Make Cinco de Mayo Healthier, with 30+ of Our Best Mexican Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, we rounded up our favorite Mexican-inspired recipes. Let's get this party started!

Main Meals

  Chicken Taco Soup
  Chef Meg's Chicken Enchilada Stacker
  Chef Meg's Creamy Green Enchiladas
  Chef Meg's Grilled Perch with Citrus Salsa, Cilantro Sauce and Salsa Verde
  Chef Meg's Trim Tamale Pie
  Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
  Mexican Seitan
  No Guilt Cheese Enchiladas: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
  Salsa Chicken
  Southwestern Chicken Soup
  SP_Stepf's Baked Veggie Burritos
Stepf's Mexican Pizza
  Stepfanie's Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
  Taco Soup (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Appetizers, Veggies, and Side Dishes

  Avocado-yogurt dressing
  Black Bean 'Hummus'
  Chef Meg's Black Bean Spread
  Chef Meg's Cheesy Grilled Banana Peppers
  Chef Meg's (Leftover) Chicken Nachos
  Chef Meg's Mini Taco Cups
  Chef Meg's Peachy Pepper Poppers
  Chef Meg's Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
  Chef Meg's Skinny Fiesta Dip with Baked Lime Chips
  Chef Meg's Spicy Stone Fruit Salsa
  Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning
  Cowboy Caviar
Pico de Gallo (Authentic Mexican Salsa)
  Pineapple Salsa
  Stepf's Queso (Sin Queso) Dip
  Stepf's Spicy Vegan Quinoa-Cornbread
  Stepf's Veggie-licious Guacamole
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Don't forget the lower-calorie margaritas, if you choose to imbibe. And click here to learn how to make great salsa!

Heading out for Mexican? Check out SparkPeople's Dining Out Guide first.

Whether you're craving Chipotle, Taco Bell, or a local restaurant that has Mexican cuisine, we've got you covered! 

Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Are you a fan of Mexican food? How do you make it healthier?