Kale Chicken Enchiladas

This post was sponsored by HERDEZ® and WeAllGrow Latina. All opinion and thoughts are my own.

It’s no secret that San Diego has some of the best Mexican food in the country. If you’ve ever visited San Diego, you know that you won’t have a problem getting your hands on some either. That is one of the things I love about San Diego. 

Cinco de Mayo is a way for us to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. There are events and fiestas all over San Diego to celebrate. This past Cinco de Mayo I got invited to celebrate in a very special way. I was invited to attend a Cinco de Mayo Street Taco Fiesta hosted by Chef Marcela and Herdez®

As I walked up to Chef Marcela’s house I could hear the music and all the noises of a fiesta. I was so excited for this event. Of course the first thing I noticed when I walked in was the beautiful setup. 

For this event I was invited to take a cooking class with Chef Marcela and a special celebration of Herdez® new Guacamole Salsa. You’ve probably seen Chef Marcela Valladolid as the co-host for Food Network’s show The Kitchen. Kind of a big deal here! What was even more exciting is she was going to show us how to make homemade Tacos de Abodada and other taco fillings.

Each attendee was assigned a station to prep. I got assigned chopping the cilantro, easy peasy. Others prepped the adobo sauce and pork for the tacos. Team effort definitely helped on the time it took to make these tacos. 🙂 

Once the adobada was fully cooked Chef Marcela prepped the tacos and topped it off with Herdez® Guacamole Salsa. One by one we filled our plates with this delicious taco. The pineapple and bacon added to the adobada gave the perfect amount of flavor and moisture. Those ingredients helped give the taste of slow cooked pork but it only took 45 minutes. 

After we got to try the tacos we made the food kept coming. We were invited to finish the celebration with a family style dinner. Dinner was filled with tacos, esquites, and margaritas.

The flavor that Herdez® brought to each dish was amazing. I was especially impressed with their Guacamole Salsa. It has a creamy texture of real avocado and a spicy kick of authentic salsa verde. I topped my tacos with it and even took some for the road. 

Last on the menu was dessert. I thought I didn’t have any more room in my stomach until I took a bite of the Flan de Coco. There were even s’mores and Chef Marcela knew how to roast them right. 

I had such an amazing time at this fiesta and Chef Marcela and the Herdez® team were so nice and welcoming. We were also gifted a cute goodie box before we left. The evening couldn’t have been more perfect to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors. But why let the celebration stop there?

It doesn’t have to with these Kale Chicken Enchiladas. These enchiladas are made with Herdez® Guacamole Salsa to give it a unique Mexican flavor. Herdez® Guacamole Salsa is so versatile that you can use it as a dip, marinade, or in a recipe like I decided to do. 

I’ve made these a couple of times since making the recipe and my family raves about them. They are even kid approved! 

Kale Chicken Enchiladas


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HERDEZ® and WeAllGrow Latina. The opinions and text are all mine.




  1. May 23, 2017 / 2:42 PM

    Not only do these look AMAZING, I’m such a fan of Chef Marcela. Everything she makes looks tastier than the last thing she made.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:09 PM

      She has such a talent. She made it look so easy and flawless. haha. I wish I could cook like her. 🙂

  2. May 23, 2017 / 7:19 PM

    I am drooling over all this delicious food and the set up of the party was gorgeous!! This looks like such a cool event! I have an internship in San Diego this summer and I’ll be there for 2 months, any recommendations you have for restaurant or things to do, please send them my way!!
    xo, G

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:12 PM

      Oh nice! You’ll love your time here. So much delicious food and a ton of outdoor activities. Everything is pretty close to each other too which is nice. 🙂 What type of internship?

  3. May 23, 2017 / 7:27 PM

    What a cool thing to take a class with Marcela! The enchiladas sound great, too!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:13 PM

      It was a lot of fun. 🙂

  4. kelly reci
    May 23, 2017 / 9:25 PM

    I want to be a chef as good as you someday!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:13 PM

      Awe thank you! I just keep it sweet and simple. 🙂

  5. Cat
    May 23, 2017 / 9:30 PM

    OMG I love it! Gorgeous inspiration–definitely saving this to Pinterest!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:14 PM

      Thank you Cat! 🙂

  6. May 24, 2017 / 8:21 AM

    I need to try this asap!! I love any and all mexican food!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:15 PM

      You and me both girl! I eat Mexican food at least once a week. 😉

  7. May 24, 2017 / 9:53 AM

    That guacamole salsa sounds AMAZING! I will definitely have to see if I can find it in a grocery store nearby 🙂 This recipe looks delicious, and the event sounds like so much fun!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:16 PM

      It is! You can use it for so much! As simple as dipping chips or as complicated as using it in a recipe. It has such a great flavor too. 🙂

  8. May 24, 2017 / 4:05 PM

    Oh wow… this looks absolutely fantastic. Love the idea of a cooking class with family dinner style to complete the hard work. I want to try this recipe, so thank you for sharing.

    Thrifting Diva

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:17 PM

      It was the perfect way to end a cooking class. 🙂 Enjoy the recipe.

  9. May 25, 2017 / 1:27 PM

    Hands down, this is my favorite post of the day! I love, love, love this festive Mexican outdoor celebration. You must have had so much fun. Although I’m from California, I spend about 3 months of the year at my beach condo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I enjoy Herdez authentic Mexican products, and I appreciate the yummy Kale Chicken Enchilada recipe you shared. Thanks so much! 🙂

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:19 PM

      I’m so glad you liked this post! 🙂 I would love to go to Mexico soon. I’m trying to talk my boyfriend into a little road trip down to Ensenada for a summer weekend.

  10. May 26, 2017 / 9:03 AM

    It was so much fun meeting you. Loved this event, and your dish looks delish!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      May 26, 2017 / 3:19 PM

      It was so nice to meet you too! I had such a blast and your tacos looks amazing as well. 🙂

  11. May 26, 2017 / 9:25 AM

    This looks like so much fun and that dessert taco looks incredible!

  12. May 27, 2017 / 3:23 AM

    Oh my gosh, what a neat experience!! And everything looks so good!!

  13. May 28, 2017 / 8:57 PM

    Wow these sound and look delicious! It must have been so cool to take a class with Marcela!

  14. June 3, 2017 / 6:47 AM

    The decor at this event was absolutely stunning! I love how it was a team effort for you all to make the tacos, it sounds like so much fun. The guacamole salsa sounds amazing, I’ll have to give that a try.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  15. Southern & Style
    June 11, 2017 / 4:35 PM

    I am totally jealous that not only did you get to meet her, but you got to cook with her too-so cool!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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