15 Best Healthy Mexican Recipes That You Will Adore

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So many people love Mexican food, it is full of countless delicious dishes and flavors.

You may assume that because Mexican food is so tasty that it can’t be healthy, but this is not the case.

15 Best Healthy Mexican Recipes That You Will Adore

Many traditional ingredients used in this cuisine are fresh, tasty, and often very healthy.

We have found the 15 best healthy Mexican recipes that you will adore and which will remain high on your list of favorites for years to come.

1. Grilled Shrimp Tacos With Sriracha Slaw

These smoky grilled shrimp tacos with spicy slaw are a tasty treat that will not overload you with calories.

Using minimal ingredients you can create a delicious and healthy midweek meal full of flavor and heat.

This dish will serve four people and takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

You do have to leave the shrimp to marinate for 20 minutes in the olive oil, cilantro, and lime juice, however, but this is added to the cooking time of 40 minutes.

This is a tasty and healthy recipe to add to your collection.

2. Turkey Zucchini Enchilada Casserole

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that goes great with turkey in this enchilada casserole.

The ingredients are all low fat and if you are really watching your weight you can leave out the sour cream and Mexican cheese used for serving.

Preparation is straightforward and only takes 15 minutes. Perhaps the trickiest part is using a peeler or mandoline to thinly slice the zucchini.

The finished dish will yield enough to serve 4 to 6 people and cooking time is almost an hour and a half.

3. Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Street tacos are some of the tastiest fast food that you’ll ever eat, so why not replicate them at home for a healthy meal?

The great thing is you can swap your favorite salsa to use for these tacos as long as it’s nice and healthy with low calories.

You can also swap the chicken thighs for chicken breast if you prefer. Preparation time is only 20 minutes and cooking takes just 40 minutes.

The quantities in the recipe will yield enough servings for four to six people, but you could add to it if you have more mouths to feed.

4. Turkey Taco Lettuce Cups

Using lettuce leaves instead of tortillas is a great way to make a healthy recipe from tasty tacos.

The ground turkey is also low fat and low carb so is a great choice if you are watching your weight.

If lettuce isn’t your thing you can always make the mixture to go over your favorite rice.

This is also a great way to meal prep for the week as you can make a big batch and serve it in a variety of ways for different meals.

5. Spicy Salmon Tacos W/ Avocado Lime Dressing

These succulent salmon tacos with avocado and lime dressing will definitely make it into your top ten favorite healthy Mexican recipes.

The freshness of the lime brings out the flavor of the salmon and who doesn’t love avocado?

If you prefer you can just add slices of fresh, ripe avocado into the tacos along with the salmon. It works just as well and you may even prefer it.

This recipe yields four servings with preparation taking 10 minutes and cooking just half an hour.

6. Baked Mahi-Mahi Tacos

The mild but sweet tasting mahi mahi is the perfect ingredient for these delicious tacos.

Drizzled with lime and sprinkled with seasoning you can bake them in the oven for a quick, healthy, and tasty meal.

This fish flakes beautifully when baked and with the rest of the fresh ingredients complements the creamy sauce.

This is a recipe you will come back to for special occasions and family gatherings. A real treat and very healthy.

Preparation time is just 10 minutes and cooking takes just 20 minutes.

7. Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Just looking at this recipe makes you feel healthier so imagine how you’ll feel when you get to taste this dish.

You’ll bake the squash after scooping the seeds out and while it’s cooking you will prepare the quinoa and other fresh ingredients.

The squash becomes the bowl for the quinoa filling which is then covered with cheese and baked for another 5 minutes to melt it.

Finally, it’s topped with Greek yogurt, avocado slices, and crushed red pepper. Delicious and so healthy!

8. Pepper And Salsa Cod

This dish of pepper and salsa cod is a light and healthy dish that is simultaneously packed with flavor.

You can use either cod or haddock depending on your preference, but both are mild in flavor and bake very well.

It is a very simple recipe that takes just 30 minutes in total. All of the ingredients go into a baking dish and are popped into the oven until cooked.

Serve with your favorite rice for a filling midweek meal. The recipe yields enough for two people.

9. Black Bean & White Cheddar Frittata

Not all our recipes have to be geared toward an evening meal and this one can either be a breakfast or dinner dish. Choose either a mild salsa or kick it up a notch with some chipotle pepper.

Preparation for this delicious black beans and cheddar frittata takes just 20 minutes and cooking is only 15 minutes.

The recipe will serve six people and each wedge of frittata has just 183 calories without any toppings.

10. Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

For a different take on traditional stuffed peppers, this dish uses Cubanelle peppers stuffed with chicken.

You could also use poblano or mild banana peppers depending on your personal preference.

Preparation for this delicious dish takes only 20 minutes and the peppers take an hour to bake in the oven.

These are a filling food as they are stuffed with rice and breadcrumbs.

There is a lot of choice for what to serve with these peppers including quinoa, salad, or tortillas.

11. Burrito Zoodles

Zoodles are a great, healthy alternative to noodles and work brilliantly in this recipe. They keep it low carb while still being satisfying and delicious.

Use low fat ground beef to maintain a healthy approach or replace it with ground turkey.

This is a quick dish to make if you are in a rush and preparation takes just 10 minutes.

Total cooking time is 30 minutes, so you won’t be spending hours in the kitchen and will have a healthy and tasty meal. This recipe will serve four people.

12. Grilled Corn Hummus Tostadas

This recipe is an international collaboration combining Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine.

Hummus and avocado come together to create a unique and delicious dish that you will be making again and again.

Taking just 30 minutes to make, these grilled corn hummus tostadas are tasty as well as healthy.

They will make a great quick dinner or a fantastic light lunch dish when you are watching what you eat. The recipe yields enough servings for four people.

13. Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow cookers are not typically a home appliance that you associate with salad, but that’s exactly what this recipe is all about.

Don’t worry you won’t end up with a soggy salad as only the chicken and seasoning go into the slow cooker.

After 3–4 hours the chicken will be tender, tasty, and ready to be shredded and served over a crispy romaine salad with the toppings of your choice.

This is a very healthy dish with only 143 calories per serving of 3 ounces chicken and 1 ½ cups of lettuce.

14. Warm Rice & Pintos Salad

It doesn’t get much more Mexican than warm rice and pintos salad. This delicious dish is ready in just half an hour and is very healthy.

All of the ingredients are cooked in a large skillet and served over wedges of romaine lettuce.

If you are in the mood for cheese then you can sprinkle some finely shredded cheddar over the top.

The recipe yields enough servings for four people and each serving is just 331 calories, but you could reduce this further by foregoing the cheese.

15. Sweet Potato & Bean Quesadillas

This recipe for sweet potato and bean quesadillas is fast, easy, and delicious. What more could you ask for? The total preparation and cooking time is only half an hour.

The tortillas are whole wheat so are much healthier than regular tortillas.

Sweet potatoes are full of dietary fiber and high in potassium while black beans are high in protein. Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or some cowboy beans.

You will have enough servings for four people.

Final Thoughts

So now you know that just because you are eating healthily it doesn’t mean that you have to give up on some of the tastiest Mexican foods.

The great thing about these recipes is that they can be tweaked to include your favorite ingredients and flavors.

We hope that you have enjoyed our guide to 15 of the best healthy Mexican recipes and that you’ll enjoy them.