Low -Fat Mexican Recipes
Calabaza En Tacha- Candied Pumpkin
Pumpkin simmered in piloncillo (a Mexican sugar) is sweet and delicious. Calabaza en tacha also makes a great alternative to sweet yams.
Low-Fat Diets and Mexican Food
You can still enjoy Mexican food while staying on your low-fat diet. There are plenty of recipes that are low or non-fat.
Limonada (lemon and water) with chia seeds make a refreshing drink that also contains protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
An low- fat alternative to refried beans. Makes a great side dish or a meal. Serve with the broth and top with cilantro and onions for a delicious soup, or drain and mash slightly for a side dish.
A rich flavorful chicken dish with a red sauce made with chile, broiled tomatos, onions, garlic and an unusual ingredient. Reduce the oil for a low-fat version.
A traditional Mexican drink for all ages. A milky looking beverage made with rice and flavored with cinnamon.
Jalapeno Corn Cakes
Use non-fat milk and reduce the oil for a great low-fat breakfast.
A chilled soup perfect for a warm summer day. Reduce the oil for a low-fat version.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
A deliciously different salsa that is fat-free. Great for tacos or salads.
How to Roast Chiles
Learn how to roast chiles 4 different ways for use in your favorite recipes.
Shrimp Ceviche Recipe
Wonderful recipe for a shrimp ceviche inspired by Puerto Vallarta. Make this for your next fiesta or for a snack. It's low-fat and low-carb too.
A lovely Mexican hot chocolate infused with subtle flavors of anise and piloncillo. It is thickened with masa and a special tool called a molinillo is used to add froth.
A thick, warm drink made with masa and sweetened with cinnamon and brown sugar.
A yummy dish of warmed tortillas stuffed with hard-boiled eggs and topped with pumpkin seed sauce.
A great sauce for simmering beef, chicken or pork. Also used to can chipotle chiles.
Basic Chile Sauce
A simple recipe for a traditional chile sauce. Use red or green chiles depending on the dish you will be using it in or on.
A lovely, yet simple dessert using a fruit called sapotes, which grow abundantly in tropical Mexican locales.
Nixtamal- Masa Dough and Hominy
Instead of using masa harina, try making corn tortillas and tamale dough using fresh masa.
A perfect place for your taco fillings or to accompany your favorite mexican stew or soup such as chile verde or posole.
Roasted Green Chiles
How to make Roasted Green Chiles that you can use in other recipes.