the Recipe: Isabel Eats

 

Instant Pot Refried Beans

No Soak Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe
Get the Recipe: Well Plated

 

Healthy Mexican Dips and Salsa Recipes

Guacamole

Healthy Guacamole Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Chunky Salsa

Chunky Salsa Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

Vegan 7-Layer Mexican Dip

Vegan 7 Layer Mexican Dip Recipe
Get the Recipe: Minimalist Baker

 

Best Mexican Dessert Dishes

Homemade Churros

Homemade Churros Recipe
Get the Recipe: Bigger Bolder Baking

 

Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake

Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake
Get the Recipe: The Recipe Rebel

 

Coconut Flan

Coconut Flan Recipe
Get the Recipe: Paleo Hacks

 

Tres Leches Cake

Sugar Free Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Get the Recipe: Sugar-Free Mom

 

Raspberry, Coconut, and Chocolate Paletas

Raspberry Coconut Paletas Recipe
Get the Recipe: The Dish on Healthy

 

Best Mexican Drink Recipes

Triple Berry Sangria

Tripple Berry Sangria Recipe
Get the Recipe: Openfit

 

White Sangria with Mango and Berries

White Sangria with Mango and Berries Recipe
Get the Recipe: Downshiftology

 

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)

Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea Recipe
Get the Recipe: Mexican Food Journal

 

Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca

Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca Recipe
Get the Recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats

 

Horchata

Homemade Horchata Recipe
Get the Recipe: A Sweet Pea Chef

 

Skinny Margarita

Margarita Recipe
Get the Recipe: Well Plated