Mexican Inspired

Gluten-free Mexican food and menu ideas are in high demand for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to gluten. You can still enjoy Mexican-inspired favorites on Cinco de Mayo or any Taco Tuesday. They might not all be authentic, but they are delicious so you can celebrate effortlessly and with as much fun as possible.

Those burritos and fajitas in flour tortillas might be off the table. You can’t pop open a Corona or other Mexican beer and need to watch out for recipes that use it in the marinade or sauce. Chile Rellenos and fried ice cream are out of the picture. And wheat flour sometimes even sneaks into things like chipotles in adobo sauce and even those packets of taco seasoning. And let’s not forget about the cross-contamination risk at restaurants.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an epic Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Just make it at home! That way you can watch out for foods that contain gluten and still enjoy the dishes you love!

  • For tacos, you can use corn tortillas.
  • Nachos are usually a great option to make at home as many bags of tortilla chips are gluten free. Be sure to read the labels though. While most are made from corn tortillas, there are multi-grain varieties and some made from flour tortillas.
  • Once you find those gluten free chips, enjoy all the chips and salsa or guac you like.
  • Ground beef, chicken, shrimp, fish, and other meats you put in tacos and enchiladas are naturally gluten free, so as long as you choose seasonings and sauce that are gluten free, you can make an epic taco bar. Just put out bowls of cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream, or other favorite toppings.
  • Rice bowls are also a favorite, and you can even keep them low carb by using cauliflower rice.
  • And yes, most of the traditional sides like rice and beans are gluten free.
  • Of course, we can’t forget tequila. Since it is made from the agave plant, in most cases it is gluten free. You can easily make margaritas by choosing a brand like Don Julio, Cabo Wabo, Jose Cuervo, Patron, and Suaza. Be sure to double check, as this information is subject to change.

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