Cinco De Mayo Food & Healthy Recipes

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Pico De Gallo and our Favorite Salsas

If tacos and margaritas are your go-to Mexican foods, you're adding more sugar and fat to your diet than you think. The chefs at Pritikin show their love of all things south of the border with delicious and nutritious Cinco De Mayo recipes.

Cinco De Mayo Food and Health Mexican Recipes

Don't be a party pooper. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these five healthy salsa recipes. Ole!

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Our Favorite Food for Cinco De Mayo

Creamy Salsa

Here is a semi-Pritikin salsa for guests at your Cinco De Mayo party who crave “creamy” but don’t need to go as low (in terms of both health and flavor) as Velveeta.

Tropical Salsa

This Tropical Salsa recipe brings the fresh flavors of South Florida to your south of the border fiesta. It includes a medley of divine fruits, but nothing that’s bad for you. Wow!

Burrito Bar

A bar full of delicious fixings for healthy burritos is a great way to please everyone. Serve up healthful Cinco De Mayo foods like fresh bell pepper strips, low-fat sour cream, no salt added beans, and Spanish-Style brown rice.

Black Bean Salsa

Black beans and salsa are staple Cinco de Mayo foods, but make a double batch of this lively recipe and enjoy the leftovers in all sorts of ways, for example, as a topping for green salads, poultry, or fish, or blended with whole-grain rice.


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Pico De Gallo

Serve with colorful, cut-up veggies and pick up bags of baked, low-sodium tortilla chips. Good choices include Guiltless Gourmet and Garden of Eatin’ Baked Yellow Chips.

Seafood Ceviche

Ceviche recipes are staples in Mexico, so this colorful treat is an ideal food for Cinco De Mayo! The refreshing kick of this recipe will have your taste buds tingling!

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