If you are looking for some fresh, delicious and healthy Mexican dishes that you can feel good about eating, then you have come to the right place. Here are our favourite Healthy Mexican recipes filled with vibrant colours and fresh ingredients that are surprisingly good for you.

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Whether you’re focussing on a diet that is low carb, low fat, low calorie, vegetarian or a vegan, there are healthy Mexican dishes and modifications that you can make to suit just about every dietary preference and lifestyle. Here are our most popular healthy recipes including delicious sizzling fajitas, chicken tacos and fresh pico de gallo.

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Everything you need to make Healthy Mexican at home

With a few pantry staples from Gran Luchito to add lots of flavour, you can make deliciously healthy Mexican food at home! 

Make a delicious salad dressing with tahini, honey, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and drizzle over lots of fresh chopped veggies for an irresistible and just a bit spicy Mexican Salad perfect as a side to grilled chicken or steak tacos or as a main on its own.

Our mild Red Fajita Simmer Sauce with roasted tomato and red pepper is a delicious and low calorie way to make fajitas whether you fancy  mushroom, steak or chicken.

Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix mixed with lime juice and a splash of olive oil is a great way to add lots of flavour to Chicken Tacos and Halloumi Fajitas. A dollop of Gran Luchito authentic salsa is also a great low calorie option for topping tacos and fajitas with only about 25 calories per 100g.

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Healthy Mexican
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Here we’ve rounded up some truly delicious healthy Mexican dishes that are proof that healthy doesn’t have to be boring and flavourless and can in fact be satisfying and fill you up. With sizzling fajitas, tasty tacos, layered salads, soups and stews to name a few there’s no depriving yourself.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

A super flavourful and fresh homemade tomato salsa with chillies, coriander, lime and chipotle that is is easy to make and can be added to just about anything... See full recipe

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

With flavourful grilled chicken, not only is this a healthy taco, but the authentic pico de gallo and homemade guacamole toppings make it taste super fresh. ... See full recipe

Ceviche

Ceviche

This prawn ceviche is light, delicious and fresh, and is a great intro to making ceviche at home as it uses cooked prawns. Accompany with Tortilla Chips to scoop up the goodness.... See full recipe

Aguachile

Aguachile

Here's our beautiful Aguachile recipe - raw fresh prawns cooked in lime juice and covered in a spicy marinade using our special blend Habanero & Lime Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Vegan Fajitas

Vegan Fajitas

Be creative with leftover veg in Vegan Fajitas with chipotle refried beans! We use tenderstem broccoli, spring onions, green beans, yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes and coriander in ours!... See full recipe

Pozole Soup

Pozole Soup

This authentic Pozole Soup recipe is cooked slow 'n low with Chipotle Paste for a rich, spicy brothy soup with lots of veggies - perfect for a cold night.... See full recipe

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Authentic Puéblan Chicken Tinga in minutes! Use our Tinga Taco Simmer Sauce to create this classic taco dish at home for the family in no time. Tasty, hearty and delicious.... See full recipe

Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas

Made with delicious rump steak, cut into strips and cooked with our mild Fajita Simmer Sauce, these steak fajitas are a guaranteed crowd pleaser! ... See full recipe

Salmon Tacos

Salmon Tacos

Looking for an easy and fresh summer taco recipe? These pan fried, blackened Salmon Tacos are loaded with freshness. The best quality ingredients makes the best tacos!... See full recipe

Mexican Avocado Recipes

Mexican Salad

A light, fresh chopped Mexican salad filled with crunchy veg, black beans, tortilla chips that is colourful, satisfying and just a tiny bit spicy thanks to the delicious chipotle tahini dressing.... See full recipe

turkey mince tacos finished dish

Turkey Mince Tacos

Pan-fried chipotle turkey mince with sliced avocado, spring onions & chipotle salsa. If you haven't tried turkey mince it makes a nice change and has lots of health benefits!... See full recipe

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans

Flavourful and brothy black beans garnished simply with finely chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies and/or coriander, a delicious and easy side dish!... See full recipe

Mexican Baked Eggs

Mexican Baked Eggs

This recipe is super quick and easy to make. The toasted sourdough is essential for dipping into all the goodness from the runny eggs, melted cheese and Tomatillo Salsa.... See full recipe

Vegan Burrito

Vegan Burrito

Our Vegan Burrito with roasted chipotle potatoes, black Cantina Beans and magical Chipotle Paste results in a delicious and substantial filling to stuff your burritos with.... See full recipe

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Inspired by one of our favourite Mexican Chef’s, Gabriela Camara, and her famous dish “Pescado a la Talla”, which is served at her restaurant Contramar in Mexico City. ... See full recipe

Mexican Green Beans

Mexican Green Beans

Sauté your green beans in a bit of olive oil and some of our Crunchy Salsa Macha for a deliciously spicy side dish, with a lovely light crunch from the ground peanuts.... See full recipe

Mexican Steak, Recipes with Chipotle Paste

Mexican Steak

Make your Mexican Steak taste even better by marinating it with a dollop of our Chipotle Paste for a smoky depth of flavour that is truly irresistible.... See full recipe

Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

This yummy, fresh avocado cream sauce is made with ripe avocados and our zesty Habanero and Lime Fajita and Taco Mix, perfect for topping tacos and fajitas. ... See full recipe

Vegan Quesadilla

Vegan Quesadilla

With all the amazing melty vegan cheese at markets now, we wanted to create a beautiful Vegan Quesadilla for the vegans out there! So here's a vegan version of chicken tinga.... See full recipe

Chicken Traybake

Chicken Traybake

An easy chicken traybake is the perfect answer to feed your family. What’s not to love about an easy chicken traybake with delicious chicken juices and vegetables?... See full recipe

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Chicken thighs simmered with Chipotle Paste, orange juice, apple cider vinegar and stock turns regular chicken into the tastiest Mexican pulled chicken.... See full recipe

Huevos Divorciados

Huevos Divorciados

The reason for the name comes from using a red and a green sauce which make the eggs look separated. The sauces are served warm over fried eggs and tortillas.... See full recipe

Vegan Chilli Con Carne finished dish

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal made extra delicious by roasting the veggies with Chipotle Paste to flavour perfection... See full recipe

Vegetarian Fajitas

Vegetarian Fajitas

Our Vegetarian Fajitas are perfect for entertaining, super healthy and really quick to make. Packed full of red onions, sweet potatoes, colourful peppers and courgette.... See full recipe

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

All your favourite taco ingredients are combined into one epic bowl. It's all about mixing textures and fresh flavours, and we think it is delicious!... See full recipe

Mushroom Fajitas

Mushroom Fajitas

Don't knock till you've tried it! Our Mushroom Fajitas are nothing short of delicious. A fantastic vegetarian substitute packed with flavour using our Red Fajita Simmer Sauce.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty warm soup during a cold winter's day. Well this is exactly what we had in mind when we created this recipe.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew

Throw everything in a pot with our smoky Chipotle Paste, cook slow ‘n’ low until the meat falls apart and flavours blend together to make something really special.... See full recipe

Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad

Our Mexican Bean Salad is packed full of fresh, crunchy veggies and black beans with the most delicious chipotle dressing, a perfect side dish for your next BBQ!... See full recipe

Vegan Mexican Stew finished dish

Vegan Mexican Stew

There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of hearty stew on a winter's day. Our recipe is plant based and has loads of flavour veg without the meat.... See full recipe

Fish Fajitas

Fish Fajitas

Make your fajitas summery, fresh and light by using halibut instead of the usual chicken or beef! These Fish Fajitas are delightful with just a squeeze of lime and some Chipotle Crema.... See full recipe

Prawn Fajitas

Prawn Fajitas

With a touch of tequila, lime, and our signature smoky Chipotle Paste, these prawns fajitas are seriously fun food that are guaranteed to put a smile on everyones face.... See full recipe

Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowl

Delicious steak, lots of veggies and Cantina Beans - this is everything you love about burritos but with a bowl so you don't have to try to squeeze it all into one tortilla!... See full recipe

Halloumi Fajitas

Halloumi Fajitas

Strips of pan-fried Halloumi are served with onions, peppers and olive oil having been infused with a mixture of our Chipotle Paste and Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Chipotle Steak Salad

Chipotle Steak Salad

This is great for a low carb meal with plenty of fresh veg and oodles of flavour. Cucumber, avocado, spring onions & lettuce with a zingy dressing and Gran Luchito chipotle marinated steak.... See full recipe

Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Chipotle Prawn Tacos

Use our Chipotle Lime Paste to marinate your prawns in this gorgeous Chipotle Prawn Tacos recipe! A super easy, smoky and zingy recipe that everyone will love.... See full recipe

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Healthy Mexican Recipes
FAQs

Here are our most frequently asked questions about Healthy Mexican cuisine. If you’d like to ask one, please do so in the comments section below the recipe. To learn more about making healthy Mexican at home, be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What is the healthiest Mexican food to eat?

Fresh pico de gallo and ceviche are great healthy starters and fajitas make an excellent choice for the main with protein and veggies but we recommend holding the cheese, limiting the number of tortillas or opting to serve over a bed of lettuce.

How can you make tacos healthy?

You can try wrapping tacos in lettuce leaves for a fresh, low calorie, low carb way of eating tacos. If the idea of ditching the taco wraps feels too extreme, we recommend taking a look at the toppings and opting for low calorie options such as Gran Luchito salsa (@25 calories for 100g) or making a fresh pico de gallo.

What is a low calorie Mexican meal?

A warming bowl of Mexican Chicken soup is a hearty and healthy low calorie option. Ceviche is also a low calorie option.