Keto-Friendly Cinco de Mayo!
With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, I have Mexican food on the brain. I LOVE Mexican food, but most Mexican cuisine is full of carbs. That, of course, is not conducive to the low carb or ketogenic diet.
Adopting the Ketogenic way of life means you’ve put aside rice and bean and tortillas, much of what makes up a Mexican food dish. But I’m here to say, you can have your Mexican food and eat it too!
Do you miss Taco Tuesdays? Find yourself longing for Fajita Friday? Are you wanting to throw a party for Cinco de Mayo, but don’t know what food to prepare? Let me help with that!
To make keto-friendly Mexican food/keto-friendly Tex-Mex recipes, you simply need to know the best keto substitutes to make. Soon, you’ll be wowing all your friends and family with these simple, yet mind-blowing recipes.
Cinco de Mayo is nacho ordinary holiday. It’s time to rock out with your guac out!
This is one of those keto-friendly Cinco De Mayo recipes you’ll find yourself craving all year long!
Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are both fun and tasty! Creamy and loaded with cheese, you can make them more or less spicy depending on how much of the white membrane you leave. For less spicy, but still full of flavor, which is what I like, simply scrap all of the membranes out of the jalapeño.
I recently decided to add a southern flair and used pimento cheese instead of cream cheese! Click here for the southern-style Keto Jalapeño Popper recipe!
Chips and Guacamole
Guacamole is a staple of any Mexican-themed gathering (and we often bring this dip even if it’s not Mexican themed!). I like to keep the recipe simple too.
Here’s how to make my delicious and easy keto-friendly guacamole – Simply mash 4 avocadoes, add 2 diced Roma tomatoes, 1 tbsp of minced garlic and mix together. Add lime juice and salt to taste! It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Chips, or as I like to call them, “delivery devices” can be made keto friendly too. This recipe holds up very well for dip chips! Have fun cutting them to your preferred shape before baking.
Layered Taco Salad Dip
One simple keto substitution makes the original 7-layered taco salad dip keto-friendly. Instead of using refried beans for the bottom layer, replace it with taco meat.
You can easily make your own taco seasoning with this quick recipe. Double and Triple the recipe and save some for later!
- 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
- 2 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
Green Chile Chicken Bake
This was one of the first quick and easy keto-friendly meals I made for my husband. Having lived in New Mexico for several years, he is a HUGE fan of Hatch Green Chile from The Land of Enchantment. This simple-to-make recipe will have everyone begging for more.
I thought I had given up on taco shells when I began the keto diet, but someone came up with the idea of melting the cheese and letting it harden into a taco shape. Genius! These keto-friendly taco shells made of cheese actually hold up better than the hard corn tortilla shells, because they do not crack and fall apart. Taco ‘bout a party!!
Easy Taco Pie
My family always gets excited when I make taco pie. A dish made with ground beef, eggs, spices, and cheese, this keto-friendly Mexican recipe can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!
Sopapilla Cheesecake dessert is best known in Texas and a childhood favorite of mine. It wasn’t until I moved across the country that I realized everyone didn’t know about this tasty treat. Imagine my delight when I discovered this too could be keto-fied.
Mexican Chocolate Pudding
Why settle for sweet and salty when you can enjoy sweet and spicy?! This super chocolatey pudding is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s chocolate, with a kick!
Tres Leches Cake
Tres Leches Cake, which translates to “three milks” is traditionally a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: heavy cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. This keto-friendly version offers all the yumminess with none of the guilt.
So there you have it, folks! 9 mind-blowing, guilt-free keto-friendly Mexican recipes to easily enjoy Cinco de Mayo on the keto diet. Choose a few or make them all! You won’t be disappointed!
Do you have a favorite Mexican dish that you enjoy for Cinco de Mayo? Tell me about it in the comments below.