When I was really little I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with my mom and other family members. Sadly, I don’t have any memory of it. I wish to go back soon but in the mean time, I have been reading bits a pieces of Guatemalan culture. One of the best ways to explore culture is through cuisine. One of the interesting foods sold in Guatemala are mixtas. Mixtas are a street food and essentially what they are are the Guatemalan version of the American hot dog. Tasty, cheap and quick makes this great meal for busy people… lazy people too.


2 corn tortillas

2 hot dogs

2 tablespoons sauerkraut (or more if you prefer)

1 avocado

Green onion, if desired

Heat up the tortillas and grill (or microwave) the hot dogs. Cut open the avocado and mash it up in a bowl. Cut the green onion. Smear some of the mashed avocado on one of the tortillas, place a hot dog in the tortilla and top with sauerkraut and green onion. Repeat to make another mixta.

Enjoy a taste of Guatemala!