Stuff Mexicans Like #7: Chile y Limón (Lime & spicy chile powder/salsa)

20 May
Mexicans, like Italians, are known for being very passionate about food, among other things. While Italian food is rich and creamy, Mexican food is known for its vibrant flavors exploding in your mouth. Two signature sabores that complement a great deal of Mexican cuisine are: the tangy lime combined with the spicy chile. After all, who doesn’t want chile y limón on their potato chips and popcorn?
Dishes & Drinks
Some common Mexican dishes and drinks that regularly receive a generous squeeze of lime and a healthy shaking or squirt of chile are as follows:
  • all fresh fruit & veggies (canteloupe, mango, apple, orange, cucumber, banana, jícama, carrots, elote (corn), etc.)
  • popcorn
  • all nuts
  • potato chips
  • fish and all seafood dishes
  • tacos of any kind
  • taquitos
  • gorditas
  • tostadas of any kind
  • potatoes cooked any way
  • guacamole
  • chicharón
  • quesadillas
  • all soups and caldos (broths/stews)
  • salads of all kinds (fruit or vegetable)
  • rice
  • chicken and all meat products
  • beans of all kinds
  • tortillas
  • totopos (tortilla chips)
  • all tequila based beverages
  • beer of any kind (michelada)
  • juice of any kind (vegetable or fruit)
  • alcohol of any kind (except creamy)
  • anything at all bland and possibly edible
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