Make these easy and delicious healthy Mexican Food recipes this weekend! These are our most popular Mexican recipes that you will absolutely love with lots of protein-packed, gluten-free and plant-based options.
Post first published May 26, 2022. Last updated August 31, 2022.
I think one thing we can all agree on is that we love traditional Mexican food. Mexican cuisine is bursting with vibrant flavors and is a joy to eat. Take a look at the healthy Mexican recipes below and gather your ingredients because these Mexican dishes are real crowd pleasers.
Our Favorite Healthy Mexican Food Recipes
Roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and smoked cheddar cheese are a healthy alternative to nachos made with tortilla chips.
Looking for the best Mexican food? Chamoy Sauce is the answer. Make a batch of this sweet, sour, spicy, sauce for rimming margarita glasses or drizzling over fresh fruit to serve as an appetizer. It is really so easy to make and you’ll find a million ways to use it. Vegan and gluten-free.
Looking to add a bright zing to just about anything? These Pickled Red Onions or Cebollas Curtidas add phenomenal color and crunch, not to mention sweet vinegary bite to tacos, sandwiches, and tostadas.
A very good vegan ceviche recipe with creamy avocado, small bites of cauliflower, chile, tomato, and cucumber soaked in loads of lime and toasted cumin.
If you are looking for a more traditional Mexican food ceviche, this recipe has tons of citrus, shrimp, scallops, fish, and octopus. It is perfect for a light dinner or an impressive appetizer at your next get together.
Authentic Mexican food needs a good salsa. This Salsa Morita is a brick red spicy salsa recipe made from dried morita chiles, roasted garlic, and charred tomatoes. Vegan and gluten free! .
This mayonnaise-free Slaw has crunchy thinly sliced cabbage with lots of fresh-squeezed lime juice, cilantro, and carrots. Super fresh and easy to make. Goes with all your favorite Mexican food recipes.
Zucchini is anything but boring when when given the Mexican treatment of a quick sauté then a showering of melty cheese like this classic Calabacitas recipe.
You can’t have a list of the best Mexican food and not include frijoles borrachos. This is a simple, easy recipe that can be made in the Crock Pot. Even better when made ahead. No soaking necessary.
The ultimate recipe for making restaurant-style, ultra-flavorful Sofrito Black Beans with dried black beans, onions, garlic, jalapeños, and spices. Make this recipe up to 4 days in advance and rewarm when you are ready to eat!
Papas con Chile is a simple, delicious vegan and gluten-free dish made with crispy fried potatoes cooked in a fresh tomato sauce with jalapeños. Enjoy as a side with your favorite Mexican foods or stuffed into tacos.
Here’s how to make the most DELICIOUS, authentic pinto beans recipe—tender beans in a complex and flavorful broth with lots of comforting goodness. Make this on Labor Day and everyone will be asking you to repeat it all year long.
All you need is a few simple ingredients and time for the beans to get tender for restaurant-style refried beans cooked right on the stovetop. The most requested Authentic Mexican food side. Give this healthy, vegan refried bean recipe!
This citrus marinated chicken fajita recipe is a Tex-Mex favorite. Serve in a warm flour tortillas or corn tortillas for a gluten-free version. A super kid-friendly weeknight dinner.
Hello Taco Tuesday! Quick and easy shrimp tacos sautéed in lots of garlic and black pepper. These come together in minutes and are gluten-free and low in calories.
This plant-based Huaraches recipe takes you step-by-step through how to make this Authentic Mexican food in the shape of the traditional Mexican sandal. These heavenly bean-filled masa cakes are topped with tomatillo salsa, sautéed squash blossoms, and chipotle aioli. Gluten-free and vegan-adaptable!
Chicken Mole Verde –A vibrant green mole made with tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, and thickend with pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Serve with the Sofrito black beans above and steamed rice for a delicious Mexican dinner. Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly!
Soul-satisfying comfort food right here. This vibrant Chicken Tomatillo Stew has butternut squash, tender chicken, carrots, tomatillos, and chiles. Dairy and gluten-free!
Loaded with veggies this vegan main course is super nutritious. Chewy, toothsome hominy is the star here simmered with tomatoes, lemon, and green chiles. Serve with Coconut-Cilantro Rice!
Chipotle Black Bean Chili with sweet onions, peppers, and tomatoes. A delicious way to load up on vegetables! Garnish with shredded cheese and serve with cornbread for a completely plant-based meal.
Vegetarian Enchiladas with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and a blend of creamy Oaxaca cheese and sharp Gruyere. Top with guacamole and sour cream for an easy, healthy Labor Day recipe!
These delicious and lean grilled Cilantro Garlic Pork Chops take just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weekend barbecue recipe. We’ll walk you step-by-step through exactly how to cook perfect pork chops every time.
This epic quinoa dish is full of Mexican-inspired flavors like toasted pumpkin seeds, coconut, and avocado. High in lean proteins and fiber and vegan too!
These Chicken Tinga Tacos are healthy, easy, and ready in under 30 minutes! This traditional Mexican food recipe could not be easier. Serve as tacos with sliced avocado and scallions or over rice in a burrito bowl.
Taco Salad is technically salad, but not always healthy. This version really lives up to its name swapping seasoned ground turkey for the beef and lots of crisp vegetables.
A terrific grilled fish tacos recipe topped with fresh sweet corn salsa. This super healthy dinner is light, fresh, and perfect for summer. Ready in 30 minutes and gluten-free!
27. Huevos Rancheros
If your weekend celebrations include breakfast, Huevos Rancheros (or Rancher’s Eggs) are the way to go. Crisped corn tortillas covered with beans topped with fried eggs and ranchero sauce is one of the best Mexican food recipes. Gluten-free and vegetarian!
28. Chorizo and Eggs
Another weekend breakfast option: This recipe features Mexican chorizo (our homemade version is lower in fat than store-bought), sautéed onions, garlic, fresh tomatoes and scrambled eggs. You could also swap soy chorizo for the pork version. Serve with refried beans or as breakfast tacos.
A lightened up version of street corn. The corn is steamed and then given a light brush of cilantro-lime butter and a sprinkle of Cotija cheese.
Is it a drink? Is it a dessert? The answer is yes! If you’ve ever had this sweet, sour, salty mango slushy than you know how perfect it is on a hot day. Layers of frozen mango smoothie and fresh ripe mango. A perfect place to use your homemade Chamoy Sauce.
This all-natural, anti-inflammatory cold press juice is the perfect way to start your mornings.
Don’t miss my secret to making the most basic of ingredients (canned beans) taste incredible!
A party favorite, this is a stunning salsa when Hatch chiles are in season. Serve as a dip with baked tostadas or drizzle over your favorite healthy Mexican food recipe.
34. Pico de Gallo
An easy, authentic recipe for Pico de Gallo. This salsa is fast and simple and loved by everyone!
This lightened up Picadillo recipe uses rotisserie chicken and is super simple to make but every bit as delicious. This is one of our all-time favorite healthy Mexican food recipes.
More Authentic Mexican Foods To Try!
- Authentic Chile Relleno Recipe
- Chicharrones de Harina
- The Best Taco Salad Dressing
- Authentic Mexican Chilaquiles with Scrambled Eggs
- Shredded Beef for Tacos
- Authentic Churros Recipe with Chocolate Sauce
- Strawberry Tres Leches Cake
Enjoy These Recipes For Healthy Mexican Food!
I hope you found a couple or 10 recipes you plan on trying. Leave me a comment below and let me know which ones you decided to make, ‘kay?