A Heartfelt Ode to Mexican Food

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A Heartfelt Ode to Mexican Food
David Hopkins

A Heartfelt Ode to Mexican Food

Savory Foods with a Kick and Some Queso

At Saladmaster, we love celebrating food from all over the world. (Check out our blog on Filipino food favorites.) If it’s something you enjoy cooking in your kitchen, we want to know about it! This week, we wanted to focus on Mexican food and the amazing variety of dishes available. Just as Mexico is a blend of Spanish and indigenous cultures, the food mirrors that diversity—truly setting it apart from other cuisines.

What makes Mexican food so amazing?

1. Spices and ingredients

Traditional Mexican food is never dull, especially when you consider some of the most commonly used ingredients, such as garlic, onions, cilantro, oregano, cumin and chilies. Cinnamon, cloves and cocoa are also used in fresh ways, different from other cooking methods. Mexican food will leverage a variety of vegetables and proteins—fish, beef, chicken, pork, or a variety of beans. It gives the food a hardy base that can be expanded and experimented with.

2. Corn and more corn

Corn can be found in almost any Mexican dish. Corn tortillas are especially prevalent; it’s the building block of Mexican standards
—taquitos, tostadas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and flautas. This typically bland ingredient is highly adaptable—transformed into something incredibly tasty. It can be light or filling, subtle or strong.

3. Savory and sweet

Any cuisine that boasts dishes with cheese, guacamole (which can easily be made with your Saladmaster Food Processor), a wide range of meats, beans, vegetables, and even a few fruits mixed in is one that has a wide range of flavors, featuring a delicious range of savory and sweet. 

4. Lots of Variations

You can find amazing Mexican food at the nicest restaurants, from a vendor on the street, or make it yourself in the kitchen. Some delicious Mexican dishes from our Saladmaster recipe site:

One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole 

You can't go wrong with a casserole, they're easy to make and delicious! With Saladmaster, you can do this all on your stove top in one of your Gourmet Skillets! This vegetarian casserole is packed with flavor and will be done in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for those crazy busy dinner nights! Serve with a side of tortilla chips and guacamole!

Green Chili Pork Stew

Pork tenderloin is a lean, quick cooking and flavorful choice for this Mexican inspired stew. A dry spice rub adds delicious notes of smoky, spicy flavor without any additional fat. Prepare the stew in advance and reheat as part of an easy meal when entertaining or for a large gathering.

Mexican Bean Salad

Are you looking for a cold salad with a variety of ingredients? This vegetarian recipe combines bell peppers, tomatoes, corn and onions with two types of beans, giving it a delectable flavor while providing plenty of fiber. And in using the Saladmaster Machine, your preparation time is reduced! 

Savory Vegan Pozole

Whether you're a committed vegan, or a meat-loving foodie this new twist on a traditional Mexican favorite will leave your mouth watering for more. (And, without expanding your waistline!) This delicious soup is not only hearty and delicious but is made completely out of plant-based ingredients! Not to mention, only a whopping 169 calories per serving. To make this soup even more nutritious and filling, feel free to add in your favorite vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, tomatoes, squash, etc.

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