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Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet watermelon, spicy serrano pepper, cool cucumber, fragrant cilantro and red onion make a fruit salsa that is bursting with flavor. There are a zillion recipes for watermelon salsa on the internet so please try every variation. I wanted more crunch so I added crisp […]

Vegan Chorizo Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Make it Mexican

Vegan Chorizo Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Make it Mexican

#MeatlessMonday: Make it Mexican Vegan Mexican style chorizo burrito bowls are an easy healthy weeknight one bowl meal. For best results make the mushroom walnut chorizo a day in advance so the spicy chorizo seasonings can develop. Save leftover chorizo for tacos, stuffed sweet potatoes […]

Grilled Healthy Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats, Baked in Your Outdoor Grill

Grilled Healthy Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats, Baked in Your Outdoor Grill

Bake these healthy Mexican turkey taco boats in your outdoor BBQ grill. A delicious whole food, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with extra vegetables and healthy fat from avocado and olives. They are gluten free and you can make them even lower in […]

Easy Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Mexican-Asian Fusion

Easy Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Mexican-Asian Fusion

Korean pork lettuce wraps meet the Baja with a salty, sweet, spicy explosion of flavor. You can make everything in advance and serve these as a main meal or in bite sized cocktail nibbles. Northern Baja, Baja Norte, cuisine has a strong Asian influence. Restaurants […]

Carne Asada Tri Tip Tacos, Baja Style

Carne Asada Tri Tip Tacos, Baja Style

  Carne asada tacos are a taqueria specialty in Mexico. Carne Asada translates to grilled meat. The traditional Mexican marinade includes fresh orange and lime juices, lots of garlic, cilantro, hot chilies and vinegar. I added cumin seed and oregano for a unique Baja twist. […]

Mexican Chorizo and Mushroom Tapas, Throw a Tapas Party

Mexican Chorizo and Mushroom Tapas, Throw a Tapas Party

Spicy Mexican chorizo mingled with a healthy dose of mushrooms served on bread or tortillas; the perfect tapas to serve with Mexican vino tinto (red wine) and the perfect excuse to throw an impromptu Baja tapas party. Ask your friends to bring more small bites, […]

Mushroom Walnut Vegan Chorizo – Turn up the heat and make it Mexican

Mushroom Walnut Vegan Chorizo – Turn up the heat and make it Mexican

  Try this vegan mushroom, walnut “chorizo” filling in any Mexican recipe for tacos, tostadas or tamales. I think it would be great in stuffed poblano, Baja zucchini boats or red bell peppers. I let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for a day and the […]

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

Planning my meals around the available produce helps me use everything I’ve purchased without waste and allows me to create around the freshest ingredients. I print the menu and hang it on the refrigerator so that everyone knows the weekly plan. Of course, we don’t […]

Chorizo Crashed Potatoes

Chorizo Crashed Potatoes

Who doesn’t love crashed potatoes? Now add spicy chorizo and you have my Baja version of patatas bravas, popular in Spain. These are a crispy potato explosion of Baja goodness. Pin these to your Mexican recipes to try. Easy and delicious. According to ThePioneerWoman the […]

Fresh Baja Salsas

Fresh salas made with fruits and vegetables are essential to Baja cuisine. Salsas are easily tailored to the available produce and to your individual tastes. Mix and match basically any fruits, peppers and onions and you have a salsa. What’s your favorite Mexican salsa recipe? […]