The wonderful and versatile tomato is such an important part of Mexican cuisine that there simply could be no replacement. Thankfully, there is a wide range of varieties for this wonderful fruit which is grown and used as a vegetable.

The tomatoes that we know today are quite different from the original varieties found growing wild and then cultivated in Mesoamerica as far back as 500 BC. The original species were often green and much smaller. Cultivation and propagation over the centuries created the many delicious varieties that we enjoy today.

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While we love Mexican food here in the United States, there are some dishes that we eat at our favorite Mexican restaurants that are our own creations. For example, you will not find burritos in most eateries in Mexico, nor will you find nacho’s, which while developed in Mexico, is more of a snack that we enjoy in the United States. When you talk about true Mexican cuisine, there are a couple of dishes that automatically come to mind.

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