Oaxaca has become a trendy food-lover destination and it’s easy to see why. This cuisine contains a large variety of ingredients coming from many regions. Along with corn and beans, they’re known for their use of chiles, fresh produce and seafood, chocolate, cheeses, avocado, and some exotic ingredients. Come along with us as we explore some recipes for you to make at home as well as Oaxacan foods you can enjoy right here at DLM! Be sure to join us 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, for our Oaxaca Food Explorer Day!
Join us for our Tlayuda Cookout, July 19 & 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at all DLM locations!
MAKE IT AT HOME
Start with 3 basic ingredients:
- A large tortilla (preferably corn).
- Refried black beans.
- Oaxacan String Cheese or shredded Chihuahua.
Then add any of the following: Roasted or grilled veggies, sliced avocado, sliced tomato, salsa, and either shrimp, chorizo, braised pork, etc.
To cook: On a griddle or large sauté pan, heat a tortilla with a little oil. Flip and smear with refried beans. Top with cheese and other ingredients if desired. It’s ready when the cheese is melted. Serve open-faced or folded over.
Jicama with Chile Lime
MAKE IT AT HOME
Forget the veggie tray! Branch out and try some crisp and crunchy jicama drenched in fresh lime juice and sprinkled with dried chile powder. It’s refreshing and delicious on a hot summer night!
Chile Beef Torta
GET IT AT THE SANDWICH STATION
A torta is basically a Mexican sandwich filled with a variety of ingredients and served in a white sandwich roll. We’re excited to feature a Oaxaca-inspired Chile Beef Torta as our Sandwich of the Month, with deeply flavored beef topped with pickled carrots, onions, and jalapeños, sliced ripe avocado, queso fresco, and fresh cilantro.
Elotes-Style Corn Salad
GET IT AT THE DLM DELI
We’ve taken all the flavors of traditional elotes and made an easy-to-eat Deli salad that’s full of charred corn, plenty of lime juice, a little sour cream, cheese, and dried red chile.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
GET IT AT THE DLM COFFEE BAR
The refreshingly sweet Agua Fresca literally translateds to “fresh water.” We’re featuring our version of Watermelon Agua Fresca all month at our Coffee Bars. Made with ripe watermelon, cold water, lime juice, and a touch of agave for sweetness.
Quesadilla with Oaxacan Cheese
MAKE IT AT HOME
If you like quesadillas (and really, who doesn’t?) you’ve got to try this simple creation! To start, get the best corn or flour tortilla you can get your hands on and Oaxacan cheese. This cheese is like string cheese in texture, but it’s perfect for a stretchy quesadilla and is just delicious when melted.
GET IT AT DLM (SELECT TIMES BELOW)
As if local Brentlinger’s Sweet Corn could get any better! We have a corn roaster that travels between all three stores, and the results are scrumptious! Whether you choose The Classic or the every-popular Mexican Street Corn style, you’ll have no regrets!
July’s Corn Roasting Schedule 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at each location:
July 19-20 (DLM WSQ)
July 26-27 (DLM SPR)
Subject to change according to availability.
GET IT AT DLM (limited time while supplies last this Saturday)
Even our Meat department is getting into the Oaxaca celebration! This Saturday, July 20, they’ll be featuring a slow-smoked Beef Barbacoa for a limited time and while supplies last. DLM Natural Beef Boneless Chuck Roast is smoked for 12 hours for a mouth-watering Beef Barbacoa! Sure to be a hit, you can create any number of Oaxacan dishes, such as street tacos.