Three tacos al pastor served on a plate with a quarter of lime on the side.Mexican food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world with its distinct and unique flavour that originates from Mexico’s rich culture and tradition. Even its smell is distinct, as people would immediately recognize the aromas as Mexican. Herbs, salsas, sauces, sauteed peppers, seasonings, and grilled meats are some of the ingredients that make the aroma specific.

Examples of Typical Mexican Ingredients

Bowls of commonly used Mexican spices.Mexican cuisine is also known for its abundant but balanced use of different spices and fresh ingredients such as corn and chilies that create depth and complexity in flavour. You can find Mexican recipes typically using garlic, chilies, cilantro, cumin, and oregano as ingredients. Authentic Mexican dishes even use cloves, cinnamon, and cocoa in their savoury dishes, which are not common in European or American recipes.

Mexican dishes like stuffed tacos, flavourful soups and cheesy quesadillas are often paired with freshly cut limes. The reason for this is that being a citrus fruit, lime brings a tart and acidic flavour that enhances the spicy and savoury flavour of Mexican cuisine. Lime is one of the most accessible citruses in Mexico, and the country is even known for being the world’s second largest producer of limes. In applying similar principles and items to your menu, you can channel the taste of the world-renowned Mexican cuisine into your own meals.