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    The 20+ BEST Healthy Mexican Recipes

    If you’re looking for a delicious way to spice up your dinner routine, these Healthy Mexican Recipes are the perfect solution!

    From healthy sheet pan meals to fresh salsas, burrito bowls to light soups, there’s a great variety of meals you can create in just a few easy steps.

    Not only do these dishes taste amazing, but they also offer plenty of health benefits due to their fresh ingredients.

    Read on for plenty of delicious and Healthy Mexican recipes that will be big hits with you and your family.

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    Healthy Mexican Recipes:

    1. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are not only quick and easy to make, they’ll also spice up any weeknight with a fun and delicious meal!

    This addictive sheet pan recipe is loaded with lean protein and colorful veggies, making it super nutritious. Adding the spicy, tangy fajita seasoning gives it an amazing taste you just can’t resist.

    This healthy Mexican meal will be great the next time time you have a crowd for dinner. Enjoy!

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    2. Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)

    Caldo de Pollo is a deliciously soulful Mexican Chicken Soup that will spice up your usual chicken soup recipe.

    To make this fantastic soup, you don’t need any fancy ingredients, spices, or complex cooking styles. All you need is a regular soup pot, a delicate chicken broth with lots of veggies, and plenty of patience. Your reward will be a magical pot of soup that just happens to be healthy too.

    This warm and cozy comfort food is great for cold nights or perfect whenever you feel under the weather. It might even cure a cold!

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    3. Pineapple Salsa

    Enjoy tropical vibes this summer with this refreshing Pineapple Salsa. Sweet and a little bit spicy, this salsa can uplift any of your favorite dishes.

    You can make this vibrant colorful salsa in no time: just chop, mix, chill, and enjoy this perfectly delicious and healthy dish. It’s great as a side dish with fish, shrimp or chicken tacos or just a big bowl of tortilla chips for scooping.

    A yummy side dish for outdoor BBQs, pot lucks or campouts. Have fun!

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    4. Chicken Burrito Bowl

    If you love Chipotle, you’re going to love our tasty, filling, and super customizable Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe.

    This super healthy bowl combines perfectly marinated chicken with rice and the fixings of your choice. That’s it, your hearty and nutritious one-bowl meal is ready to serve!

    This healthy Mexican dish is a must-try recipe that’s ideal for meal prep when you have a busy week ahead.

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    5. Chicken Tacos (Mexican Street Style)

    No need for a taco joint when you can make Mexican Street Style tacos at home with this easy recipe.

    To make these incredible Chicken Tacos, you’ll need perfectly seasoned and well-marinated tender juicy chicken. Add some simple toppings of onions and cilantro, salsa, and a good slash of lime.

    Try these authentic and healthy tacos on your next Taco Tuesday and enjoy!

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    6. Mexican Picadillo

    Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin countries and comes from the Spanish word “picar” meaning to mince.

    This Mexican version of Picadillo gets its unique flavoring from chipotle peppers and other Latin staples. Along with the ground beef, it’s packed with potatoes, onions, bell peppers, carrots, peas, and tomatoes simmered until the meat is tender and succulent.

    Try this healthy recipe when the Mexican cravings hit!

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    7. Refried Beans

    Make these Refried Beans on your next Taco Tuesday and we guarantee you’ll never go back to your boring canned beans!

    These beans are absolutely delicious and use only a few pantry staples that you already have on hand: Canned pinto beans, onion, garlic, oil, spices and lime. They’re also super quick and easy to make and taste great with tacos or your favorite Mexican dishes.

    You can dress up your beans with toppings like onions, jalapeno, cilantro and your favorite cheese.

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    8. Pico de Gallo

    Make the classic Mexican chunky salsa, Pico de Gallo, at home with our extremely easy, quick, and addictively satisfying recipe.

    This fresh and healthy salsa doesn’t need any cooking, just chop and toss together all the ingredients and ta-da, it’s ready!

    This tangy salsa makes a great appetizer with chips or can make an amazing condiment for Mexican dishes.

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    9. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    If you’re looking for seafood on Taco Tuesday, Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa is the recipe for you!

    These amazing tacos are loaded with perfectly seasoned, succulent shrimp. Add a vibrant fresh mango salsa and drizzle with a tasty avocado sauce for a healthy, scrumptious meal.

    These just may be your new favorite Mexican meal! Yum!

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    10. Ground Turkey Tacos

    If you love tacos and you’re trying to eat healthy, try these delicious Ground Turkey Tacos!

    This favorite Mexican meal is lightened up with leaner meat and loaded with taco seasoning flavors. It needs just 20 minutes to cook and will taste great with your favorite toppings.

    Taco nights are always fun nights, so enjoy!

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    11. Camarones a la Diabla

    Next time you crave something really spicy, give our Camarones a la Diabla a try. It really has some serious kick, so spice lovers, this one’s for you!

    “Devil Shrimp” is a spicy Mexican dish made with succulent shrimp. Add a fiery sauce made from tomatoes and dried chilis for a rich and flavorful dish and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve over a bed of white rice and enjoy.

    A perfect dish for a cold, icy beer!

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    12. Peach Salsa

    With summer here and peach season in full swing, it’s time to make Peach Salsa! This beautiful dish will will win rave reviews at your next potluck, so give it a try.

    This salsa is unbelievably quick and easy to make. You simply chop up the ingredients, mix in a bowl and it’s ready. Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos or your favorite Mexican dish. It’s also great with fish, chicken, shrimp or pork.

    This sweet Mexican salsa is healthy and nutritious and a great way to use up your glut of fresh peaches. Enjoy!

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    13. Pollo Asado

    This popular Mexican chicken dish, Pollo Asado, is here just in time for grilling season. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a summer campout, this healthy chicken dish will be a winner.

    Start by marinating your chicken in a blend of citrusy juices and plenty of great Latin spices. You can grill, roast, or pan-sear your chicken and either way, it will come out fantastic every time.

    Pair it with rice and salad or use as a filler for tacos and burritos.

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    14. Leftover Turkey Nachos

    Tired of making the same soups and casseroles from your leftover holiday bird? Don’t worry, we’ve got something much more interesting for you: Leftover Turkey Nachos recipe.

    This recipe is super fast and easy. Just assemble all the ingredients together and pop it in the oven. After baking, garnish and serve this healthy version of the Mexican original.

    A great snack for game day, a patio party or anytime you’re craving a cheesy, crunchy, delicious snack!

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    15. Mexican Ground Beef Tacos

    Why wait till Tuesday when you can serve everyone’s favorite fast food, Mexican Ground Beef Tacos any day of the week!

    These ground beef tacos are a delicious and super easy dinner that you can have on the table in just 20 minutes. Nothing could be easier on a busy weeknight!

    So grab a skillet and your favorite tortillas and get cooking!

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    16. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

    Albondigas Soup ( Mexican Meatball Soup) is a healthy comfort food that is irresistibly warm and cozy. Perfect for a chilly day, but wonderful any time of the year.

    Imagine plump meatballs floating in a hearty tomato-infused broth that’s loaded with tons of veggies. It’s incredibly delicious, but also hearty and filling. Serve with tortillas charred in a hot pan and roll them up to dip in the soup. Yum!

    This authentic Mexican soup can also be cooked in a Crock pot or Instant pot. Enjoy.

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    17. Mango Salsa

    If you love salsa, this Mango Salsa is a winning recipe for you. It’s beautiful, it’s sweet and tangy , it’s delicious!

    It’s extremely easy and quick to make, just dice everything into bite-size pieces and mix. Serve immediately or refrigerate to let the flavors meld together. Just beware, this healthy Mexican salsa is completely addicting!

    Great with tortilla chips, fish, chicken and shrimp.

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    18. Taco Soup

    Have you transformed your favorite tacos into a soup version? if not, then you’re missing out on a delicious and healthy Mexican soup.

    Our Taco Soup recipe is one of the best one-pot meals. It’s loaded with taco-seasoned ground beef, veggies, corn, and beans and simmered to perfection. Jazz it up with irresistible toppings like avocados, cilantro, jalapenos, tortilla chips and lots of shredded cheese. Yum!

    Try this next Taco Tuesday and enjoy

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    19. Carne Picada

    If you love Mexican flavors and are always on a hunt for new Mexican recipes, this Carne Picada is a winner recipe for you.

    Carne Picada are thin shavings of beef that are braised in a superb tomato peppers sauce with Tex Mex herbs and spices. This delicious meat makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, and your favorite Mexican dishes.

    You can pre-prep this scrumptious dish for several different meals during your busy week.

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    20. Steak Tacos

    Slices of a perfectly grilled steak piled high in a tortilla with all your favorite toppings; sound delicious right? Yes, it’s Taco Tuesday time again, and this Steak Tacos recipe will definitely win you rave reviews.

    Customize your tacos by grilling or pan frying your steak and using corn or flour tortillas, your choice. Add some great toppings like avocadoes, tomatoes, red onion, feta or blue cheese and cilantro. Or choose your own. Enjoy!

    A healthy Mexican recipe that would be perfect for your next cookout.

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    21. Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef & Vegetable Soup)

    This classic Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef & Vegetable Soup) is a hearty and delicious soup that everyone will love.

    Start with your biggest pot to make this soup, as you’ll definitely want leftovers! Simmer your beef for hours in a beautifully flavored, tasty, and delicate bone broth along with varied colorful veggies. The result will be a yummy, healthy soup that will be your new comfort food.

    Serve with warm tortillas to roll and dip in the fantastic broth.

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    22. Surf and Turf Nachos

    Up your nacho game with our epic Surf and Turf Nachos and make any event or game day a huge hit!

    This awesome recipe features perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp, and all your favorite fixings on top of a crispy bed of tortilla chips. It is so delicious that everyone will come back for more. So make a lot!

    The best part, this Mexican treat is easy to make, so try it soon.

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    23. Carne Molida

    Carne Molida is a versatile and savory Mexican ground beef dish perfect for tacos, burritos, and more. Picture this: ground beef cooked up with fresh homemade salsa, a mix of veggies and seasoned with a cozy blend of spices like cumin, oregano and chili powder. And you end up with one amazingly tasty Mexican ground beef!!

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    24. Flank Steak Fajitas

    When the Mexican craving hits, these healthy Flank Steak Fajitas will hit the spot!

    This quick throw-together meal is vibrant and colorful with perfect strips of marinated steak. Add veggies, seasonings, lime juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, oil and cilantro for a deliciously addicting meal.

    You can make this recipe low-carb and gluten-free too, so enjoy!

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    20+ BEST Healthy Mexican Recipes

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    This collection of Healthy Mexican Recipes includes plenty of different ways to feed your family a nutritious meal with south of the border flair!


    • 2.5-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 6-8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp achiote powder
    • 1.5 Tbsp dried oregano
    • 1 Tbsp paprika
    • 1 Tbsp cumin
    • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 1-2 tsp red chili flakes


    1. Mix together olive oil, citrus juice, garlic and spices. Place the chicken in a large bowl or baking dish, then pour in the marinade and mix well. Cover with cling wrap, then refrigerate. Marinate your chicken at least 2 hours, to overnight.
    2. Remove chicken from refrigerator 30 minute prior to cooking.
    3. Preheat grill over medium high heat to 425-450°F.
    4. Grill the chicken 8-10 minute per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 185-190°F.
    5. Allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting.

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