22 Healthy Mexican Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
Looking for healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes? I’ve got you covered! Cinco de Mayo is my favorite foodie holiday and as a Southern California native, I’m slightly obsessed with Mexican food.
Interestingly enough, some mistake Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Independence Day, but it’s not. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican military over France in 1862 and in fact, it’s not widely celebrated in Mexico.
But in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has morphed into a heritage and cultural celebration of Mexico and I think that’s something to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than with healthy Mexican recipes, fiestas, mariachi music and perhaps a margarita.
Below is a list of my Mexican or Mexican-inspired recipes (I do take some liberties to make things Downshiftology appropriate). Case in point, the use of cassava flour to replace more traditional flour tortillas. But trust me, everything is delicious and gluten-free!
Mexican Appetizers, Dips and Snacks
- Best Ever Guacamole
- Pico de Gallo
- Carne Asada Fries
- Cassava Flour Tortillas
- Citrus Shrimp Ceviche
- Creamy Pico De Gallo
- Herbed Cassava Tortilla Chips
- Pico De Gallo Stuffed Avocado
Mexican Main Courses
- Black Bean Mexican Pizza (vegetarian)
- Carne Asada
- Carne Asada Tacos
- Chicken and Avocado Burritos
- Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Carrot Slaw
- Mexican Chicken Zucchini Noodles
- Pulled Pork Street Tacos
- Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro, Lime and Bacon Slaw
- Steak Fajitas with Cassava Flour Tortillas
- Taco Seasoning
- Taco Soup
- Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Many of these recipes have tutorial videos, so make sure to check out my YouTube channel as well. Happy Cinco de Mayo!