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!
- 1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1 chicken breast cooked and shredded
- 1 cup Herdez® Guacamole Salsa (filling)
- 1/2 cup Herdez® Guacamole Salso (top)
- 8 Tortillas
- 2 cups of chopped Kale
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Place 1 cup of Herdez® Guacamole Salsa in a large bowl.
- Dip 1 tortilla in Herdez® Guacamole Salsa until coated evenly and fill with chicken, kale, and cheese.
- Roll tortilla and place in casserole dish. Repeat for all of the tortillas.
- Once all tortillas are place in the casserole dish, pour 1/2 cup of Herdez® Guacamole Salsa on top and sprinkle with any remaining cheese and kale.
- Place in oven for 25 mins.
- Serve and enjoy.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HERDEZ® and WeAllGrow Latina. The opinions and text are all mine.