Classic Mexican Recipes with a Twist

Mexican Sombrero Chopped Salad with Creamy Jalapeno Dressing
We've put a new twist on the classics, including burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and fajitas, for a fresh dinner idea they'll love.

Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Chile Pepper Slaw

For flavorful fish tacos, recipe developer Joanne Weir bakes the halibut in a foil packet with orange peel, lime peel, tomatillos, and garlic. "The flavors have nowhere to go but into the fish," she says.

Chorizo-Pepper Hand Pies

In Mexico, the dough for hand pies (called empanadas) is homemade, but you can save time with our recipe by using store-bought puff pastry.

Shredded Pork Tacos

Let your slow cooker do most of the work to make the root beer and adobo-sauced pulled pork mouthwatering delicious. All you have to do is chop up the fillings and enjoy!

Basil Guacamole

Just as addicting as the original, this delicious party dip features basil in place of cilantro for an unexpected twist.

Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margaritas

Mix in frozen strawberries, mangoes, or peaches for a fruity, frozen drink.

Enchiladas with Fresh Mango Salsa

A refreshing salsa of mangoes, jalapenos, and fresh cilantro tops enchiladas filled with tofu and cheddar cheese. If mangoes are out of season, try a bottled fruit salsa from your local supermarket.

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See How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

Our simple step-by-step video shows you how easy it is to make perfect enchiladas every time.

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Quick Mole Sauce

Put a summer spin on tostadas with fresh vegetables and mole, a flavorful Mexican sauce traditionally made with dried chiles, dark chocolate, and myriad seasonings.

Pork Empanadas with Jicama Pico de Gallo

Making empanadas is easier than you think! Our golden, crispy pork empanadas are an awesome party appetizer. Jicama, a crisp root vegetable, balances the sweet raisins in our refreshing pico de gallo.

Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Cream

For a quick dinner you'll love, top crunchy tostadas with broiled tilapia fillets, veggies, and a zesty chili-lime cream.

Gazpacho Shrimp Salad

We've turned a traditional soup into an irresistible salad. The red pepper-tomato dressing is poured into the bowl, then the gazpacho salad is set on top and finished with quick-cooked shrimp and crunchy croutons.

Tres Leches Cake

Our version of this Mexican favorite features a fluffy whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberry filling.

Chicken and Tortilla Soup

Recipe developer Joanne Weir adds a lighter spring touch to this traditionally filling soup by making it with chunks of zucchini and baby peas.

Chorizo-Topped Mexican Pizzas

Much tastier than the fast-food version, this fresh pizza recipe incorporates spicy chorizo sausage, creamy avocado, and tangy cilantro.

Barbecue Quesadillas

Add down-home barbecue sauce to this proven crowd-pleaser for a quick and easy dinner they'll love.

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Spicy black beans, red sweet pepper, and salsa top a crispy-thin pizza crust.

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