Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

From breakfast to drinks to dessert, this is the ultimate recipe roundup of healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes to enjoy from the comfort of home!

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All of these healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes were developed and shared by registered dietitians, personal trainers, and health-focused foodies. They’ve got you covered whether you want something with a little more green, a little more decadent, vegan, or carnivorous. They’ve also got you covered whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, or happy hour. Happy eating!

taco egg skillet


  1. Fruit-Filled Breakfast Tacos with Pistachios from Amy Gorin Nutrition
  2. Mexican Breakfast Pasta from Living Well Kitchen
  3. The Easiest Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Tacos from Nourish Nutrition Co.
  4. Loaded Chilaquiles from The Nutritionist Reviews
  5. Mexican Street Corn Chilaquiles from Spices in my DNA
  6. Chorizo Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash from Hungry Hobby
  7. Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs and Avocado Cilantro Sauce from Spices in my DNA
  8. Sweet Potato Crusted Egg and Chorizo Bake from Just Jessie B.
  9. Cheesy Zucchini Tortilla Quiche from Hungry Hobby


  1. Super Easy Guacamole from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Mini Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa from Nourished Simply
  3. Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole Bites from  Marisa Moore Nutrition
  4. Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos from The Foodie Dietitian
  5. Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip with Crudites from Amy Gorin Nutrition
  6. Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos from My Menu Pal
  7. Vegetarian Mexican Layer Dip from Bite of Health Nutrition
  8. Oven Fried Chicken Taquitos from Hungry Hobby
  9. Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups from RDelicious Kitchen
  10. Southwest Tuna Stuffed Mini Peppers from Healthy Ideas Place
  11. Guacamole from Healthy Ideas Place
  12. Gluten Free Shrimp Taco Dip from Abbey’s Kitchen
  13. Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchilada Cups from One Hungry Bunny
  14. Sombrero Dip from Cup of Zest

Side Dishes

  1. 3 Bean Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing  from Nutrition Starring YOU!
  2. Texas Caviar AKA Black Bean Salad from The Nutritionist Reviews
  3. Rice Cooker Mexican Rice from Erica Julson
  4. Mexican Corn Salad with Sriracha Almonds from Bite of Health Nutrition
  5. Esquites Mexican Street Corn Salad from Nutritioulicious
  6. Gallo Pinto from Live Best
  7. Fiesta Watermelon Salad from Lori Zanini Nutrition
  8. The Best Homemade Refried Beans from Hungry Hobby
  9. Mexican Riced Cauliflower from Milk and Honey Nutrition
  10. Tequila Melon Salad from Living Well Kitchen

Soups & Stews

  1. Mexican Chicken Chili from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Chicken Verde Chili from Nourished Simply
  3. Turkey Tortilla Soup from Teaspoon of Spice
  4. Green Posole with Shreddded Chicken from Erica Julson
  5. Pork Chile Verde from Erica Julson


  1. Adobo Lime Portobello Tacos from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Lentil Won Ton Tacos from Kroll’s Korner
  3. Lobster Tacos with Warm Scallion Butter from My Cape Cod Kitchen
  4. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tacos from Triad to Wellness
  5. Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves from Nutrition Nuptials
  6. Fish Tacos with Citrus Salsa from Nutritioulicious
  7. Chipotle Beef Tacos with Watermelon Salsa from Nutritioulicious
  8. Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa from Nutritioulicious
  9. Jack Fruit Black Bean Quinoa Tacos from Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  10. Cowboy Salsa Tacos from Shaw’s Simple Swaps
  11. Easy Salmon Tacos from Hungry Hobby
  12. Tacos al Carbon from Just Wendy Jo
  13. Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Tacos with Avocado Pineapple Salsa from Abbey’s Kitchen
  14. Potato Taco with Herb Vinaigrette from Potato Goodness
  15. Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken Tacos from Simple Cravings. Real Food.
  16. Cajun Salmon Tacos with Donut Peaches from Hungry by Nature
  17. Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice from Hungry by Nature
  18. Crock Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos from Miss Allie’s Kitchen
  19. Spicy Beet BBQ Pork Tacos from Fit Mitten Kitchen
  20. Pineapple Mojito Shrimp Tacos from Chocolate Covered Cheetah
burrito bowl

Vegetarian Entrees

  1. Adobo Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Black Bean Polenta Cakes from Eat Real Live Well
  3. Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Casserole from Nutritioulicious
  4. Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Mostly Balanced
  5. Vegan Tostadas from To Live and Diet in L.A.
  6. Mexican Street Corn Quesadillas from How to Eat
  7.  Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna from How to Eat
  8. One Pan Burrito Bowls from How to Eat
  9. Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bowls from  Juggling with Julia
  10. Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette from Healthy Gluten-Free Family
  11. Spinach and Black Bean Enchiladas from Nutrition to Fit

Seafood Entrees

  1. Seared Scallop Tostadas from My Cape Cod Kitchen
  2. Chipotle Lime Salmon from The Wandering RD
  3. Halibut Ceviche from E.A. Stewart – Spicy RD Nutrition

Chicken & Turkey Entrees

  1. Freezer Fajita Chicken from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken from Nutrition to Fit
  3. Taco Stuffed Peppers from Nutrition to Fit
  4. Taco Grilled Cheese from Nutrition to Fit
  5. Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato from Katie Cavuto
  6. Hummus Chicken Enchiladas from Your Choice Nutrition
  7. Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas from Erica Julson
  8. Chicken and Squash Fajitas from Your Choice Nutrition
  9. Chicken Avocado Burritos from Your Choice Nutrition
  10. Homemade Turkey Enchiladas with Refried Black Bean Dip from Shaw’s Simple Swaps
  11. Mexican Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole from Create Kids Club
  12. Mexican Avocado Chicken Salad from Abbey’s Kitchen
  13. Summer Tostada from Edwina Clark
  14. California Crunchwrap Supreme from Shaw’s Simple Swaps
  15. Taco Salad from 80 Twenty Nutrition
  16. Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken from How to Eat
  17. Chicken Enchiladas from KP’s Creations
  18. Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Just Jessie B.
  19. Mexican Quinoa Salad from Living Well Kitchen

Beef & Pork Entrees

  1. Mexican Taco Flatout Bread from Chocolate Slopes
  2. Taco Pasta Skillet from Your Choice Nutrition
  3. Jalapeno and Cheddar Stuffed Salsa Verde Burgers from Hungry Hobby
  4. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Carnitas from 80 Twenty Nutrition
  5. Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Chorizo & Avocado from Mostly Balanced
  6. Mexican Shepherd’s Pie from Potato Goodness
  7. Crispy Crockpot Jalapeno Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Lime Slaw from Eating at Altitude
  8. Beef Carnitas from Living Well Kitchen
overhead shots of various brightly colored agua frescas


  1. How to Make Agua Fresca (with 6 different recipes) from Nutrition to Fit
  2. Blood Orange, Kiwi, & Mint Margaritas from Fork in the Road
  3. Tequila Sangria from Hungry Hobby
  4. Creamy Horchata from Just Wendy Jo
  5. 3 Ingredient Blackberry Lime Margaritas from Eat the Gains
  6. Winter Citrus Margaritas with Vanilla Bean Salty Sugar Rim from Spices in my DNA
  7. Spicy Whiskey Lynchburg Limeade from Miss Allie’s Kitchen
  8. Sparkling Citrus Kombucha Mocktail from Get Well with Em
  9. Broiled Grapefruit and Rosemary Margaritas from Chocolate Covered Cheetah
  10. Jalapeno Margaritas from Living Well Kitchen


  1. Margarita Energy Bites from Emily Holdorf, RDN of EmPowered Nutrition
  2. Flatout Chips & Salsa from Amy Gorin Nutrition
  3. Homemade Tortilla Chips from Erica Julson
  4. Southwest Cottage Cheese Muffins from Hungry Hobby
  5. Healthy Corn and Avocado Dip with Chipotle Popcorn from Abbey’s Kitchen
  6. 7 Layer Sheet Pan Nachos from The Every Kitchen
  7. Mango Avocado Dip for Two from Hello to Fit
  8. Guac-Humm-Mole from Better than Dieting with Bonnie Taub-Dix
  9. Smoky Cilantro Lime Mexican Bean Dip from Veggie Inspired
  10. Southwest Roll Ups from Veggie Inspired
key lime bars


  1. Mexican Unfried Ice Cream Balls from Nutrition Starring YOU!
  2. Sweet Bourbon Plantains from Hungry Hobby
  3. Raw Margarita Cheesecake Bars from Hungry by Nature
  4. Mexican Chocolate Pudding Pie from First & Full

Sauces & Salsas

  1. Pineapple Habanero Sauce from Nutrition Nuptials
  2. Grilled Tropical Salsa from Nutrition Nuptials
  3. Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce from Jenna Gorham Nutrition
  4. Green Salsa Verde from The Nutritionist Reviews
  5. Spicy Enchilada Sauce from Shaw’s Simple Swaps
  6. Easy Pico de Gallo from Betsy’s Kitchen Table
  7. Super Easy Guacamole from Stacey Mattinson
  8. Watermelon Jicama Pico de Gallo from KISS in the Kitchen

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  1. It’s fiesta time!! Mexican flavors (or TexMex or Southwest) are my fave! Thanks for including a couple of my recipes!

    1. Thank you, Jenn! Your recipes look delicious, and I’m with you Mexican flavors – my favorite!

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