Being back in Mexico for the 2009 BioGuard Enrichment Conference brought back great memories. While a junior in high school (way back in 1976), I had the privilege of living in Saltillo, Mexico (located in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila) for about 10 months as an exchange student sponsored by Rotary International. It was a great time that remains a vivid memory for all of these years.
REAL Mexican food is not just tacos, burritos, spicy food & tequila. It's about home cooking. It's about balancing flavors & textures. It's about eating a breakfast of eggs topped with pico de gallo and flour tortillas with a serving of fresh tropical fruit like guava, pineapple & red papaya. At lunch, it's the main meal of the day. A light dinner completes the day as a small bowl of frijoles a la olla with a side of freshly made guacamole.
Two great salads that were served during the conference were just the right dish on a hot day. Tasty cool & delicious. The first was a salad of jicama, pineapple & cucumber. The second involved cactus! Yes, cactus.
For the recipes of these & other favorites, just click here. Enjoy them.