These 20 Healthy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo are perfect for everything from breakfast to easy dinner options. There are also some fun snacks, desserts, and some kombucha mocktails thrown in as well! And of course, there are all the salsa and guacamole recipes you could need to have the tastiest holiday.
It’s no exaggeration to say I think about food day and night. Really… I go to bed thinking about food, and I wake up excited about what I’m going to eat. So it’s only natural that I look at any holiday as an excuse to eat yummy things!
I know I’m not alone in this by any means. After all, we tend to create weekly holidays just for eating. I mean… why not make an ordinary Tuesday a ‘Taco Tuesday’? And… is there a single day of the year that’s not a food holiday now? I feel like I’m always hearing it’s ‘doughnut day’ or something along those lines.
And so of course it’s no surprise we all love to eat on Cinco de Mayo too. I can definitely say in our house there’s no such thing as ‘too much’ Mexican food. We love all Mexican recipes from the truly authentic to the more ‘Tex-Mex’ style. You’ll find a bit of both in the recipes below. But they’re all on the healthy side and naturally gluten-free with dairy-free options too.
Let’s kick off these 20 Healthy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo with some dinner ideas
- Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Bowls
- Instant Pot Carnitas
- Chipotle Rubbed Shrimp Tacos
- Healthy Chicken Sheet Pan Fajitas
- Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
- Ancho Chili Chicken Taco Bowls
- Paleo Burrito Bowls with Mango Salsa
- Enchilada Beef Sweet Potato Noodles
- Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Tacos
- Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa
- Taco Sweet Potato Bowls
- Mexican Turkey Burgers with Fresh Corn Salsa
And Some Dinner Salads
- Mexican Chipotle Caesar Salad
- Guacamole Salad with Grilled Chipotle Chicken
- Chipotle Chicken Street Corn Salad
Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Options
- Mexican Inspired Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Roasted Poblano Breakfast Tacos
- Mexican Baked Avocado Eggs
Salsas & Guacamole
- Easy Fire Roasted Blender Salsa
- The Best Guacamole
- Pico de Gallo
- Strawberry Mango Avocado Salsa
- Caramelized Grilled Pineapple Salsa
- Mango Salsa from my Tostones recipe
- Mexican Chimichurri – (super good with so many tacos/bowls)
- Mango Madness Guacamole
- Bacon Guacamole
Queso Party/Fun Date Night
Kombucha Mocktail Inspiration: the ‘recipe’ for the one pictured above: Grapefruit Spindrift + a squeeze of fresh lime juice + a splash of freshly squeezed grapefruit or pineapple kombucha over ice. And for more inspiration, check out my Summer Strawberry Mocktail, Mango Blackberry, or these 5 Easy Kombucha Mocktails.
And finally some desserts, perfect for Mexican-inspired meals
- Coconut Lime Ice Cream
- Cinnamon Glazed Grilled Pineapple
- Homemade Coconut Ice Cream
- No Bake Coconut Lime Tart
- 10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream
So I hope you’ll enjoy some of these Mexican-inspired recipes, and you can find my whole collection in the recipe index. Maybe they’ll even provide some Taco Tuesday inspiration as well for weeknight meals. If you do make one of these recipes, I hope you’ll leave me a comment below. I always love hearing from you here!
P.S. In case anyone was keeping count… well it looks like I put together 35 recipes instead of the 20 mentioned in the title – so happy eating!
(This post has been updated in 2021 to include fresh new Mexican-inspired recipes and new tips!)