Celebrated across North America & the world, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, where the underdog Mexican Army defeated the French Army during the Franco-Mexican War, defending their territory and solidifying their presence below the border.
As such, celebrations are colorful, fun and, of course, delicious. Here’s our twist on a traditional Mexican street food served often during the holiday; kids can help by shredding the chicken once it’s cooled and decorating their own tostadas.
“Estandar” Tostadas Rojas y Verdes
8 to 10 flour tortillas
1/2 cup Marketmade roasted red salsa
1/2 cup Marketmade salsa verde (green salsa)
1 large white onion, chopped finely*
2 chicken breasts, grilled and shredded
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco (available in our dairy section!)
1/2 cup canola oil for frying
1. Spread roasted red salsa on half of the tortillas and salsa verde on the other half, sprinkling with onion and shredded chicken. Add to the skillet, salsa side up
2. Fry the tortillas in canola oil at high heat, basting with some of the oil until the edges are crispy, about 1 1/2 minutes
3. Transfer tortillas to serving platter and sprinkle with quesa fresco to taste; serve immediately!
*For kids, feel free to leave off the onions and instead add another veggie they might enjoy
Interested in trying a variety of Mexican fare with Standard Market flair? Join us on May 6th for Taco Fest! We’ll be celebrating a day later with festivities from 11am to 3pm, tasting exciting new tacos and other flavors of Mexico, and breaking open some piñatas! To learn more, click here. Or stop by Standard Tacos & Margaritas, our casual Mexican restaurant at Standard Market Westmont, open 11am–9pm every day.
Posted on 5/3/17.