A hearty dip that will have people hovering by the bowl, so place it somewhere out of traffic flow. Serve with tortilla chips to scoop it up with.
Mexican Independence Day
Black Bean & Corn Salad
This salad looks dramatic, tastes amazing, and is an ideal make-ahead recipe. The combination of the beans and corn also provides a complete protein.
Black Bean Salsa Recipe
This is a good make ahead recipe for when a crowd is coming. In fact, it’s even better made a day ahead — the flavours will get a chance to marry.
Caesar Salad Dressing
This version of Caesar Salad Dressing, which hails from the 1940s, is considered one of the more acceptable close-to-authentic versions. It’s easy to make — just assemble it all in a blender, and whiz. Make up to a day ahead and store in fridge.
Caesar Salad Dressing (low-fat version)
Caesar Salad is usually incredibly fattening, sadly. This incredibly delicious version is very close in taste and composition to the 1940s classic versions, while lightening the salad up a fair bit.
Chalupas (Mexican Style) Recipe
Very easy, and kids can help with the assembly part. You can make the tortilla bowls up to a day ahead.
Chalupas means little boats. They are made of cornmeal-dough, formed into little canoes, deep-fried and then filled with toppings of your choice.
Cheese and Grape Tortillas Recipe
Very tasty party nibbly dish.
Cheese Filled Chiles (Chiles rellenos de queso)
These are spicy chiles, stuffed with cheese, battered and deep-fried. Simply amazing.
Cheesy Beans & Nachos
Set a platter of these out at a party, and stand back.
Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Serve accompanied with guacamole on a bed of shredded lettuce and top the guacamole with a good dob of sour cream. Thin slices of radish and olives also dress it up.
Corn & Red Onion Salsa Recipe
This is one of those free-flowing recipes; for your convenience, a few arbitrary measurements are attached, but really it’s up to how much you want to make and your tastes.
Corn and Chile Fritters
Lovely with bacon. Try these for a summer breakfast, or for an American southwestern themed lunch or light supper with a side salad.
Drunken Beans Recipe
More like a soup, it’s meant to be served in bowls. Best if made a day ahead of time then reheated for serving.
Guacamole and Shrimp Rolls Recipe
These are great nibblies.
This is dead easy, and your guests will hoover these up. And, it looks stunning.
Migas can be served for any kind of meal. Excellent with flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, black beans, etc.
Strawberry Drink Recipe
This goes great with Mexican food. You can also make a warm version of this.