Mexican Fiesta Appetizers/Botanas Mexicanas

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month (September 15th-October 15th) means lots of delicious, traditional and authentic food from us to you.┬áWe are always looking to make things easier for you and on the lighter side ­čśë while still delivering that authentic flavor that only our El Mexicano┬« products can do. Our brand ambassador, Laura Muller (www.lasrecetasdelaura.com), has created some quick, easy, healthy and authentic party favorites for you to whip up for your next fiesta!

Laura made several traditional and healthy appetizers using a variety of our authentic cheeses. Some of those recipes were:

Mini Cheese Flautas

Crispy Potato Tacos

Garbanzo Salad

Guacamole Salsa

Yummmm…! ┬áCan’t wait for you to try them and let us know what you think! Check out the full recipe video HERE and find the ingredient list and step by step for the recipes down below.

INGREDIENTS

MINI FLAUTAS DE QUESO (CHEESE FLAUTAS)

Queso Fresco Casero® El Mexicano®

Blue corn tortillas

Oil spray

POTATO TACOS

2 Potatoes

1 teaspoon of El Mexicano® Crema Oaxaqueña

Salt and pepper to taste

Nopal tortillas

GARBANZO SALAD

1 can El Mexicano® Garbanzos

EL Mexicano® Queso Cotija

2 tablespoons Purple onions, finely chopped

1/2 cup of Tomatoes, chopped

1 Jalape├▒o pepper, deseeded and sliced

1 Lime

1 teaspoon Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

GUACAMOLE SALSA

1 Jalape├▒o pepper

1 Avocado

1 bunch of Cilantro

1 can El Mexicano®  sliced Jalapeños

1/4 cup of El Mexicano® Crema Casera® 

Water

Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

MINI FLAUTAS DE QUESCO (CHEESE FLAUTAS)

  1.  Add the cheese to the previously heated tortillas and roll.
  2. Place the rolled up tortillas with the cheese filling on a pan with the heat on low temperature.

Optional: you may spray a small amount of oil spray on the pan to give your flautas texture and brightness.

POTATO TACOS

  1. Boil 2 potatoes. Once they are boiled, remove the skin.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add 1 spoon of Crema Oaxaqueña El Mexicano® and stir.
  4. Place the mixture in the tortillas, fold the tortillas, and place the folded tortillas on the stove pan. Optional: you can add oil spray to the pan.

GARBANZO SALAD

  1. Rinse off the garbanzos and remove the skin.
  2. Add purple onions, tomatoes, chile jalape├▒o, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir all ingredients and add olive oil.
  4. Add crumbled EL Mexicano® Queso Cojita as a topping.

GUACAMOLE SALSA

  1. Char the chile jalape├▒o and then remove the skin and seeds.
  2. Place the chile jalapeño in the blender together with the avocado, cilantro, and Crema Casera®El Mexicano®.
  3. As the ingredients are being blended, add water and salt to taste. (For a thicker sauce add less water).
  4. Add El Mexicano® sliced jalapeños  on the side to give more flavor to your appetizer platter.

Happy Fiestas Patrias, Enjoy!

Lydia Marquez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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