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3 Healthy Mexican Recipes

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3 Healthy Mexican Recipes

Mexican cuisine has variety of dishes that can be very healthy. Made with seafood, grilled lean meats, fresh vegetables, tropical fruits, herbs and spices, this unique cuisine with fantastic flavours also comes equipped with many positive health claims.

Chipotle Chicken

The chipotle sauce goes well with meats and other preparations, providing a unique flavour to your dishes that your family will surely enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, skinned, boned and divided into 4 portions
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 medium red onion split into halves and sliced an inch thick
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into one inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup of minced fresh ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup of tomato puree
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Preparation:

1. In a nonstick pan, put a tablespoon of oil to heat up over a medium flame. Cover the chicken with the flour and add to the pan, leaving to cook for 2 minutes on each side.
2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan and add the onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring constantly.
3. Add the bell pepper and ginger and cook for 3 minutes. Add the pineapple juice, tomato puree, chipotle and salt and simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Place the chicken back in the pan, reduce the flame and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Roasted beans and vegetables

This combination of vegetables, corn tortillas and beans is made from a Mexican recipe and has a vegetarian taste, rich in fresh flavours and a little bit spicy.

Ingredients:

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 can (425 grams) of black beans, drained and washed
  • 1 can (312 grams) of sweet corn, drained and washed
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons of red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, pitted, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper sauce *optional
  • 1 small ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 230°C. Put the tortillas in baking sheets, sprinkle with a little oil on both sides and let them bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place on racks to cool.
2. In a large bowl, stir in the beans, vegetables, grains and gradually all ingredients, mixing well. Stir in the avocado, and finally serve on the toasted tortillas.

Mexican meat salad

In this salad we can find several classic ingredients of Mexican cuisine such as red chili, coriander (cilantro) and even the classic tortilla chips.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of cooked lean beef
  • 2 large red chillis, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 of paprika
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 8 tender corns drained, washed and halved
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and cut in half
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 60g of corn chips

Preparation:

1. Place the meat (cut into wide strips) in a bowl, add a tablespoon of cilantro and reserve for garnish.
2. Prepare the vinaigrette in a bowl with the oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, lemon juice and paprika, stirring by hand. Add salt and pepper to taste and then include meat mixture covering and allowing to marinate for one hour.
3. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix with the remaining tablespoon of vinegar.
4. Just before serving, add salt and pepper to taste, divide into individual bowls and place the tortilla chips and cilantro to decorate.

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5 Reviews about 3 Healthy Mexican Recipes

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on 02/05/2016
I absolutely LOVE mexican food and these recipes sound truly fantastic. I love how all the zesty and exotic flavours meld so well together and literally all food groups are covered. They take quite a bit of effort to prepare but they are so worth it, especially if you have guests round. It's a great "help yourself" dinner and the best bit is eating with your hands. Thanks for sharing!
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on 08/01/2015
That chipotle chicken looks fantastic@ I absolutely love traditional mexican food, the only problem is that a lot of it is very heavy and fattening, and I really try to eat food in the least processed way possible. Consequently I don't frequently eat Mexican food. I'm glad I saw these recipes though!
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on 05/08/2013
Amazing recipes! I just want to prepare them right now! I want some tacos, maybe I can even prepare vegetarian tacos with some sauce and a lot of vegetables, that could surprise many people in for example a reunion or meeting, something healhy, foreign, and nice, perfect for any situation
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on 04/08/2013
My favorite fact of the mexican food is that it is made mainly with corn instead of normal flour, which is very characteristic as well the spicy flavor and the use of spicy ingredients like chipotle and other, that makes mexican food a delight for everybody and many places have taken advantage of this serving mexican dishes in their establishments
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on 14/06/2013
I have some other ideas for Mexican recipes, I mean, you can prepare anything as long as you use the right ingredients that bring good nutrients to the body like vegetables and whole grains, you can prepare some healthy tacos using little oil and a lot of vegetable instead of meat, or how about using some tofu, surely that would be delicious!

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