Hola mi amgios! Happy Cinco de Mayo…or what I like to call, “Mexican FEASTival Day!”
I LOVE Mexican food! Burritos, quesadillas, empanadas, rubbertireadas…you name it! Just sprinkle it with garlic, add a little salsa, sit it in front of me and watch it disappear! I swear I have been dreaming of Mexican for dinner ALL day!
Since I was a little low on pantry items and a LOT low on time before I would chew my own arm off (remember what I said about working out in the evening), I threw together a quick Mexican themed salad! I sautéed strips of bell pepper, onion, and portobello mushrooms in a little olive oil and dashed them with chili powder, pepper, and garrrrrrlic!
I also toasted up some frozen corn
Spinach, portobello/onion/pepper mix, corn, tomatoes, and a drizzle of plain non-fat Greek yogurt
And well, we certainly can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without a little guac, right?
Served up alongside some homemade baked tortilla “chips”
Just slice up a whole wheat tortilla, pop it under broil, flip when brown!
Watch them close! They only take a few minutes and they burn fast!
Classic Chunky Guacamole:
- 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- S&P to taste
- 1/2 medium-sized tomato, chopped
- 1/4 medium-sized onion, diced
2. Add lime juice, garlic, and S&P and stir to combine
It doesn’t get any easier than that folks! It amazes me that people actually buy the pre-made stuff! Have you ever tried it? Blech!
I swear I get more of a rush of endorphins from a spoonful of guac than I do from ANY chocolate! There…I said it…I’m sorry I’m not sorry!
Not in the mood for a salad?
Try my Mexican Socca Pizza
or a bowl of Southwestern Chicken & Black Bean Soup!
Howabout a side of some Smoky Chipotle Guacamole?
Or maybe a little breakfast for dinner with these Santa Fe Oats!
Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo today? What Mexican dish did you feast on?
Delicious looking salad 😉
That socca pizza is the reason i bought a 18 dollar cast iron skillet… i will make it. oh yes… its happening =) with peppers from my garden =)
Everything looks amazing! You know, it’s funny…Mexican is probably my favorite, but I didn’t eat it today. I just wasn’t feeling it…now I am! Tomorrow!
I had beans with dinner! But my appetite was a bit wonky at dinner unfortunatly!
Your dinners all look fab girl! Just fab! I love your guac ideas! and chipotle quac? MMMmm.
I can never express in words how amazing everything you eat looks!
Damn I should have partied up my Cinco de Mayo with you!! This is where it’s at! I want that Mexican Socca Pizza nowwww 😀
I don’t think I did anything!!!! ::gasp:: Does Hummus make a difference? I had some for lunch! 🙂
I love your ideas for Guacamole!!! Guac is one of my FAVORITES!! 🙂
Mexican food ALWAYS hits the spot doesn’t it?
Love all the Guac ideas. I actually just started liking Guac six months ago and now I love it!
All of this looks amazing!!
Mexican salad is my go-to meal when I’m hungry and in a hurry. Yum. I actually didn’t eat anything Mexican last night. But we might celebrate seis de mayo tonight!
ole! you’re so festive, girl! The closest I came to anything “mexican” yesterday was nutritional yeast (’cause it’s kind of like cheese.. right?) Ooph, I’m so lame!
ahh this all looks so good! I LOVE Mexican food, too! It’s up there with my favorite cuisines. And you’re right: it’s no cinco de mayo without guac! I’ll take guac over chocolate any day! Unless it’s chocolate AND peanut butter. Then I might have to rethink my choice… But otherwise gauc all the way 🙂
That guac looks super quick and good! I love making homemade tortilla chips like that.
I seriously only just started eating Guacamole, totally scandalous huh?
Great ideas 🙂
Totally agree, the store bought stuff is gross! Anytime someone tells me they don’t like guac, I always ask if they’ve tried it homemade!
Sante Fe Oats?!? How creative!
I love stir- fry salads- cooked veggies are the BOMB over raw greens 🙂
Have you tried nooch in guac before? OMG Heather, you’d LOVE it. Try it. I dare you. 🙂 And smoked paprika, too!
You are the queen of pretty food. I hereby dub you. Mmmm.. it’s been too long since I have had savory oats and that last photo had me wanting some! Have a great weekend, m’dear.
Oh seriously…?! Geez EVERYTHING looks delicious. I need some guacamole in my life tonight… with beer. It’s Friday, right!? 😉
I’m also going to need to make that mexican socca pizza, because it’s just calling my name.
Did you hear that? It was my full from lunch stomach growling at your delicious food!!! Once I learned how to make homemade guac there was no going back! Have you ever tried guac on sourdough toast? Holy moses it’s perfection on toast!
Um, you ROCK. That salad looks amazing and I love the homemade chips!
I had a mexican black bean burger at lunch and a quesadilla at dinner! Much simpler than your fancy mexican meals, but still tasty:)
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