Add a touch of Mexican flavour and excitement to your weekday lunches! From cheesy quesadillas to refreshing burritos and flavourful fajita bowls, it’s easy to whip up a delicious Mexican lunch. Explore a range of nutritious and satisfying recipes to liven up your day.
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Lunch is the main meal of the day in Mexico, so it’s often longer and more leisurely than dinner, which is more of a snack. In Britain and other parts of the world, lunch is usually a quick and simple meal that’s eaten during a short break at work. This is where our quick Mexican lunch ideas come in! They’re a great way to enjoy your favourite Mexican flavours and ingredients without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Check out our favourite Mexican lunches below.
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Here are the Gran Luchito products you need to make those Mexican lunches easy and extra tasty. If you keep these products well stocked in your cupboards at home, you’ll be able to make a Mexican inspired lunch on any day of the week!
Soft Taco Wraps and Burrito Wraps – These are a must in order to wrap up all of those lovely leftovers or quickly cooked ingredients to make a traditional Mexican lunch.
Refried Beans and Cantina Beans – Always have some beans in the cupboard to add to those burritos, tacos or quesadillas. They provide your protein, lovely flavour and texture.
A pot of our Tomatillo Salsa or Chipotle Salsa in your fridge will go a long way throughout the week during lunchtime. The salsas can be spread over, dolloped on top of, or used to dunk into absolutely everything and are completely addictive. These salsas will add serious freshness spooned over any of your meals.
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Take your lunches to a whole new level of excitement with these top Mexican lunch ideas. From burritos and salads to tacos, soup and quesadillas, there’s something for every day of the week! Wondering what to do with that leftover pulled pork? Tried the new tortilla wrap hack? Why not give a few of these authentic Mexican lunch dishes a go and let us know what you think?
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
Indulge in the warm and delicious flavours of a classic tostada, a beloved and traditional Mexican dish featuring a crispy corn tortilla, refried beans, and an array of toppings to create a fulfilling and enjoyable dining experience.... See full recipe
Here you can find our frequently asked questions about Mexican lunches. If you’d like to ask one, please do so in the comments section below the recipe. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.
What are some typical quick Mexican lunch ideas?
As lunchtimes in the UK tend to be no more than an hour long, we need quick and easy options. Using Mexican as inpriation, you can make any type of quesadilla, burrito, or taco for lunch - check out our recipes! Our Mexican Salad is also a good option. Or make a big batch of our Mexican Chicken Soup one evening to have for lunches that week.
Are these recipes healthy lunchtime options?
Yes, all of our recipes use fresh and healthy ingredients, and are great to eat if you're being healthy. Maybe just watch the amount of cheese, tortillas and chips that you're consuming!
What is a typical Mexican lunch?
Lunch is the main meal of the day and often includes two courses. The first course is usually a salad or soup, referred to as consume. This is usually followed by a main course of meat, chicken or seafood served with rice, beans and corn tortillas.
What time is lunch in Mexico?
Lunch (Comida) is anywhere from 2 to 5pm, with a light dinner around 7pm. Their lunches are much heavier and a longer affair than ours, not to mention quite a bit later in the day.