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26 Flavor-Filled AIP Mexican Recipes

Louise | April 4

From tortillas to tomato salsa to refried beans, Mexican food seems like a no-go on AIP. But it doesn’t have to be!

This list of AIP Mexican recipes features some of my favorite dishes, from mouthwatering pork carnitas to an elegant green onion salsa verde.

With just a few simple substitutions, Mexican food can be back on the dinner table. From easy-to-make AIP tortillas to classics like guacamole and nachos, this list of AIP Mexican recipes has everything you need for your very own fiesta!

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26 Flavor-Filled AIP Mexican Recipes

AIP Mexican Dips & Tortillas

Super Easy Keto Guacamole

– Keto Summit

Super Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP] #paleo #keto #aip #recipes -

Ingredients: avocado, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, salt, fresh cilantro or dried cilantro.

We all need a go-to guacamole recipe and this one is perfect, whether you’re inviting friends over or just need a delicious treat at the end of a long work week. Ready to eat in less than five minutes, you’ll be stocking your pantry with avocados after you taste this delicious guacamole!

Plantain Chips & Avocado Dip

– Grazed & Enthused

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: avocado, coconut butter, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice, parsley or cilantro, garlic, sea salt or truffle salt, green plantain, coconut oil or choice solid cooking fat.

Plantain chips are, hands down, my new favorite snack. A tropical treat, combined with a delicious guacamole-style avocado dip.

World Famous Guacamole

– Feasting on Joy

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: avocados, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper (omit).

True to its name, this guacamole recipe deserves to be world famous. It’s become my go-to recipe for guacamole and it never fails!

Easy Homemade Guacamole

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: avocados, onion, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, garlic powder (optional).

This guacamole recipe is a no-fail classic. With easy-to-find ingredients, you can whip up a batch in less than 2 minutes. Just make sure you get ripe avocados which are a must to create that creamy texture we all know and love.

Roasted Green Onion Salsa Verde

– Meatified

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado oil, green onions, white onion, garlic, chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt.

Many folks think that a Mexican salsa has to have tomatoes in it. Not true! This inventive take on salsa steps away from the nightshade family to create a delicious topping for tacos (or anything!) by using charred green onions, along with lime and avocado oil. Don’t forget the char on those onions- it lends a wonderful smokey taste to this addictive salsa.

Flour Tortillas

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: cassava flour, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, water, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.

I love that these tortillas use a crop indigenous to the Americas: cassava! Cultivated throughout South America, cassava lends a wonderful nutty texture to these tortillas, much more complex than anything made from wheat flour!

Plantain Tortillas

– Fresh Tart

Ingredients: green plantains, avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil, water, sea salt.

Plantains are a delicious and common starch used throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America as the basis of many pastries and pies. This twist on the traditional tortilla is perfect for hearty fillings, from meat to seafood to vegetables.

AIP Mexican Entrees

Slow Cooker AIP Pork Carnitas

– Healing Autoimmune

Slow Cooker AIP Pork Carnitas Recipe #aip

Ingredients: olive oil, dried oregano, lime juice, turmeric, fine salt, pork shoulder, onion, garlic, chicken stock, orange juice.

Orange juice is the secret ingredient to this mouth-watering carnitas recipe. The citric acid from the orange helps to break down and tenderize the pork. Serve in lettuce cups or low carb tortillas for a hearty weeknight dinner!

AIP Barbacoa

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: beef shoulder or brisket, dried oregano, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, turmeric, ginger, salt, cilantro, red onion, cinnamon, bay leaves, fish sauce, blackstrap molasses, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, beef broth.

Although we generally think of barbacoa as a Mexican dish, it actually is a centuries-old classic from the Caribbean. The term even gave us the modern term of barbecue! This recipe highlight the great flavors of traditional barbacoa, with the addition of cinnamon, molasses, and even fish sauce.

Fish Tacos

– Flash Fiction Kitchen

Ingredients: white fish, tapioca flour, cassava flour, tigernut flour, sea salt, oil or fat, limes, radish, green cabbage, cilantro, mangoes, lime juice, scallions, purple onion.

The mango salsa kicks up this fish taco recipe, adding a much-needed flavor boost to the mild taste of white fish. Don’t forget the sides! Classic toppings like radishes, lime wedges, and cabbage are a must-have on any traditional fish taco.

Cabbage-Leaf Tacos with Cod and Mango Salsa

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: mango, avocado, parsley, garlic, lime juice, sea salt, ginger powder, garlic powder, cod fillet, coconut oil, red cabbage, Romaine lettuce, cilantro.

The bright, fruity burst of mangos adds a much-needed touch of summer to these tacos. I love the use of red cabbage here as the tortillas- adding an elegant touch of color that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

– Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Ingredients: meat of choice, sweet potatoes, red palm oil, sea salt, onion powder, turmeric, virgin coconut oil, cauliflower, coconut cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, butter or Romaine lettuce, chimichurri sauce, green or red onion, black olives (optional).

Chimichurri sauce originated as a traditional accompaniment to grilled meat in Uruguay and Argentina. This recipe takes the sauce one step further by adding it to a delicious burrito bowl, built not just on great grilled meat but health-filled sweet potatoes, red onion, and olives.

Carnitas Bowl

– Food by Mars

Ingredients: pork butt, dried oregano, Ceylon cinnamon, cloves, dried bay leaves, kosher salt or sea salt, garlic, yellow onion, water, lemon juice, lime juice, green plantains, coconut oil, cauliflower, coconut oil, cilantro, lime, chives.

This recipe provides a one-stop shop for all your carnitas needs! Along with a delicious slow-cooked pork butt, this bowl combines zesty lime cauliflower rice and fried plantains.

Loaded Tropical Plantain Nachos

– Fed and Fulfilled

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: bacon, ground beef, sweet onion, garlic, garlic powder, turmeric, sea salt, pineapple, kiwis, green onions, cilantro, cucumber, lime juice, avocado, coconut milk, green or lightly yellow plantains, coconut oil or bacon fat or duck fat.

This epic nacho recipe is more appropriate for the dinner table than the snack tray! With a homemade avocado lime cream as well as tropical salsa bursting with flavor, this is a nacho recipe built to impress!

Cheesy Beef Tostados

– The Herbal Spoon

Ingredients: cheese sauce, cauliflower, beef, Flatbread, onion, garlic, lard or coconut oil, avocado, lettuce, chives.

A fantastic AIP-friendly take on a classic Mexican dish. Using flatbread and ground beef, this recipe also uses riced cauliflower and a delicious allergen-free queso (aka cheese) dip. Guaranteed to please the whole family!

Fresh Tuna Ceviche

– Beyond the Bite

Ingredients: bluefin tuna, jicama, grapefruit, olive oil, sea salt, lime juice, parsley, cucumber.

The best ceviche always uses the freshest seafood available. This recipe sings by mixing the tuna in both grapefruit and lime juice. Along with sliced jicama, this recipe will take you straight to the sandy beaches of Mexico.

Shrimp Ceviche with Peach & Arugula

– Meatified

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: shrimp, orange, grapefruit, limes, extra virgin olive oil, peaches, red onion, arugula, salt.

Ceviche is popular not only in Mexico but throughout Central and South America. Using citrus juice as a way to “cure” seafood or meat, ceviche can be eaten as an appetizer, light snack, or even as a main course! I love the combination of leafy greens, fruit, and shrimp here- packed with both flavor and nutrition!

Instant Pot Cilantro Chicken Chili

– Grazed & Enthused

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: rutabaga or celery root, green plantains, red onion, chicken breast, bone broth, lemon or lime juice, dried oregano, dried basil, dried cilantro, sea salt, cilantro, avocado, green onion, plantain chips.

This chili recipe takes inspiration from the flavors of southern Mexico with the addition of plantains, giving this chili a scrumptious tropical taste.

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato with Bacon Guac and Lime-Coconut Cream

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: ground beef, cup water, dried oregano, sea salt, garlic, onion powder, ginger, bacon, avocados, cilantro, lime juice, red onion, coconut concentrate, water, honey (optional), sweet potatoes, green onions.

A baked potato might not sound very Mexican, but this recipe’s amazing flavor profile of cilantro, lime, and avocado takes this midwest side straight to the southwest!

Slow Cooker Barbacoa with Jicama Tortillas

– Fed+Fit

Ingredients: sea salt, dried Mexican oregano leaves, cloves, chuck roast, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, bay leaves, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, lime, cilantro, jicama.

This recipe’s delicious barbacoa pairs perfectly with the inventive twist of jicama tortillas. Jicama, also known as Mexican yam bean, is a naturally starchy vegetable, making it the perfect base for the flavor-forward pork barbacoa.

Mexican Breakfast Skillet

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: ground beef, sweet potatoes, red onion, kale, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, lime juice, cilantro, radishes, avocado.

Tacos may be great for dinner, but have you ever realized how many amazing Mexican breakfast recipes there are? This one is no different, combining all those southwestern flavors you love into a package perfect for a lazy weekend morning.

Mexican Crab Cakes

– Beyond the Bite

Ingredients: crab claw meat, lime juice, green plantain, cilantro, green onion, salt, duck fat.

This elegant crab cake recipe is super adaptable. Even if you’re not a fan of crab, you can easily swap in tuna, salmon, even sardines to make the perfect Mexican-inspired savory cake for your table.

AIP Mexican Desserts

“Chocolate” No Bake Flan

– The Curious Coconut

AIP Mexican Recipes

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: full fat coconut milk, vanilla powder, maple sugar, carob powder, gelatin, sea salt.

Flan is a classic Mexican dessert, known for its luscious velvety texture. I love this carob and maple syrup take on the traditional recipe. The addition of coconut milk keeps that luscious texture without any of the dairy or eggs!

5 Ingredient Mexican “Chocolatey” Pudding

– Predominantly Paleo

Ingredients: coconut milk, carob powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, water chestnut flour.

Chocolate is an ancient food, associated with Mexico for centuries. This carob-based pudding recreates the traditional flavors of Mexican chocolate with the addition of cinnamon and a hint of maple syrup sweetness.

Pan fried Plantains

– Indu’s International Kitchen

Ingredients: plantain, coconut oil, maple syrup.

It’s super common to find deep-fried plantains throughout Mexico, which are delicious but not exactly the healthiest option. This pan-fried version will take away (some of) the guilt and provides an easy way for you to make this classic treat at home!

Cantaloupe Mint Paletas

– Rubies & Radishes

Ingredients: cantaloupe, lime juice, honey (optional), sea salt, mint.

Paletas are traditional Mexican popsicles, sold on every corner and roadside stand throughout the year. The cool, refreshing flavors come from the subtle taste of cantaloupe and mint, perfect for summer or whenever you need a dose of sunshine!

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