8 Mexican Recipes That'll Make Your Dinner Table Shine

Classic Guacamole

To achieve the most flavorful guacamole, we begin by pounding (or processing) the serrano chile, onion, and cilantro with salt to enhance their taste. Upon adding the avocados, we maintain a pleasantly chunky texture for the best overall consistency.

Classic Pico de Gallo

Also referred to as salsa fresca or salsa mexicana due to its resemblance to the colors of the Mexican flag, this traditional dish involves combining chopped tomatoes, onions, and chiles. 


The key to this invigoratingly spicy, sweet, tangy, salty, chilled, and revitalizing Mexican beverage lies in using the most flavorful mango and chamoy available.

Elotes (Grilled Mexican Street Corn)

The ultimate way to prepare corn on the cob? We favor this recipe, grilling shucked ears until lightly charred, then coating them with a mix of garlic, cilantro, chile powder, mayo, and Cotija cheese, finished with a squeeze of lime.

Perfect Frijoles Refritos

This comprehensive master recipe for preparing refried beans at home covers all the available options: the types of beans that contribute to the dish, the optimal aromatics for cooking the beans, various mashing techniques

Frijoles Charros

This uncomplicated pot of creamy, flavorful beans is infused with the richness of bacon, onion, tomato, garlic, and fresh chiles. Pair it with rice, perhaps a couple of warmed corn tortillas, and a sprinkle of cilantro for a truly comforting lunch.

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Shredded chicken, enhanced with jalapeño and pepper Jack cheese, creates a robust filling for these crispy quesadillas.

One-Pot Pozole Verde de Pollo

Creating pozole from scratch can be time-consuming, but this simplified recipe from Kenji is perfect for a weeknight. The outcome? A delightful, one-pot pozole that doesn't compromise on flavor.