A Russian Salad

A Russian Salad

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, recipes for Russian salad probably came in the early 1900s from Spain and even Russia itself; the classic recipe is a mixture of cooked and cubed potatoes and carrots with peas and mayonnaise, which goes great as a side for meat dishes, and with sandwiches.  I have posted about this salad before, but in this post, I share all the details on how to prepare my mom's recipe, which with its extra ingredients, takes this salad to another level ... click on title for more

Old-Fashioned Caesar Salad

Old-Fashioned Caesar Salad

Bacon and chicken were not ingredients in the original Caesar salad recipe, invented in Tijuana by Italian brothers and restauranteurs Alex and Caesar Cardini in the 1920s. However, their salad was not vegetarian because of the anchovy content, also in Worcestershire sauce, an important ingredient in their dressing. For my salad, I decided to use my vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, to make my salad truly vegetarian … click on title for more

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

When it comes to Christmas time dishes, Mexican cuisine is filled with European influence: cod stew, creamy soups, and desserts such as fruit cake or even a Yule log are to be expected in many Mexican households during this time of year. Christmas Eve salad is a true example of the fusion of Old World ingredients, such as beets and oranges, and other indigenous to the Americas, such as jícama and peanuts … click on title for more