Easy Recipes for Livening Up Your Mexican Cuisine at Home

For myself, Mexican food easily surpasses any other cuisine. Flavors and seasonings, colors that come alive… it’s absolute passion on your plate. While visiting a restaurant, there is a lot more available to us. At home we’re likely to stick to the basics. I’d like to share three simple recipes to keep that ¡Olé! in your kitchen.

Just a reminder, I measure by pinches, spoonfuls, and handfuls and test by taste. I did my best to give you estimates on how much of each ingredient to use.


Pico de Gallo

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 chopped jalapeno
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix together.
Not a cilantro fan? Don’t add. Too much jalapeno? Use what you need. Salt lightly and taste before adding more.
Serve with chips, use as a topping, or even a stuffing paired with meat.

Cajun Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp cajun
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • salt to taste

Mix together.
I enjoy a lot of garlic so I may add more.
Sometimes I’ll do 3/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup of real mayo.
This is a sauce I’ve used inside wraps, tacos, or even as a dipping sauce. Feel free to get creative.  Really awesome with beef.


  • 2-3 avocados
  • 1 small diced tomato
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix together.
If it’s not salty enough, I skip the regular salt and just use garlic salt. Add, mix, and taste. You can always add but never take away!!!
Serve with chips or as a topping.


You might have to take a field trip to the store for some fresh tomatoes, cilantro, avocados, the like.. but with hardly any prep time and a whole lot of flavor, it’s definitely worth it.

What do you enjoy with your tasty taco or enticing enchilada?

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