Sorry I have been soooo busy today and I have only just sat down to write about what I made for celebrating “Cinco de Mayo Day“. I had to make something Mexican for the family to try and I knew instantly what they would all enjoy. We had the whole works for dinner on Thursday night – Guacamole, Nacho Cheese Sauce, Salsa, Homemade Nachos.
For the Guacamole, I mixed red pepper, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, green chilli, avocado and lemon juice. Everything was chopped and mashed together to form a roughly mixed guacamole which still had chunks in the mixture. Just the way I like it.
For the Salsa, I chopped up onion, tomatoes and pepper, which I mixed with olive oil and red wine vinegar and coriander.
For the Nacho Cheese Sauce, I have a delicious home-made sauce recipe which I have taught my daughter to make and she now makes it as well as myself. It starts off as a roux sauce but with the addition of cheese, mustard powder, smoky paprika, chilli. This is our cinema night dip which we serve with breadsticks and nachos. A perfect dish for any party. This is a photo of my plate of food which my daughter dished up for me. Not the best photo but very tasty all the same. 🙂
All of these dishes take minutes to prepare and are a fantastic treat for the party table. The finishing touch to the dishes is the Nachos which I make from tortilla wraps which are sliced up into nacho shapes. Sprayed with oil and a sprinkling of salt, then baked in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
The children loved having this for their dinner and did not leave a scrap. Mexican food is always a hit and so easy to prepare. The tastes when combined in one meal are fantastic. Well worth the effort and this will be on the menu again in the very near future.