Mexican recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

This is fresh, healthy and delicious. People love it, even kids. You can make it ahead, so it's great for a summer party. Serve it with…

Lynn Yamamoto Dalman
Jun 2008
Beginner
101 votes
152934 views
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

A delicious variation of chicken enchiladas, so yummy. Most ingredients were in my pantry.

Ella Mangelos Velthoen
Apr 2016
Advanced
1 vote
85 views
Beef Torilla Soup/Stew

Beef Torilla Soup/Stew

Great dish any week night.

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
Apr 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
442 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Sergio Hernandez
Jan 2009
Advanced
10 votes
20275 views
Chile Rellenos Soufflé

Chile Rellenos Soufflé

If you're craving a chile relleno fix, give this light south-of-the-border layered soufflé a try. I looked at several recipes then came up with my…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
4 votes
6644 views
Carnitas

Carnitas

Carnitas are the Mexican version of pulled pork. Braised first in a spicy sauce, pork shoulder is slow cooked until so tender the meat just shreds…

Sergio Hernandez
Jan 2009
Advanced
13 votes
13082 views
Tacos Al Carbon

Tacos Al Carbon

This is a simple steak taco recipe that emphasizes the flavor of the meat and the grill. You can spice it up by adding extra cumin or a little…

John Spottiswood
May 2008
Advanced
3 votes
15333 views
Salsa Ranchera

Salsa Ranchera

Salsa is the ketchup of Mexico, but much more tasty, varied and appealing. Salsa Ranchera is served all over Mexico, adding a zesty flavor to meats,…

Kathleen is Cooking in Mexico
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
2100 views
Fish Tacos with Lime-cilantro salsa

Fish Tacos with Lime-cilantro salsa

Cumin, coriander, and paprika give these fish tacos a wonderfully warm flavor. The tangy sour cream, lime and…

Nancy Miyasaki
May 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
6524 views
Guacamole

Guacamole

I've played with this recipe a lot over the years. I think i've finally nailed it to my taste. I like the flavor spicy and bold, so you may need…

Lyndsey
Jan 2008
Beginner
5 votes
12664 views
Picco De Gallo

Picco De Gallo

A fresh salsa that brightens any plate.

Janelle Carpenter
Jun 2012
Professional
2 votes
1370 views
Healthy Chicken Nachos

Healthy Chicken Nachos

These were delicious, healthy and really easy to make. Also easy to customize for everyone's likes and dislikes.

Beth Roan
May 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
1467 views
Mexican Rice Pilaf

Mexican Rice Pilaf

Generally, Mexican cooks make this rice with fresh tomatoes, but ever the corner-cutter, I use petite diced, drained.

myra byanka
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
2124 views
Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
11453 views
The Best Mexican Rice

The Best Mexican Rice

I made this for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was just like the rice you get in a Mexican restaurant. Light, fluffy, and perfect for your next…

MarthaW
May 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
5743 views