There are no Mexican foods that start with the letter W.
Wait, what? …
In Spanish the letter W (or ‘doble u’) is used for loanwords from other languages that maintain their original spelling like Wheat Tortillas or White Corn Quesadillas.
That said, let’s explore Mexican foods that start with the letter “W” (translated from English).
Whether you’re a fan of spicy, savory, sweet, or tart foods, there’s something for everyone!
Wachichique is a traditional Mexican food that starts with “W”.
It consists of chorizo, potatoes, and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla and fried until crispy.
The dish has a savory and slightly spicy flavor with a crispy and crunchy texture on the outside and a soft and gooey texture on the inside. It is often served as a snack or appetizer.
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2. Wachinango (Huachinango)
Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Veracruz-Style Red Snapper) is a Mexican dish that is typically made with red snapper, a variety of vegetables, olives and capers, and a tomato-based sauce.
The dish is served with small roasted potatoes and white rice.
3. Watermelon Agua Fresca (Agua de Sandia)
Watermelon Agua Fresca is made with blended fresh watermelon, water, sugar, and lime juice. It is a popular drink in Mexico.
You can adjust the sweetness and tartness to your liking by adding more or less sugar and lime juice.
This drink is best served chilled. You can also garnish it with fresh mint leaves or a slice of lime for added flavor and presentation.
4. Wheat Tortillas (Tortillas de Trigo)
Wheat tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are a popular choice for making tacos, burritos, and other dishes.
These tortillas are made with wheat flour, which gives them a slightly different flavor and texture than traditional corn tortillas.
Wheat tortillas are more pliable than corn tortillas, making them easier to fold and wrap. They also have a slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of fillings.
When serving wheat tortillas, it is important to keep them warm and moist to prevent them from becoming dry and brittle.
You can do this by wrapping them in a damp towel or placing them in a covered dish in a warm oven.
5. White Corn Quesadillas (Quesadillas de Maíz Blanco)
White corn tortillas are used to make quesadillas filled with melted cheese and other ingredients, such as grilled chicken and/or vegetables.
They are can be customized with different toppings like jalapenos and guacamole to suit any taste preference.
6. White Queso Dip
White cheese dip is a creamy and savory dip made from melted white cheese, and spices.
It is often served as an appetizer or side dish with tortilla chips or warm tortillas.
The dip has a smooth and velvety texture and a mild, cheesy flavor.
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7. Warm Corn Tortillas
Warm corn tortillas are round and thin. They are made with unleavened coarse masa flour (ground, dried and sifted masa dough) that has been nixtamalized with lime.
Warm corn tortillas have fewer calories, sodium, and carbs than flour tortillas. They also have more fiber and are gluten-free.
Warm corn tortillas are cooked on a griddle. They have a slightly nutty flavor and a chewy texture.
8. White Fish Ceviche
White fish ceviche is a popular seafood dish made from raw white fish that is marinated in lime juice, cilantro, onions, and other spices.
The acid in the lime juice “cooks” the fish, giving it a tender and slightly firm texture.
The dish continue is typically served cold and is often accompanied by tortilla chips, tostadas, rice, or plantain chips.
9. Mexian Wedding Cookies (Galletas de boda)
Mexican wedding cookies, are a traditional dessert made with butter, flour, confectioner’s sugar, finely chopped nuts, and vanilla extract.
These delicious treats are also popular in other parts of the world. Once the cookies are cooled, they are rolled in powdered sugar, giving them a delicate, snow-like appearance.
Wedding cookies are perfect for those who love a sweet, buttery treat with a nutty crunch.
Russian teacakes and Mexican wedding cookies are basically the same. Historians believe that “Mexican wedding cookie” was used to replace the “Russian teacake” during the Cold War.
10. Wine Margarita
Wine Margaritas are a refreshing twist on the classic margarita, perfect for those who love wine and tequila.
Mexico has a long history of wine-making dating back to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.
Today, Mexican wine is produced in several regions, including Baja California, Coahuila, Sonora, and Queretaro.
The majority of Mexican wine is made from imported grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay, but some wineries are also experimenting with indigenous grape varieties such as Nebbiolo and Tempranillo.
11. Waffles con Cajeta
Waffles with cajeta is a delicious Mexican dessert. Cajeta is a caramel-like sauce made from goat’s milk that is popular in Mexico, it’s similar to dulce de leche.
Waffles with cajeta is a popular during festive occasions such as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Christmas.
12. Wedding Cake (Pastel de Boda)
Wedding Cake, or “Pastel de Bodas” in Spanish, is a traditional dessert served at weddings in Mexico. It is a rich and decadent cake that is often multi-layered and adorned with ornate decorations.
The preparation of a Wedding Cake can be quite time-consuming and requires a lot of attention to detail.
Bakers often spend hours decorating the cake with intricate designs made of frosting, flowers, and other decorative elements.
13. Wontons Mexicanos
Mexican wontons are a twist on Chinese wontons. Mexican wontons are filled with ground beef, chorizo, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno peppers instead of a traditional Chinese pork filling.
They are deep-fried and served with a salsa or a sour cream dip. They’re typically served as an appetizer or side dish.
There are other variations of this Mexican and Asian fusion creation.
Wonton Tacos are also a must try!
14. Wheat Berry Salad (Ensalada De Bayas De Trigo)
Mexican wheat berry salad is a nutritious and flavorful dish made with wheat berries, vegetables (like tomatoes, carrots and celery), and a zesty (lemon or vinegar) dressing. Garnish with cilantro and chives.
Wheat berries are cooked until tender. The salad is typically dressed with lime juice, olive oil, and other seasonings such as hot peppers, garlic powder, and salt. Add avocado for extra deliciousness.
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15. White Rice (Arroz Blanco)
White rice is a staple in Mexican cuisine that is enjoyed as a side dish or as a base for many other dishes.
White rice is often served alongside Mexican dishes such as beans, enchiladas, and tacos. It is also used as a base for dishes like arroz con pollo, a classic Mexican chicken and rice dish.
To add more flavor to the white rice, some cooks will add ingredients such as garlic, onion, and tomato. This gives the rice a slightly savory taste that pairs well with many Mexican dishes.
16. White Chocolate
Dark chocolate began it’s 4,000-year history in ancient Mesoamerica (present day Mexico). The first cacao plants were found there.
One of the earliest civilizations in Latin America, the Olmec, first to turned cacao into chocolate.
While there is no concensus on the origin of white chocolate, Nestle started the production of white chocolate commercially in 1936.