Marcela Valladolid loves to entertain guests at her beautiful home in San Diego, and just as she did in Casa Marcela, this book captures the spirit of her hybrid Mexican-American upbringing in vibrant and mouthwatering recipes. Picadillo Lettuce Cups are topped with avocado and lime and make for perfect finger food; Spicy Chimichurri and Jalapeño-Cilantro Aioli are the perfect addition to a crudite platter; the classic panzanella salad is updated with tomatillos, panela cheese, and pork rinds; and vegetarian options include Chickpea Ceviche Tostadas and Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus.
Of course there are plenty of cocktails, too—Strawberry Basil Cardamom Margaritas, a Mexican-inspired Old-fashioned, Orange Cinnamon Sour, and the Kalimotxo, a red wine and Mexican Coke sangria.
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