Spicy, satisfying and usually covered in cheese, Tex-Mex is having a moment right now, and we’re all on board. Aside from being crazy-delicious, it's also crazy-easy to make at home. Here are seven awesome Tex-Mex recipes to try now, many of which can be made easier with Andrew Zimmern's quick hack for peeling tomatillos.
1. Tex-Mex Cavatappi
Flavors of the Southwest—cilantro, lime, chili, and salsa—come together here on corkscrew-shaped macaroni. Chunky salsa works as a great ready-made sauce for pasta.
2. Southwestern Quinoa with Corn, Black Beans and Poblano
This healthy dish features corn, black beans, and a spicy poblano pepper. It can be served chilled, as a salad, and also makes a great side for grilled meats. For an extra kick, garnish with chili flakes.