Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These 11 Recipes

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s the perfect time to explore the vibrant and delicious cuisine of Latin America. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Hispanic-inspired recipes that are sure to delight your taste buds.

Eva Longoria Inspired Michelada

Two Michelada cocktails orange red in color sit in tall glasses, garnished with lime and Tajín. Michelada recipe

What makes this cocktail stand out is its savory flavor — typically made with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and other spicy seasonings; the Michelada serves well as a fiery accompaniment to any delicious Mexican meal.

Elotes Asados with Roasted Garlic Butter

4 Elotes covered in roasted Garlic Butter sit on a paper plate. Elotes recipe

Slathering some grilled corn with butter, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, lime, and chile powder is as Mexican as the Mexican national anthem. It has become an iconic street food, and you’ll see it around the world on menus at Mexican and non-Mexican restaurants alike.

Chimayó Cocktail

Chimayo Cocktail, dark orange in color, sits in a rocks glass garnished with dried apple and cinnamon.

The Chimayo Cocktail, now popular around northern New Mexico, was originated by the Jaramillo family at Rancho de Chimayo restaurant in the village of Chimayo. The family created the signature drink back in the 1960s to put the area’s hefty apple crop to tasty use.

Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Red Snapper in Spicy Tomato Sauce sits on a white rectangle plate. Huachinango a la Veracruzana Recipe

Originating from Veracruz, Mexico, Huachinango a la Veracruzana is a classic fish dish featuring a red snapper, natively found in the Gulf of Mexico, the western Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. If possible, the fresher the snapper, the better for this savory recipe.

Arrachera Verde

A pair of hands runs Arrachera Verde on raw chicken. Arrachera Verde Recipe in a white bowl.

Quick marinades can save your life at a carne asada. This one breaks down meat in about 30 minutes and is inspired by chimichurri — except much spicier. It’s a great way to add some brightness to your carne asada.

Eva Longoria Inspired Horchata

Horchata, a frothy beverage light brown in color, sits in a pitcher next to two glasses, one filled with Horchata, one with just ice. Horchata Recipe

Pineapple Habanero Margarita

a glass of Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

An eminently sippable drink… pick a comfortable spot, make a batch of this drink, and put your feet up for a minute. Enjoy!

Tacos de Lengua

Three Tacos de Lengua sit on a plate. Red tomatoes, onion, and cilantro are seen on top. Tacos de Lengua Recipe

Tacos de lengua, or beef tongue tacos, are a popular dish in Mexican cuisine. The tender, flavorful meat is slow-cooked with spices and served with fresh toppings on warm tortillas. While some may be hesitant to try tongue, it’s a delicacy in many cultures and is a sustainable way of using the entire animal.

Chilaquiles Verdes

Recipes for chilaquiles originated in the regional kitchens of Mexico as a way of combining two ubiquitous staple food items: corn tortillas and salsa. As a way to resuscitate day-old corn tortillas by lightly frying them in oil and smothering them in red or green salsa, its simplicity opened the door to countless interpretations.

Eva Longoria Inspired Sangria

Two deep red sangria cocktails sit in wine glasses and garnished with lemon wedges. Sangria Recipe

Originating in Spain, Sangria is a refreshing and fruity cocktail popular for summer gatherings and perfect for sipping on a hot day. Its name comes from the Spanish word “sangre,” meaning blood, due to the deep red color of the drink.

Fire-Roasted Green Chile

Acclaimed Chef John Sedlar elevates traditional chile rellenos with French inspiration.

This striking green chile dish fills New Mexican pods with a French-style reduction of mushrooms, then blankets them with a velvety goat cheese sauce.

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