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25 Best Gluten-Free Mexican Recipes

Transitioning to a gluten-free diet can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, finding gluten-free Mexican recipes isn’t challenging at all. 

Most of the time, it’s simply a matter of substituting gluten-free (or corn) tortillas.

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Beyond that, most Mexican recipes remain the same.

Mexican Chicken Tacos with Salsa and Herbs

You could make your own gluten-free tortillas if you like. However, stores have plenty of gluten-free varieties, so why do the extra work?

Some of the gluten-free Mexican recipes here were written with a gluten-free diet in mind.

Others may not be, so remember to substitute gluten-free tortillas (or chips). 

1. Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos

Don’t these pork tacos look gorgeous?! They’re colorful and full of dense, chunky goodies.

You won’t be able to put them down after the first bite.

Fortunately, they taste as good as they look. They’re fresh and filling and with a ton of flavors in every bite. You start with a warm, meaty pork base. 

To that, you’ll add fresh, refreshing cilantro and veggies. Finally, you’ll top it off with bright, zesty lime crema. Yum!

2. Gluten-Free Taco Casserole

If you don’t tell them, no one will guess this casserole is gluten-free. It’s meaty, cheesy, and exploding with flavor. 

It contains tons of spices and seasonings and everything that makes tacos great. It features layer upon layer of hearty, flavorful ingredients. 

My favorite bits are the gooey cheese, well-seasoned ground beef, and fire-roasted tomatoes.

However, there’s something for everyone in this dish.

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3. Mexican Flautas

These homemade flautas are more than just gluten-free. They’re also low-carb and keto-friendly!

Actually, they’re low in everything bad for you and high in yumminess. 

Each one is outrageously low in calories and has just two net carbs. (The toppings you add may skew this somewhat.) 

Finally, you can make them with nothing more than keto tortillas and your choice of meat.

I recommend slapping some cheese, salsa, and onions on there, too.

4. Chicken Fajitas

With this recipe, you can make the best chicken fajitas ever. They’re juicy, perfectly spiced, and full of flavor. 

The chicken is tender, but the veggies remain slightly crisp and colorful.

(They aren’t rubbery and limp like some fajita veggies. Yuck.) 

Leave out the tortillas entirely or opt for corn tortillas instead. Either way, you won’t hear any complaints from anyone who eats them.

5. Easy Walking Tacos

What’s a ‘walking taco,’ you ask? Well, let me tell you!

It’s the least messy and easiest way to eat tacos while wandering around a packed party. You’ll eat them from a cup instead of a shell!

You can either set up a taco bar or make several pre-made cups. I prefer the taco bar since it allows everyone to customize.

To make it gluten-free, ensure the chips are corn tortillas. (Most tortilla chips are made from corn.) It doesn’t get much simpler than that. 

6. Vegan Burrito Bowl

Tacos in a cup not your thing? How about burritos in a bowl? These gluten- and meat-free burrito bowls are hearty, healthy, and delicious.

Each bowl features black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

Because they’re full of veggies, they also boast numerous vitamins and minerals.

Be sure you don’t neglect the homemade guacamole. It’s the best part of the bowl. 

7. Gluten-Free Enchiladas

I don’t know what I like best about these gluten-free enchiladas. Maybe it’s that I can make them in 40 minutes with just five ingredients. 

Perhaps it’s that they taste precisely like their non-gluten-free counterparts.

It might even be that they have 14 net carbs and less than 300 calories. 

Let’s cover all the bases and say I love all of the above! These cheesy, chicken-filled enchiladas are awesome in every way.

8. Chilaquiles Verdes with Baked Tortilla Chips

This tortilla chip-based dish is a traditional Mexican breakfast option. You’ll start with crunchy tortillas and load them with eggs, avocado, and more. 

Just be sure you’re using certified gluten-free tortillas to make your chips. 

You could also start with store-bought tortilla chips. Unfortunately, they don’t cook as well as the homemade versions.

9. Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans

Black beans are the ideal Mexican side dish. You can serve them with practically any Mexican or Latin-based dish. 

Actually, you’ll want to serve them with everything when they’re this easy to make.

Dump everything into your Instant Pot. Then, let it do its thing!

It’s hard to beat that kind of simplicity. Plus, they’re tasty, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten-free. 

10. Mexican Fruit Salad

Regarding summer dishes, fruit salad is one of the best. It’s cool, refreshing, and just sweet enough without going overboard.

Mexican fruit salad is a bit different from the traditional dish, though.

For one thing, you’ll use different fruits. Forget the berries, apples, and melons.

Break out the mangoes, dragonfruit, jicama, and kiwi.

Okay, so you’ll also use strawberries and watermelon. Still, this version is much more tropical!

Mix them with some lime juice and chili powder. I know what you’re thinking, but do it anyway! The taste is phenomenal. 

11. Pico De Gallo

Looking for the perfect pico de gallo recipe? Look no further because this one is flawless.

It’s fresh, bright, tangy, and has just the right amount of heat.

Use it as a dip or a topping for fish or chicken. Either way, you’ll be glad that you did. 

12. One-Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

Have you ever tried Lean Cuisine’s Sante Fe Rice and Beans? That’s what this casserole tastes like, only this one is so much better. 

It’s more filling, and the flavors are much bolder. You’ll love the gooey melted cheese and the wealth of veggies.

Also, the rice and beans make this so hearty, so you won’t need anything to go with it.

13. Southwest Chicken

This juicy, succulent chicken is 100% fiesta-approved. It requires just seven ingredients and has tons of southwestern flavor in every bite.

The zesty lime juice and fresh green chiles enhance the chicken’s natural flavors.

And the smoky, spicy southwestern seasoning is incredible. You’ll want to put it on everything. 

14. Horchata

Did you know that you can make the best horchata with just three ingredients?

You need rice milk, unsweetened almond milk, and cinnamon. 

It takes about 5 minutes to mix everything. Serve it over ice or after refrigerating it, though. Warm horchata isn’t all that appealing. 

15. Tomatillo Salsa Verde (Easy Green Salsa!)

Though not as prevalent as its red cousin, salsa verde is pretty popular. With this recipe, you can whip it up at home. 

It’s fresh, herby, and earthy. And unless you tweak the recipe, it’s not as hot as the red stuff.

Serve it with freshly baked tortilla chips or even veggies for dipping. 

Your guests will love it, and so will you.

16. Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

Chicken tinga may not be as popular as tacos, burritos, or enchiladas. Even so, it’s still a beloved Mexican dish. 

Try it if you’re in the mood for something smoky, spicy, and tomatoey. It always reminds me of barbecue chicken.

However, the flavor is much fresher and a bit lighter.

17. Paleo Mini Pepper Nachos

Need a healthy, low-carb, and paleo alternative to nachos? Try these mini pepper nachos. They feature all the best parts of nachos. 

There’s ground turkey, plenty of seasonings, and fresh salsa.

However, there are no chips whatsoever. Instead, you’ll load all that onto slices of mini peppers.

They’re colorful, healthy, and easy to eat on the go. They also make fantastic appetizers. 

18. Super Simple Salmon Tacos

Salmon tacos on corn tortillas are the ideal quickie lunch option. They’re light, zesty, and full of fresh, easy-to-love flavor. 

Best of all, you can have ten of them ready in half an hour! And did I mention they’re super healthy?

They’re low in fat and calories and have plenty of protein. 

What are you waiting for?! Try these tacos today!

19. Instant Pot Taco Chili

Taco chili is just chili with a bit of Mexican flair. 

It features juicy chunks of ground beef and hearty black beans. There are also kernels of sweet corn and lots of tomatoes. 

The taco seasoning mix gives it that authentic Mexican zing. Then, simply add your favorite toppings, and it’s ready to eat! 

20. Gluten-Free Empanada Dough

This empanada dough is incredible; no one will believe it’s gluten-free. It’s light, flaky, and supremely buttery.

It’s so melt-in-your-mouth delicious that you could almost eat it by itself!

Honestly, this golden dough is my favorite empanada dough.

I like it even better than the non-gluten-free variety. It seems less greasy and more flavorful. 

Add whatever empanada fillings you like best, and serve. Your guests will never know the difference. 

21. Mexican Omelet Pie

Mexican omelet pie looks (and feels) like a fluffier version of cornbread. It’s so incredibly light and full of South-of-the-border flavor. 

It’s one low-carb breakfast option that you won’t want to miss.

(Especially since it takes less than an hour and fewer than 10 ingredients to make!)

22. Gluten-Free Homemade Tamales

These scrumptious tamales have everything you love about homemade tamales. Fortunately, they’re totally gluten-free. 

Like other tamale recipes, these take some time and effort to make. You just can’t whip up tamales in a hurry.

Still, also like other tamales recipes, these are absolutely worth the time and effort. As my grandmother would say, they’re ‘labors of love.’ 

And those are always a massive hit.

23. Healthy Taco Salad

People are always surprised when they hear the phrase “healthy taco salad.” I’m not sure why. After all, taco salad is just lots of veggies. 

If you use lean meat and go easy on the cheese, it’s a jazzed-up salad.

That’s what this recipe does while also leaving out the chips. There’s not a lot of bad stuff in that! 

24. Fresh Mango Salsa

This recipe puts a sweet, tropical spin on traditional salsa. It’s just as fresh and refreshing as any salsa you’ve tried. 

However, it also has a light sweetness that’s out of this world. It’s as colorful and lovely as it is delicious.

And it works well as a dip or a topping, whichever you need. 

25. Fiesta Mango Quinoa Salad

Are you in the mood for something denser and more filling than salsa?

Fiesta mango quinoa salad could be just the thing to satisfy your tropical cravings. 

It’s a hearty salad with seemingly endless ingredients. Even so, it’s not tough to pull together.

It takes about 25 minutes from start to finish and is a pretty effortless process.

Enjoy it by itself or with a lean protein main course. Fish or boneless chicken breasts both pair well with it.

25 Best Gluten-Free Mexican Recipe Collection

Enjoy all of your favorites with these gluten-free Mexican recipes! From tacos to fajitas to enchiladas, you’ll never miss the wheat in these dishes!

Ingredients

  • Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos

  • Gluten-Free Taco Casserole

  • Mexican Flautas

  • Chicken Fajitas

  • Easy Walking Tacos

  • Vegan Burrito Bowl

  • Gluten-Free Enchiladas

  • Chilaquiles Verdes with Baked Tortilla Chips

  • Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans

  • Mexican Fruit Salad

  • Pico De Gallo

  • One -Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

  • Southwest Chicken

  • Horchata

  • Tomatillo Salsa Verde (Easy Green Salsa!)

  • Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

  • Paleo Mini Pepper Nachos

  • Super Simple Salmon Tacos

  • Instant Pot Taco Chili

  • Gluten-Free Empanada Dough

  • Mexican Omelet Pie

  • Gluten-Free Homemade Tamales

  • Healthy Taco Salad

  • Fresh Mango Salsa

  • Fiesta Mango Quinoa Salad

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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