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Curried refried beans

Curried refried beans

Refried beans are easy to find at the grocery store, but they are just as easy to make at home, and you can adjust your recipe to your liking, varying the spices.  I like them with cumin and paprika, but they are also good with curry powder.  And, you can make them spicy by adding … Continue reading

Classic salsa

This popular Mexican dish is very easy to make at home.  No need for precise measurements, use your taste. You will need: cherry tomatoes, quartered yellow onion, minced some cilantro, finely chopped medium-hot chile pepper (use hot chile if you like your salsa extra-spicy) salt pinch cayenne pepper lime juice The recipe: In a medium bowl, combine … Continue reading

Nachos

Homemade nachos taste better than the restaurant’s because you use your favorite ingredients, and are ready in minutes.  I don’t use presise measurements for these – use as much of each ingredient as you like. You will need: Tortilla chips (I often use pita chips) Canned refried beans Your favorite salsa (store-bought is fine) Your … Continue reading

Guacamole

This mexican classic needs no introduction. You will need: 2 very ripe avocados, halved 1 tomato, not over-ripe, cut into very small cubes 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced some chopped cilantro juice of 1 lime salt and pepper pinch cayenne The recipe: In a medium bowl, scoop avocado pulp and mash with fork.  Add tomatoes, … Continue reading