+20 Easy Mexican Recipes for Lent

Here are more than 20 easy Mexican recipes for Lent you can make in a flash! Of course, they’re all delicious any time of year, and I find I keep coming back to them throughout the year.

5 Easy Recipes for Lent : mamalatinatips.com

I’m so ready for 7 weeks of yummy Lenten foods. Aren’t you?

You may already have the ingredients for some of these at home, check out your pantry, fridge and freezer. 

Easy Mexican Recipes for Lent

To make your life easier I’ve divided them up into categories. If you click on the title of each you will be able to see the whole recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Lenten Recipes with Fish and Seafood

Tuna Patties: This is a kid favorite, serve with a few drops of lime juice and a salad and you are set!

Tuna patties

Silvia’s Mexican Tuna Salad: Fresh and yummy, serve on tostadas for a complete meal.

Mexican Tuna Salad on top of a tostada

Tuna Filled Avocado: Make this recipe in about 15 minutes!

Pan-Seared Cod with Strawberry Salsa: Try something new! A great combination of tender fish with sweet & spicy salsa.

Cod with Strawberry Salsa - mamalatinatips.com

Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos: Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Guacamole and shrimp pair so well, and they’re both fast and easy to prepare.

Tacos de camarones con guacamole

Shrimp Tostadas with Chipotle Cream: This recipe for shrimp tostadas is incredibly simple, but still so extraordinarily satisfying and delicious.

popcorn shrimp tostada with chipotle cream

Shrimp Cocktail: Sweet and savory, the combination of tomato sauce, avocado, chiles and shrimp make this dish irresistible.

coctel de camarón

Fish Veracruz: Or Pescado a la Veracruzana, as we called in México, white fish with tomato, bell peppers, olives and capers. Yum!

Fish Veracruz Recipe - mamalatinatips.com

Shrimp in Roasted Green Sauce: This recipe beautifully balances the flavors of the roasted tomatillos with the mild flavor of the shrimp.

shrimp in roasted green sauce in a blue bowl

Shrimp in Beer Sauce: Another delicious idea for serving shrimp, this time in a deep and delicious tomato and beer sauce. 

Shrimp in beer sauce with white rice by mamalatinatips.com

Garlic Butter Shrimp: The easiest recipe ever. The shrimp cooks in minutes.

Camarones al mojo de ajo por mamalatinatips.com

Cilantro Pesto and Shrimp Pasta: Made with zesty cilantro and creamy cashews.

Cilantro pesto and shrimp pasta - mamalatinatips.com

Vegetarian Recipes

Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños: These chiles are great as appetizers or as a main dish, just add a vegetable soup or maybe this sweet and sour quinoa salad.

cheese stuffed jalapeño peppers by mamalatinatips.com

Cheese Entomatadas: Soft corn tortillas submerged in a tomato-chipotle sauce filled and covered with cotija cheese. 

Entomatadas de queso - mamalatinatips.com

Mexican Sweet Potato Salad: Colorful and satisfying, this salad has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. You’ll want more.

Mexican sweet potato salad

Molletes: So humble, yet oh so delicious. Molletes are open-faced bean sandwiches served with cheese and salsa. 

Molletes Mexicanos - Mamalatinatips.com

Chilaquiles with Guajillo Sauce: Soft tortillas submerged in a spicy guajillo salsa and topped with a sunny side egg and cheese.  

Mexican Pinto Bean Soup:  Who says soup can’t be the main dish? Incredibly delicious and a great source of protein, this Mexican Pinto Bean Soup is served with fried ancho chile, avocado, cheese, and sour cream. Find out for yourself why some kids I know were so sad to find out you can’t get it at every restaurant in Mexico every day. Pair it with a nice salad.

pinto bean soup - sopa tarasca

Chipotle Black Bean Tortas: I always keep a package of black bean patties in the freezer. It helps me prepare dishes quickly, saving time and effort. This is a great example.

Chipotle black bean tortas with lettuce, pickle, tomato and avocado

Chile Relleno Pizza: A different kind of pizza made with flatbread, but with all that robust Mexican chile relleno flavor.

Capirotada: A traditional dessert during Lent made with bread, honey, peanuts, and cheese.

Capirotada with Peanuts and Dried Cranberries Recipe - mamalatinatips.com

So what do you think of them? Have you made any? Which recipe will you try first?

If one of these recipes has captured your attention and you decide to make it, I invite you to share it on social media using #mamalatinatips so I can see it and share it, too. We would love to know your thoughts.


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Mayito Castillo

Que delicias! que linda presentacion, todo se ve saludable, rico,y facil de hacer. Me las llevo! Gracias por darnos tan buenas ideas para hacer algo diferente!

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