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Southwestern Recipes

Southwestern Recipes

Southwestern fare is full of tacos, nachos, corn, chipotle, lime, cilantro, and oh, did we mention TACOS?! Specialties such as cactus and corn salsa and Arizona cheese crisp, too. Ever tried them? Now’s the time!

Summer-Ready Southwestern Favorites

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such an easy meal, either on a busy weeknight or for a party. Just throw chicken, spices, and pineapple juice (the secret ingredient!) in the slow cooker, and let it cook for hours. Leftovers freeze well for later.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. So easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Black Bean Salad

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Red bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado, black beans and corn combined to give this salad its kick and fresh flavors.

  • Elise Bauer

    No Mayo Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    No mayo in this coleslaw! Cool and crunchy, this southwest coleslaw has thinly sliced cabbage with carrots, radishes and cilantro. Great as a summer side dish or piled high on tacos.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chipotle Burger

    Want to add a spicy kick to your burgers? These Chipotle Burgers are made by mixing smoky chipotle peppers in adobo with the ground beef! Top with jack cheese and avocado for the best burger of the summer.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn Salad

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's an easy summer salad made with grilled corn, peppers, and zucchini! Serve it with burgers and grilled chicken at your next backyard barbecue. Keeps well, too!

Recent Southwestern Recipes & Ideas

  • Lisa Lin

    Slow Cooker Taco Soup

    This slow cooker taco soup with ground beef is so easy — and SO GOOD! It's perfect for busy weeks with flexible cooking times for any schedule. Serve with tortilla chips, cilantro-lime rice, or cornbread.

  • Elise Bauer

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such an easy meal, either on a busy weeknight or for a party. Leftovers freeze well for later.

  • Coco Morante

    Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, and beans. It's ready so fast in the pressure cooker! Don’t forget to garnish this weeknight soup with avocado, lime, and, of course, tortillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    White Chicken Chili

    This easy White Chicken Chili is like a milder, calmer cousin to Texas beef chili. Make it with canned or dry beans, and add extra chili peppers for more heat if you like! Keeps well and freezes well.

  • Elise Bauer

    No Mayo Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    No mayo in this coleslaw! Cool and crunchy, this southwest coleslaw has thinly sliced cabbage with carrots, radishes and cilantro. Great as a summer side dish or piled high on tacos.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn Salad

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's an easy summer salad made with grilled corn, peppers, and zucchini! Serve it with burgers and grilled chicken at your next backyard barbecue. Keeps well, too!

  • Elise Bauer

    Chipotle Burger

    Want to add a spicy kick to your burgers? These Chipotle Burgers are made by mixing smoky chipotle peppers in adobo with the ground beef! Top with jack cheese and avocado for the best burger of the summer.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. So easy!

  • Irvin Lin

    Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Tacos

    Tacos for breakfast? Yes, please! These tacos combine chorizo and scrambled eggs with all your favorite taco toppings—avocado, tomato, and cheese. It's a great way to feed a crowd in the morning.

  • Elise Bauer

    7 Layer Bean Dip

    It's not a party without 7-layer Bean Dip! This one is made with hot refried beans and topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Easy to make. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blue Corn Chicken Nachos

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue with these Blue Corn Tortilla Chip Nachos! With a creamy pepper jack cheese sauce, chicken, and pico de gallo

  • Elise Bauer

    Pineapple Salsa with Jicama

    1 hr, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Tangy tropical Pineapple Salsa with jicama, pineapple, red bell pepper, cilantro, and fresh ginger root.

  • Elise Bauer

    Strawberry Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Strawberry guacamole! Chunky avocado guacamole with bursts of tart sweet juiciness from strawberries.

Let's Taco 'Bout It!

  • Marta Rivera

    Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

    These Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are a copycat of the ones from Bonefish Grill. Plump fried shrimp gets tossed in a spicy sriracha and chili garlic sauce. Consume immediately—you won't want to wait, anyway!

  • Elise Bauer

    Carne Asada

    Grilled Carne Asada! Thinly sliced, grilled beef made with marinated, grilled skirt steak or flank steak. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.

  • Elise Bauer

    Veggie Tacos

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Vegetarian tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such an easy meal, either on a busy weeknight or for a party. Leftovers freeze well for later.

  • Megan Gordon

    BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

    Jackfruit makes an easy, meat-free meal any night of the week. Here, we're making tacos! Warm it up with your favorite BBQ sauce and pile it into tortillas with all your favorite toppings.

  • Elizabeth Stark

    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

    40 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Turn sweet potatoes and black beans into a simple, healthy dinner with these tacos! Ready in about 30 minutes. Top them with avocado, cilantro, salsa verde, or any favorite toppings.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fish Tacos

    Make fish tacos with fresh fish fillets, corn tortillas, salsa, avocado, and coleslaw with this quick and easy fish taco recipe.

  • Coco Morante

    Pressure Cooker Taco Soup

    Pressure Cooker Taco Soup for dinner! Topped with crushed tortilla chips, chopped onions, sour cream, and fresh cilantro, you get the flavors of a crispy taco in every bite.

  • Sabrina Modelle

    Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowl

    These shrimp taco bowls are the best kind of summer meal: fast, fresh, and won't heat up the kitchen. The shrimp are deeply seasoned with paprika and cumin, then grilled and served in bowls with taco fixings and a spicy cilantro dressing.

  • Katie Workman

    Fish Taco Salad Bowl

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Love fish tacos? Love salad? Then you'll love these easy Fish Taco Salad Bowls! They're healthy with quickly-seared white fish and plenty of fresh vegetables. Serve with tortilla chips alongside or over top for extra crunch!

  • Elise Bauer

    Carnitas

    Mexican pork carnitas, slow cooked, spicy, shredded pork shoulder, finished in the oven for browning, served with tortillas and salsa.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cheese Tacos

    Simple and easy cheese tacos recipe, made with corn tortillas, fried in a little butter, folded over grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Also known as quesadillas.

  • Erin Alderson

    Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Ranch Sauce

    25 min

    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    These Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a great meat-free main—all the flavor of buffalo wings, but made with cauliflower! Top these easy tacos with vegan ranch dressing and serve.

Quick & Easy Southwestern Recipes

  • Elise Bauer

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.

  • Elise Bauer

    7 Layer Bean Dip

    It's not a party without 7-layer Bean Dip! This one is made with hot refried beans and topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

  • Elise Bauer

    Strawberry Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Strawberry guacamole! Chunky avocado guacamole with bursts of tart sweet juiciness from strawberries.

  • Elise Bauer

    No Mayo Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    No mayo in this coleslaw! Cool and crunchy, this southwest coleslaw has thinly sliced cabbage with carrots, radishes and cilantro. Great as a summer side dish or piled high on tacos.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blue Corn Chicken Nachos

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue with these Blue Corn Tortilla Chip Nachos! With a creamy pepper jack cheese sauce, chicken, and pico de gallo

  • Elise Bauer

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.

  • Lisa Lin

    Slow Cooker Taco Soup

    This slow cooker taco soup with ground beef is so easy — and SO GOOD! It's perfect for busy weeks with flexible cooking times for any schedule. Serve with tortilla chips, cilantro-lime rice, or cornbread.

  • Elise Bauer

    White Chicken Chili

    This easy White Chicken Chili is like a milder, calmer cousin to Texas beef chili. Make it with canned or dry beans, and add extra chili peppers for more heat if you like! Keeps well and freezes well.

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Black Beans

    4 hrs, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro. So good!!

  • Elise Bauer

    Huevos Rancheros

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Huevos rancheros with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. BEST Mexican breakfast ever!

  • Elise Bauer

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are such an easy meal, either on a busy weeknight or for a party. Leftovers freeze well for later.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. Red bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado, black beans and corn combined to give this salad its kick and fresh flavors.

  • Elise Bauer

    Arizona Cheese Crisp

    Arizona Cheese Crisps are open-faced quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.

  • Elise Bauer

    7 Layer Bean Dip

    It's not a party without 7-layer Bean Dip! This one is made with hot refried beans and topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

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