30 Fresh& Tasty Mexican Recipes

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 Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo or having a simple family gathering at home, here are 30 FRESH AND TASTY  Mexican Recipes to create the perfect Mexican Feast. Packed full of healthy veggies with authentic flavors, pick out a few to try this week! 

30 Fresh and Tasty Mexican Recipes Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo or having a simple family gathering at home, these tasty fresh Mexican recipes are fun to make, packed full of healthy veggies with authentic flavors. Pick out a few to try this week! #mexicanrecipes

Here is a list of our 30 favorite Mexican Recipes to help celebrate Cinco De Mayo. We have so much love and gratitude for our neighboring country- for its people, culture and its cuisine. Have you ever stopped to think about how boring our food would be without this colorful infusion of flavor?

One of our favorite cooking experiences ever, was taking a cooking class down in Oaxaca, Mexico and learning the old traditional techniques and flavors. It gave us such an appreciation of Mexico’s rich culture and history. I highly recommend this class (it is in Spanish, but we found it not to be an issue at all) and most of the proceeds of the class go towards helping women from smaller surrounding villages learn trades and become more self-reliant.

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes. For the whole list of Mexican-inspired recipes on the blog (and wow, there are a LOT !) visit the Mexican Recipes Page.


Quick & easy Fish (or Tofu) Tacos topped with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw that can be made using a grill, stove top or oven! Vegan & gluten-free adaptable! A fast and healthy dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes. | #feastingathome #slaw #fishtacos #tacos #grilled #grilling #tacoslaw #cabbageslaw #tofutacos #vegantacos #bakedtacos ##healthytacos #mexicanslaw #mexicanslaw

Quick & easy Fish (or Tofu) Tacos topped with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw that can be made using a grill, stovetop or oven! Vegan & gluten-free adaptable! A fast and healthy dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.

 

How to make the most delicious Guacamole-3 different ways. (Traditional, Furikake and Middle Eastern!)Guac never be boring again! Vegan, gluten-free and healthy. #guac #furikake #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #avocadodipKiller guacamole- 3 ways! A simple easy recipe for three different types of Guacamole. A flavorful Mexican appetizer that is vegan, gluten-free and healthy.

How to Make Chilaquiles! A classic Mexican dish made with stewed corn tortillas (or chips) that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner. The best part? This highly adaptable meal can be made in under 20 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights! #chilaquiles #vegetarian #mexican #rojo #verde

Chilaquiles! A classic Mexican dish made with stewed corn tortillas (or chips) that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner. The best part? This highly adaptable meal can be made in under 20 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!

 

How to cook flavorful healthy vegan Mexican Pinto Beans on the stove top (or in Instant Pot). A simple easy recipe! #pintobeans

How to cook flavorful healthy vegan Mexican Pinto Beans on the stovetop or in Instant Pot. A simple easy recipe!

Butternut Tamales with flavorful Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro Sauce over a bed of seasoned black beans, topped with pickled onions and crunchy radishes! A flavorful vegetarian dinner. Vegan adaptable! Can be made ahead! #tamales #butternuttamales #vegantamales #vegetariandinner

Butternut Tamales with flavorful Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro Sauce over a bed of seasoned black beans, topped with pickled onions and crunchy radishes! A flavorful vegetarian dinner. Vegan adaptable! Can be made ahead!

An easy healthy recipe for Cilantro Lime Rice that is made on the stovetop. Make this with brown or white basmati rice ( or jasmine!). #rice #cilantrolimerice #mexicanrice

An easy healthy recipe for Cilantro Lime Rice that is made on the stovetop. Make this with brown or white basmati rice!

How to make Birria Tacos! An authentic recipe for Birria, a flavorful Mexican Stew made with beef, lamb or goat that can be made in an Instant Pot, Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker. Serve this in a big bowl or make Birria Tacos - the best! #birria #birriatacos #mexicanstew #tacos

An authentic recipe for Birria Tacos, a flavorful Mexican Stew made with beef, lamb or goat that can be made in an Instant Pot, Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker. Serve this in a big bowl or make Birria Tacos – the best!

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful “walnut chorizo”! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free!

Mexican Oaxacan Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, and cabbage slaw.

Vegan Oaxacan Bowl with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and roasted peppers over a bed of warm seasoned black beans. It’s topped with crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado and my favorite thing ever, toasted Chipotle Maple Pecans. Vegan and grain-free, hands down, this bowl is my new favorite Mexican recipe!

Spicy Corn Fritters with Cilantro Cream - an easy delicious recipe that works as an appetizer or vegetarian main! www.feastingathome.com #cornfritters #corncakes

Spicy Corn Fritters with jalapeno, lime zest and coriander served with a Cilantro Crema – an easy delicious recipe made with fresh sweet corn (or use frozen!) that works as an appetizer or vegetarian main!

 

A vegan adaptable, Roasted Chile Rellenos Recipe - that is lightened up with the additon of black beans and roasting vs. frying! Delicious and healthy!

A vegan-adaptable, Roasted Chile Rellenos Recipe – lightened-up with the addition of black beans … and the chilies are roasted instead of fried! Delicious and healthy! If you haven’t made this yet- put it on the list of Mexican recipes to try now! So flavorful!

crispy jackfruit tacos with slaw

Crispy Jackfruit Tacos made on a sheet pan with pickled red onions, cilantro cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa! A fast, easy, VEGAN weeknight dinner!

Farmers Market Vegetarian Enchiladas- with black beans and your choice of veggies (like red bell pepper, zucchini and corn)and Homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce! Easy, Healthy and full of delicious Mexican Flavor!Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! #enchiladas #vegetarianenchiladas #healthyenchiladas #veggieenchiladas

Farmers Market Vegetarian Enchiladas– with black beans and your choice of veggies (like red bell pepper, zucchini and corn)and Homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce! Easy, Healthy and full of delicious Mexican Flavor!Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable!

Mexican Street Corn - Elotes!Mexican Street Corn ( Aka, Elotes!) with chilies, cilantro and lime. This lighter version can be grilled or sautéed and can easily be made vegan! Use fresh corn right off the cobb, or in a pinch frozen “roasted” corn for the best flavor!

An authentic Mexican recipe for Aguachile with Shrimp! Similar to ceviche, shrimp is sliced in half, and cooked in a mixture of lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Flavorful, simple and sooooo delicious! #aguachile #shrimp #verde #ceviche #Mexican

An authentic Mexican recipe for Aguachile with Shrimp! Similar to ceviche, shrimp is sliced in half, and cooked in a mixture of lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Flavorful, simple and sooooo delicious!

How to make Homemade Refried Beans from scratch- a simple delicious recipe that is vegan and gluten-free! | www.feastingathome.com

How to make Homemade Refried Beans from scratch- a simple delicious recipe that is vegan and gluten-free!

Delicious, Chicken Enchiladas Verde with flavorful Roasted Poblano Sauce. A simple healthy Mexican-inspired meal that is easy and flavorful! Vegan adaptable! #chickenenchiladas #enchiladas #verde #enchiladasverde

Corn and Poblano Enchiladas Verde with flavorful Roasted Poblano Sauce. A simple healthy and adaptable, Mexican-inspired dinner recipe that is easy and flavorful! Make this with simple baked chicken or black beans!

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Recipe ! (aka Salsa Verde) A FRESH vibrant recipe for Tomatillo Salsa using *uncooked* tomatillos, resulting in the most amazing flavors. Serve this with chips, Baja Tacos, quesadillas or as a sauce for enchiladas! #tomatillosalsa #tacosalsa #salsaverde #tomatillo #bajatacos #salsa #verde #greensalsa

Add an element of freshness to your Mexican Feast with this Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Recipe! (aka Salsa Verde) A FRESH vibrant recipe for Tomatillo Salsa using *uncooked* tomatillos, resulting in the most amazing flavors. Serve this with chips, Baja Tacos, quesadillas or as a sauce for enchiladas!

Tlayludas de Oaxaca- a healthy delicious version of Mexican Street Food- vegan & gluten free adaptable! Super tasty! | www.feastingathome.com

Vegan Tlayludas!!! Originating from Oaxaca, Tlayludas are kinda like Mexican Pizza. This lightened-up VEGAN version is loaded up with healthy veggies…. one of my all-time favorites…..super tasty! I could eat this every day. Feel free to “beef these up” with chorizo and Mexican string cheese for more authentic vibe.

 

Ceviche Recipe

What Mexican Feast would be complete without Ceviche? Here’s a simple and easy  Ceviche Recipe– delicious and light, serve it up with chips or spoon it lettuce cups or even in an avocado!  This authentic Mexican recipe is made with everyday ingredients! You will love it!

Mezcal margarita

A refreshing “healthier” ( if that is possible!) recipe for Mezcal Margaritas– with fresh limes, jalapeno, cilantro and a hint of maple syrup…smoky, spicy and oh so refreshing! Designed for the “grown-up” palate. If you like Scotch, you’ll love this.

Hibiscus Quesadillas!

The only quesadilla recipe on the blog – vegetarian and really surprising and unique!  Hibiscus Flower Quesadillas– so “meaty” and delicious! The dried hibiscus flowers are rehydrated, then sautéed with onion and garlic and end up having such great texture and flavor! Got this authentic Mexican recipe while down in Sayulita, Mexico a few years back…..and it’s one of my favorites! Vegetarian and yummy. Purchase dried hibiscus flowers in the bulk section of your grocery store!

Mexican Short Rib Tacos | www.feastingathome.com

Tender, falling off the bone,  Mexican Short Rib Tacos, cooked low and slow in the oven with dried Mexican chilies, beef stock and stout. Ridiculously good.

Mexican Slaw with jalapeño and lime- perfect for fish tacos or a vegan side to your Mexican Feast. Fast and easy and Vegan! #tacoslaw #mexicanslaw #cabbageslaw #slaw #veganslaw

Mexican Slaw with jalapeño and lime– perfect for fish tacos or a vegan side to your Mexican Feast. Fast and easy and Vegan!

 

Simple Chicken Carnitas! Make this in an Instant Pot, or on the stovetop or in the oven and use in enchiladas, tacos, burrito bowls during the week. EAsy and delicious! 

Simple Chicken Carnitas! Make this in an Instant Pot, or on the stovetop or in the oven, and use in enchiladas, tacos, burrito bowls during the week. Easy and delicious!

Healthy Baked Vegetarian Tacos - Kid friendly and just 15 minutes of prep before going into the oven to bake. | #tacos #bakedtacos www.feastingathome.comEasy Baked Tacos – Kid friendly and just 15 minutes of prep before going into the oven to bake. Keep them vegetarian with refried beans or add baked chicken or healthy chorizo. This is perhaps more suited for busy weeknights!

 

Salsa Macha Bowl- a sheet pan dinner made with with Chicken or Tofu, roasted yams and peppers, avocado and flavorful "Salsa Macha", a delicious Mexican condiment you will fall in love with! | www.feastingathome.comSalsa Macha Bowl– a sheet-pan dinner made with Tofu or Chicken (or both), with roasted yams and peppers, avocado and the most flavorful “Salsa Macha” Sauce, an incredibly delicious Mexican marinade made with dried chilies you will fall in love with!

 

Hibiscus Margarita with Ginger and Clove- the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail - refreshing, delicious and easy to make! | www.feastingathome.comHibiscus Margaritas – infused with ginger and a whisper of clove.  Beautiful, delicious and refreshing! Perfect for your Mexican Feast.

Healthy, Easy, Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing.  Sub MEXICAN TOFU for the Chicken for a vegan version! #chipotlechicken #mexicansalad #chickensalad #grilledchicken

Healthy, Easy, Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing.  Sub MEXICAN BAKED TOFU for the Chicken for a vegan version!

Enchilada Pie with sweet potatoes and black beans- and optional 5 minute Enchilada Sauce.! A fast and healthy version of enchiladas made with layered tortillas instead of rolled-  very time saving! Keep it vegetarian or add chicken!

 

Grilled Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce | www.feastingathome.com

One of the most popular recipes on the blog to date…. Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce plus authentic Pico de Gallo and Pickled onions! Perfect for entertaining and outdoor gatherings. Fire up the grill!

 

Stuffed Poblano Chili with black beans, quinoa, goat cheese- topped with a dark complex Mole Negro Sauce. | www.feastingathome.com

This Mole Sauce is ridiculously good. A Stuffed Poblano Chili with Mole Negro Sauce – vegetarian yet decadent-  filled with black beans, quinoa, and optional goat cheese– topped with a deep, dark and complex Mole Sauce. A delcious Mexican recipe- perfect for your gathering.

Sheet Pan Veggie Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Cauliflower Rice- a filling, low calorie meal that is vegan & gluten-free and only takes 15 minutes of hands-on time! Keep it vegan or add chicken. | www.feastingathome.com

Sheet Pan Veggie Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Cauliflower Rice– a filling, low calorie meal that is vegan & gluten-free and only takes 15 minutes of hands-on time! Keep it vegan or add baked chicken.

A simple delicious recipe for  Orange and Avocado Salad with Lime juice, chili flakes and cilantro.

Light and refreshing   Orange and Avocado Salad with jalapeño, lime juice, Aleppo chili flakes and cilantro. So simple, so beautiful!!! Use blood oranges when in season!

Chicken Enchiladas made with 5-Minute Enchilada Sauce (easy red sauce) and shredded chicken. A delicious comfort food meal the whole family will love. #enchiladas #chickenenchiladas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas made with 5-Minute Enchilada Sauce (easy red sauce) and shredded chicken. A delicious comfort food meal the whole family will love.

Sheet-Pan, Chipotle Portobello Tacos - smoky, spicy and "meaty"  - these VEGAN tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers!  Make them in 30 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com #vegantacos #portobellotacosSheet-Pan, Chipotle Portobello Tacos – smoky, spicy and “meaty”  – these VEGAN tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers!  Make them in 30 minutes!

 

Healthy Yummy Breakfast Bowls with sweet potatoes, blackbeans, turkey chorizo ( optional) avocado, cilantro and an egg. | www.feastingathome.comHealthy Yummy Mexican Breakfast Bowls with sweet potatoes, black beans, home-made turkey chorizo ( optional or use soy chorizo) avocado, cilantro and an egg. YUM!

 

Chipotle Mayo- aka Mexican Secret Sauce! A simple 5 minute sauce that add a burst of flavor to any meal. Vegan adaptable and GF | www.feastingathome.com

Vegan adaptable Chipotle Mayo– (aka Mexican Secret Sauce!!!)  A simple, 5-minute sauce that will elevate what you are already making, and add a burst of flavor to most any meal. Vegan adaptable and GF

How to make Homemade Tortillas from scratch using masa harina, flour, or a blend of both. You don't need a tortilla press for this recipe!

How to make Homemade Tortillas from scratch using masa harina, flour, or a blend of both. You don’t need a tortilla press for this recipe!

Happy weekend friends…Salud!

xoxo

For many more healthy, Mexican inspired meals make sure to check out our Mexican Recipes Page ! 

How to create a Mexican Feast!

  1. Keep it simple and only pick out a few things!  You don’t want to be so exhausted with cooking that you don’t enjoy the party!
  2. Make whatever you can, ahead! 
  3. Enlist friends to make or bring some of the sides.
  4. Remember to add flavorful condiments and sauces ( most can be made ahead).
  5. Plan to be done cooking one hour before your party and make yourself a drink. Take a breath and relax.
  6. An old catering/ restaurant trick: If your legs are tired from all the standing, cooking and cleaning, lay on the floor on your back, with legs up the wall for 10 minutes before the party. It will totally revive you! 
  7. One of the easiest things to make is a Taco Bar! Many things can be prepped ahead. Grill meat or fish the day of. Guests can make tacos or bowls that they can assemble themselves. Sometimes I’ll even ask my friends to each bring one item! Fun and easy.

You can do this! xoxo

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Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo or having a simple family gathering at home, these tasty fresh Mexican recipes are fun to make, packed full of healthy veggies with authentic flavors. Pick out a few to try this week! #mexicanrecipes

A Mexican Feast!


  • Author:
    Sylvia Fountaine

  • Prep Time:
    30

  • Cook Time:
    45

  • Total Time:
    1 hour 15 minutes

  • Yield:
    4-8

  • Category:
    mains, sides,

  • Method:
    stove top, oven

  • Cuisine:
    Mexican

Description

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo, or having a simple gathering at home, these authentic, flavorful recipes are fun to make, and include many vegan and Gluten-Free options! Pick out a few for your next gathering or potluck!



Instructions

Pick out a few recipes to create a Mexican Feast. Here are a few tips: 

  1. Keep it simple and only pick out a few things!  You don’t want to be so exhausted with cooking that you don’t enjoy the party!
  2. Make whatever you can, ahead! 
  3. Enlist friends to make or bring some of the sides.
  4. Remember to add flavorful condiments and sauces ( most can be made ahead).
  5. Plan to be done cooking one hour before your party and make yourself a drink. Take a breath and relax.
  6. An old catering/ restaurant trick: If your legs are tired from all the standing, cooking and cleaning, lay on the floor on your back, with legs up the wall for 10 minutes before the party. It will totally revive you! 
  7. One of the easiest things to make is a Taco Bar! Many things can be prepped ahead. Grill meat or fish the day of. Guests can make tacos or bowls that they can assemble themselves. Sometimes I’ll even ask my friends to each bring one item! Fun and easy.

Notes

 Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo or having a simple family gathering at home, these tasty fresh Mexican recipes are fun to make, packed full of healthy veggies with authentic flavors. Pick out a few to try this week! 

Keywords: Mexican recipes, cinco de mayo recipes, easy Mexican recipes, authentic Mexican recipes



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