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This Mexican fiesta menu features zesty, yet healthy Mexican-inspired recipes that fit many special diets such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks

This post is the second in a series on integrating healthy cooking into your lifestyle. Here’s our main thesis: healthy eating should be fun and easy to incorporate in everyday life. One of the most effective ways we’ve found is cooking with friends as entertainment.

And what’s more fun than a Mexican-themed party? In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we set out to create a Mexican fiesta menu with our dear friend, Dan. He’s one of those friends who’s more like a brother; he’s a doctor and we often cook dinner together and dream about ways to change the world through food and health. He also loves to dance, which is essential in the kitchen (see above).

We shot these photos with the goal of capturing the pure joy of being in the kitchen. All the photos are “unscripted” and represent the time we spent making this meal: no staging or photoshopping. Not much makes Alex and me happier than cranking up the music, chopping some vegetables, and ending up with a delicious and healthy meal. Below the photos, you’ll find the Mexican fiesta menu, other recipes, and some music options. (And a few of my salsa moves…)

Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks
Mexican Fiesta Menu | A Couple Cooks

Mexican Fiesta Menu

Chipotle Black Bean Lettuce Wraps served with
Guacamole & Mango Salsa
Homemade Tortilla Chips

A zesty yet healthy meal that fits many special diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free
Serves 4

Looking for more easy Mexican recipes?

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips
BEST Classic Margarita
Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Lentil Tacos
Mexican Lasagna
Mexican Pizza
Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta
Enchilada Skillet
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

And for dessert…

Chocolate Chili Tofu Pudding

To listen…

Make a Google Play, Pandora, or Spotify station based on (and listen to):

El Rey Tiburon by Maná
Salomé by Chayenne
Other recommendations?

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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6 Comments

  1. Love the dancing! And if I were 15 years younger I’d ask Dan out on a date! (Unless he’s taken.) You guys are inspiring me to change my food lifestyle. Thank you.

  2. Totally the best gif ever. Sonja, your salsa moves are insane. Plus there’s nothing more that I want in my life right now than a Mexican fiesta. I’m coming over next time ;)

  3. You’re definitely on to something showing how to integrate healthy cooking into any lifestyle. Love this menu and loved seeing your salsa moves. ;-) It happens to be my personal favorite style to dance to myself.

  4. That apron is the cutest!! And I love your kitchen, it’s so bright and open. This fiesta menu looks insanely good, and I looked at that margarita tart and I’m dying to make them for my friends, they would love that. Enjoy the beautiful Indy weather this week, apparently it’s supposed to be 80 degrees!