Burritos, tacos, quesadillas- all of these just make your mouth water! And of course they all sound delicious because who doesn’t love a good Mexican food fiesta? The food is as vibrant and flavorful, interesting and slightly exotic Mexican food truly reflects the country as it is full of complex flavors and exciting tastes as Mexico itself is exciting and interesting as well. Of course, this is why Mexican food is so popular- it just really is so good! We all know that is true.
However, let’s face it, we all also know that it isn’t exactly a dieter’s dream. This tasty cuisine tends to be loaded with sugars, starches and other carbs that you may be trying to avoid. That is not good for anyone who is on a low carb diet or for anyone at all. The fact that you are reading this blog about low carb Mexican food means that you don’t want that traditionally Mexican food, you really want something that is healthier and better for you. So does it exist? Can you really have low carb Mexican food? What is a dieter to do?! Give up Mexican cuisine? Never! There has to be a better solution.
Luckily for you, there is! You can make so many Mexican dishes low carb and you most likely won’t even notice the difference in taste. That’s right, low carb and full of flavor- who knew it was possible! This list is a compilation of all the best, easiest and most flavorful Mexican dishes around. And the best part: they are all low carb! Now, you don’t even have to think about if the food is part of your diet or not. If it is on our list, it has passed the low carb test and you are good to go! No need to think, just time to cook!
When you choose to make one of these tasty meals, you can be assured that you aren’t eating Mexican food full of diet ruiners like sugars. It may be a little surprising to learn that there is actual sugar in a lot of mexican foods. In fact, sugar sneaks its way into Mexican food in all sorts of places. See that tortilla you may want to eat? Loaded with sugars and not just as complex carbs but also there is frequently additives like corn syrup right there in your tortilla. Not good! When you start cooking for yourself and making these amazing low carb Mexican dishes, you will know every ingredients that goes in the meal and every ingredient that in turn goes into your body. You will be in total low carb control! How great does that feel, to not have to worry about the contents of your food? Simply amazing I bet…
Each of these recipes has been checked and has passed the low carb test. They are all lacking in unnecessary sugars and are approved to eat on any low carb diet. Isn’t it great when you don’t even have to do any research and you can just cook and eat without a care in the world- simply amazing..And, just to reiterate because it is so important, you can still eat Mexican food despite your diet!! That is the best part, after all.
Okay so we have verified that these recipes are all low carb (check!) and that they are all Mexican inspired which will satisfy your craving for Mexcian foods (check again!), but now, what about their taste? Because even if the food is low carb and Mexican, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to eat it. But guess what, it is all delicious. Every single recipe is a winner and is not only going to satisfy your craving for Mexican food but also make you want to keep coming back for seconds and thirds (and go ahead, it is low carb!).
Of course flavor is one of the most important parts of cuisine, especially Mexican cuisine where you really want to have all of those authentic flavors. That is what you are craving right? You just need all of the Mexican tastes without all of the Mexican carbs! You can also check of authentic flavors from your list as these recipes have that covered.
Mexican foods really do have a flavor all of their own. Spices like chili and cilantro, lime and tequila (of course!) make up the essence of this cuisine. This flavor carries through to each of these recipes. Close your eyes and take a bite and you will instantly know you are eating Mexican food- can’t confuse any of these recipes with Chinese food or Italian dishes! The spice and flavor is all there.
Ingredients are also essential to creating a true Mexican food experience. Luckily, these recipes are all made with very authentic ingredients so that each dish screams of Mexican ingenuity. With ingredients like jalapenos, cactus and poblano peppers, you will surely get that Mexican feel in all of the recipes. In fact, you may like these even more than traditional, carb filled recipes. You will get to eat plenty of food, enjoy all of the flavors as they mingle together in your mouth and not feel full or bloated after eating. Take out those carbs and you also take out that feeling of being weighed down after a meal. Bye bye carbs, hello content eating and resting comfortably afterwards. Seriously though, if you just take one bite and you’ll be hooked!
So there is flavor but maybe you are still questioning how you can even make Mexican foods be low carb. After al, Mexican cuisine is loaded with beans, tortillas and rice- carbs, carbs, carbs! What is even in a low carb Mexican dish and how can you make the foods you are addicted to a little less carb heavy. This is a great question.
The first food item to tackle is the tortilla. Mexican foods are almost always all about the tortilla (and why not, the are delicious!) so how can you make a carb loaded tortilla go away when youre talking about Mexican foods? Simple enough! There are plenty of low carb tortilla options in the stores. All you have to do is grab the back that is labeled low carb and you are all set! You can also skip the tortilla whenever possible for the ultimate low carb experience.
Next on the chopping block, the beans. Beans are carb heavy and you may think there is not much you can do about that. Well, in this case, you are kind of right. Beans are always going to be high in carbs. You can cook the beans with low carb ingredients to cut a little bit of carbs but the best idea is just to reduce your bean consumption. Sorry, but this one is a little tricky.
Carbs pop up in traditional Mexican drinks all the time as well. Those agua frescas you may love are typically sweetened with a lot of sugar. This problem is a simple one however. Take out the sugar and add low carb sweetener or nothing at all. That Agua fresca and those rompompe egg nog drinks will be low cab in no time!
If you are making Mexican sauces and need to thicken the sauce, you may usually reach for some flour or masa. Not this time! What you need instead of masa to thicken your sauce is a little bit of xantham gum. This is a much lower carb, no flavor needed type of chemical thickener that you can easily use rather than flour.
Rice is a killer when it comes to carbs and it is also an integral part of Mexican cuisine. Luckily, there are many easy rice substitutions you can use to still have the texture and taste you love from rice but without the carbs. Rice cauliflower has to be the most popular and versatile substitution and you will find that in a lot of these recipes.
Of course there are many Mexican foods that are already low carb and that ended up on this list because they are naturally ready for you low carb dieters to eat! Guacamole and salsa are both very low carb while also being just darn delicious. With these, you just need to watch out for those chips the restaurant may give- those obviously have way more carbs that you want! stick with a carrot stick or celery instead!
The meatier Mexican dishes are something you can focus on as well. Fajitas for example, are typically a hot plate of meats and veggies. They are usually served with tortillas but you can simply skip that part and have true Mexican fajitas in a low carb fashion. The same goes for carnes asada, a juicy, tender beef that is already low carb and ready for you to enjoy as is- no substitutions needed!
While cooking at home is ideal especially when you are on a diet and trying to watch your carbs (knowing what is in all of your food is essential!), the truth is that you will likely dine out a few times while dieting. Mexican food is probably what you will end up eating too! The key here is to know what to ask for in the restaurant to keep your meal low carb. As mentioned before, guacamole, salsa, carne asada and fajitas are all good low carb choices. Chiles Rellenos, Chili Verde, Mexican Salads and carnitas are also great low carb Mexican dishes that you can choose.
If you have your heart set on something else on the menu, ask for no tortillas, no rice, and no beans then ask if you can have extra meat instead. These quick changed will work in a pinch and certainly cut back on some of the carbs that may have been trying to sneak their way on to your plate.
So you see, a few simple ingredient changes and you’ll be eating low carb Mexican foods right away! You don’t necessarily always need a completely different recipe from those delicious, classic Mexican recipes you already know and love. All you need to do is be aware of what is in the food, change it a little and continue on, eating as happily as ever! However, if you want to fully commit and make sure everything you are eating is low carb, then new recipes may be needed. And that is when this amazing list comes in! The flavor is there, the low carbs are guaranteed and the Mexican authenticity is accounted for as well!
Okay so now you are assured that each of these recipes have good flavors. You know they will taste like Mexican foods you know and love and have some easy substitutions when compared to traditional Mexican foods. But what about time? Doesn’t it take a while to prepare really good Mexican food? Don’t you need to slow cook meats for hours, hand roll corn tortillas and prepare sauces all day long? If that is the case, no one has time for Mexican food, low carb or not. Don’t you worry- you know that we only chose meals that would be easy to make in addition to all of the other benefits (this list of reasons to make these meals right now is getting pretty long!).
So, in addition to being full of flavor, there are plenty of Mexican dishes that you can whip up and serve in no time. All of these recipes really don’t take too long especially when you consider that they are part of your diet and something that you can eat anytime you’d like- worth the effort for sure! It can be time consuming to make a full, tasty meal after a long day and not many people have the time or energy to do this. When you switch to your low carb diet, you also are probably battling all day with feelings of hunger and the need to just eat right away- no one wants to be cooking for hours just go have Mexican food! Many people just can’t commit to any lengthy recipes for just this reason.
Lots of the low carb Mexican dishes on this list will only take a matter of minutes to put together which means that you can be eating in no time! In fact, you could probably cook eat and clean up all within an hour. That has to be the fastest Mexican food every! Since you made the meal so quickly, you’ll have time to eat seconds…and thirds. And who are we kidding? Probably even fourths. Of course, make sure that you are eating the proper amount of calories along with monitoring your carbs. Low carb is great but you may want to reconsider that seventh taco (I know, they are so good that it is hard to resist!).
So let’s take a break and recap how great these recipes are. Low carb, delicious, authentic Mexican, and quick to make. Do you really need anything else? This list of credentials seriously checks off every box- can you believe that is even possible?!? Who knew that after years of eating carb laden Mexican foods, you could have been eating healthy the whole time and still gotten the tastes that you were craving. All those years, wasted on bad Mexican food! Thank goodness you have some great options here and now!
So, as you can see, that new low carb diet you have taken up does not require you to give up your favorite food. Let me say it again to make sure you heard and are ready to eat: there is no reason to give up on Mexican foods just because you are on a low carb diet. In fact, you can have as much of it as you want off to this list. Thank goodness! If you did have to skip all Mexican foods just because of your diet, that may be reason enough to quit it before you even begin! Don’t fret though. There’s no need to say adios to the delicacies of Mexico just because you need to cut carbs. In fact, you can start living a healthier, carb conscious life with Mexican foods by your side. It’s like a dream come true.
These Mexican low-carb recipes are as tasty as they are easy, so grab your apron, throw on your sombrero and get ready to spend the night in la Cucina. What amazing dish will you create today…
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50 To-Die-For Low-Carb Mexican Recipes
Related: See all our yummy low carb recipes
- 1. Low Carb Mexican Stuffed Peppers
- 2. Barbacoa Recipe
- 3. Bacon Guacamole
- 4. Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl
- 5. Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 6. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
- 7. Zero Carb Taco Shells
- 8. Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- 9. Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
- 10. Low Carb Mexican Chori Pollo
- 11. Low Carb Mexican Casserole
- 12. Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
- 13. Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- 14. Baked Chicken Chimichangas
- 15. Low Carb Mexican Chicken Soup
- 16. Mexican Pizza
- 17. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
- 18. Fajita-Style Quesadillas
- 19. Mexican Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries
- 20. Mexican Breakfast Cups
- 21. Pork Rind Tortillas
- 22. Paleo Spicy Tilapia Baja Taco with Lime Slaw and Avocado Cilantro Sauce
- 23. Mexican Salad with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto
- 24. Low Carb Paleo Tortillas With Flaxseeds And Eggs
- 25. Molten Cheese Beef Or Chicken Quesadillas
- 26. Blackened Mahi Lettuce Tacos with Cajun Remoulade
- 27. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
- 28. Soft Taco Recipe With Spinach |Low Carb Taco Shells
- 29.White Bean And Avocado Baked Burritos
- 30. Kerry’S Low Carb Mexican Meatballs
- 31. Chicken Tostadas With Black Bean Salsa
- 32. Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- 33. Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
- 34. Low-Carb Grilled Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas
- 35. Mexican Fajita Kabobs
- 36. Mexican Coffee
- 37. Beef And Chorizo Empanadas
- 38. Creamy Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken
- 39. Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 40. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
- 41. Cheese Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
- 42. Easy Sweet And Spicy Mexican Cole Slaw
- 43. Mini Pepper Nachos
- 44. Cheesy Chipotle Cauliflower Casserole
- 45. Mexican Corn Salad
- 46. Mexican Cauliflower Patties
- 47. Chile Relleno Chicken Soup
- 48. Beef Taquitoes
- 49. Mexican Chili Lime Chicken Marinade
- 50. Quick And Easy Guacamole
You can get a healthy dose of protein and plenty of Vitamin A and C with these cheesy stuffed Mexican peppers. This dish is a certified people pleaser being vegan, gluten-free and low-carb- how is that even possible?! Fresh bell peppers stuffed with grass-fed beef and smothered in gooey melted shredded cheese make this an irresistible delight. The simple ingredients make this an easy dish to put together so it’s perfect for those nights when you’re not in the mood to cook but don’t want to get stuck with frozen pizza or takeout. Turn to this dish and you will end your night in the best way.
Barbacoa is a traditional Mexican dish prepared over an open fire or pit covered with maguey leaves. Although most of us aren’t able to roast meat over a fire pit, you can still enjoy the tender and flavorful meal with this low-carb recipe. Traditional barbacoa is made with goat, but chuck roast works just fine and you may even like it better! Just throw it in your slow cooker in the morning and prepare to be wowed come dinnertime with its juicy, savory taste, complemented by the spice of green chilies and the sweetness of roasted onions. Can’t get any easier or tastier than that!
If there’s one no carb Mexican recipe that everyone wants to know, it’s guacamole. The smoothness of this classic dish can’t be understated- it is pure perfection. Whether it’s topping off your burrito or being piled high on salty tortilla chips, there’s no way you can bypass this party essential. This guac is even better because it’s topped with four strips of crispy bacon. Talk about a total win!
Your low-carb diet doesn’t have to be boring, and this fish cabbage bowl is definitive proof. This dish is gluten-free and South Beach Diet friendly, so you’ll want to add this to your growing collection of Mexican low-carb recipes stat. Baked Tilapia and a spicy, lime-infused sauce that can be used on plenty of other dishes is what makes this recipe perfect for lunch or dinner, and it’s simple ingredient list means you can whip up extra for leftovers. Fast, tasty and low carb- this checks all the boxes.
5. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Few things warm a soul up quite like hot chocolate. You may not immediately conjure up this drink when thinking of carb-free Mexican recipes, but take my word for it: this is one you don’t want to pass up. This low-carb, gluten-free hot chocolate is pure heaven made from almond milk, heavy cream and cinnamon. What makes Mexican hot chocolate different from Swiss Miss? The unexpected yet glorious dash of chipotle powder and cinnamon. Pour yourself a cup and curl up with a good book as the perfect way to end your day.
Cheese and Mexican food go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this is one of the most indulgent low-carb Mexican recipes you can feast your eyes on. Spicy, roasted Poblano peppers are stuffed to the brim with mounds of gooey Kraft cheese, shredded chicken and topped off with salsa. Are you drooling yet? If you love a good casserole, the thick consistency and cheesy texture of this dish make it the ultimate Mexican cheat dish for you. If you’re on a strict low-carb diet and want to up the health-factor, you can cut back the amount of cheese used and instead focus on the shredded chicken. The peppers are also full of nutrients that will compliment a healthy lifestyle.
The absolute essential of carb-free Mexican recipes. When you learn how to whip up no-carb taco shells, you’ll practically be unstoppable! One of the biggest challenges for those on a low-carb diet are finding low-carb foods that still carry a powerful texture along with flavor. Well, few foods can come close to beating the satisfying crunch of a taco shell, right? The magic of this no carb Mexican recipe lies in the queso. Cheese is melted down, toasted and salted to perfection. Making these bad boys will have you wishing every night could be Mexican night (and it can with all these recipes!).
One of the best high fiber low-carb foods is cauliflower rice. This is one of the many fantastic low-calorie Mexican recipes that you can change up and use for plenty of other meals too. Rice is a staple of almost every Mexican dish, and with this rice, you still get all the spice, seasoning and satisfaction without the guilt that accompanies scarfing down a whole bowl. Thank goodness because it wouldn’t be Mexican food without delicious rice!Eat up, be merry and start using the versatile cauliflower rice to satiate your low-carb diet side dish needs.
9. Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Mexican low-carb recipes don’t skimp on flavor, which is why they’re so great to pick up when you’re trying a new low-carb diet. Shredded beef is easy to make and can be used for so many other recipes, so make sure you prepare extra and not just because you can use it for other dishes, but because you’ll absolutely be wanting seconds of these juicy tacos. Seasoned with chipotle peppers, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and onion, this is a recipe that has layers and layers of delicious Mexican flavors.
10. Low Carb Mexican Chori Pollo
Chori Pollo is must-try for any fan of Chorizo who also wants to eat more low-carb foods. Seasoned chicken is cooked and served with Mexican Chorizo, mouth-watering caramelized onions and of course, plenty of melted cheese which is luckily very carb friendly. This recipe is very simple and tastes just as good reheated as it does freshly served. With a recipe that serves six, you can either have plenty of yummy leftovers to look forward to or feed the whole family on one delicious, low-carb meal that they’re sure to ask for again. Freeze some and save it for the next time you have a Mexican craving.
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11. Low Carb Mexican Casserole
A casserole is a dinnertime classic, and this Mexican variation is a sensational take on the dish. Whether it’s for Cinco de Mayo or just another night that needs some extra flair, this is one of the Mexican low-carb recipes you’ll be able to turn to again and again. All of your favorite Mexican flavors are mixed and baked to perfection in one dish and it’s also vegetarian-friendly! Cauliflower serves as the main filling alongside white onion, diced red bell pepper and jalapeño, tomatoes and seasoned with cumin and chili powder- a perfect blend of Mexican tastes. Sprinkle with avocado slices for the perfect final touch and bonus flavorful addition.
12. Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
El pollo plays a large part in Mexican cuisine and this slow cooker Mexican chicken is one of the fundamental low-carb recipes you’ll need, since it can be used in everything from casseroles, burritos, tacos, nachos and more. This go-to chicken can be done a hundred different ways, but this recipe spices it up with cilantro, tomatoes, green chilies, salsa, garlic, onions and more. It’s flavorful enough to add the perfect Mexican taste to any dish, but diverse enough to work for a variety of dishes. It’s easy-prep gives you a meat that’s freeze-ahead ready and a must-know when collecting low-carb foods that are as healthy as they are flavorful. You also really can’t beat the prep time- everything is ready to cook in a matter of minutes!
13. Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This casserole is one of those delicious low-carb Mexican recipes that will have you so satisfied that you won’t even notice it’s low carb- seriously, close your eyes and see if you can tell!. This recipe is not only stuffed full of the cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory qualities of cauliflower, but it is also loaded with the decadent flavor of cheese and creamy goodness. Using frozen cauliflower florets and a rotisserie chicken, this mouth-watering, healthy meal can be prepared in just five minutes. This meal is light on prep work, which makes it easy to include in your low carb lifestyle. The slight Mexican flavors will surely be a hit as well.
14. Baked Chicken Chimichangas
If you think chimichangas from the local Mexican food truck are to die for, wait till you try this baked rendition. They are a healthy twist on the Mexican classic and practically overflowing with flavor, from the thick interior of Mexican shredded chicken, cheese, salsa and onions to the dollop (or three) of sour cream, guacamole and diced tomatoes on top. These tasty Mexican classics bake in under half an hour, which means including prep time, you can be well on your way to Mexican food paradise in about an hour. Baking is also much healthier than the typical friend chimichanga making this recipe a double win. They’re also extremely fun to make, so why not make a family night out of it or invite some of your girlfriends over for a fun, chimichanga-fueled fiesta?
15. Low Carb Mexican Chicken Soup
Mexican soup is some of the best because it’s such a nice change of pace from the thin broths and hearty stews we’re accustomed to. This soup is thick and filling but offers a unique combination of texture from the northern and pinto beans medley and freshly chopped jalapeño pepper and flavor from the chicken-based broth. You have probably never had such a complex broth before! The shredded chicken and beans make this soup filling enough to serve as a meal on its own, and the dashes of cayenne pepper, cumin and cilantro add a delectable Mexican flavor that’s all topped off with a sprinkling of your favorite Mexican cheese blend (yay for cheese!)
16. Mexican Pizza
Take two of every foodie’s biggest weaknesses, put them together and you get this Mexican pizza that is off-the-scale yummy and a ball to put together. Low-carb foods like this pizza offer you the chance to indulge without having to sacrifice your diet, and an extra bonus is the fact this pizza can be done in a number of ways to suit your tastes and to keep it fresh and new every time you make it. The basic recipe calls for Pace salsa in lieu of traditional marinara, swaps out your mozzarella for cheddar and features festive Mexican topics like olives, tomatoes and cilantro. A pound of lean ground beef laid beneath the layer of cheese gives sustenance, while the thin crust makes it perfect for dipping into your favorite salsa or topping with a spoonful of homemade guacamole or sour cream. What other toppings will you try?
17. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
These delicious poblanos are a great addition to your arsenal of low-carb Mexican recipes. This recipe is chock-full of tasty of tomatoes, which are full of lycopene and great for prostate health, and chicken, with its lean protein power and great flavor. This recipe also packs a delicious punch with scallions, fresh sour cream, and two types of cheese. Packed into a poblano pepper, this dish makes a gorgeous presentation that is also bursting with flavor to make it easy for everyone at your table to enjoy Mexican food and stick to a low carb diet. A true low carb perfect meal.
18. Fajita-Style Quesadillas
You can have the best of both worlds with these sizzling fajita-style quesadillas. This is one low-carb food that’s party-ready with perfectly dip-worthy grilled tortillas filled with Monterey Jack cheese, fresh cilantro, sweet green and serrano peppers. In addition to being perfect to eat plain or dipped into some fresh salsa, this is one of the low-calorie Mexican recipes that work any time of day, for any occasion and can please just about everybody with its healthy ingredients and delicious, cheesy taste. Add a few eggs for a breakfast version or up the meat for dinner- you choose! Send them to school with the kids, enjoy with a margarita or serve up a platter in the summertime alongside some grilled Mexican corn.
Even those counting carbs need to satisfy their sweet tooth now and again. These Mexican chocolate stuffed strawberries will hit the spot tenfold. As if chocolate-covered strawberries aren’t good enough, this gluten-free recipe kicks things up a notch by covering them in a chocolate sauce seasoned with chipotle powder and filling the berries themselves to the brim with a fluffy chocolate pastry cream. Sweet, a little spicy and a touch of salt means that these will satisfy every craving you have. A no carb Mexican recipe is hard to come by, but these berries are pretty close with just 3.5 carbs per serving. Arrange these on a dish for a romantic dessert, or just treat yourself and whip up a batch to eat in bed with a good book.
20. Mexican Breakfast Cups
Have you ever wanted to start your day with Mexican food? Well now you can! You can start your day off with a kick with these grab-and-go Mexican breakfast cups. Cheese, corn, black beans and avocados meet the American breakfast staple bacon in a whisked egg mixture that is baked into muffin-sized delights that you can take with you on the road or bring along to the office for an afternoon snack. Be warned though. After your co-workers get a glimpse, they’ll be dying to try it themselves. Pass this recipe along!
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21. Pork Rind Tortillas
Pork rinds give these tortillas a dash of unexpected flavor. Most low-carb taco shells are hard, made from cheese that’s been melted down to a fine crunch. These pork rind tortillas on the other hand will satisfy the low-carb soft-shell lover. They cook like pancakes, and their full and fluffy consistency isn’t too far off from them either. Less than 1 carb per tortilla also makes them a health-smart alternative to the wraps and shells you buy at the supermarket. These tortillas are great to use as the foundation for a quesadilla, eaten sandwich-style with some guacamole or used to make low-carb tacos with your favorite Mexican meat and toppings. You will be using his recipe all the time.
22. Paleo Spicy Tilapia Baja Taco with Lime Slaw and Avocado Cilantro Sauce
This taco is one of those low-carb Mexican recipes that you won’t believe is low carb! There is no deprivation here with these decadent flavors all rolled up in a low carb tortilla. Think Southwest meets low carb with this delicious, spicy fish, topped with a bright lime-flavored coleslaw and a cool, creamy avocado sauce- just WOW! The spices on the fish will rev up your metabolism while you reap the antioxidant benefits from the coleslaw. Your taste buds and your jeans will both benefit from this dish!
23. Mexican Salad with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto
This salad is one of those great low-carb Mexican recipes that is perfect for a busy night! It can be whipped up faster than you can get take out, and you will get all of benefits and flavor of this low carb dinner. Your body will benefit from the healthy fats in the olive oil that keep you full and the myriad of vitamins and nutrients from the veggies drenched in delicious pesto. In addition to all of that, the jalapeños are rich in capsaicin, which has been shown in studies to be linked to weight loss and can also reduce inflammation in the body. With all of those health benefits and the fact that this is low carb, you should probably make this tonight!
24. Low Carb Paleo Tortillas With Flaxseeds And Eggs
If you’re a Paleo vegetarian and watching your carbs, finding low calorie Mexican recipes can be a disaster. Today you’re in luck, because these tortillas are Paleo-friendly, made from just three simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Eggs, flaxseeds and salt are mixed together and cooked pancake-style to give you a crispy, solid tortilla that you can use for lunch and breakfast wraps or some Paleo Mexican tacos. Talk about a creative low carb Mexican recipes!
25. Molten Cheese Beef Or Chicken Quesadillas
Carb free Mexican recipes don’t usually feature the dishes you’re really craving, like these fantastic molten quesadillas. Beef, chicken or vegetarian-style, the choice is yours. What matters is that you follow this recipe and try these incredibly cheese-stuffed bad boys for yourself ASAP. If you’ve been on a new diet and been craving Mexican food like never before, this is the dish you’ll want to make to reunite with all the tastiness that is a quesadilla. It is finally time to enjoy them once again!And if you think they’re good when they come from a Taco Bell drive-thru, just wait till you try them homemade and low-carb- they are just purely irresistible (so have another!).
26. Blackened Mahi Lettuce Tacos with Cajun Remoulade
Here’s a recipe that showcases simple ingredients with incredible flavor! This recipe has the perfect blend of spices to create succulent blackened mahi. The fish is topped with a creamy, decadent, low carb coleslaw that can eliminate hunger as it fills you up with fiber. The spicy and creamy remoulade sauce balances out the pico de gallo, which is low in calories and big on flavor. All of these big flavors are wrapped up in a crisp lettuce leaf to keep you on track and loving it with your low carb diet. You will want to make this quick recipe all the time and go ahead, your diet totally allows it!
27. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This enchilada is one of those low-carb Mexican recipes where you won’t even notice the lack of a carbohydrate. This has all of the big flavors of an enchilada without the high carb count. Stuffed into a spaghetti squash, these flavors will delight your tongue and fill you up. Not only do you save time by not having to roll everything up in a tortilla, but you will also be getting a full serving of vegetables disguised in this delicious meal. Such a creative way to get that Mexican fill of food without all the carbs.
28. Soft Taco Recipe With Spinach |Low Carb Taco Shells
If it’s Mexican low-carb recipes you seek, then you’ll definitely want to make note of this soft spinach low-carb taco shell. Aside from looking beyond appetizing and tasting amazing, it’s also loaded with protein and vegetables, making your Mexican night healthier than ever and, of course, low carb!. In 100g of spinach there is 46% of vitamin C, which makes it the primary substitute for orange juice in breakfast smoothies. You’ll be getting tons of that with these shells, made with eggs, boiled water, ground almonds and seasoned with a Mexican staple: goat cheese.
29.White Bean And Avocado Baked Burritos
A burrito is a true bundle of joy- the original bundle of joy! Carb-free Mexican recipes can’t always give you a 100 percent no-carb meal, but this burrito recipe comes close. This is a gourmet version if the bean and cheese burritos you’re used to noshing on, so be prepared to have your mind blown when you bite into layers of rice, white beans, mushroom and corn, as well as warm, creamy avocado. You can top them off with salsa, sour cream or some extra guacamole because really, you can never have too much avocado in a burrito (seriously, never…). This recipe makes a dozen of these delicious burritos, so it’s the perfect choice for a low-carb, fiber-packed family dinner. Everyone’s gonna love these!
30. Kerry’S Low Carb Mexican Meatballs
Meatballs aren’t just for spaghetti. In this low-carb Mexican recipe, you’ll concoct some of the most unique meatballs you’ve ever tasted out of coriander, garlic, onion, ghee, dried ground chipotle and syllium husk. This interesting recipe works great so thanks to those who made it happen! When served over a bed of white rice and topped with the creamy chipotle and coriander sauce, these meatballs give Mexican food an unexpected Middle Eastern flare. You’ll definitely want to turn to this recipe when you’re craving something new and exotic.
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31. Chicken Tostadas With Black Bean Salsa
There are plenty of carb free Mexican recipes that spin tostadas a dozen ways, but this one is a nice throwback to the traditional Mexican dish. Everything you’d expect to find in a tostada is there, like chicken, black beans and corn, and finished off with a thick and flavorful black bean sauce. These are filling and have plenty of vitamins, so you can dine knowing that you’re not just having an awesome Mexican meal, but also nourishing your body with a strong dose of fiber and other nutrients. As always, it’s also low carb (how can so much flavor be so good for you?!)
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32. Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Low calorie Mexican recipes call for creativity and that is the driving force behind this fantastic Mexican cauliflower rice recipe, or coliflor arroz rojo. It’s hard to practice self-control when you’ve got a steaming pot of authentic Mexican rice in front of you, but with this recipe you’ll be able to eat as much as you want because instead of actual grain, this rice is made from minced cauliflower. It can be prepared, cooked and ready to eat in just 15 minutes, so apart from being one of the carb free Mexican recipes you’ll want to go-to over and over again, it’s also a huge time-saver- perfect for busy nights after a long day at work. The cauliflower alone may not seem very Mexican, but when it’s made with tomato paste, chili pepper, onion and garlic, you’ll have a hard time believing that it’s anything other than 100 percent arroz.
33. Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
There’s something about food made in a slow-cooker that makes it ten times better. As if enchiladas weren’t already fantastic enough (seriously, have you ever eaten a bad one?), these ones are loaded with generous helpings of cheese and slow-cooked chicken. The sour cream used to make the enchilada sauce light and tangy and the green onion garnishing makes them as Instagram-worthy as they are delicious. This is a great meal to choose if you want to freeze meals for later or have plenty of leftovers for the week. Switch up the filling to make them into your own creation too.
34. Low-Carb Grilled Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas
Grilled chicken and avocado make the perfect couple when combined in this low-carb Mexican recipe. Instead of a simple tortilla, these beauties are made with Flatout ProteinUP flatbread wraps in Red Pepper Hummus and topped with Pico de Gallo and sour cream. Combining the flavor of hummus wraps with a quesadilla will give you an interesting flavor that breaks the traditional mold, and if you can’t get your hands on the Flatout wraps, there are plenty of easy homemade hummus wrap recipes you can find online.
35. Mexican Fajita Kabobs
Every time you eat these fajita kabobs you’ll feel like you’re on the best Mexican summer getaway ever. If there’s any entree you’ll want to serve at a Cinco de Mayo celebration, it’ll be these low-carb kababs. Boneless sirloin steak, crunchy bell peppers in bright, festive colors are grilled and served with tortillas, salsa and rice. Having them slightly charred adds a smoky taste that’s perfectly complimented by a burst of lime from a freshly squeezed wedge. Eat them while they’re hot and before they disappear (everyone will be grabbing for these!).
36. Mexican Coffee
Low calorie Mexican recipes can be use any time of day, and you’ll be jumping out of bed once you know this Mexican coffee is waiting for you. Sugar and creamer can get old, but you won’t need any of it once you try this delicious coffee that’s flavored with chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla- i’m ready for a cup right now! It’s just as wonderful served hot in the winter as it is over ice in the summer, so you’ll literally never have to be without this low-carb treat. A great way to start your day.
37. Beef And Chorizo Empanadas
Empanadas are the calzones of Mexico. They’re traditionally made with a meat filling, but you can also swap that out for cheese if you’re a vegetarian. This recipe walks you through the steps of making your traditional beef and chorizo empanadas from scratch, starting with the gluten-free dough. From there, you’ll mix beef with chorizo, jalapeño, garlic, tomato paste onions and hardboiled eggs. Once they’re assembled and baked, these empanadas make wonderful lunches on-the-go and your leftover filling can be eaten solo or mixed with some eggs for breakfast. These are also much healthier than their fired counterpart- goodbye deep fryer and hello oven!
38. Creamy Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken
This is an easy and tasty option for a low carb Mexican feast. With just 5 ingredients and a crockpot, you can have a drool-worthy dinner with all of the flavor and none of the carbs. This one-pot dish is high in fiber and protein to fill you up, and the bold flavors of chiles and taco seasoning will delight your palate. This is a perfect dish to ladle on top of riced cauliflower or to just scoop up by the spoonful. You will also love the ease of putting everything in a crockpot and coming back hours later to a fully cooked meal!
39. Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
You’ll be craving this Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup all winter long. It’s filled with vegetables like black beans, green bell pepper, yellow onion and corn, all mixed together in a light broth and chicken. There are so many flavors that work harmoniously in this soup, from hints of coconut oil and chili powder to cumin and smoked paprika. Perhaps the best part about this soup is the act of eating it, since you’ll get to add the final touch by crunching up tortilla chips and dropping them into your bowl, along with some shredded Monterey cheese. Freeze this soup without the tortillas and you’ll have a meal ready and waiting the next time you crave soup.
40. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
If you’re serious about carb-free Mexican recipes, this turkey taco wrap forgoes the flour and shell altogether in favor of a healthier choice: lettuce leaves. Nestled on the leafy bed is lean ground turkey and your favorite taco fixins; red onion, tomato, avocado and cheese. This is the ideal low-carb dinner because it is able to fill you up without that Mexican-food bloat we’re all too familiar with. You can always swap out the turkey for beef if you prefer, and if you’re looking for an even fuller meal, you can serve these alongside some Mexican cauliflower rice. UP the veggies and skip the meat all together for a vegetarian version that is just as delicious.
41. Cheese Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
Poblano peppers mixed with cheese and chicken; it’s like a dream you don’t want to wake up from. Lucky for us, this low-carb meal is a reality that we can experience as many times as we want (though you may want to cut back on the cheese the second time around). These peppers, in addition to being cheesy and satisfying, are great to reheat as well, so you can pack them up for a couple days without having to worry about the mushy tragedy that is a reheated stuffed pepper. If you have been looking for a low carb pepper recipe, this is the one to try first.
42. Easy Sweet And Spicy Mexican Cole Slaw
This American classic is getting a fun new twist by taking easy cole slaw and spicing it up with sweet and spicy Mexican flavors. The vibrant colors are the perfect way to add some color to your table during the summer, and the cilantro and cumin in the slaw make it a great partner for your summer entrees like fish (tried grilled Tilapia or a tuna steak with this) and chicken (fajita-style or grilled, perhaps). You can buy ready-to-make cole slaw at your supermarket, so this super-fast and easy low-carb recipe literally has one step. Just mix all your ingredients in a bowl, chill and feast your eyes (and stomach) on your light and crunchy slaw salad. What will you pair your slaw with?
43. Mini Pepper Nachos
Nachos can get anyone’s mouth-watering, but when they’re loaded with salt and smothered in cheese sauce, they aren’t exactly the picture of health. These fun little mini pepper nachos make the perfect substitute for chips, and they are arguably even better since they provide you with a pocket of ground beef, though you could also use lean turkey for an even healthier option. All you have to do is assemble your mini pepper nachos bake them for 5 to 10 minutes before loading them up with all your favorite nacho toppings. These are perfect for dinner or even to serve as an appetizer at your next party.
44. Cheesy Chipotle Cauliflower Casserole
Casserole lovers can find a low-carb counterpart with this gluten-free cauliflower rendition. The smooth, cheesy cauliflower puree makes an interesting base for the casserole, seasoned with garlic and chipotle for that distinctive Mexican kick. It’s then wed with layers of sour cream, salsa verde, tomatoes and shredded cheese, making it a simple dish with a smooth and creamy texture reminiscent of your favorite comfort foods. Cauliflower is loaded with nutrients as well so this is not only low carb but very healthy for you in other ways.
45. Mexican Corn Salad
During those hot summer days when all you want to do is kick back and relax, you need meals that are quick, easy and refreshing. This Mexican corn salad is the perfect low-carb side dish this summer, but it also goes great as a topper to your favorite leafy greens any other time of year. Onions, tomatoes and coordinator add a nice contrast to the sweetness of whole kernel corn, and the dressing made from olive oil, honey and lime juice gives a sweet and tangy bite. It may be hard to eat this salad just because it is so beautiful.
46. Mexican Cauliflower Patties
Mexican cauliflower patties are great for a snack or a whole meal. They’re one of those recipes that you’ll wish you’d come up with yourself because they’re just so simple and delicious, on top of being vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free. You can spice them up to your liking with Mexican seasonings like cumin, chipotle and paprika, and serve them alongside your favorite homemade salsa or with some simple sour cream. They’re also a great savory pancake alternative with eggs in the morning or as a side dish at night.
47. Chile Relleno Chicken Soup
You probably wouldn’t expect to eat a thick and cheesy soup without going overkill on the carbs but this Chilie Relleno recipe proves that you can. It’s the perfect low-carb comfort dish that is loaded with flavor. Although the gooey cheese alone is satisfying, this soup is a low-carb home run thanks to its additions of roasted poblano peppers and chicken, filling out the soup and embedding a warm, rich taste within its molten texture- be sure to let it cool slightly before taking a super hot bite!
48. Beef Taquitoes
These low-carb crunchy taquitos are great to whip up when you’re craving a quick and easy Mexican snack. Instead of tortilla shells, these are made with just slices of provolone cheese! Garlic powder and cooked beef, along with your go-to Mexican seasonings, make these one of the simplest Mexican low-carb recipes you can make. That means it will be one that you whip up all the time!
49. Mexican Chili Lime Chicken Marinade
Unlike Mexican low-carb recipes that give you a single meal, this one offers you a marinade that you’ll be able to use on many different occasions. Chili and lime are two flavors are like fire and ice and complement one another beautifully. When combined with jalapeño, cilantro and chili powder among other ingredients, the result is a delightful marinade for your chicken breasts that can be grilled, baked and served however you like.
50. Quick And Easy Guacamole
Last but certainly not least, the quintessential Mexican dish: guacamole. This is a food staple that everyone should know how to make. It doesn’t matter the time of year or even the meal you’re eating it with. Guacamole is just one of those things that you can’t go wrong with, especially when it comes to accentuating your Mexican culinary masterpieces. Avocados, tomatoes, onions and lime juice are the building blocks for this creamy wonder, and along with the right seasoning, come together to create a heart-healthy, creamy mixture that’s full of potassium and tastes remarkable. Give these a try with carb friendly cheese chips as a perfect snack or meal.
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Watching your carb intake doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun, and these Mexican low-carb recipes prove that you can eat just as good, maybe even better, than ever before. One thing that’s important when pursuing a healthier diet is making sure you get enough vitamins and nutrients, and the best part about these Mexican recipes is that they’re filled with plenty of beans and vegetables. Whether you’re burrito fan for life or of any menu that’s been taken south of the border, low-carb Mexican food is a healthful, relatively cheap and smart alternative to the typical fare but tastes just as great. Now, your dream of low carb Mexican food has come true! Time to start cooking.