Cochinita Pibil With Pork

Best 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, along with our Mexican bowl food ideas. 

Make it a Mexican fiesta with our pick of the best tequilas, click here to try…

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Mini charred sweetcorn tacos with feta avo crema and quick pickled onions

Pack in heaps of colour and flavour to your vegetarian entertaining with these vibrant tacos.

Sweetcorn Tacos with Avocado Cream and Quick Pickled Onions

Mexican charred sweetcorn soup

Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.

Vegan Mexican Sweetcorn Soup Recipe with Ancho Chillies

Chicken enchiladas

Pack plenty of protein into your midweek family meal with smoky chipotle chicken, crunchy peppers and black beans.

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Tajín cauliflower bites

Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

Tacos al pastor

This dish was developed by Lebanese immigrants in Mexico who combined the cooking style of shawarma with Mexican ingredients such as achiote and chillies. It’s usually cooked on a spit but this is a simplified version, which is very easy to make at home.

Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Slow-cooked pulled pork carnitas

Fill soft tacos with tender pulled pork cooked in smoky chipotle and oregano, and top with zingy red cabbage, chillies and coriander for an easy way to feed a crowd.

Pork Carnitas Recipe

4 quick and easy quesadillas recipes

Looking for easy and exciting lunch ideas? Get inventive with your quesadillas with our finger-licking filling recipes.

Easy Quesadilla Recipes

Pork and green chilli burritos

Check out our pork burritos with green chillies. Make our punchy pork wraps for an easy way to feed a hungry crowd.

Pork Burritos Recipe with Green Chilli

Mexican prawn soup

Check out our hearty Mexican soup recipe with king prawns. This easy one-pot dish is packed with flavour and has under 300 calories for an easy midweek meal.

Mexican Soup Recipe with Prawns

Ten-minute prawn tacos

Fill tortillas with punchy stir-fried prawns and a chopped tomato and coriander salad to make the speediest Mexican inspired tacos ready in just 10 minutes! Check out more of our taco recipes here.

Prawn Tacos Recipe

Roast sweet potato enchiladas

Check out our enchiladas recipe with sweet potato. This veggie Mexican recipe is packed with peppers, onions and plenty of cheese – an easy midweek meal for the whole family.

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Recipe

Mexican tortillas with charred broccoli, salsa verde, labneh and fried eggs

Check out this veggie brunch recipe using a tangy, chilli-spiked salsa verde to liven everything up. These eggs go well with the creamy labneh, pulling everything on the plate together. This easy recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Mexican Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

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 this Mexican dish properly.

queso fundido

Chorizo tacos with pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is a massively popular and easy Mexican dish. This classic Mexican side 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

Pork pibil (cochinita pibil)

Pork pibil is a tasty slow cooked Mexican dish that’s great for the weekend, it may take a bit of time but it’s super easy. This spicy, low calorie one-pot dish can feed up to eight people and is suitable for freezing to give your midweek meals some Mexican zing.

Pork pilbil

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

Mexican salad tortilla bowls

Try our vibrant vegan Mexican salad bowls. This quick and easy recipe is super fresh and has just the right amount of spice and zing – ready in 20 minutes.

Mexican breakfast corn muffins

Check out our moist and cheesy corn muffins. Packed with Mexican flavours these easy muffins are ready in less than an hour and make a simple and healthy breakfast.

Mexican Corn Muffins Recipe

Mexican elotes

This classic Mexican street food is so easy to make at home and is the only way you should be eating corn. This Mexican food is topped with crema, a saltier, creamier Mexican soured cream which pairs well with the fiery chili powder in this easy recipe.

Vegan fajita bowl

This vegan Mexican dish is so easy to make, you’re going to love it. Served on cauliflower rice, this low-calorie vegan dish is 5:2-diet friendly but delivers big Mexican flavours for a healthy midweek meal.

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.

Huevos rancheros

Crusted halloumi tacos with pico de gallo

Mexican food is great for sharing and these vegetarian tacos are no exception. This quick and easy recipe is ready in under 25 minutes and uses delicious halloumi for a fresh twist on this classic Mexican dish.

Crusted halloumi tacos with pico de gallo

Chipotle chicken and avocado flatbreads

For a quick and easy Mexican meal idea, look no further than these low calorie flatbreads. Perfect for an on-the-go-lunch or a lightning fast Mexican dinner, these chipotle chicken flatbreads are packed with protein and make for a great healthy meal. Try our top flatbreads recipes here.

chipotle chicken and avocado flatbreads

Mexican sweet potato bowl with guacamole

Our 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 Mexican supper ready in under an hour. More bowl food ideas here…

Roasted veg enchiladas

This vegetarian Mexican dish is so easy to make and your family and friends will love it. Mexican spices and chipotle paste coat these delicious vegetables which are packed into tortilla wraps in this easy midweek taste sensation.

Roasted veg enchiladas

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 brilliant easy 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. More brunch recipes here…

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. Check out more butternut squash inspiration here…

Butternut squash and black bean soup with tortillas

Chicken and peppadew quesadillas

Our final Mexican chicken recipe for you to try! These delicious chicken quesadillas with sweet and spicy 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

Funk up your midweek meals with this easy Mexican dish. Our quick and easy Tex-Mex, black bean and avocado salad delivers super fresh Mexican flavours and can be made in a flash.

Black bean and squash quesadillas with smoky chipotle salsa

Quesadillas are a hugely popular Mexican food and with our veggie twist, they’re now even better. 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

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.

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

Make it a Mexican fiesta with our pick of the best tequilas, click here to try…

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

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