Summer is all about warm long evenings spent enjoying al fresco meals with family and friends, and let’s not forget that BBQ! Let Gran Luchito inspire you to try new midweek Mexican summer recipes for kids, easy summer dinner recipes for family, or epic BBQ feasts on weekends when friends come over.

Mexican Summer Recipes

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Mexican Summer
Recipes

The British love alfresco dining. As soon as the sun comes out, and the evenings become balmy we’re out like a shot, the fridge is being stocked up and the BBQ wheeled out! So get that chicken grilling, your chipotle king prawns sizzling and your steak marinating. Our top three light summer meals below will show you how! They are all perfect summer lunch ideas for entertaining.

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Everything you need to make Mexican summer recipes at home

Gran Luchito’s range is perfect for making these light and fresh summer recipes!

What could be more perfect, while you wait for that BBQ to heat up, than busting open a jar of one of our Gran Luchito Salsas with some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips or Chipotle Tortilla Chips?

How to quickly and easily Mexicanise a salad or pico de gallo? Just sprinkle in some of our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.

Need a sauce people can drizzle over their fish or chicken tacos? Make a Chipotle Crema with the help of our Chipotle Paste mixed into sour cream! So easy, yet so satisfying.

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Mexican Summer
Recipes

Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering collection of our favourite summer lunch recipes, as well as healthy summer recipes for dinner! We have exciting ideas for taco and burrito fillings, light chicken and fish dishes, as well as classic Mexican summer side dishes. All made with your favourite Gran Luchito store cupboard essentials, you can make them again and again, perfecting the recipes, throughout the summer.

Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

A super fresh and easy to make at home guacamole recipe made with mild tomatillos, jalapeños and creamy avocados that tastes delicious - you should try it!... See full recipe

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

A warm tortilla wrap filled with thinly sliced grilled steak, onions, guacamole, and our Chipotle Salsa. There is so much to love about this Carne Asada Tacos recipe. ... See full recipe

Pico De Gallo, healthy Mexican recipes

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

Mexican Recipes, taco recipes, Mexican Chicken Recipes

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, Mexican Seafood, Prawn 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

BBQ Lamb Chops

BBQ Lamb Chops

Our BBQ lamb chops recipe uses our Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix, and can be your new go-to summer recipe! They are simply delicious, easy to do, and will impress your loved ones.... See full recipe

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

Iceberg salad wedges are served here with a creamy dressing prepared with blue cheese mixed with our Chipotle Paste, then topped with crispy bacon, diced tomatoes and onion. ... 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

Coconut Prawns

Coconut Prawns

Warm and freshly made coconut prawns served with hot mango salsa are just what you need over the warm summer months, and perfect for entertaining friends and family.... See full recipe

Prawn Quesadilla

Prawn Quesadilla

Calling all seafood lovers and Chipotle Paste fans, this toasty, gooey and delicious Prawn Quesadilla recipe is for you! Team it with our Hot Habanero and Mango Salsa!... See full recipe

Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

Crisp, colourful and packed full of chipotle flavour - this Mexican coleslaw recipe is perfect for topping tacos or as a side dish at your next BBQ... See full recipe

Tuna Tostadas

Tuna Tostadas

A crispy corn tostada is topped with smoky Chipotle Mayo, then a delicious fresh tuna ceviche marinated in lime and soy and topped with crispy leeks - an epic starter!... 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

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

Chipotle Crema

Chipotle Crema

Our spicy Chipotle Crema can be drizzled over absolutely everything! Just make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to use throughout the week.... 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

Pollo Asado

Pollo Asado

This Pollo Asado recipe for Mexican Grilled Chicken has an irresistible, flavourful, citrusy, chipotle flavour marinade. Talk about finger licking good -you have to try!... 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

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

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Fresh and flavourful fish tacos with a pan fried white fish that's been marinated in Mexican spices. Serve the fish over warm tortillas, a fresh salsa and a touch of lime!... See full recipe

BBQ Corn

BBQ Corn

A popular way of eating corn on the cob in Mexico is barbecued! Our BBQ Corn recipe is served with Chipotle Butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and freshly chopped coriander.... 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

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

Fried Chicken Tacos

Fried Chicken Tacos Recipe

Crispy and delicious fried chicken for a twist on your usual chicken tacos! The whole family will love these straightforward chicken tacos with Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Crispy, chipotle and beer battered fish with crunchy veg, fresh lime and chilli mayo - a Mexican beach holiday in a taco! A delicious combination of flavours and textures.... 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

Chipotle Chilli Prawns

Chipotle Prawns

As far as chilli prawn recipes go, this Chipotle Prawns recipe works as a starter or main. For a simple meal serve alongside crusty bread, ready to be dipped into the pan juices.... 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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Gran Luchito Mexican

Mexican Summer
FAQs

Find below our frequently asked questions about Mexican summer recipes. Feel free to ask any further questions below the recipes in the comments section. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What do Mexicans eat in the summer?

Summer recipes require little time and effort, so Mexicans eat light food in the summer, not long slow cooked meals in the kitchen. Cold spicy salads and salsas, grilled meats, fried fish, and tacos are the main components!

What Mexican recipes are good for the BBQ?

Our carne asada tacos, pollo asado recipe, chipotle chilli king prawns, our Mexican burger recipe, bbq corn and our grilled avocado with chipotle prawns.

What are the best Mexican summer side dishes?

We'd have to say our recipes for pico de gallo, some homemade guacamole, Mexican coleslaw, BBQ corn, Mexican bean salad, and our Mexican green beans.

Why is Carne Asada perfect for summer?

It's perfect for summer grilling, that's why! Carne Asada literally means Grilled Meat. It's therefore best to do outside, on the BBQ, and it's then sliced thinly and served in tacos, with lots of pico de gallo.