Mexican Cuisine – A Mix of Freshness & Spiciness

Mexican cuisine is the mix of dishes and culinary techniques of the country of Mexico, that are part of the traditions of Its citizens. Enriched and influenced by the derivation of the Pre-Hispanic Mexico with roots of the European cuisine such as Spanish, French, African and even Asian.

Mexican gastronomy was recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 2010.

Mexican food is popular by the wide range of flavours, colours and textures, it is what makes this extraordinary cuisine be one of the main attractions for tourists, as well as one of the most popular cuisines in the world.

Watch Inspired Taste’s video about How to Make Fresh Homemade Guacamole.

Mexico is an outstanding country and so its gastronomy. It is very rich in ingredients.

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Here are some of the main ingredients that are used to make popular dishes in Mexican cuisine:

  • Avocados: Used to make sauces and the Mexican Star Dish guacamole.
  • Chilli peppers: Probably the most famous Mexican ingredient, It is used to give that unique Mexican “Hot” flavour,  however, not all of the chillies are hot.
  • Beans: are also known as frijoles, are used to make dishes such as Chilly con Carne or used as a topping for Burritos.
  • Lime: is mostly used in sauces and margaritas.
  • Tortillas: Made with corn and in the shape of a pancake, used for most Mexican meals, it is as important in the Mexican cuisine as the bread for European countries.
Watch the Chef Aron Sanchez on Munchies about how to make Chile Colorado Burritos.

Mexican food generates 1.7 million jobs in the country directly, while 3.8 million indirectly; in addition, there are 515 thousand establishments.

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