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6 Refreshing Latina summer cocktail and beverage recipes to try 

Summer is here and we’re all craving some refreshing beverages to quench the thirst while we sit poolside or gather with friends and family at the next asado. 

Today we’ve gathered a few cool and tasty Latina summer cocktail and beverage recipes by Latina food blogger, Yvette Marquez, known as @muybuenocooking on Instagram. These beverages are bright, colorful, tasty and inspired by the Latina culture we all know and love. 

Check out these summer cocktail and beverage recipes below and try them out the next time you’re craving a delicious cold drink! 

Agua de Sandia

Simple and easy to make all you need for this beverage recipe is a watermelon, some fresh lime, sugar, and a blender. This tasty summer beverage is sure to keep you refreshed all season long!

Reposado Paloma

Featuring reposado tequila, freshly juiced grapefruits and limes, a hint of sweetness from agave and a bubbly club soda topper, this tasty beverage recipe is a must-try this summer!

Cucumber Mojito

This minty refreshing sparkling summer cocktail is perfect for any outdoor party or gathering. Light and cool it’s sure to keep you refreshed during the summer heat.

Strawberry Serrano Margarita

Lower in calories than most sugary drinks in Mexican restaurants, this margarita packs a punch of flavor and includes antioxidant-rich, immune-boosting strawberries and serrano.

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Easy Blueberry Margarita

“Made in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients, this gorgeous cocktail is about to revolutionize your 5 o’clock,” says Yvette. This colorful drink is the perfect summer beverage, embodying the vibrant energy of the season. 

Flor de Piña Cocktail

Made with tequila, orange liqueur, honey, coconut water, and pineapple, this beverage is ready in less than five minutes and is sure to satisfy your taste-buds. 

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5 Fresh summer salads by Latina chefs you need to try! 

Incorporate more plant-based dishes into your diet this summer with these fresh summer salad recipes by Latina chefs and food bloggers! 

The summer months are often associated with BBQ-ing and outdoor fiestas or family picnics in the park. It’s hard for some to think of summer without grilling and meat-filled dishes, especially for Latinos who pride themselves on their asados. However, incorporating more plant-based dishes into our diets has many health benefits. 

Statistically, Latinos are more likely to suffer from heart disease. On average,  Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanics, according to data from Go Red for Women. While there are many factors that contribute to developing these issues, such as genetics, diet also plays a big part. By reducing one’s consumption of red meat and incorporating more plant-based dishes one can lower the risk of developing heart disease and other health issues. 

So today we are sharing some fresh summer salad recipes by Latina chefs. These salads will make the perfect addition to any family meal, or enjoy them on their own!

Rich in flavors and a variety of seasonal vegetables, these salads will keep you satisfied and healthy all summer long. 

Mexican Quinoa Salad

This summer salad recipe combines quinoa, black beans, corn, and tomatoes with a tangy lime vinaigrette. Fresh, light, and flavorful, you can serve it as a side for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues or enjoy all on its own!

Southwest Chicken Salad

Chili lime marinated chicken, cilantro lime dressing, and a heap of veggies come together to make this hearty and savory summer salad recipe. Enjoy this salad for a quick lunch or a healthy summertime dinner! 

Broccoli Crunch Salad

This crunchy summer salad recipe is perfect for when you want your veggies and your fruits, all in one tangy, crunchy bite. Combining broccoli florets, celery, red onion, diced apples, cashews, almonds, and dried cranberries, this salad packs a tangy punch full of crunch to give you a fresh and satisfying meal for those hot summer days! 

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

This corn salad takes all the elements of the popular smoky, sweet corn and combines them into a warm, easy-to-eat salad perfect for a side dish. Grilled corn comes together with juicy cherry tomatoes and spicy jalapeños drizzled with a dressing made with avocado oil, lime juice, hot sauce, seasoning salt, and chili seasoning. This perfect blend of flavors encapsulates the feeling of eating authentic Mexican street corn, all in a healthy, fresh summer salad. 

Chipotle Chicken Salad 

This hearty summer salad is a fresh take on traditional Cobb salad. Made with spicy chicken, creamy avocado, tart berries and sweet roasted corn, drizzled in a fresh, light, and tangy lemon vinaigrette this salad “oozes summer.” Try it at your next picnic or family barbeque! 

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Latina chef Isabel Orozco-Moore shares top enchilada recipes this Cinco de Mayo 

This National Enchilada Day food blogger and Latina chef, Isabel Orozco-Moore, shares some top recipes to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo—or year round! 

Better known as Isabel Eats on Instagram, Isabel is a first generation Mexican-American that was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Growing up, Isabel learned to cook from watching her parents in the kitchen. In 2015, she started her food blog as a way to document her family’s recipes and connect with her Mexican heritage.Today, Isabel Eats is a resource to many others looking to learn more about Mexican cuisine and culture through food. 

Below are six of her delicious enchilada recipes to try out in your own kitchen!

Top 6 enchilada recipes to try this Cinco de Mayo

Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Aztec times. In their original form as Mexican street food, enchiladas were simply corn tortillas dipped in chili sauce and eaten without fillings. Today, there are now many varieties, with many different sauces and fillings. 

From the breakfast enchilada to chicken and meat fillings, cheese enchiladas or just veggies, there’s an enchilada recipe for everyone! 

Easy Breakfast Enchiladas 

These breakfast enchiladas are perfect for the whole family! Filled with scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, bell peppers and onions and covered in the best enchilada sauce and melted cheese, these are sure to fuel you up for the day. Make these ahead of time to have ready for a quick on-the-go meal or make them fresh for a long, sit-down breakfast. Either way, you and your family will be left satisfied with this recipe. 

White Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re looking for something cheesy, these white chicken enchiladas are sure to hit the spot! Covered in a white sauce made from butter, flour, sour cream, broth, cheese, and green chiles, they’ll be ready in less than an hour for you and your family to enjoy. 

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? Then this easy chicken enchilada recipe is the one for you. Stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese and topped with an easy red enchilada sauce, these enchiladas bake for 20 minutes. Super quick and easy and great for a weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with this one!

Enchiladas Suizas

Shake things up with these Enchiladas Suizas, or Swiss-style enchiladas. They are chicken enchiladas topped with a tomatillo cream sauce and are characterized by the use of dairy throughout the entire recipe. These creamy, cheesy enchiladas are filled with shredded chicken and melted Manchego cheese in a perfect mix of creamy and savory!

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Cheese Enchiladas

If you’re a cheese-lover, then you need to try this cheese enchilada recipe! These are Isabel’s personal favorite and the enchiladas she grew up eating as a child. Made with an easy enchilada sauce, filled with savory melted cheese, and topped with chopped onions, these cheese enchiladas are perfect for any meal and go great with the addition of Mexican rice and beans. 

Zucchini Enchiladas 

Last but not least, for our veggie lovers and those who can’t eat tortillas, there is an enchilada recipe for you too! These veggie and protein-packed zucchini enchiladas are a must-try! Made from zucchini ribbons instead of tortillas, these enchiladas are stuffed with taco-seasoned white ground turkey and topped with enchilada sauce and cheese. Tasty and nutritious, this recipe is a great alternative to the classic enchilada. 

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We hope you found some tasty new enchilada recipes to try out today, or whenever the craving strikes!

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Tasty burrito recipes by Latina chefs to try this National Burrito Day 

Who doesn’t love burritos? They’re versatile, easy to make, and oh-so-tasty. Today is National Burrito Day and we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite burrito recipes by Latina chefs and food bloggers. 

With so many options, the possibilities are endless. From the iconic breakfast burrito, to vegan twists on a classic, and fun, flavorful burrito bowls—these top burrito recipes by our favorite Latina chefs are sure to hit the spot. 

Easy Breakfast Burritos

Start the day off right with a super tasty, loaded breakfast burrito. This recipe by @isabeleats on Instagram is exactly what you need for that morning boost to get you through the day! Filled with eggs, breakfast sausage, chunky salsa, and shredded cheese, this burrito makes the perfect meal. Check out the recipe below.

Better than Chipotle Burritos

Chipotle has some pretty great burritos, but this recipe by @growingupsarita claims to be even better. Combining Chipotle chicken, cilantro lime rice, slow cooked pinto beans, fajitas, traditional salsa roja⁣ and more this burrito recipe packs a punch full of exquisite flavors. While Chipotle may make good burritos, nothing beats a homemade recipe! Check it out below.

 

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Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowl

If you love the components of a burrito but are looking for a healthier or tortilla-free option, then this vegan grilled veggie burrito bowl by @muybuenocooking is the recipe for you! At under 500 calories per serving, this bowl is loaded with veggies and bursting with flavor. Try it out for your next meal!

Vegan California Burrito

Last but not least on our list for today is this fun and fresh vegan burrito recipe by @dorastable. This twist on the California burrito combines oven baked french fries, pico de gallo, portobello asada, spicy salsa, vegan cheese, and guacamole into a tasty and filling meal that’s perfect for any time of the day. If you’re vegan or just interested in incorporating more plant-based options into your diet, then this burrito recipe is definitely a must-try!

 

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We know what we’ll be eating today! We hope you have a tasty National Burrito Day and give some of these Latina chefs’ recipes a try!