Super Mexican Recipes

Fast, Easy, Fun Mexican Recipes

Agua

Power packed chia and limon.

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Have you heard about the superfood Chia? I can’t believe you wouldn’t know it via Ch-ch-ch-chia pet… Yes, that one! It’s a pet and a superfood all in one. This great little seed is fantastic in Lime water. It expands when soaked and it tastes good. My kids at first were curious. What is this gelatinous mass floating in my water? Then they saw their Papi down three big glasses and they were hooked.  Brings him back to his childhood. Yes, I agree. My mother-in-law also taught me about chia in my lime water, too. I think I finished the whole carafe myself and she had to make more. We do carry it in Supermercado Mexico! It can also be found in health food stores and on line. Ingredients: Sugar Water Limes Chia Chia, my friend. Picking out the limes to wash and cut. Washed and cut limes. We quarter them so they give more juice. Water collector guy. Squeezing with all her might. Divine Drink There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.

Agua de sandia aka Watermelon Water

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Well, for our first sunny day in a couple weeks and time for some warm weather food! Watermelon is such a great summer treat. There are all kinds of “pick the best watermelon” tests, but really, you can’t go wrong when it’s in season! This is the first of many water posts. Aguas are popular in Mexico, and you can find big containers filled with Watermelon, Lemon, Lime, Tamarind, Hibiscus, and Strawberry, all wonderful fruits and refreshing.   Here the watermelon has been chopped into slices about an inch to an inch and a half thick. From there, chop the fruit into pieces your blender can handle. The ones below are fairly large. My blender can take big pieces. It’s a work horse. I think of my Grandma Easterday every time I use my blender. It was her Osterizer, and you can’t beat an old machine. They work so much better than anything new I’ve tried. Sorry about the blurr.  Add sugar to taste and water to it helps it all mix. There is about three quarters cups of sugar here. Consider this the concentrate and you’ll be adding more water to it. Watermelon water isn’t going to be thick, but…
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Agua de limon

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Oh, how we love fresh waters to drink. You will frequently find Aguas for sale in large glass jars with big scoops most anywhere in Mexico. We carry a couple in our restaurant, usually agua de horchata (rice water) and a fruit or Hibiscus. So refreshing. To go with any meal, pick a fruit, most any fruit. Strawberries, limes, lemons, pineapple, mangos, watermelon, muskmelon. I added a half cup of sugar and a bunch of water. It really is according to your taste, so for me to tell you 6 cups water would be winging it. That’s what it is, anyway, about 6 cups. Give or take. Add ice, enjoy with your Gorditas. Or tacos. Or burritos. For this task, I have hand squeezed–not that I recommend it, my squeezer broke–a bunch of limes. They are inexpensive and impressive. That was a workout. My fingers now have biceps. I’m recycling this jar. It’s so handy. I like it’s size but I like cane sugar better.   1/2 cup sugar. Salud! There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.