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Keto Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is getting closer and it’s become quite the phenomenon in American culture. However, if you’re on a keto diet, the day can become a bit of a minefield to navigate.

There’s no need to worry though, it’s possible to celebrate the day and maintain your diet as well. You just need to prepare some of our exquisite keto Cinco De Mayo recipes. From appetizers to full meals, keep reading to learn more about Cinco De Mayo recipes!

Keto-Friendly Mexican Appetizers

Popular Mexican appetizers include Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs and Queso Blanco with Low-Carb Dippers.

Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Keto Deviled Eggs

You will need the following ingredients to prepare Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs:

  • Eggs
  • Avocado (1 piece)
  • Diced Tomatoes (to taste)
  • Diced Onion (to taste)
  • Salt (1/8 teaspoon)
  • Lemon Juice (1 teaspoon)

Follow these simple steps to prepare Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs:

  • Prepare hard-boiled eggs. (If you are worried about hard-boiling eggs, then you can hard-boil them in an air fryer) Cut them in half and remove the yolks.
  • Mash the avocado. Mix mashed avocado, diced tomatoes, diced onion, salt, and lemon juice in a bowl. Your guacamole is ready.
  • Mix 1-2 yolks into the dip for a protein boost or use them for another purpose.
  • Fill each egg half with guacamole.
  • Enjoy your low-carb and festive Keto Cinco de Mayo! 

Queso Blanco with Low-Carb Dippers

Keto Queso

You will need the following ingredients to prepare Keto Queso Blanco with low-carb dippers:

  • White Cheddar Cheese (1 pound)
  • Pepper Jack Cheese (½ pound)
  • Heavy Cream (½ cup)
  • Sour Cream (¼ cup)
  • Finely Chopped Green Chilies (¼ cup)
  • Diced Jalapenos (1 piece)
  • Canned Pickled Jalapenos Juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Red Pepper Flakes (1 teaspoon)
  • Chili Powder (½ teaspoon)
  • Pink Salt (1 teaspoon)

Follow these simple steps to prepare this delicious Keto Cinco de Mayo:

  • Heat the heavy cream, sour cream, and jalapeno juice over medium heat.
  • Add the shredded cheese.
  • Keep mixing all the cheese until it’s fully melted. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir until fully combined.
  • Enjoy!

Low-Carb Tacos and Burritos

A low-carb taco and burrito make Keto fun. You can prepare Keto chicken fajita lettuce wrap and Mexican cauliflower rice burrito bowl on Cinco de Mayo.   

Keto Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

You will need the following ingredients to prepare the Keto chicken fajita lettuce wrap:

  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves
  • Pepper-Jack Cheese
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Chipotle Mayonnaise

Follow these simple steps to prepare Keto Cinco de Mayo:

  • Tear a 12-inch square of wax paper to use as your base.
  • Place your 2 or 3 lettuce leaves right in the center of the wax paper.
  • Add the slice of cheese to the center of your wrap, and top with the chicken, peppers, onions, and chipotle mayonnaise. 
  • Using the wax paper, wrap your creation tightly like a burrito, and simply cut it in half when you’re ready to enjoy.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

You will need the following ingredients to prepare the Keto cauliflower rice burrito bowl:

Keto Cauliflower Rice

Keto Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

  • Olive or Grape Seed Oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Minced Garlic (3 cloves)
  • Diced Red or White Onion (¼ cup)
  • Head Cauliflower, Grated Into “Rice” (1 medium)
  • Sea Salt (1 pinch)
  • Lime Juice (3 Tbsp)
  • Ground Cumin (1 tsp)
  • Chili Powder (½ tsp)
  • Red or Green Salsa (⅓ cup)
  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro (¼ cup) 

Beans Keto Ingredients

  • Black or Pinto Beans (1 15-ounce can)
  • Ground Cumin (½ tsp)
  • Chili Powder (½ tsp)
  • Sea Salt (¼ tsp)

Keto Peppers & Onions Ingredients

  • Olive or Grape Seed Oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Thinly Sliced Lengthwise Red, Green, Orange, or Yellow Bell Pepper (1 medium)
  • Sliced into 1/4-inch rings Red Onion (½ medium)
  • Sea Salt (1 pinch)

Follow these simple instructions to prepare this Keto Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl:

  • Add beans to a small saucepan over medium heat and season with spices to taste. Once bubbling, reduce heat to low and stir occasionally.
  • Prepare cauliflower rice by following these instructions. Then heat a large-rimmed skillet over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add oil, garlic, onion, and a pinch each salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Then add cauliflower ‘rice’ and stir to coat.
  • Place the lid on to steam the rice for about 2-4 minutes or until almost tender like rice (al dente in texture), stirring occasionally. Chop up your bell pepper and onion at this time.
  • Remove rice from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salsa, and fresh cilantro. Stir to combine and taste and adjust seasonings accordingly, adding salt, pepper, lime juice, salsa, or more spices as desired. Set aside.
  • Heat the large skillet back over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil, bell pepper, onion, and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté, stirring frequently, until slightly softened and they take on a little color – about 4 minutes.
  • To serve, divide rice, beans, and peppers between serving bowls. Enjoy as is or with corn tortillas, chips, salsa, lime juice, hot sauce, or guacamole (recipe in notes).
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with desired toppings (listed above) or as is. I recommend avocado, lime juice, hot sauce, and cilantro.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven until warmed through – about 20 minutes. See notes for instructions on making ahead of time.

Keto Mexican Main Dishes

Popular Keto Mexican main dishes include Carnitas, Spicy Shrimp, and Avocado Salad.

Keto Carnitas

Keto Carnitas

You will need the following ingredients to prepare Keto carnitas:

  • Pork Butt (3 lb)
  • Avocado Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Onion (1 small)
  • Jalapeños (3 pieces)
  • Garlic (3 cloves)
  • Limes (3 pieces)
  • Beef Broth (1 ½ cup)
  • Oregano (1 tbsp)
  • Cumin (1 tbsp)
  • Chili Powder (2 tbsp)
  • Sea Salt (2 tsp)
  • Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp)
  • Almond Flour Tortilla

Follow these instructions to prepare slow cooker Keto carnitas:

  • Heat a skillet on high heat with a tbsp of avocado oil. Remove the string from the pork and saw it into 4 equal portions. Mix oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in a dish and then massage it into the pork.
  • Once the skillet is hot, sear the meat on all sides. Meanwhile, prep the rest of the ingredients. Finely chop the onion and jalapeño *see notes, then mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Once the meat has seared on all edges, remove it from the skillet and place it inside your slow cooker.
  • If needed, add 1 tbsp avocado oil to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium and then add the diced onion. Cook until the onion is translucent and then stir in the garlic and jalapeños. Cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Scrape the fried goodies overtop of the pork. *No water or broth is needed with the slow cooker method.
  • Place the lid on and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours. The meat should be tender and easily pulled apart. Heat the oven to broil. Remove the meat from the slow cooker, use two forks to shred it all into pieces and then place on a baking sheet. Pour 1 cup of the juices all over the pulled meat and then broil for 5 minutes, flipping the meat halfway through. Enjoy on Almond Flour Tortillas with your favorite toppings!

Keto Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad

You will need the following ingredients to prepare Keto spicy shrimp and avocado salad:

Keto Shrimp Salad
  • Ripe Avocados (2 large)
  • Small Cooked Shrimp No Tails (12 ounces)
  • Mayonnaise (2 tbsp)
  • Fresh Lime Juice (2 tbsp)
  • Sriracha (1 tbsp)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Use the following simple instructions to prepare Keto spicy shrimp and avocado salad:

  • Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove pit. Score flesh into chunks, careful not to cut through the skin, and use a spoon to scoop flesh out into a medium bowl. Reserve skins for serving.
  • Add shrimp, mayonnaise, lime juice, sriracha or hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
  • Divide salad among reserved avocado skins and serve.

Sugar-Free Mexican Desserts

Tres Leches Cake is a popular sugar-free Mexican dessert.

Keto Tres Leches Cake

You will need the following ingredients to make Keto Tres Leches Cake:

Keto Tres Leches Cake

Cake Keto Ingredients

  • Eggs (3)
  • Almond Flour (1 cup)
  • Coconut Flour (1 tbsp)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (2 tbsp)
  • Baking Powder (1 tsp)
  • Cream of Tartar or Lemon Juice (½ tsp)
  • Erythritol (½ cup)
  • Unsalted Butter 

Keto Sauce Ingredients

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (½ cup)
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk (½ cup)
  • Powdered Erythritol (2½ tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 pinch)
  • Xanthan Gum (¼ tsp)

Keto Cream Ingredients

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (½ cup)
  • Cream Cheese (1 tsp)
  • Powdered Erythritol (2 tsp)

Keto Cake Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients to the cake. Mix until well-combined.
  • Grease a 6″ x 9″ (16 x 21 cm) glass baking dish or a microwave-proof dish at least 2.5″ (6.5 cm) deep.
  • Pour the batter into the dish, smoothing the top to make sure you have an even layer of mixture.
  • Microwave on medium-high (around 600 W) for 3.5 minutes (cook times will vary depending upon the microwave wattage; it could require more time!). Remove from the microwave. Check that the cake is cooked in the center. If necessary, return to the microwave for 20 seconds. Continue this process until the cake center is cooked. Allow to cool at room temperature and do not remove the cake from the dish.

Keto Instructions

  • While the cake is cooking in the microwave, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and stir until the erythritol dissolves. Set aside.

Assembly

  • Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, use a fork to poke evenly spaced holes over the top of the cake. Pour the sauce over the entire surface of the cake. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight, allowing the cake to absorb the sauce.

Whipped Cream

  • Combine the ingredients for the whipped cream and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture forms peaks (around 2 minutes). Take care not to beat more than necessary or it will turn into butter!
  • Cover the cake with the whipped cream. Dust with ground cinnamon just before serving.

Keto Tres Leches Cake – Tips

You can use the oven instead of the microwave if you prefer. In that case, preheat the oven to 350ºF (175°C). Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the center of the cake is cooked.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Keto

You will need the following ingredients to prepare Keto avocado chocolate mousse:

  • Avocado (1)
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (¼ cup)
  • Granulated Sweetener (⅓ cup)
  • Coconut Cream (1 ¼ cup)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)

Instructions 

  • In a blender, scoop out the ripe avocado flesh, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar-free crystal sweetener (or pitted dates), canned coconut cream, and vanilla extract.
  • Blend until smooth – about 1 minute on high speed.
  • Transfer the chocolate mousse into ramekins and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. The longer it stays in the fridge, the creamier it will be.
  • Serve with chocolate flakes or unsweetened desiccated coconut.

Keto-Friendly Mexican Drinks

Mexican drinks are a must to celebrate Keto Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican Keto-friendly drinks include Sugar-Free Margaritas.

Sugar-Free Margaritas

Keto Margarita

Ingredients

  • Tequila (3 ounces)
  • Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (¼ cup)
  • Orange Extract (¼ teaspoon)
  • Powdered Swerve Sweetener (1 tablespoon)
  • Crushed Ice 
  • Kosher Salt (Optional)

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker or a measuring cup, combine tequila, lime juice, orange extract and sweetener, if using.
  • Fill two margarita glasses or old-fashioned glasses halfway with crushed ice.
  • Divide mixture evenly between glasses.
  • If you like a salted rim, run a wedge of lime around the outside of the glass before filling with ice and dip in a plate of kosher salt.

Tips for Hosting a Keto Cinco de Mayo Celebration

You should look towards Mexican cuisine to celebrate Keto Cinco de Mayo. Keto Cinco de Mayo is incomplete without tequila. So, make sure that your Keto Mexican recipe has tequila as an ingredient.

A low carb recipe coupled with a low carb beverage can make Keto Cinco de Mayo fun. It is always cool to have festive decorations and enjoy Keto Mexican food.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Where is Cinco De Mayo Celebrated?

While it's a cultural day for Mexicans, the celebrations are much more fervent in the United States.

Will one cheat day knock me out of keto?

Whenever you consume more carbs then your maximum keto allowance, your body will exist ketosis. While you can take a cheat day it's essential that you pay attention to the amount of carbs you eat!

Can I substitute any of the ingredients in these keto recipes?

Yes! Feel free to experiment with your own additions to the recipes. As long as you're not adding on too many carbs, the recipes will still be keto friendly!

Keto Cinco de Mayo Recipes – Conclusion

Keto recipes for Cinco de Mayo make it easy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Keto. Keto-friendly Cinco de Mayo recipes do not contain high-carb ingredients. Simple Mexican dishes can make Cinco de Mayo fun. Even a low carb Mexican casserole can be a part of Keto Cinco de Mayo recipes. So, enjoy Cinco de Mayo with Keto Mexican food.

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