Red Pozole

When I think of Mexican soups, pozole always comes to mind. Plumped corn in an onion chile broth is hard to beat. Add to that tostadas, limes, fresh radish and cabbage, and it goes over-the-top good. It’s a celebration food popular all over Mexico and the American Southwest, but pozole has a sordid history. According […]

My Cheatin’ Mole

I am a huge fan of mole (and really, if you are reading this site, there’s a good chance you are, too.) I’m not always a fan, however, of spending hours making one, so I developed this 30 minute mole recipe so I could have something that was nearly as good as the traditional mole […]

Sopa de Lima y Naranja

This is my take on a classic Yucatecan lime soup. The limes used in that soup are fairly different than the super tart green limes we usually see in the grocery store, so I decided I was going to do a mix of limes and oranges. Wow, this soup turned out well! It’s a nice […]

Tamales with Beans and Peanuts

Tamales are a Christmas tradition all across Mexico and the American Southwest, where I grew up. I always make a batch every holiday season and each season gets a new recipe. This year, it’s pinto beans, roasted peanuts, and raisins in a serrano and guajillo chile sauce. If you want to tone down the heat, […]

Ensalada de Noche Buena

My mom used to make this salad and I had no idea it was a traditional Mexican Christmas/Christmas Eve salad. I’m not even sure my mom knew. It was just something the family did. There are so many variations on this salad that I could post a hundred different versions, but at its heart, it’s […]

Breakfast Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles, a popular Mexican dish with a robust filling nestled between two crisp corn tortillas, all smothered in chile sauce, are Mexican soul food to me. Often eaten for breakfast, these are a spicy morning wake up that leaves a big smile on my face. This particular version is made with a tofu and pinto […]

Watermelon Jicama Salad

I love watermelon salads and I’ve posted one before on The Vegan Taste. This newest one is now my reigning favorite. I could eat this for lunch every day of the week. It’s refreshing, slightly sweet, has a little crunch, and a little pep from the fresh lime, and a complex, resonant heat from the […]

Enchiladas Verdes with Tomatillo-Jalapeno Sauce

Enchiladas verdes (enchiladas cooked in a tomatillo-chile sauce) are the peppy cousin of more traditional red enchiladas. I recently taught these in a class and they were a huge hit. Then I served them to a group of friends who come over for games and food every month, and they were an even bigger hit. […]

Grilled Lime Margarita with Mesquite Smoked Salt from Vegan Tacos

I don’t drink that often, so when I do, I make sure it’s a really good drink. This one certainly fits the bill. It’s a smoky, exotic twist on the classic margarita and it doesn’t take much more effort to make than the standard margarita takes. You will need to get some specialty ingredients for […]

Sonoran Tacos, from Vegan Tacos

Sonoran cuisine has a strong affinity to the Southwestern U.S. and this taco is no exception. It uses a flour tortilla instead of the more typical corn tortilla. The preparation is very simple and straightforward, creating a taco with a few strong elements that create several layers of flavor in each bite. I’ve provided three […]