8 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

8 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes
8 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in the Franco-Mexican war of 1862. Festivities include parades, dancing, festivals, and of course, food!

Celebrate this festive occasion with these 8 healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes that will please meat-eaters and vegans alike. From fresh quinoa salad to hearty chili con carne, these recipes will put the little ones and moms and dads in a festive mood.

These healthy appetizers and meals incorporate the flavours of Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex flavours, without any heavy, super caloric and fatty ingredients (sorry, non queso fundido in this round-up!).

Cauliflower Black Bean Taco Filling

Cauliflower Black Bean taco filling

Tex-Mex Risotto


Tex-Mex Refried Beans

refried beans

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad


Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps 


Chili Con Carne


Southwestern Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers


Kale Sweet Potato Quesdillas


55 thoughts on “8 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes”

  • A lot of these I love…I’d love to try the Burrito wrap today. I think I have all the ingredients so it may very well happen. 🙂

  • themommyfiles 8 years ago

    These recipes look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing these! I’ll have to keep them in mind for Cinco de Mayo!

  • Whenever I “watch” what I eat, I actually stick to Mexican dishes since I feel like it’s healthier with salsas and guac! Thanks for the tips.

  • Each of those recipes sound so tasty! We don’t celebrate it here but I sure do love Mexican food!

  • Cinco de Mayo is a hit at our home, but I’m not the best cook 🙂 These recipes will definitely come in handy… whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or not!

  • I didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. However, I LOVE Mexican food, therefore these recipes would be perfect for anytime for me.

  • Ourfamilyworld 8 years ago

    I love your HEALTHY ideas. Parties tend to turn unhealthy sometimes. I like the cauliflower dip suggestion. It looks great

  • Lynn Dee 8 years ago

    We love Mexican food around here! I bet all of those are delish. Thank you for the recipes. My boys would be delighted.

  • mail4rosey 8 years ago

    I think i’d like to make the stuffed peppers. That’s a great variation for them. That might even get my husband interested in quinoa.

    • That would be a great substitute for rice and a great way to introduce quinoa, especially if he already loves stuffed peppers. If you’re big meat eaters, you could also add some sauteed ground beef mixed into the quinoa.

  • What fantastic recipes you have here. The cheeseburger burrito wraps would probably be my favorite. =)

  • Ann Bacciaglia 8 years ago

    These recipes all look so delicious. I am going to try making the Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad first.

  • Jay Simms 8 years ago

    These are some really great recipes, I would like to try the cheeseburger burrito, I think my kids would really like that. Thank you!

  • Breanna 8 years ago

    Those burritos and rice right up my alley! I love all authentic Mexican food! What better reason to treat myself to an amazing dinner tonight than a holiday in my birth month! Great share!!

  • These are GREAT recipes! I am really impressed with the fact that these are healthy too! I’m going to try some ASAP!

  • Kathy 8 years ago

    All of these look great! I love how healthy they look as well. I really want to try that chili con carne. Looks so yummy!

  • Ricci 8 years ago

    These healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes look really yummy!! I am all about mexican food but it is usually so bad for you!! I love these healthy options!!

    • I agree…I love the ‘fresh’ flavours of Mexican food, but they’re usually hidden by the all the heavy sauces and cheeses added to recipes!

  • michele d 8 years ago

    Cheeseburger wrap looks mighty good! Love all your recipes. So yummy!

  • Rochkirstin Santos 8 years ago

    All these look really bright, cheery, and delicious dishes. I especially like the cauliflower black bean taco filling. The ingredients sound so healthy!

  • Jeanine 8 years ago

    I love cinco recipes. So many delicious dishes, so many options. I wish I was doing something more with the day! I haven’t planned much!

  • Really, really liking these Cinco de Mayo recipes! I am on my way now to your links to save some of them! Thank you – Happy Cinco de Mayo! http://www.askcoachdonna.com

  • Now I’m realizing that I’m not too prepared for Cinco de Mayo. I need to make an awesome healthy meal!

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 8 years ago

    it all looks so good 🙂

  • Everything on this list looks delicious. The Southern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers and the Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps are my favorites! We don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo here but I’m definitely trying these dishes soon.

  • Alli Smith 8 years ago

    I’m all about foods that are healthy, but don’t look like it or taste like it. All of these recipes pass the test with flying colors! Yum!

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 8 years ago

    Oh that cauliflower black bean taco filling looks delicious! I’d love to try some of these dishes for myself.

  • Melissa Pezza 8 years ago

    Oh yum! All of these look super tasty, but I’m really loving the tex mex risotto. Thanks!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 8 years ago

    These are all great recipes! I love the food of Cindo de Mayo, but it’s not very healthy. Thanks!

  • CourtneyLynne 8 years ago

    Ooooo these are some tasty cinco de mayo ideas!!!! I seriously cannot wait for tomorrow and all the delicious food!!!!

  • Christy Maurer 8 years ago

    Those all look so good! I really want to try the bean dip. I’m a huge fan of refried beans!

  • Robin Rue 8 years ago

    I love all of these. We are big fans of Mexican food in our house, so I will definitely be trying a few of these.

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