Mexican Cuisine Recipe Round Up

Food is the language we all speak. I remember very distinctlly the first time I tasted pizza.  I was 9 years old and visiting Expo 67 in Montréal.  My dad ordered a cheese pizza for me and I thought it was the best thing I had ever tasted in my life.  Today’s popular pie was considered exotic cuisine back then.  Now, pizza is widely enjoyed  around the world and most of us don’t give a thought to how it became part of out diets.  Funny how that happens!  Our palates evolve and are  enriched by travel and the wonderful contributions made by immigrants into our communities.  And thank goodness!

I came to Mexican cuisine much later in life.  Moving to the USA 26 years ago certainly exposed me to this popular cuisine, especially that my apartment was across the street from a Mexican restaurant.   But until more recently, my Mexican cooking repertoire was limited to taco night for my family and the occasional guacamole.  When I made my first enchiladas for Cinco de Mayo recently, I didn’t think I had been very adventurous as far as Mexican dishes were concerned.  Searching the blog archives, I was surprised to find several recipes I had made and they had all been reader favorites.  I’ve compiled a collection of these recipes all in one place to help you find them more easily.  Most are super easy to make and certainly are “Americanized” versions of Mexican cuisine.   Click on the highlighted title to access the recipes.   As I prepare to travel to Morocco, I am dreaming of the exotic new culinary adventures I will discover and bring back to share on the blog.  This is my 400th post.  Can it really be true?  Thank you for reading me over the years.   Enjoy!

Chilled Mexican Corn and Avocado Soup

Jalapeno Poppers

Honey Chipotle Grilled Steak with Acocado Black Bean Salsa

Mexican Pulled Pork:  Crockpot dish!

Roasted Poblano and Bacon Mac’N Cheese

Tequila-Lime Flank Steak with Grilled Scallions

Planked Salmon Fillet with Pineapple Lime Salsa

Sweet Potato Chickpea Cakes with Avocado-Tomato Salsa

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Black Bean-Pineapple Salsa

Crockpot Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Pumpkin Tomato Sauce

Crockpot Mexican Meatballs

Fruit Salad with Mint and  Lime Zest

Roasted Pineapple and Coconut Rice Puddings

14 thoughts on “Mexican Cuisine Recipe Round Up

  1. Great roundup Johanne, but your enchiladas are my favorite of the group, that pineapple salsa is such a great pairing with the spicy fare. I remember the first time I had quiche, I loved it and felt so grown-up and fancy! Safe travels, I can’t wait to hear about your Moroccan adventure!

    • Thanks Jenna. I have to say those enchiladas were really good and that salsa, my favorite part! It’s funny how certain food experiences stay with us. And then there is Gustave Flaubert who penned 7 volumes reminiscing on madeleines!

  2. I tried making skirt steak last night for the first time. It’s akin to flank steak. I’m really not very good at trying to cook foods I’ve never eaten before. The steak turned out pretty good, but who knows…maybe I could have done it better. I admire you for stepping out there and whipping up wonderfully imaginative meals!!! You’re a whiz!!!!!!!!

    • There’s only one solution to that dilemma Alycia: get your husband to take you out for skirt steak in the finest restaurant! It is just like flank steak in how it’s prepared and I’m sure it was delicious! You have been cooking some pretty impressive meals from what I see. For some reason WP is not allowing me to “like” posts I read but I have enjoyed your inspiring tablescapes and am so happy to have you inspiring us again. Love all your TV segments. People must be stopping you in the street by now!!! So cool.

  3. Johanne great story as always. I have just returned from a trip to Mexico and so appreciate your recipe collection roundup! Have a great trip and I cannot wait to see your images. xxox

    • Thank you Teresa! I enjoyed your Instagram photos from Mexico. I am sure you enjoyed authentic delicious food. Have you watched the Netflix series Chef’s Table? So many chefs are reviving authentic recipes from their countries’ cultural background. So well done. I know you would enjoy it. I’m off to Morocco tomorrow:)

  4. Nice collection 😀 I hope you enjoy Morocco xx
    I remember having my first ever pizza in Italy, I must have been 8 or 9 years old. It was amazing, a proper authentic pizza, very thin, with only a thin layer of tomato sauce and cheese, and it is still the best pizza I’ve ever eaten..

    • I share the best pizza experience with you Elaine. I travelled to Italy in 1985 and had the thin crust pizza, wood fired pie you describe and I still dream of that perfection! The Montreal deal was deep dish, very cheesy and probably not authentic at all~. Sitting at the airport waiting to depart for Casablanca. Thank you for your good wishes!

      Johanne Lamarche


    • Thanks for the heads up Tracey! Will the new series be on your existing blog or will it be on a new blog entitled La Gringa’s Kitchen? Great idea to get this great cuisine healthier!Im Morocco, everyone is thin and fit. I was told they live long lives due to their “alimentation bio”, organic heavy on local vegetables and fruit. Loving it.

      Johanne Lamarche


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