Looking for new, healthy ideas for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo or simply a big fan of traditional Mexican flavors — like jalepeños and cumin?
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Here we’ve compiled 20 of our favorite healthy Mexican, or Mexican-inspired, recipes from our experts. You’ll find some tasty versions of your favorites, but also some recipes that might surprise you.
From our Mexican Chicken and Lime Soup to our 5-Minute Fish Tacos, we have a variety of appetizers, salsas and main dishes for you to mix and match. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Never cooked with tomatillos? They look like green tomatoes but have a thin, parchment-like husk.
This Mexican-inspired corn salad offers a mix of colorful peppers, chili powder, cumin and cilantro.
For this taco salad, use grass-fed beef cooked in cumin, coriander, chili powder and oregano. Top with greens and veggies.
This dish features pork tenderloin in a tasty, spicy dish balanced with cool zesty lime and cabbage.
With its unconventional mix of blueberries and tomatoes, this salsa is slightly sweet, yet offers a kick. Pairs well with grilled fish or chicken.
A roasted filet of cod sits on top of green lentils, drizzled with green fresh-herb sauce.
This slow-cooker recipe is unforgettable and savory. Make it with chicken, tomatillos and hominy, or dried field corn.
This eight-layer Mexican dip is a party in your mouth. Features some healthier substitutions than the traditional version.
This easy-to-make turkey meatloaf includes green chiles, garlic and salsa for a south-of-the-border taste.
This chicken soup, seasoned with zesty lime juice and spicy jalapeño, only takes only 25 minutes to prepare.
This salsa of fresh mango, ginger and cilantro, served over salmon, is bursting with flavor.
This comforting, tomato-based chicken soup is easy to make in your slow cooker. It’s hearty and healthy.
Want a creative twist on guacamole? Make it with asparagus! Blend with tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, garlic and spices.
Tilapia meets avocado and salsa. You can’t go wrong with this flavor combination!
These delicious tilapia fillets are thin and flaky — and they cook up in five minutes. Top them with a coleslaw mix.
This spicy chicken dish of tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro and lime is creamy without the calories. Clocks in at 272 calories/serving.
This Mexican-inspired chicken and corn pot pie features chipotle chiles and chili seasoning.
Chilled sweet corn. Topped with avocado, lime, cilantro and jalapeño salad. Mmmm.
This egg, veggie and whole wheat burrito powers you up for the day. Plus, it melts in your mouth.
Try this unique side dish, which is a cross between salsa and Mexican rice.