24 Keto Mexican Recipes

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If you’re on a keto diet, you may need help finding keto recipes that are delicious and low carb at the same time. Get ready to spice up your ketogenic lifestyle with our collection of 24 delicious Keto Mexican recipes!

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From delicious shakshuka, guacamole, and pico de gallo to keto tacos and carnitas, here you will find many recipes to make your dinners more beautiful.

What Is A Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. The diet involves drastically reducing the number of carbohydrates consumed and replacing them with fats. This process helps the body enter a natural state of metabolism called ketosis.

Main Ingredients Used In Keto Mexican Recipes

  • Meat: red meat, white meat, bacon, fish.
  • Eggs: preferably eggs from chickens raised outdoors.
  • Butter and sour cream: choose the best quality options.
  • Cheese: Cheese should not be missing from your diet. You can eat any cheese: plain cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, etc.
  • Healthy oils: extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil.
  • Vegetables with a low carbohydrate content: green vegetables, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.

Benefits Of Eating Keto

The keto diet is recommended when we want to lose weight and tone up, with the great advantage that you will not feel hungry, unlike other diets for weight loss.

  • It lowers bad cholesterol;
  • Reduces symptoms of depression;
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease;
  • Facilitates the weight loss process;
  • Provides energy and general well-being.

Mexican Food

Traditional Mexican food is appreciated worldwide for its vibrant, authentic, and delicious taste. The Mexican gastronomic palette will surely reward your appetite if you are an adventurous gourmet who can manage slightly more spicy recipes.

The Most Popular Mexican Recipes

  1. Tacos – Tacos is probably the most popular Mexican street food dish, but you can also find it in restaurants. Most of what is wrapped in a tortilla can be called tacos, but the authentic ones are generally full of meat. Some recipes contain less commonly used animal ingredients, such as brain or tongue.
  2. Chilaquiles – This traditional dish is eaten by Mexicans for breakfast, with corn tortillas as ingredients, over which you can pour a green salsa sauce or tomatoes and cheese. It can be eaten or added over fried eggs.
  3. Quesadillas – Quesadilla generally refers to a tortilla folded in half with melted cheese inside. It can be prepared with corn or wheat tortillas, and you can heat it on the grill or in a pan with a little oil. In Mexico, there are quesadillas with a wide variety of cheeses, but the most popular are those containing Oaxaca queso, a light cheese very similar to mozzarella.
  4. Churros – Churros is one of those traditional Mexican dishes brought from Spain. However, the Mexicans made this dessert known throughout the world. Churros are made from a sweet spiral dough fried in oil and then sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon.
  5. Enchiladas is one of the most popular Mexican chicken dishes abroad, but it can have other fillings, such as beef or pork, cheese, beans, or different combinations. However, the ingredient that differentiates enchiladas from other recipes is hot pepper.

Popular Ingredients In Mexican Recipes

  • Lime – You might consider this type of lemon a simple ingredient, but a Mexican chef knows that this secret ingredient gives the recipe a surprising taste. They will not taste the same without a little lime juice, whether we are talking about tacos or salsa sauces.
  • Dried and smoked chipotle or jalapenos have a special spicy aroma and are used in many Mexican recipes.
  • Mexicans love avocados. Avocado is an essential ingredient for them, eaten in sandwiches and salads.
  • Oregano has become an essential part of many international cuisines, but oregano used in Mexico is stronger. No wonder it helps make Mexican dishes so much tastier and spicier.
  • Tomatoes are another basic ingredient that gives food flavor and sauces an ideal consistency.

What To Avoid When You Are Eating Mexican Food

Here is a list of Mexican ingredients that should be avoided when following a keto diet:

  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Corn 
  • Tortilla chips

Here are all of your favorite Mexican restaurant recipes that have been transformed into low-carb and keto-friendly alternatives! Starting from keto Mexican dinner recipes, snacks, sauces, and even desserts are available!

Healthy Keto Taco Seasoning – Sugar-free, Low Carb and Gluten Free

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Learn how to make a delicious keto taco seasoning at home that is very tasty and quick to make. Use this homemade taco seasoning in tons of recipes such as tacos, burritos, salads, soups and more!
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Easy Keto Taco Salad

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Craving tacos on the keto diet? Try this easy keto taco salad for a quick weeknight dinner. It’s packed with yummy low-carb ingredients like salsa, avocado, seasoned ground beef, and shredded cheese.
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Super Easy Chicken Fajitas {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo Recipe}

These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.
These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.
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Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers

Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers are a fun and delicious way to enjoy loaded nachos without the carbs. Loaded nachos are easy to make, perfect for a party, Game Day, snack, or quick dinner.
Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers are a fun and delicious way to enjoy loaded nachos without the carbs. Loaded nachos are easy to make, perfect for a party, Game Day, snack, or quick dinner.
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Keto Tacos With Cheese Taco Shells

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These easy cheese taco shells are perfect for making Keto Tacos! Baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco and filled with seasoned ground beef for a low carb taco night!
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How to make the perfect Low Carb Guacamole

Guacamole is a mexican dish that is keto friendly. Avocado is high in heart-friendly healthy fats and has many health benefits. If you are not a huge avocado fan, try my guacamole dish, you wil love it.
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Avocado Crema with Serrano and Lime

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What makes so many Mexican dishes unique is not only the combination of fresh vegetables, piquant spices, and well-seasoned proteins but the sauces and toppings. Everything from salsas to dipping sauces finish Mexican recipes beautifully.
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Pico De Gallo

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Pico De Gallo is a Mexican classic tomato dip also named "Salsa Fresca" in Spanish or "fresh salsa". It's the freshest dip ready in less than 10 minutes and needs just 6 ingredients.
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Keto Salsa Recipe

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An easy to make keto salsa recipe that uses fresh and flavorful ingredients and is ready in minutes. Serve this keto salsa on keto tacos, keto enchilada casserole, or with your favorite keto friendly chips.
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Keto Mexican Bowl

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This Keto Mexican Bowl is a delicious, low-carb breakfast option, but it’s perfect for any meal of the day. It’s filled with fresh and colorful veggies, hearty flavored beef meat, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. You will love this healthy Mexican Bowl that is perfect for a busy day and can be made with their favorite toppings.
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Keto Beef Taquitos

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These Keto Beef Taquitos are incredibly easy to make and they taste Amazing. They’re loaded with flavor and provide a nutritious hit of healthy fats. They’re Gluten Free and Low Carb. You can have them as a Mid-Afternoon Snack, or a Delicious Keto Appetizer or Side Dish.
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Keto Chicken Enchiladas

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Keto Chicken Enchiladas are super easy and a crave-worthy dinner great for any occasion. Perfect for eating low carb, these enchiladas are great to fulfill your Mexican craving!
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Keto Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

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This Keto Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a quick family favorite that can be made on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot! Loaded with cheese, veggies, and tender chicken, each bowl is about 6 net carbs!
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Keto Carnitas

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Juicy, tender, flavourful and mouthwatering, these Keto Carnitas are perfect for small dinner parties (cuz who doesn’t love Mexican pulled pork?!) or go ahead and hoard the whole 3 lbs to yourself so that you can have tacos all week long!
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20 Minute Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

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This Grilled Shrimp Skewer is a delicious, quick to make shrimp recipe that's ready within minutes. Shrimp is marinated, then grilled until perfectly golden. Cook this simple grilled shrimp recipe on the stove or an outside grill. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off
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Keto Taco Lasagna- 100% Easy & Homemade Delicious Recipe

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The Mexican Keto Taco Lasagna is a fulfilling, mouthwatering, and meaty meal. This recipe yields 12 servings. The Keto Mexican taco lasagna is meant” for anyone in love with tacos, lasagna, or low-carb meals.
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Keto Quesadilla

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This keto quesadilla recipe combines warm and perfectly toasted low carb tortillas with tons of melty velvety cheese. And, it’s so quick and easy to make! Just 15 minutes is all you need to make these keto quesadillas from scratch. Not to mention, each quesadilla has just 4 NET CARBS!
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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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These Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are the best easy party appetizers that are super easy to make and everyone loves. Made with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese, green onion, and crispy bacon, they are always a crowd-pleaser!
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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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This Cilantro Lime Chicken is incredibly juicy, tender, and flavored. Enjoy a grilled chicken recipe that's served with a fresh and delicious Avocado Salsa. A healthy 30-minute dinner recipe that's super easy to make for a summer meal. 
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Keto Empanadas

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Flavorful keto empanadas are made with Fathead dough and a tasty ground beef filling. They taste amazing!
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Keto Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Boy, do I have a treat for you with these Keto Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. They are the perfect blend of chocolate, cinnamon, black pepper, with a dash of cayenne to make them intriguing.
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Keto Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse

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Need a decadent dessert, but have no time for dozens of ingredients and complicated prep? This Keto Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse is just what you’re after! It’s a cinch to make, too; just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients and you can dig right in!
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Keto Tres Leches Cake

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The first time I tried Tres Leches Cake at a Cuban restaurant I fell in love. A sponge cake soaked with sweetened milk and topped with whipped cream? It sounded like a dream to me and it tasted like one too. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
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Keto Churros ⚡ gluten free & grain free

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You’ll be surprised how easy it is to whip up a batch of these grain free and keto churros! And (most importantly!) how akin they are to the original version… at only 1g net carbs a pop!
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