Best Mexican Keto Recipes
Are you a foodie that loves trying different cuisines? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you! Mexican food consists of a wide range of mouth-watering flavorful dishes that pays homage to Mexican culture. From cheesy tacos to chicken fajita salad, the laudable cuisine is one you can enjoy even if you’re on the keto diet.
1. CARNITAS FROM MAMA BEAR’S COOKBOOK
Carnitas – meaning “little meats” – is a pork-based dish that traditionally takes three to four hours to make to get the right tenderness of the meat. But Aleta’s keto pulled pork recipe, on the other hand, will save you some time. Top your keto carnitas, made from almond flour, with any topping of your choice.
2. TORTILLA CHIPS FROM SUGAR FREE LONDONER
If you’re looking for a simple yet easy-to-make keto snack, you should opt for these delicious keto tortilla chips. They are traditionally made with cornflour, but you can swap that for coconut or almond flour instead to make it low-carb. Only three ingredients are used here, which makes them the perfect keto snack.
3. CHEESE TACO SKILLET FROM SWEET C’S
Mexican food tends to be very carb filling, but adding a twist to a recipe can transform your meal. Courtney’s cheesy taco skillet is a one-pot recipe that you can make in only 20 minutes. Play around with this budget-friendly option and have it with keto tacos, burrito bowls, or a keto salad.
4. CHICKEN QUESADILLA FROM TASTEAHOLICS
Quesadillas are traditionally filled with cheese. However, you can always stuff the tortilla keto bread with a filling of your choice. This tasty recipe uses chicken breast as its base and includes avocado, chopped jalapeño. It’s not a big meal, which makes it fairly easy to overdo it. Only go for the low-carb bread and avoid going over your carb limit.
5. CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD FROM LIFE MADE SWEETER
A good salad will keep you full without making you feel heavy, like Kelly’s chicken fajita salad made with bell pepper, avocado, and fresh lime. The healthy keto lunch or dinner option only takes 30 minutes to prepare. If you’re looking to add something to your salad, try adding cauliflower rice to the mix.
6. TORTILLAS FROM ELA VEGAN
Tortillas – first made by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica – is a thin flatbread originally made from corn flour. Today, however, you can get wheat bread, or better yet, opt for gluten-free options such as almond flour. It’s a simple yet practical food as you can fill them with just about anything.
7. BARBACOA BEEF FROM TASTY LOW CARB
Barbacoa beef is simply shredded beef. This savoury meal is a real treat as you can have it in different ways. Stuff it in low-carb tortilla bread, or have it on its own topped with onions and cilantro. Be sure to complete it with a salsa sauce or homemade guacamole.
8. CHICKEN TACO LETTUCE WRAPS FROM GIMME DELICIOUS
If you’re looking to really keep your carb intake low, this keto chicken fajita wrap is for you. Instead of using cornbread, you’ll pack well-seasoned chicken, avocado, onion, and tomatoes in a lettuce wrap. Don’t forget to sprinkle the homemade cilantro sauce for an extra kick.
9. LOW CARB CAULIFLOWER RICE FROM MY FOOD STORY
Many Mexican dishes tend to be on the heavier side – rice and bread are a significant part of the cuisine. However, by swapping the rice for cauliflower, you can continue to indulge without worrying about the carb intake. Richa’s keto cauliflower rice recipe consists of ingredients, such as bell pepper, cilantro, and tomatoes, and takes only 30 minutes to cook.
10. GUACAMOLE FROM THE LOW CARB LIFE
It’s only right that we include guacamole on this list of keto-friendly Mexican dishes. An avocado-based dip, guacamole is a popular food in Mexico that you will find just about anywhere. Mix nine products, including tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and red onions, and serve it with any Mexican dish of your choice.
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