Healthy Mexican Snack Recipes

Many people enjoy Mexican food because it combines ingredients from other cultures. Hence, it has something for everyone. Here’s a collection of light and healthful Mexican snack recipes using fresh ingredients. So, if you’re a food lover who wants to maintain your physique, we got you covered.

So, if you’re a food lover who wants to maintain your physique, we got you covered. Try these five healthy Mexican snack recipes the next time you’re in the mood for a bag of chips.

5 Healthy Mexican Snack Recipes

1. ChilliPepper Goodness

This delicious recipe will take you around 15-16 minutes to prepare. It can be served as snacks, appetizers, or dessert.

Healthy Mexican Snack Recipes


  • 1/4 watermelon (medium size)
  • One peeled jicama
  • One cucumber, medium
  • Optional: 2-3 serrano peppers, cut into rings (use jalapenos for a milder version)
  • As needed, lime juice from 2-3 limes
  • Chili powder

If desired, a dash of spicy sauce


  1. Make little balls out of the watermelon and place them in a big mixing dish
  2. Jicama should be cut into little squares about the same size as the watermelon balls—place in a mixing basin
  3. Cut the cucumbers into 14-inch thick rings, then quarter them. They’re thrown into the mixing bowl
  4. Toss in the lime juice to coat
  5. On toothpicks, spear a watermelon ball, a jicama slice, and a couple of cucumber quarters.

If you are a spice lover, dust with chili powder and place it on a serving plate. Serve with serrano pepper slices on top

2. Mexican Cob Salad

This mouth-watering Mexican cob salad recipe is for salad lovers. Try it to bless your taste buds with a mix of unique flavors.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (cut into 1/2-inch cubes or sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Six romaine lettuce cups (chopped)
  • 5 oz. washed and drained red kidney beans
  • One bell pepper, yellow (seeded, cut into 3-inch strips)
  • Two tomatoes (cored and chopped)
  • One ripe avocado (seeded, peeled, and chopped)
  • 1 cup yogurt (plain)
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro (chopped)
  • Green chiles, 3 oz (chopped, drained)
  • Lime juice, 3 tbsp
  • One teaspoon lime peel (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat (In a large nonstick skillet)
  2. Cook for 4-5 minutes, often tossing, until the pork chunks are beautifully browned
  3. Remove from the skillet and set aside to cool
  4. Whisk together the yogurt, cilantro, chilies, lime peel, onion powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper to make the dressing in a small basin
  5. On a big dish, arrange the lettuce
  6. Over the lettuce, arrange cooked pork, kidney beans, pepper strips, tomatoes, and avocado in parallel rows
  7. The dressing should be served separately

3. Cucumber and Lime Madness

Healthy, fresh, and easy to make. This Mexican snack recipe is the easiest to make out of all the snack recipes discussed today.


  • One lime
  • One large cucumber
  • 2 tsp tajin (1/2 tsp cayenne pepper)


  1. Peel cucumber
  2. Cut the peeled cucumber into the desired shape
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over the cucumber slices and season with tajin or cayenne.

4. Guacamole Galore

This one is for all the guacamole lovers!


  • Three avocados (ripe)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated on a Microplane
  • One lime
  • A generous pinch of salt

Optional Ingredients: Finely minced chipotle peppers, chopped tomato, cilantro, chopped onion, finely minced chilies, a few drops of liquid smoke, and finely crumbled cooked bacon.


  1. Cut the avocados in half by wrapping a knife around them from top to bottom and twisting them in half
  2. Remove the pit and throw it away
  3. Remove the flesh with a spoon or your thumb and set it in a medium-sized basin
  4. Squeeze both halves of the lime into the bowl with the avocado (ensure that no seeds accidentally get into the mix)
  5. Combine the garlic, salt, and any optional ingredients in a mixing bowl
  6. Gently mash each avocado half with a fork a few times, then combine all ingredients

5. Bite-Sized Tamales

This bite-sized tamale recipe is fit for any occasion.


Ingredients for the filling:

  • One pound of beef (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • One garlic clove (minced)
  • Two teaspoons of masa (corn flour)
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers (chopped)
  • sour cream (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • thyme leaves (1 tbsp)
  • tomato paste (around 1 tbsp is enough)
  • One third cup onion (chopped)
  • Pepper and salt

Ingredients for the Masa Shells:

  • masa (2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening melted
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • One tsp ground cumin
  • One tsp baking powder
  • Beef stock (1 1/3 cups)
  • Queso Fresco (crumbled)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Heat the oil in a skillet (medium-high heat). For 2-4 minutes, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. Combine the masa, shredded meat, thyme, tomato paste, and chopped chipotle peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add around one glass of water and stir well. When it starts boiling, reduce to low heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until all of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Meanwhile, combine masa (two cups), salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Mix in fresh beef stock. By hand, blend the concoction until it turns smooth.
  5. Using nonstick cooking spray, coat tiny muffin tins.
  6. Using a tiny cookie scoop, secure the masa mixture into two little teaspoon balls and set them in muffin mould cups. Make a hole in the center of each masa ball with a round teaspoon.
  7. Mix the lime juice and sour cream, and add pepper and salt as per your needs.
  8. Bake meat-filled masa shells for around twenty minutes. Wait for 5-10 minutes until the bites cool down.
  9. Serve with thyme leaves or queso fresco as a garnish.

Our Final Thoughts

All Mexican food lovers should try out these five healthy Mexican snack recipes. Make them for yourself on a cozy Sunday night, or cook them for your kids and loved ones to enjoy.