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 from sizzling fajitas to tasty tacos. All 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.
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.
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.
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
Fideo soup is a traditional Mexican dish known for its comforting and flavourful qualities. It typically consists of toasted noodles (called fideo) cooked in a tomato-based broth along with various vegetables and seasonings. ... See full recipe
Vegan pozole is a traditional Mexican soup crafted without animal products, replacing pork with ingredients like hominy, vegetables, and flavourful spices. It offers a rich, hearty taste, complemented by the essence of herbs and chilli peppers.... See full recipe
Albondigas Soup is a traditional Mexican dish that features savoury meatballs (albondigas) made from a mixture of ground meat, rice, herbs, and spices. These flavourful meatballs are simmered in a broth alongside vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and zucchini.... See full recipe
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
Experience a delightful twist with pan-fried chipotle turkey mince combined with sliced avocado, spring onions, and chipotle salsa. If you haven't tasted turkey mince before, it offers a refreshing alternative and boasts numerous health benefits!... See full recipe
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
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
The simple combination of Chipotle Paste, butter, lemon zest, and parsley are mixed together to create a delicious smoky butter. The butter is then spread over the salmon and cooked!... See full recipe
Caldo Tlalpeño is a hearty Mexican soup made with a chicken and tomato based broth, shredded chicken, vegetables and rice. It's seriously nourishing and satisfying, perfect for the cold!... See full recipe
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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.