50 Gluten-Free Mexican & Central American Recipes!

50 Gluten-free Mexican & Central American Recipes - Hosted by The Urban Ecolife


Guess what? I’m in Central America!



I’ve been hanging down here since April as part of my life in transition and am totally high on life and tacos right now. Oh so many tacos. I must admit though, as cheap and delicious as they come, I do miss some good ol’ home-cooked vegetables. Dearest vegetables, oh how I crave you. But yes, the food is quite amazing and readily available on every street corner in all shapes, sizes and for all price ranges. Whilst I try and keep my sanity eating as local and natural as possible and opt for gluten-free Mexican and Central American dishes (for the most part), there are always going to be exceptions.


So what are my travel plans, you may be wondering? Well, from Mexico, I’ve made my way South to Belize, then onwards through to Guatemala where I’ll be stationed for a little while learning some Spanish. From there, we’ll see where the road takes me but I hear Nicaragua and Costa Rica bellowing my name.


In celebration of this glorious, sun-soaked, flavour-filled adventure that I’m on, I’ve asked my most favourite blogging amigos to share with me their favourite Mexican and Central American dishes. A few Carribean dishes have snuck their way in here too because let’s face it, the whole region has so much to offer food-wise! Lucky for you, they’re all gluten-free and made using real food ingredients so you can recreate these delicious dishes at home and just pretend you’re out travelling with me right now *cough cough*. Bueno!





Blue Corn Posole – Ever Growing Farm

Chicken Sopes with/Corn, Jicama, & Mango Salsa – Honey, Ghee & Me

Chicken Pozole – Honey, Ghee & Me

Mexican Caldo (Twice Cooked Bone Broth) – Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Pozole Verde – Honey, Ghee & Me

Super Easy Paleo Taco Soup – Popular Paleo




Beef Tongue – The Curious Coconut

Carne Asada Bowls – Gutsy By Nature

Carnitas with Warm Pineapple Salsa – Popular Paleo

Crock Pot Carnitas – Popular Paleo

Easiest Crock Pot Taco Meat Ever – Delicious Obsessions

Easy Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja – The Curious Coconut

Easy Slow Cooker Taco Meat – Rubies & Radishes

Ground Beef Tacos – Good Food Eating

Paleo Empanadas – Predominantly Paleo

Paleo Tacos – Paleo Gone Sassy

Paleo Taco Skillet – Paleo Gone Sassy

Paleo Tex-Mex Casserole – Popular Paleo

Real Food Nachos – Real Food Outlaws

Slow Cooker Cuban Vaca Frita – The Curious Coconut

Spicy Cocoa Rubbed Roast – Popular Paleo

The Best Carnitas Ever – Rubies & Radishes

Ultra Nourishing Puerto Rican Sancocho (Paleo Meat & Plantain Stew) – The Curious Coconut




Crock Pot Chicken Mole – Honey, Ghee & Me

Healthy Chicken Burrito – Good Food Eating

Rustic Chicken & Chile Enchiladas w/Homemade Enchilada Sauce – Honey, Ghee & Me

Spicy Lime Chicken – The Organic Kitchen




Green Chili Pork – Oh Lardy!




Fresh Fish Tacos – The Organic Kitchen

Tropical Ceviche Maya Style – The Nourished Caveman




Crock Pot Spiced Black Beans – Honey, Ghee & Me

Vegetarian Mexican Bean Dip – The Urban Ecolife




Padron Pepper, Avocado & Cheese Omelette – Honey, Ghee & Me

‘White Girl’ Huevos Rancheros – The Organic Kitchen




Baked Paleo Tortillas – Predominantly Paleo

Good Ol’ Guac – Honey, Ghee & Me

Grain-free Taco Shells – Predominantly Paleo

Hatch Chile Sauce – Honey, Ghee & Me

Honeydew & Lime Agua Fresca – Recipes to Nourish

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Papaya Chutney – Oh Lardy!

Lime Chipotle Corn off the Cob– The Organic Kitchen

Mexican Corn w/ Cilantro + Lime – Recipes to Nourish

Mexican Street Corn– The Organic Kitchen

Paleo Queso Dip (Dairy Free) – Paleo Gone Sassy

Roasted Tomatillo Sauce – Honey, Ghee & Me

Simple Guacamole – It Takes Time

Tostones (Twice-fried Green Plantains) – The Curious Coconut




Colombian Arepas – Raia’s Recipes

Montezuma’s Spicy Chocolate Tart – Grok Grub

Plátanos Maduros (Fried Sweet Plantains) – The Curious Coconut


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  • https://www.it-takes-time.com/ Andrea Kessel Fabry

    Great compilation. Thanks for including my son’s guacamole recipe!

  • / EmilyU

    You’re welcome!

  • Jedha

    Mmmm, might be Mexican tonight then :) :)