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Best ever easy Mexican recipes

A mexican feast is an easy way to please a crowd: tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas make great sharing food after all! Our easy Mexican recipes will get everyone in the party mood

Our Mexican recipes will get you inspired about Mexican food. Our ideas are quick and easy crowdpleasers for a Mexican party fiesta. Have a taco party and try out our taco recipes, whip up some sides such as lime and paprika elotes (corn on the cob) and get the Mexican-themed cocktails flowing (think frozen margaritas and mezcal cocktails). Don’t forget the guacamole (we have some fab guacamole recipes here). Our barbacoa lamb carintas make the ideal centrepiece for everyone to get stuck in to. Or make our Mexican dishes for midweek, including an easy Mexican chicken recipes (chicken mole, chicken quesadillas and chicken taquitos) and Mexican bowl food. Mexican food at its best!

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Pork pibil (cochinita pibil)

Pork pibil is a great weekend slow cook recipe, it may take a bit of time but it’s super easy. This one-pot dish is low in calories and can feed up to 8 people. Freeze and portion this pork pibil and give your midweek meals some Mexican zing.

Pork pilbil

Queso fundido

Layers of melting cheese and spicy chorizo make up this seriously OTT hot Mexican dip. Be prepared to fight over this one. We also have a recipe video to check out how to make it properly.

queso fundido

Chorizo tacos with pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is a very popular Mexican dish. This classic Mexican salad is a delicious fresh filling for tortillas and everyone will love making their own tacos.

If you’re looking for taco inspiration, Rosio Sanchez of Copenhagen’s famous taco stall Hija de Sanchez gives us some tips here.


Easy chicken mole

Mole – the best easy Mexican food! This recipe for cheat’s chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it’s ready in less than an hour and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek treat. Try our best low calorie chicken recipes here.

Cheat's chicken mole

Chicken taquitos

One of our favourite Mexican chicken recipes. Get your family and friends around and tuck in to Mexican chicken taquitos. They’re easy to make and you can mix and match your fillings with different cheeses, fresh vegetables and salads. Serve with sour cream and our homemade salsa dip.

Chicken taquitos

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ll love carnitas. These gluten free, slow-cooked lamb tortillas are great for a Mexican feast between friends. It’s easy to make and everyone can get stuck in and make their own.

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Vegan fajita bowl

This recipe for vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly but delivers on flavour.

Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice

Huevos rancheros

Eat your eggs Mexican style today! That means piling on smoky beef chilli and a fiery homemade salsa made from tomatoes, green chillies, coriander and lime.


Crusted halloumi tacos with pico de gallo

Sharing is caring, so why not make these vegetarian tacos for everyone to enjoy? Set everything up on the table and let your dinner companions help themselves. Ready in under 25 minutes, they’re a really quick and easy tasty dinner idea.

Crusted halloumi tacos with pico de gallo

Chipotle chicken and avocado flatbreads

Ready in 30 mins, these deliciously sweet and smokey flatbreads are low cal but high in protein – perfect for an on-the-go lunch or quick and easy dinner. Try our top flatbreads recipes here.

chipotle chicken and avocado flatbreads

Mexican sweet potato bowl with guacamole

This Mexican sweet potato bowl with guacamole is a delicious, comforting bowl of veggie goodness. Pop into ASDA on your way home for a super easy supper ready in under an hour.


Roasted veg enchiladas

An easy vegetarian recipe for family and friends. Squash, tomatoes and onion in Tex-Mex spices, rolled into tortilla wraps and baked with a rich tomato sauce.


Mexican pork chops in a lime and ancho marinade (by Thomasina Miers)

Ancho is a dried poblano chilli with a sweet earthy flavour. These Mexican pork chops from Thomasina Miers make for an impressive main and prove that Mexican food doesn’t mean Tex Mex!


Tex-Mex hash with eggs

A fab Mexican dish! This recipe for Tex-Mex hash with eggs – a combination of potatoes, tomatoes chills, avocado and eggs – is, to us, one of the ultimate comfort foods. This is ready in just 30 minutes, so makes a great brunch or lighter dinner


Feta, chorizo and spring onion quesadillas

Quesadillas can be filled with all kinds of ingredients, this one is made with feta, chorizo and spring onion. The chilli salsa on the side gives a spicy kick.


Tex-mex chicken with guacamole

This is another of our top Mexican chicken recipes. Homemade fresh avocado guacamole brings a fresh taste to this Mexican chicken burger – perfect for an easy and tasty family BBQ. Add Tabasco for extra heat.


Butternut squash and black bean soup with tortillas

Easy vegetarian Mexican soup made with butternut squash and black beans. Add Mexican flavour with chillies, avocado and soured cream, then serve with tortillas.


Chicken and Peppadew quesadillas

Our final Mexican chicken recipe for you to try! These delicious chicken quesadillas with sweet, hot Peppadew peppers are super quick to put together and a great idea for using up leftover chicken midweek.


Tex-Mex black bean and avo salad

Check out this easy Mexican dish. A quick and easy Tex-Mex, black bean and avocado salad – perfect for midweek


Black bean and squash quesadillas with smoky chipotle salsa

Quesadillas are a really popular Mexican food. We have given them a veggie twist in this recipe. These black bean and squash quesadillas with smoky chipotle salsa are vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes and under 300 calories, making them perfect for a speedy midweek meal


Mexican elotes

This is a classic way to eat corn in Mexico, and is usually bought from street vendors. Mexican crema is similar to soured cream, but saltier and creamier – perfect for cooling the fiery chilli powder in this recipe.


Get the chillies right with our quick how-to video (plus we have an expert chilli guide so you can find the right chillies to buy for your recipe).


Try one of these great Mexican-inspired cocktails to go with your Mexican dishes

Mezcal, pineapple and jalapeno smash

The smoky notes of the mezcal work wonderfully with the grilled pineapple and gentle heat from the chilli in this spicy drink. It’s simple to make and can easily be made into a jug cocktail for a crowd.

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Mezcal smash

Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

Frozen margaritas recipe

We’re going mad for tacos with MasterChef winner and founder of Wahaca restaurant group Tommi Miers

olive magazine podcast ep41 – Tommi Miers on tacos, chef Calum Franklin on pies, and the best bar snacks