Latin American cooking reflects the cultures of each country, and the contributions of immigrants who came in search of a new life. And these are reflected in the tables of our grandmothers and our mothers. Now, it’s your turn. We suggest giving your traditional dishes a touch of color and flavor with Avocados From Mexico.
A plate of gallo pinto for breakfast gets you ready to face a busy day without missing a beat. Some slices of avocado and a few drops of lime juice give a dash of extra energy. Put 1 red pepper, a small onion, and 2 cloves of garlic in oil to sauté. Add two cups of black beans and 3/4 cup of cooking water and spicy salsa to taste. Add 3 cups of cooked rice and let it heat for about 3-5 minutes. Serve with chopped cilantro and avocado slices. Accompany with a delicious coffee.
The classic beef or chicken milanesas go perfectly with a tasty guacamole with bacon. To make them, submerge thin fillets in a beaten egg bath and then dredge them in bread crumbs that have been seasoned with salt and pepper. If you’d like, you can add other spices, such as oregano or garlic powder. Fry the fillets in plenty of oil that’s been heated thoroughly, and allow them to cook until they’re golden. Put them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Enjoy with the guacamole and a salad.
You can replace the creaminess of milk or a flour-and butter-based roux with avocado in a recipe for chayote soup. Peel and cut two chayotes and boil them, without their seeds, along with one onion and two garlic cloves, as well as some salt and pepper. When ready, purée them in a blender along with the flesh of two avocados. Return the mix to the pot and add salt and a glug of chicken broth until you obtain the consistency you like. Heat the soup before serving. Decorate with croutons and smoked paprika.
Want to add some avocado to your cheese empanadas? Mix grated mozzarella cheese with one minced scallion. Add 1 tablespoon of this to your mix, along with an avocado slice. Fry the empanadas in hot oil. Be careful that you don’t burn yourself when you bite into them!
The Cuban sandwich is more delicious and nutritious when you add a bit of avocado. Make this recipe for a quick but filling lunch.