10 Mexican Dishes That Are Surprisingly Easy To Make

Guacamole: A classic Mexican dip made with ripe avocados, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. You can also add chopped onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers for extra flavor.

Pico de Gallo: Also known as salsa fresca, this fresh tomato salsa combines diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, fresh jalapeños, lime juice, and salt. It’s a refreshing side dish that complements a variety of Mexican meals.

Quesadillas: Quesadillas are tortillas filled with cheese and sometimes chicken, beef, or vegetables, then folded in half and pan-fried until the cheese melts. They're versatile and can be customized with your favorite fillings.

Tacos: Tacos are perhaps the most customizable Mexican dish. Use soft or hard corn tortillas and fill them with your choice of protein (such as grilled chicken, beef, or fish), topped with lettuce, cheese, and salsa.

Enchiladas: Soft corn tortillas rolled around a filling (usually cheese, chicken, or beef) and covered in a chili pepper sauce.

Chilaquiles: A traditional breakfast dish made with lightly fried corn tortillas quartered and topped with green or red salsa. Scrambled or fried eggs and pulled chicken are often added on top, along with cheese and cream.

Refried Beans: Cooked and mashed beans, typically pinto or black beans, are fried with onions and spices to create a hearty and flavorful side dish. Canned beans work well for a quick and easy version.

Mexican Rice: Also known as Spanish rice, this dish involves cooking rice with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and broth, resulting in a flavorful and colorful side dish that pairs well with any Mexican meal.

Chicken Tortilla Soup: A rich and comforting soup made with chicken broth, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and fried tortilla strips, often garnished with avocado, cheese, and sour cream.

Tamales: While traditional tamales might seem complex, there are simplified recipes that use pre-made masa dough and straightforward fillings like cheese and chili, making the process much more manageable for beginners.

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