Kids seem to naturally love Mexican food, and these recipes are a cinch to make. This collection includes classics, like chicken enchiladas, fajitas and guacamole, plus some new favorites, like my Mexican rice and BBQ chicken quesadillas. And contrary to what you might think, many of these recipes are incredibly healthy, too. Guacamole, for example is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. My Mexican rice is made with fiber-rich black beans and lots of vegetables. And salsa is rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
This Mexican dip is one of my go-to appetizers for parties of all kinds, from tailgating to holidays. Serve with good-quality tortilla chips, and watch this dip disappear!
Cool and creamy, guacamole makes a wonderful topping or dip for just about any Mexican food. The key is to make this recipe at the last minute. Otherwise, the avocados might turn brown.
Think your kids won't eat salad? Think again. Once they get a taste of this Mexican chicken salad recipe, with rotisserie chicken, corn, black beans and crushed tortilla chips, they will change their minds. Be sure to chop the lettuce into small, bite-sized pieces. That tends to make salad more appealing to kids.
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These chicken enchiladas taste like they came from an authentic Mexican restaurant. But with only seven ingredients, this recipe is a cinch to prepare. The trick is to use the highest-quality green salsa you can find.
This Mexican rice recipe is so hearty and flavorful, it can serve as a light vegetarian main dish all on its own. And it's full of fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins.
This white chicken chili recipe gets its terrific flavor from fresh tomatillos, jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Rotisserie chicken makes this Mexican recipe easy to prepare.
Fajitas are fun for the kids, because you can make a fajita bar with all the fixings, including sour cream, guacamole, cheese and salsa, and let the kids help themselves. These chicken fajitas also work well for parties.
When you think of Mexican food, sweets may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But rest assured, once you try this tres leches cake, you will think of nothing else. Moist and sweet, this tres leches cake melts in your mouth.