7 Light Mexican Dishes for Summer
Food is something many people bond over no matter which season. Mexican dishes are as sunny and warm as their summer weather. Chicken quesadillas, burritos, guacamole, tacos, plus feisty, staple drinks, and more. While Mexican food can be eaten all year round, there are certain dishes that are perfect for summer. Here are some light Mexican dishes that you can make at home this summer season!
- Shrimp Ceviche
Shrimp Ceviche is one of the famous recipes in the coastal areas of Mexico; where there is plenty of seafood especially during summer. What makes Mexican shrimp ceviche unique and mysterious is that you don’t cook the shrimp. Traditionally, they just soak it with lemon juice for one hour, or at least until the shrimp turns pink. This gives the fresh and irresistible flavor of the recipe. The dish wouldn’t be complete without a good hot sauce.
- Mango con Chile
Who doesn’t like to eat mangoes in the summer? Mexico creates a new and more appealing flavor to this tropical fruit. Mango con chile is a popular street food wherein the mango is sliced in half, diced, and placed on a stick. The mango is then sprinkled with chili powder, adding a fiery flavor to it. You can also opt to squeeze lime on top of the fruit and a pinch of salt.
- Baja Fish Tacos
Baja Fish Taco is a colorful and flavorful Mexican dish perfect for summer. This Mexican dish is loaded with crispy fried fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, and cilantro. Add a crema (cream) on top, lime wedge on the side and you’re all set.
- Black Bean Corn Salad
The Mexican Black Bean Corn Salad is a light, yet very healthy and flavorful side dish that you wouldn’t want to miss this summer. The ingredients include black beans, fresh vegetables, corn, avocado, bell pepper, and cilantro and lime for its dressing. The recipe is very easy to make and will make an incredible pairing to your chicken or seafood recipes.
- Mexican Street Corn
If you have been to Mexico and walked on its busy and vibrant streets, then you must have come across street corn sold in almost every corner of the street. But, hey, Mexican street corn is no ordinary street corn. It is dressed with garlic mayo, Cotija cheese, and chili powder. If you haven’t fallen in love with Mexican street food, then this light summer Mexican dish will surely do.
- Fresas con Crema
A cold dessert is a taste of heaven on a hot summer day — especially if it’s Fresas Con Crema. This light Mexican dish is translated in English as “Strawberry and Cream”. It is made with fresh strawberries mixed with sweetened cream as a sauce. It is very easy to prepare and can be refrigerated or eaten right away.
- Pico de Gallo Fruit Salad
If you are looking for a budget-friendly, yet very delicious Mexican recipe that can quench the summer heat, then Pico de Gallo fruit salad is the dish for you. Made of sliced or chopped mangoes, watermelon, pineapple, papaya, and jicama mixed in a bowl. Then add chili powder and sprinkle of lime, and voila! You can now enjoy a healthy and delicious summer Mexican dish.