Enjoy Making a Mexican Inspired Meal for the Whole Family


Have you gotten yourself stuck in a culinary rut and are just aching for something new? Help is on the way. A simple way to climb out of that repetitive rut is to explore new regions and their food options. Mexican inspired dishes, in particular, are not only fun to make, but they are also delicious.

Get your taste buds ready for a flavor explosion!

Safety First

Messy kitchens are one thing. Obviously, you don’t want to try to cook something in a space that is cluttered or hasn’t been cleaned in a while.

More importantly, it is vital that you cook in a space that is sanitary. This means making sure that the space isn’t just wiped down and cleaned regularly, it means that you’ve taken steps to keep pests away as well. After all, no room in the house is more of a draw to bugs and rodents than your kitchen!

It’s a good idea to regularly have pest control experts, like the ones who work for places like Joshua’s Pest Control if you’re in St. Louis, come out and inspect and treat your kitchen so you can be sure you are cooking in a safe space. 

Getting Everyone Involved

The one thing that’s truly fantastic about cooking is that you can involve your family members.

Having someone cut veggies and someone else make dips and sauces can alleviate the heartaches (and irritation) of cooking solo. Having other people in the kitchen to lend a helping hand, you can get things done efficiently and in a timely manner.

So grab some friends and family members and get cooking. 

Tacos and Burritos, Oh My

The simplest way to get a Mexican inspired dish is via a taco or a burrito.

With so many recipe options to modify these items, you can tailor make them to your exact taste. You can use beef, chicken, fish, tofu and vegetables in a taco or burrito with excellent results.

Diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and finely cut onions are all great additions to the top of a taco or inside a burrito. Use fresh cut lemon and lime to your advantage to add finishing touches to your meal and its presentation. 

Bring on the Flavor Train

If there is anything you’ll learn from exploring the wonderful world of Mexican cuisine is that dips and sauces are important. For example, here is a chunky guacamole recipe to try out.

Beyond guacamole, salsa is also magnificent. Salsa can be a real game-changer when it comes to making a good meal, great. Oh and please do stay away from anything that’s prepackaged for you and your family’s sake.

Take a few minutes to make Mexican salsa from scratch, you won’t regret it. 

Plus, the glorious thing about learning a new recipe, is that you can tweak it the next time around. If it was too spicy or not spicy enough this time, you can make adjustments next time.

When it comes to feeding you and your family, you can experiment to your heart’s content to find just the right ratio for your liking. This isn’t just true for salsa and guac. It is also true for pico de gallo, queso…pretty much everything!

So if you’re looking to treat yourself to something new and exciting, try making these flavorful items for you and your family.

And remember: Mexican food isn’t just about tacos, and dips. Try your hand at tamales, empanadas, masa, or even some carne adovada. Hey you never know, you might just add it to your culinary rotation!

 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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