Cinco de Mayo Favorites

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It’s no secret that we love Mexican food and these Low Carb Cinco de Mayo Favorites make me want to celebrate all year. Hang on to your Sombrero because you’re going to want to make everything…

Are those re-fried beans you see? Yeah, there’s a low carb trick and I’ll share it with you!

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Low Carb Drinks

I’ll get right to the good stuff first. This Keto Margarita can be made “on the rocks” or blended into a delightful adult slushy. And if you are serious about your refreshment, these are the BEST Keto Cocktail recipes you’ll find all in one place.

Keto Margarita
The refreshing taste of Mexico's most famous cocktail is now part of the Keto lifestyle.
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If you are looking for a slightly sophisticated drink with the gorgeous lime flavors, you’ve found your drink. Add a festive little umbrella and you’ll almost be able to hear those Pacific waves crashing in the background.

Keto Classic Daiquiri
The Keto Traditional Daiquiri is the same the classic, but its low-carb.  With one of those little umbrellas in it you wont be able to tell the difference.
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Best Keto Cocktails for Summer FI

Thanks to Locarb-ology for this tasty looking coffee cocktail! It looks amazing and will keep you cool and refreshed.

Mexican Coffee Cocktail: Coctel Adelita
A unique cocktail from Mexico that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican themed meal. Coffee, tequila, and lemon combine to create a refreshing iced coffee for adults. This recipe is created to be low carb with less than one carb per cocktail.
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Mexican Coffee Cocktail

5 Delightful Keto Cocktails:

Check out these five delightful keto cocktails all in one place. Cheers!

three keto cocktails in tall glasses

Cinco de Mayo Meals

It doesn’t need to be a holiday to make this spicy chicken. Add a salad and some low carb tortillas and you’re ready to celebrate.

Mexican Roasted Chicken
If you've ever wandered the streets of any city in Mexico, you know what this recipe is and your mouth is already watering. Hang on to your sombrero because this tender juicy chicken explodes with flavor.
This is the baked version of the spicy chicken you'll find on roasting on spits in every large market from Cancun to TJ.
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This low carb tamales recipe is as good as it gets when you’re staying low carb. This viral recipe has been shared thousands of times for good reason. This is traditionally a holiday dish in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo fits the bill.

Low Carb Tamales Recipe
This is a recipe that replicates the Masa Harina in tamales with a fat-head type of dough. Since going Keto I have missed my Christmas tamales. I have not included the filling in this recipe because the choices are endless and many people already have a favorite.
But I will add some suggestions for meat fillings in the post tips.
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low carb tamales recipe fat head gluten free keto

You can make your own or use store bought LOW CARB tortillas and have these with your favorite toppings. A favorite around here for sure.

You’ll need to have shredded chicken on hand for this recipe. You can find super simple methods for that here.

Low Carb Chicken Tinga Recipe
This fiery sauce will spice up your chicken to make the tastiest low carb tacos ever. You can keep this sauce in the fridge for up to three days and it freezes really well for quick weeknight meals.
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How to make low carb chicken tinga

This easy, baked flauta’s recipe is a winner!

Baked Low Carb Chicken Flautas
This easy low carb chicken flautas recipe is a game changer. The spicy shredded chicken rolled in a crispy, baked tortilla topped with melted cheese will make you forget you've gone low carb. You can have your flautas and flan all while staying in Ketosis!
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Low Carb Chicken Flautas

If it’s getting warm in your neighborhood, this recipe is perfect. Dust off that slow cooker and drive your family crazy with the aroma of the meal that’s yet to come.

Easy Pork Carnitas Recipe
If you like tacos, you will love this recipe.  
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crock pot carnitas recipe keto gluten free low carb

Tortilla soup is a like a chicken taco in a bowl. Classic, delicious and loved by everyone.

Sopa Azteca – AKA Low Carb Tortilla Soup
Hot, spicy and super easy to make. This Low Carb Soup is the ultimate in Mexican inspired comfort food. It can be made in under an hour on the stove or slow cooked all day.
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The longer you marinate the meat, the better your fajitas will be. Make power bowls, chicken fajita salad or pick up some low carb tortillas.

Low Carb Fajita Marinade
This simple marinade is amazing and works for low carb fajitas or fajita bowls. Add some low carb tortillas, fresh avocado and pico de gallo for a fantastic fiesta.
Recipe credit: My lovely sister in law Patricia – an amazing, naturally talented chef whose skills were even further enhanced at Le Cordon Bleu in Peru.
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I have never served this meal to anyone who didn’t immediately declare it their new favorite soup.

Keto Sopa de Albondigas Recipe ( Keto Meatball Soup)
This soup is packed with flavor and will warm you up from the inside out. If you have never had Albondigas (Al-bone-di-goss) then you are in for a treat. This is a tried and true recipe that I have been making for years and it's a hit EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have Ketofied it to be low carb but it's just as delicious as ever! The secret ingredient in the meatballs gives this soup a one of a kind flavor straight from Mexico. Half of the cooking time is passive simmering of deliciousness.
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Keto Mexican Meatball Soup recipe gluten free low carb

Salsa and Dip Recipes

Simple, classic, and healthy. If you’ve never made your own Pico de Gallo, you’re missing out.

Pico de Gallo
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This bacon guac is a genius Ketolicious recipe!

Bacon Guacamole Recipe
A fast favorite! All the flavor of the bacon blended with your favorite healthy dip. Fantastic, fast and simple to make.
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Simple Bacon Guacamole recipe keto low carb gluten free

This healthy 7 layer dip is perfect for a party. Serve with veggies or check out these prepackaged Low Carb Tortilla Chips if you don’t have time to make your own. They’re sort of like Doritos married Keto. They’re spendy but have a fantastic crunch.

Seven Layer Nacho Dip – Low Carb
Satisfying classic seven layer dip with all of the flavors you love without the carbs. This is a dish that the whole family will love.
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Cinco de Mayo Worthy Sides:

This recipe is an often requested side at our house. It tastes great and has a ton of healthy fiber. Check out the recipe to see how this is possible.

Low Carb Frijoles Borrachos (Keto Drunken Beans)
Savory and spicy with just a hint of sweetness. This Drunken Bean Recipe is the low carb version of the classic Mexican Frijoles Borrachos side dish. This is the perfect low carb side for any Mexican meal.
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I thought refried beans were off the menu forever. But, they’re not really the high carb variety that you think they are.

Low Carb Frijoles Refritos – Refried Beans
Low carb frijoles refritos is a Keto friendly recipe with healthy Black Soy Beans as the star of the show. They are the perfect low carb – high fiber ingredient because they pick up whatever flavors you add in (just like any bean). If you miss beans, this recipe will be a welcome addition to your low carb arsenal.
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If you are a cauliflower hater, you’re in luck. Just replace the cauliflower rice for wonder rice in this recipe. Either way, this rice is delicious.

Spanish Cauliflower Rice
This is a really easy Spanish Cauliflower Rice recipe that takes a few minutes to make and is an excellent side dish for taco night. You can make this side in under ten minutes and the flavors are true to the original version of this dish.
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This lovely little Shrimp Cocktail is a single serve affair and perfect for the kind of “new” type of get-together’s that we’ll be having this Spring. Thanks to My Life Cookbook for this amazing recipe.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
This Mexican shrimp cocktail is the perfect low carb appetizer for Cinco de Mayo! Each cup is filled with a creamy avocado dip, refreshing pico de gallo and 2 large spicy shrimp. Each serving has only 2.0g net carbs.
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Hey Keto Mamma came up with this genius way to get your taco on.

Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups
These Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups are the easiest way to get your taco on…low carb style! These little cups are filled with your fave taco meat and toppings. Easy!
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Cheesy taco cups

This is a super simple snack that only takes a couple of minutes to make.

Grilled Avocado & Salsa
A tasty snack made with whole food for weight loss on the Keto Diet.
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Grilled Avocado recipe keto gluten free low carb

While this recipe isn’t traditional, the fat burners and sugar burners alike will agree that its a filling, flavorful snack that embodies the Cinco de Mayo flavors.

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Fat Bombs
These savory fat bombs taste like jalapeno poppers without all of the work! You can make these savory delights in less than 30 minutes.
Check out this recipe
Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Fat Bombs recipe low carb gluten free

Super Easy Keto Tortilla Chips:

And no, they arent made from a glop of cheese. These are dairy free.

Easy Keto Chips and Salsa


This melt in your mouth Keto cookie was developed by the Keto dessert genius, Hilda over at Fit to Serve.

Keto Mexican Wedding Cookies
These keto Mexican wedding cookies, also known as keto snowball cookies are perfect for the holidays or special occasions. Made with only wholesome ingredients they have a rich buttery flavor and melt in your mouth texture.
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Mexican wedding cookies

There is never a time that flan isn’t a good idea. This dreamy vanilla concoction is the perfect compliment to Mexican fare.

Sugar Free Flan
This Sugar Free Flan is a traditional Mexican Dessert Recipe with a low carb twist. The creamy vanilla flavor and smooth texture compliments the rich caramel glaze topping. It truly is one of the most fantastic Keto desserts you'll ever make.
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These popsicles are easy to make and can double as a Margarita-sicle if you add a jigger of tequila. The word “jigger” always has me singing “Moves like Jagger” in my head.

Keto Key Lime Coconut Popsicle’s Recipe
Icy Keto Key Lime Coconut Popsicle are a sublime Summertime refreshment & 2 Net Carbs. This sweet hydrating treat takes about 10 minutes of active time. This is #easyketo.
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Keto Key Lime Coconut popsicles recipe low carb dessert

That’s all for the huge Cinco de Mayo Favorites List!

I hope that you find something you love and if you have any questions, leave them below. And, if you need a Tex-Mex Kind of Keto Chili with Beans Recipe, we have you covered.



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