11 Essential Mexican Recipes

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salsa and other essential mexican recipes

Celebrate the flavors of Mexico with these 11 authentic recipes. Mole, pico de gallo, chilaquiles, tamales, and more!

Pico de Gallo

For this recipe you would normally use Roma tomatoes any day of the year. But when summer hits, any kind of tomato will be fine. I really like doing this with Sungolds cut in half through the belly...

Raw Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde Cruda)

Raw Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde Cruda)
Green salsas run the gamut on Mexico City streets. They can be boiled, pea green and soupy; they can be charred and thick and flecked with blackened bits of tomatillo. They can also be astonishingly...

John and Matt’s Tamales

Growing up in California, about three miles from the Mexican border, we were spoiled with authentic Mexican culture and cuisine. Every holiday season brought one of our favorites: tamales. Tamales...

Dark Chocolate Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Prepare the chicken and mole sauce ahead of time to make for a quick and easy dinner for the whole family. If you prefer less spice in your dish, remove the seeds of the jalapenos for a milder sauce.

Tallulah’s Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada tacos
I started Tallulah’s Taco Cart to get back to the flavors of my Texas childhood. My recipe for Chile De Arbol “Salsa Roja” may require a trip to a Mexican market for the chiles. Otherwise try...

Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles aren’t the quickest of recipes, but that is what makes them so incredibly delectable. There are so many different ways to prepare them and serve them, but the main ingredient will always...

Elote con Queso (Corn with Cheese)

Elote con Queso
An authentic Mexican recipe for elote con queso from My Abuelo's Mexican Feast.

Mexican Horchata

mexican horchata
Horchata is a refreshing infused rice drink popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Try it with a plate of crispy churros for a Cinco de Mayo sweet treat.

Hibiscus Agave Agua Fresca

After a long day of hiking, a refreshingly tart agua fresca is a great way to cool off . This recipe makes a concentrate that’s easy to pack and dilute with water for serving. You can also use it as...
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