9 Mexican-Inspired Recipes

Getting ready for Cinco de Mayo, the edit team created some delicious, must-try recipes
Arthur Bovino


Though it is difficult to summarize a cuisine for a country as vast as Mexico, some of the ingredients that are characteristic of regional Mexican dishes include tomatillos, chiles, garlic, tomatoes, corn, cilantro, and more. Many of the ingredients just mentioned are incorporated into fantastic salsa recipes that can be used to top enchiladas, tacos, or grilled meats or fish. If you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at making these Homemade Corn Tortillas or your own baked tortilla chips (these are less time intensive). The chips are perfect for dipping into salsas or one of these homemade guacamole recipes.

And, as you probably know, Mexico is also known for his tequila and, more recently, mezcal, which are showcased in this imaginative margarita recipe from chef Rick Bayless and in this smoky, spicy, and sweet White Hot Sand cocktail

Below, we've created some recipes that are inspired by some of our favorite Mexican dishes and ingredients. We hope you enjoy them and please share your favorite Mexican recipes with us!


Arroz con Pollo

Once you've mastered the mechanics of this incredibly easy one-pot meal... 

— Valaer Murray




The Mexican state of Sinoloa, on Mexico's West Coast, facing lower Baja across the Gulf of California... 

— Colman Andrews


Steak with Green Chile Salsa

A combination of a blistered jalapeño, lime oil, and bright cilantro created the base for... 

— Yasmin Fahr



Tuna Ceviche

When the weather gets warm, nothing quite beats a cool and refreshing ceviche...

— Allison Beck



Angie's Enchiladas Verdes


These enchiladas are addictive. You can straight up eat the filling by itself if there's too much leftover (I have)... 

— Arthur Bovino

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

How do I love my crock pot? Let me count the ways...

— Alexis Anderson



Chorizo and Poblano Queso Fundido


This additive dish, which is essentially a Mexican version of fondue...

— Molly Aronica


Arroz con Leche

The first time I tried Arroz con Leche was in a Guatemalen restaurant in LA...

— Nicole Campoy-Leffler



Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

For me, a bounty of fresh shrimp, as simple as it sounds...

— Jess Kapadia