Saturday, April 7, 2012
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MEXICAN INSPIRED APPETIZERS
South of the border, down Mexico way....
Now I have Patsy Cline stuck in my head, but more importantly, I have a new batch of recipes from today's episode of Food for Thought and they're all inspired by the delicious flavors of Mexico.
Growing up in Southern California meant that I grew up eating Mexican food. Every version of it too: traditional, authentic, inauthentic, fusion, Sonoran, Yucatecan, anything from the country just south of us. The flavors, combinations, and varieties of Mexican cuisine are so immense, I can always discover something new rather than turning to carne asada tacos yet again.
Some of the recipes borrow just an ingredient from the Mexican spice drawer, like the smokey hit of chipotle in my Chipotle Hummus with Blanched Vegetables, while others are inspired by traditional dishes like Roasted Salsa Verde. Either way, these are delicious as snacks or served for a group. Enjoy!