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5 authentic Mexican dishes to try at home

Mexican food is always a winner, great for parties and relaxed gatherings with friends and family when tasty, easy to prepare food is required.

Mexican food boasts big, bold flavours and mouth-watering combinations that are always a crowd-pleaser. So, if you’re thinking about hosting a Mexican inspired gathering, then keep on reading. Here are some of the most popular Mexican dishes that are easy to make and guaranteed to hit the right spot with all your guests.

Guacamole

Almost everyone loves Guacamole. This creamy avocado-based dip is perhaps one of the best-known Mexican dishes and is super easy to make. There are several variations on recipes, but traditional Guacamole dips include mashed avocados blended with garlic, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, a dash of lime juice, finely chopped onion, and some chopped green or red chillies for added spice. Season with some salt and pepper and serve with crunchy tortilla chips.

Quesadillas

Despite dating back to the 16th century, Quesadillas have remained one of Mexico’s most popular dishes. Quesadillas are quick and easy to make and offer fillings limited only by your imagination. Flour or corn-based tortillas are filled with popular fillings, including cheese, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and pre-cooked meats, such as beef, pork, and chicken. Folded in half, the tortillas are then placed on a hot griddle until the tortilla is sufficiently browned and the fillings warmed through. Slice into quarters and serve with a selection of dips, including guacamole, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, corn salsa, black beans and some Mexican hot sauce.

Elotes

This Mexican Street food is so simple to make yet super delicious. Sweet, spicy, and tangy all at once, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whole corn on the cob is grilled, then smothered with a lime and chilli-infused mayonnaise-based sauce and finished with Cotija cheese and cilantro. Prepare the sauce ahead of time, then grill the whole corn on the cobs. Once cooked, coat with the sauce and generously add the cheese and cilantro. Messy to eat, yes, but oh so good!

Huevos Rancheros

This is a classic Mexican breakfast dish, ideal for leisurely Sundays with friends and family when breakfast can be enjoyed and savoured. The dish typically features corn tortillas with tomato salsa, black beans, avocado, and fried eggs. Add some extra spice, if you like, with some freshly chopped chillies or a dash of your favourite chilli sauce

Churros

Every meal, be it lunch or dinner, should end on a sweet note. Churros are a popular Mexican dessert that can be found throughout the world. These sweet treats were introduced to Mexico in the 1500s by Spanish explorers such as Hernando Cortez. The deep-fried pastry is traditionally sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, although today there are countless variations and toppings. Enjoy on their own or dunk them into freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate.

For the ultimate Mexican inspired lunch gathering or dinner, why not add some authentic Mexican touches? The Mexican Fury Bundle is an authentic Mexican gift set by gourmet chilli sauce brand Chilli No. 5. It contains everything you need to throw a Mexican-themed gathering, including Mexican Fury chilli sauce, Chilli No. 5’s newly launched Chipotle Chilli Flakes, and authentic arts and crafts, including Mexican sugar mini skulls, paper Papel Picado, and a set of colourful Mexican table mats, all from Art Mexico, a decoration exporter in Guadalajara, Mexico.

What Mexican dish will you try first?

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