Assemble a delicious Mexican platter in just minutes. This little fiesta includes taquitos, mini-quesadillas, salsas and fresh fruit, ideal for a simple, family meal or a gathering of friends.
Thanks to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for making this Mexican fiesta platter post possible. My comments, opinions, and love for exploring and preparing flavorful, easy, real, family meals are my own!
As you know, I enjoy cooking at home. I’m always amazed at the variety of dishes I can come up with by exploring the shelves of my fridge, freezer and pantry on a regular basis. Having said that, once in a while, having somebody else cook for me rocks, too.
This Mexican platter is a perfect example of that. I let José Olé cook for me this time, and it was delicious.
What is on a Mexican Platter
Mexican food platters always bring back happy memories of my life in Mexico. My family would put them together often, especially for those large, Sunday, family gatherings. My husband and I actually chose platters similar to these for appetizers at our wedding.
Super easy to assemble, platters always look fabulous, and I find it a very easy way to feed the family all at once. Plus, finger foods just make a meal fun to eat, just ask my kids.
We also like to include fruits and veggies, always striving for a balanced, colorful meal.
How to Put It All Together
Mini-quesadillas and taquitos, made with both corn and flour tortillas, served as the main ingredients for the two platters. Making this many antojitos from scratch would have taken me hours, so this time I allowed the expert chefs at José Olé to bring all the crunch and flavor straight to my table, saving me tons of valuable time.
For me, frozen foods always offer a great value, not just because they help me bring fast and delicious foods to the table, but they come in convenient portioned meals that leave nothing to waste.
These taquitos and mini-quesadillas perfectly illustrate what I mean. Just keep them in your freezer and take out just what you need for your family. It’s that easy.
These Mexican Platters include:
- José Olé Fiesta-Minis Variety Pack (very convenient because it combines two kinds of taquitos along with quesadillas) and one box of José Olé Taquitos Chicken & Cheese in flour tortillas. Feel free to use any José Olé product of your choice, there are tons of them.
- Salsas: I made green salsa and red salsa. If you want more choices, try my avocado salsa, pico de gallo salsa, or my traditional guacamole.
- I used 1 mango, 1 small pineapple, ½ cantaloupe, ¼ watermelon and two oranges, but again feel free to explore and add any fruit of your choice.
- Chile powder of your choice, we like Tajin.
- Veggies, like bell peppers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes.
- Lettuce for decorating
Preheat oven and bake the taquitos and quesadillas according to the instructions on the José Olé product of your choice.
While taquitos and quesadillas are in the oven, peel and slice the fruit. Make and pour salsas in small containers and wash a few lettuce leaves.
Place lettuce leaves on one half of the platter, top with the taquitos, mini quesadillas and veggies. Spread the sliced fruit on the other half and sprinkle with chile powder. Place the salsa in the middle. Repeat with as many platters as you need and then serve.
If you make my traditional, authentic guacamole, you can serve it alongside the antojitos, or serve with chips and Mexican spicy trail mix as appetizers beforehand, and you’ll be all set.
Create Easy Family Meals Using What You Have in the Freezer
I invite you to open your freezer and explore what you have already there. You may be amazed how easy it is to assemble a complete, delicious, family meal. Be sure to come back and share your new creations with us. Remember, to tag them with the #mamalatinatipsrecipes hashtag if you share on social media, so we all can see and share your masterpieces, too.
And for even more inspiration, be sure to check out these delicious ideas from NFRA at www.EasyHomeMeals.com, our “Cool Food Panel” board on Pinterest and follow the #EasyHomeMeals hashtag on social media.