Make quick and easy Mexico-inspired dishes for your family any day of the week with the best authentic Mexican food recipes with pictures.
24 Authentic Mexican Food Recipes with Pictures
Mexican food has a diverse history that spans over nine millennia. From the indigenous tribes that included the Mayan Indians to Spanish conquistadores, down to today’s contemporary takes on the traditional recipes, it’s no wonder why this is such a popular choice for dining.
For me, simple Mexican food recipes are an integral part in my family’s dining not only because these dishes are incredibly delicious but also because most of the recipes I’ve tried are quick and easy to make.
Did You Know? Many of our mainstays in the grocery produce aisle comes from Aztec influences: “corn, beans, squash, amaranth, chia, avocados, tomatoes, tomatillos, cacao, vanilla, beetroot, agave, turkey, sweet potato, cactus and chili pepper.” Source: Wikipedia – Mexican Cuisine
Now, some folks believe that authentic Mexican food is super spicy and hot, hot, hot, but that’s not always true.
But you’d be surprised to find that many traditional Mexican recipes are actually pretty mild, even from this Midwestern gal’s perspective.
Besides, in most cases, you can tone down the spiciness with just a few adjustments of how you prepare the recipe.
For example, take jalapeños. If you want to ramp up the spiciness, include the ribs and seeds. For a milder take, remove the ribs and seeds. Either way offers you the taste of jalapeño but with/out the fire that this south-of-the-border pepper offers.
Another misnomer is that Mexican food is super fattening and unhealthy. Again, you’d be oddly surprised at how healthy quite a number of these dishes are.
Most if not all are loaded with veggie goodness. For example, Pico de Gallo is a simple Mexican appetizer recipe that packs a lot of flavor but is only 13 calories per serving!
So as you can see, there’s so much going for these simple Mexican dishes.
To help you whittle down the recipe choices, I pulled together a roundup of Wisconsin Homemaker’s best Mexican recipes for dinner, side dishes and dessert just for you.
When you click on each recipe, you will find handy pictorial tutorials and lots of yummy (and spicy) tips for quick and easy family dining.
Pick your favorites and start cooking today! Enjoy!
6. Tomato Bread
9. Spa Mojito
13. Spanish Sangria
For more Mexican-inspired recipes be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Mexican Food Recipes from Wisconsin Homemaker.