Fast & Fresh Mexican recipes

Spice up your weeknight meal with these easy dishes, ready in 30 minutes or less

Crab Tacos

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Crab Tacos

When Dungeness crab is in season, this dish is a decadent upgrade to the ordinary taco dinner.

Recipe: Crab Tacos

Speedy Huevos Rancheros

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Speedy Huevos Rancheros

Who says breakfast can’t be made quickly and still satisfy you all day? All that’s missing is a Bloody Mary.

Recipe:  Speedy Huevos Rancheros

Tomato Salad with Chile and Lime

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Tomato Salad with Chile and Lime

Try this simple yet flavorful side salad with grilled tri-tip and warmed beans.

Recipe:  Tomato Salad with Chile and Lime

Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas

What's better than a shrimp quesadilla? One that has bacon, of course.

Get the recipe: Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas

Tofu Tacos

Photo by James Carrier; written by Amy Machnak

Tofu Tacos

Try this vegetarian version of tacos on your next meatless Monday; they're so good, you won’t miss the meat.

Recipe: Tofu Tacos

 

 

Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Amy Machnak

Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

This is a delicious and easy appetizer to kick off any Mexican-themed party.

Recipe: Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

Avocado Fries

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Avocado Fries

These are so popular that we know once you try them, they’ll be come a favorite in your home, too.

Recipe: Avocado Fries

Mexican Eggs

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; wirtten by Amy Machnak

Mexican Eggs

This one-pan breakfast is a great dish to serve to guests staying the weekend.

Recipe: Mexican Eggs

 

 

Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn

Golden honey brings out corn's natural sweetness, while chipotle chiles keep things spicy and interesting.

Recipe: Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn

Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts

Add a bit of kick the next time you grill chicken with these simple yet flavorful additions.

Recipe:  Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts

Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

The fresh orange segments and creamy avocado add depth to this zesty bean soup.

Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos (Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

Photo by James Carrier; written by Amy Machnak

Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos (Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

These super-garlicky shrimp tacos are great on their own, or even better with a side of spicy salsa and some shredded cheese.

Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos (Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

Scallop Ceviche

Photo by Leo Gong; wirtten by Amy Machnak

Scallop Ceviche

Next time you make ceviche, try scallops instead of shrimp for a richer texture.

Recipe: Scallop Ceviche

 

 

Quick Chicken Mole

Annabelle Breakey

Quick Chicken Mole

A traditional Mexican mole sauce takes hours, but we tinkered with it and came up with a version that achieves similarly deep flavors in a fraction of the time.

Recipe: Quick Chicken Mole

 

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Tacos

Annabelle Breakey

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Tacos

We never stop experimenting with tacos, and this sweet and savory version is our new favorite. To give the tortillas a smoky edge, char them over a gas burner, under the broiler, or on the grill.

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Chorizo Tacos

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