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Mexican Recipes

Mexican dishes are arguably a top contender for comfort food — from tacos and quesadillas to enchiladas and arroz con pollo. Plus, all the salsa and guacamole you’ll need for a snack attack or your next party!

Best Mexican Recipes for Summer

  • How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Serve it as a dip at your next party or spoon it on top of tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

    6 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

    Homemade pico de gallo is the best! Chopped fresh tomatoes, chile peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime are meant to be consumed fresh—it's called salsa fresca, for a reason.

  • Elise Bauer

    Canned Tomato Salsa

    Learn how to can salsa using this delicious salsa recipe for canning, (complete with detailed canning instructions) using fresh tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños!

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Elise Bauer

    Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    3 methods for making homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.

  • Elise Bauer

    Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

    These classic pickled jalapeños, or jalapeños escabeche, are made with fresh jalapeño chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs. Serve them alongside Mexican dishes, or slice them up for burgers, tacos, or salsas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Beans

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's how to make traditional Mexican refried beans, just like a restaurant's but even BETTER! Serve them as a side dish for any Mexican meal, turn them into a dip, or use them in burritos and quesadillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Ceviche

    3 hrs, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's how to make classic ceviche (or seviche) using the traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish. Cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Serve this delicious ceviche wrapped in corn tortillas or with chips.

  • 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

    Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

    Agua de Jamaica (aka Hibiscus tea) is an infusion of dried hibiscus flowers. Popular at Mexican taquerias, this agua fresca is loaded with Vitamin C and can even lower blood pressure!

  • Elise Bauer

    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

    Jicama Salad

    Crunchy, refreshing Jicama Salad with julienned jicama, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, orange, and lime juice. Perfect accompaniment to Mexican food dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Corn Salsa

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Learn how to make corn salsa better than Chipotle! It's easy to make and totally addictive.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mexican Three Bean Salad

    1 hr, 30 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican Bean salad - a three bean salad with a Southwestern twist! Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mexican Fruit Cocktail

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Delightful Mexican fruit salad with pineapple, orange, apple, onion, jalapeño, and lime juice

  • Elise Bauer

    Mexican Green Bean Salad

    55 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.

Recent Mexican Recipes & Ideas

  • Summer Miller

    Q & A with Gabriela Cámara

    Gabriela Cámara is an international restaurateur and author of My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions. We interviewed her to discuss the popularity of the modern Mexican table, her position on sustainable food, and her commitment to creating equitable work environments.

  • Elise Bauer

    Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

    These classic pickled jalapeños, or jalapeños escabeche, are made with fresh jalapeño chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs. Serve them alongside Mexican dishes, or slice them up for burgers, tacos, or salsas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

    6 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

    Homemade pico de gallo is the best! Chopped fresh tomatoes, chile peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime are meant to be consumed fresh—it's called salsa fresca, for a reason.

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Nick Evans

    Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas

    For casual family dinners, backyard BBQs, or camping trips, these Easy Steak Fajitas are always a hit. Cook the veggies in foil packet while the seasoned steak grills alongside. Everything can be assembled ahead, and dinner is ready in 10 minutes!

  • Marta Rivera

    Horchata

    Horchata is a classic agua fresca (fresh water) drink made from rice, a smooch of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla. Enjoy this cool and refreshing drink as it is or hype it up with a shot of rum to create a unique adult beverage.

  • Sally Vargas

    Homemade Flour Tortillas

    Homemade flour tortillas are easy to make in the comfort of your own kitchen. All it takes four simple ingredients (one is water) and about 1 hour – that includes a 30-minute rest time! No special equipment needed.

  • Marta Rivera

    Tres Leches Cake

    Tres leches is a moist and subtly sweet cake made with sponge cake and three different kinds of milk. It's easy to make (only 30 minutes of active time!) and it gets even better after a day in the fridge.

  • 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.

  • Nick Evans

    Chicken Freezer Burritos

    Chicken Freezer Burritos are your answer to a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal! They're easy to make and delicious (when reheated correctly!). Here's everything you need to know about how to make freezer burritos you'll actually want to eat!

  • Coco Morante

    Instant Pot Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas)

    2 hrs, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    When you need pulled pork fast, make it in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker! In about half the time of other recipes, this recipe makes the oh-so-tender carnitas for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and many other Mexican dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Serve it as a dip at your next party or spoon it on top of tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.

  • Coco Morante

    Instant Pot Refried Beans

    9 hrs, 20 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

    Use the Instant Pot to make creamy, rustic refried beans. They taste far better than canned beans and cost less! Our favorite version uses a little bit of bacon fat, but any fat will do.

  • Sally Vargas

    Butternut Squash Enchiladas

    Butternut squash enchiladas are a vegetarian dinner dream. The slightly sweet combination of squash combined with the rich, earthy spices of ancho chili powder, cumin, and oregano create a sure-to-please vegetarian take on a classic.

  • Maggie Hoffman

    Spicy Bloody Maria Cocktail

    Forget a Bloody Mary—try a Bloody Maria instead! Swap tequila for the vodka, and add a little smoky chipotle in adobo for a killer brunch drink that pairs perfectly with Mexican food.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mexican Tostada

    Tostadas are meant to be messy! Pile them with your favorite toppings and dig in. These are made with a crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    The BEST chicken tortilla soup! It's made with crispy fried strips of corn tortillas in a tomato-based Mexican soup with chicken stock, chiles, avocado, Jack cheese, cilantro and lime.

  • Elise Bauer

    Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

    These chicken enchiladas are made with a tangy tomatillo salsa verde sauce! This is a fantastic recipe to serve a hungry crowd, whether it's Friday movie night, a pot-luck party, or just a weeknight dinner with your family.

  • Elise Bauer

    Red Chili Chicken Enchiladas

    Our favorite red chili chicken enchiladas! Corn tortillas are dipped in red chili sauce to bake in the flavor in this easy chicken enchiladas recipe. Simple make-ahead midweek dinner. Reheats well for leftovers!

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Beans

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's how to make traditional Mexican refried beans, just like a restaurant's but even BETTER! Serve them as a side dish for any Mexican meal, turn them into a dip, or use them in burritos and quesadillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • 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

    Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    3 methods for making homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.

  • Elise Bauer

    Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

    These classic pickled jalapeños, or jalapeños escabeche, are made with fresh jalapeño chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs. Serve them alongside Mexican dishes, or slice them up for burgers, tacos, or salsas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Quesadilla

    Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla! Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chilaquiles

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.

  • 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

    Chile Verde

    Authentic Mexican pork chile verde! with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce. So good!

  • Elise Bauer

    Spanish Rice

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas


Watch the video: Restaurant Style Mexican Rice (October 2021).