Homemade refried beans make this a stand-out salad, but the canned version can be used in a pinch.
Mexican Appetizers & Snacks
Cointreau is a good choice because the subtle orange flavor won’t overpower the fresh lime.
Serve this flavor-packed dip with your favorite tortilla chips.
Pico de gallos made with radishes are quite common along the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
What to do when you want fresh-tasting salsa before tomatoes are in season?
Sweet, crunchy, creamy, and spicy, this colorful salsa is practically an appetizer on its own.
There’s no need for cheese when you use cilantro-laced hummus to hold pita quesadillas together. Serve with salsa.
Mushrooms in Mexican food? You bet. Wild mushrooms are a popular ingredient all over Mexico. Use a young manchego cheese (labeled curado), which is nutty, and melts nicely. Monterey Jack also works well.
Clayudas are a Oaxacan dish similar to pizza. Tortillas are slathered with a spicy black bean purée, baked, then sprinkled with various toppings.