Healthy Mexican Recipes

Tacos, enchiladas, burritos and other Mexican favorites can all be part of a healthy diet. Get the recipes from Food Network.

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Zucchini Enchiladas

No tortillas? No problem. Take advantage of summer's squash bounty and wrap your enchilada filling up in zucchini.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini and Chicken “Enchiladas”

Chile-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Make tonight taco night: Serve strips of lean, spiced steak in corn tortillas topped with homemade salsa; serve bowls of shredded cabbage and cilantro on the side as a crunchy add-your-own garnish.

Get the Recipe: Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Chicken Enchiladas

Shredded chicken meat is rolled in corn tortillas, topped with Muenster and baked to cheesy perfection in a simple tomato sauce. A mix of parsley and cilantro is sprinkled on top.

Get the Recipe: Light Chicken Enchiladas

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Grilled, lime-marinated fish is topped with crunchy vegetables and a creamy, spicy low-fat yogurt sauce in Ellie Krieger's version of this Tex-Mex favorite.

Get the Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Smokin' Shrimp Skewers

A quick lime- and cilantro-infused marinade is the key to this shrimp appetizer. And don't worry about soaking any skewers — rosemary sprigs are a fun and flavorful stand-in. Just be sure to buy sprigs with thick stems so they're strong enough to hold the shrimp.

Get the Recipe: Smokin' Shrimp Skewers

Vegetarian Burritos

A whole-wheat wrapper and fiber-rich vegetables, brown rice and black beans make this a guilt-free take on the beloved burrito. Reduced-fat cheese is sprinkled on top. The filled tortillas freeze well and can be popped in the microwave for a quick meal.

Get the Recipe: Make-it-don't-buy-it Frozen Vegetarian Burritos

Healthy Chicken Tostada

These chicken tostadas feature boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bold and flavorful way: marinated and served alongside grilled, tangy tomatillos. Instead of frying tortillas for the base, the chefs at Food Network Kitchens charred them on the grill for a slightly crisp texture and smoky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos with Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

Layered Bean Casserole

Layers of beans, cheese and zucchini cover corn tortillas in this Mexican-inspired casserole that cooks up super-fast in the microwave.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Tortilla Casserole

Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

Pistachios on top of this special guac are a crunchy contrast to the juicy pear and creamy avocado.

Get the Recipe: Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

Shrimp Tacos with Grapefruit Salad

Wrap tortillas around delicate shrimp in chipotle sauce and serve them with a light grapefruit and jicama salad for a fresh take on traditional tacos. 

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tacos with Grapefruit Salad

Tofu Tacos

Use crunchy cubes of tofu instead of meat in your next taco; pile it into whole-wheat tortillas alongside Greek yogurt sauce and crunchy, tangy slaw.

Get the Recipe: Tofu Tacos

Chicken Fajitas

Marinating chicken and peppers and onions in a highly flavored marinade and then grilling gives it all the flavor without fat. A spiced creamy yogurt sauce and avocado sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla with fresh cilantro keep the fajitas healthy and fresh tasting.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Bean Burrito

This quick burrito starts with store-bought rotisserie chicken. Ellie packs it into a tortilla with avocado and fresh tomatillo salsa for a quick flavor-packed meal.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde