Quick pickled onions
These colourful, spiced sweet and sour onions add piquancy to a ploughman’s, or a sharp finish to Mexican food - an ideal edible gift to make ahead and pop in a homemade hamper
Red cabbage & pickled chilli slaw
Serve this crunchy red cabbage slaw with pickled jalapeño chillies as part of a Mexican feast. If you're making this dish for kids, leave out the chilli and dress with lime juice and a splash of oil
Perfect Mexican rice
No Mexican feast is complete without a huge bowl of authentic Mexican rice. The key here is to cook the rice properly and use a good quality stock and crisp, fresh herbs and vegetables.
Tortilla soup recipe
This Mexican tortilla soup is often made with pasilla chillies, but I like it with chipotles. I’ve also had this soup with cooked shredded chicken and even crisp pieces of pork skin.