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Low-Carb Mexican Recipes

¡Delicioso! Turn to these diabetes-friendly recipes when you’re craving Mexican food. Whether you’re looking for authentic Mexican recipes or Tex-Mex food, we’ve got skinny salsas, veggie-packed taco recipes, and easy low-carb casseroles that are sure to impress.

Grilled Lime Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

Juicy watermelon salsa makes a refreshing topper for this Mexican chicken recipe. With just 9 grams of carb per serving, the lime-brushed chicken breasts are a go-to diabetic dish for the grill.

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Seafood Enchiladas

This gorgeous dish combines the Mexican flavors you love with the convenience of a casserole. We stuffed tortillas with a mixture of fish, shrimp, peppers, and creamy sauce for a low-carb seafood dinner that feeds eight.

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Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Scrambled eggs take the place of meat in these protein-packed vegetarian Mexican tacos. And at 31 grams of carb per serving, they’re a healthy choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

For a one-dish Mexican recipe, layer tortillas, chicken, and salsa into a cheesy casserole the whole family will love. Enjoy the semi-spicy bake for just 16 grams of carb per serving.

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Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple-Papaya Salsa

A spicy ancho chile pepper rub heats up this low-carb grilled pork recipe. To serve, we topped the juicy tenderloin with pineapple salsa.

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Mexican Shredded Beef Soup with Stuffed Mini Peppers

Skip the restaurant and try this Mexican soup recipe that brings the heat with stuffed peppers and spiced shredded beef—all for just 6 grams of fat and 23 grams of carb per serving.

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Mexican Rice and Bean Patties Salad

Mexican meals like this one make it easy to eat gluten-free. Pack rice, beans, and peppers into hearty veggie patties, then serve the low-carb dinner over greens with a sour cream and pico de gallo sauce.

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Skinny Guacamole

We blended roasted garlic and peppers with avocados to infuse this low-calorie guacamole recipe with deep, spicy flavor. Serve the skinny Mexican dip with chopped veggies instead of chips to cut back on carbs.

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Chilaquiles Casserole

Whip up this Tex-Mex casserole when you’re craving cheesy comfort food. The flavor-packed recipe contains 23 grams of carb per serving and feeds eight.

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Mexican Tacos Carnitas

Prepare the filling for these low-carb pork tacos in the slow cooker to make assembling a breeze. A perfect choice for busy weeknights, simply heat up the tortillas, scoop in the pork mixture, and serve.

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Rio Grande Dip

For your next party, serve this savory Mexican dip aside tortilla chips. Turkey sausage, refried beans, and salsa make an irresistible trio—and with just 12 grams of carb per serving, the diabetes-friendly snack won’t derail your healthy eating plan.           

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Turkey and Bean Burritos

Simply stuff whole wheat tortillas with our ground turkey, salsa, and bean mixture for homemade burritos you can grab on the go. You’ll get big Mexican flavor for only 7 grams of fat and 27 grams of carb per serving.

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Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad

Making tacos in salad form is a great way to cut down on carbs and add extra veggies to your meal plan. Potatoes, plums, and green olives bring unique flavor to the low-carb Tex-Mex chicken recipe.

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Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw

Crunchy coleslaw spiked with spicy jalapeno is a perfect contrast to flaky grilled fish and bright peach or mango salsa. Each taco contains just 20 grams of carb.

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Chicken Enchilada Muffins

Don’t be afraid to break a few rules when making a Mexican-inspired meal. Our creative low-carb take on chicken enchiladas uses corn bread muffins instead of the traditional tortillas.

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Chile Rellenos

For a portion-controlled take on the classic Mexican recipe, we baked the ingredients in individual au gratin dishes. Top the crispy, low-carb mini casseroles with sour cream to serve.

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Mexican Chicken Salad Stacks

Put a Mexican spin on your next chicken salad. Here, herb-rubbed chicken breast tops lettuce leaves and avocado slices. Throw a few orange slices on the side for a balanced, low-carb lunch or dinner.

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Turkey Tortilla Soup

We added salsa to make quick work of spicing this speedy Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever meat you have on hand—turkey, chicken, pork, or beef—and enjoy for just 173 calories and 10 grams of carb per serving,

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

This simple Mexican bean and corn recipe requires only a bit of chopping and mixing. Plus, the colorful, chunky salsa contains just 32 calories and 7 grams of carb per serving.

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Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

We gave our six-ingredient chicken salad Mexican flavor by adding corn, tomatoes, and cilantro and topping the low-carb dish with homemade avocado-lime dressing.

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Mole-Style Pork and Tamale Pie

Divide the ingredients for this Tex-Mex recipe into six ramekins for individually portioned mini casseroles. The saucy pork and zucchini filling and corn bread crust give this low-carb dinner comfort-food cred.

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Mexican Beef Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream

When cold weather hits, make a hot Mexican-inspired dish. We tossed multigrain pasta with a spicy beef-and-bean sauce and baked the mixture into a low-carb casserole.

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Lime and Cucumberita

Blend chopped cucumber with lime juice, tequila, and triple sec for a refreshing twist on the traditional Mexican drink. The skinny cocktail contains just 23 grams of carb per serving.

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