9 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods

By: SUZANNE BARBEZAT | Pulished on 2023-12-07

9 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods-Trip Advise

Christmas is a time when family and friends get together to celebrate. Food plays a big part in any Mexican Christmas celebration. In Mexico, it is customary to have a family dinner late on Christmas Eve (Noche Buena). Here are some foods traditionally eaten at Christmastime in Mexico, either at Christmas Eve dinner or during the festivities leading up to Christmas, such as Las Posadas. If you're in Mexico for Christmas, be sure to sample these festive dishes, and if you can't be in Mexico for the holidays, you can add a Mexican touch to your celebration by including some of these foods.

Ensalada de Noche Buena

9 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods-Trip Advise

The combination of colors of the Mexican Christmas salad makes it particularly festive. This salad usually contains lettuce and beets, but other ingredients vary according to location and the chef's preference and may include apple, carrot, orange, pineapple, jicama, pecans or peanuts, and pomegranate seeds as a garnish. Mexican Christmas Salad is served at Christmas Eve dinner.

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