Food grown for a feast in the Mexican high summer
Welcome to a fiesta of colors, flavors, and aromas! Today, we're diving into the celebration of Independence Day in Mexico, where every street corner is decorated with shades of red, white, and green, and every bite tells a story of centuries-old culinary traditions.
At Svensson, we have been working with owners and growers in Mexico for over 20 years to create a better growing and working environment. We thought it was time to celebrate them! We provide the indoor climate. They provide the food (one of our favorites is below!).
Svensson solutions protect crops from extreme heat and our climate screens help regulate light, temperature, and humidity within the greenhouse. It's all about creating the best conditions for growing peppers and tomatoes – the key elements in Mexican cuisine.
And so that the growers' hard work doesn't go to waste, we protect the crop by stopping pests from entering the greenhouse and potentially bringing disease with them. Our insect control nets mean growers need to use less pesticide as well.
Take Luis Espinola, a grower at Finka Ahuehuetes. With the Solaro 3520 O (XLS 14F) climate screen, the company has been able to grow healthier and higher-quality tomato crops. Similarly, Jaime Roque from El Chapoteadero successfully reduced the presence of pests and improved airflow by using Xsect Balance to protect the tomato crop.
Their efforts give us the flavors, colors, and scents that make Mexico's Independence Day so special. Join us in taking a moment today to say thank you to the heroes behind this culinary festivity – the dedicated vegetable growers of Mexico.
It's been hot this summer. We know that. It's not been an easy season to tend to crops and then bring in the harvest.
From the ripest tomatoes that flavor our salsas to the peppers that spice our traditional faijitas, it's the commitment of these growers that makes our dishes the authentic taste of Mexico.
Here's our personal favorite. Please join in the fun by sharing this delicious chicken fajitas recipe with your friends.
¡Feliz día de la Independencia!
Mexican Chicken Fajitas
- 500 grams of chicken breast cut into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 green bell pepper sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 large tomato diced
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Corn or flour tortillas
- Optional toppings: avocado, grated cheese, cilantro, lemon juice
1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add the chicken strips and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook the chicken until it's golden brown and fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
3. In the same skillet, add a little more oil if needed. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender and slightly golden, about 5 minutes.
4. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and mix everything together. Add the diced tomato and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are heated through.
5. Heat the tortillas for a few seconds on each side.
6. Serve the chicken fajitas in the warm tortillas and garnish with your choice of toppings, such as avocado, grated cheese, cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
There you go! Now you can enjoy delicious Mexican-style chicken fajitas.