Healthy Mexican Recipes

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or anytime!
Mexican 8-Layer Dip

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.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Never cooked with tomatillos? They look like green tomatoes but have a thin, parchment-like husk.

Zesty Corn Salad With Red Peppers and Shallots

Zesty Corn SaladThis Mexican-inspired corn salad offers a mix of colorful peppers, chili powder, cumin and cilantro.

Taco Salad with Beef and Avocado

Taco salad with beef and avocadoFor this taco salad, use grass-fed beef cooked in cumin, coriander, chili powder and oregano. Top with greens and veggies.

Pork Tenderloin Tacos With Tomatillo Salsa

Pork tenderloin tacos wtih tomatillo salsaThis dish features pork tenderloin in a tasty, spicy dish balanced with cool zesty lime and cabbage. 

Blueberry Jalapeno Salsa

blueberry jalepeño salsaWith its unconventional mix of blueberries and tomatoes, this salsa is slightly sweet, yet offers a kick. Pairs well with grilled fish or chicken.

Cod With Lentils and Salsa Verde

cod lentils sauceA roasted filet of cod sits on top of green lentils, drizzled with green fresh-herb sauce.

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Green Pozole With Chicken and Avocado

green pozole chickenThis slow-cooker recipe is unforgettable and savory. Make it with chicken, tomatillos and hominy, or dried field corn.

8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

mexican 8-layer dipThis eight-layer Mexican dip is a party in your mouth. Features some healthier substitutions than the traditional version.

Easy, Spicy Mexican Turkey Loaf

mexican meatloafThis easy-to-make turkey meatloaf includes green chiles, garlic and salsa for a south-of-the-border taste.

Mexican Chicken and Lime Soup

mexican chicken lime soupThis chicken soup, seasoned with zesty lime juice and spicy jalapeño, only takes only 25 minutes to prepare.

Salmon With Mango Salsa

salmon with mango salsaThis salsa of fresh mango, ginger and cilantro, served over salmon, is bursting with flavor. 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla soupThis comforting, tomato-based chicken soup is easy to make in your slow cooker. It’s hearty and healthy.

Mexican Asparagus Dip

Mexican asparagus dipWant a creative twist on guacamole? Make it with asparagus! Blend with tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, garlic and spices. 

Spicy Fish Tostada

spicy fish tostadaTilapia meets avocado and salsa. You can’t go wrong with this flavor combination! 

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5-Minute Fish Tacos

fish tacosThese delicious tilapia fillets are thin and flaky — and they cook up in five minutes. Top them with a coleslaw mix.

Chile Verde Chicken 

chile verde chickenThis spicy chicken dish of tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro and lime is creamy without the calories. Clocks in at 272 calories/serving.

Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tamale Pie

chipotle chicken and corn tamale pieThis Mexican-inspired chicken and corn pot pie features chipotle chiles and chili seasoning. 

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

chilled corn soupChilled sweet corn. Topped with avocado, lime, cilantro and jalapeño salad. Mmmm.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito

huevos rancheros breakfast burritoThis egg, veggie and whole wheat burrito powers you up for the day. Plus, it melts in your mouth.

Whole-Grain Mexican Pilaf

whole-grain Mexican pilafTry this unique side dish, which is a cross between salsa and Mexican rice. 

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