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Mexico: Recipes and Cuisine

Mexican vendor of dried peppers

Image Creative Commons by Emma T

Long before the arrival of Europeans, Mexico was home to the great Maya, Aztec and Zapotec civilizations. These peoples had a well developed agriculture all their own. Staples included corn, peppers, beans, avocados, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, jicama, chayote and other squashes.

Recipes

Mexican Recipes

Try these recipes from Mexico.

Adobo

Heads of garlic

(Latin garlic-pepper-vinegar marinade)

Atole

Atole Recipe (Mexican warm cornmeal beverage)

(Mexican warm cornmeal beverage)

Ceviche

Ceviche Recipe (Latin citrus-marinated seafood)

(Latin citrus-marinated seafood)

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil Recipe (Mexican citrus-marinated pork slow-roasted in banana leaves)

(Mexican citrus-marinated pork slow-roasted in banana leaves)

Guacamole

Guacamole Recipe (Mexican avocado sauce and condiment)

(Mexican avocado sauce and condiment)

Pan de Muerto

Pan de Muerto (Mexican anise-scented bread for the Day of the Dead)

(Mexican anise-scented bread for the Day of the Dead)