Great on vegetarian black bean and corn tacos!!! I was making a recipe calling for salsa only to find NONE in the house. That being said, I combined a few different salsa recipes based upon what was in my pantry and came up with this. It totally fit the bill for us!
This is a twist on a Emeril Lagasse recipe from 2005. Recipe is healthy, flavorful, and easy to prepare. My family doesn't like "hot" stuff, so this recipe is mild. That being said, feel free to add serrano chiles or jalapeno peppers to your taste. I made about 4 different ceviches the other day for taste testing (yes, my husband is spoiled) and this was our favorite. NOTE: I have made this several times since the original posting and wanted to post a quick update. Feel free to sub sweet bell pepper (diced) for the cucumber. Also add salt and lemon pepper to taste at the end AFTER it is "cooked". I usually let mine "cook" for 6 hours, not the 3 recommended.
These are wonderful. Creamy and sweet and super healthy! Feel free to add one whole mango to the concoction (but then I usually add 6 oz mango juice and 6 oz water because I don't like mine super sweet).
This is truly a "dump it in" recipe using canned veggies, but it tastes fresh due to the lime juice, cilantro and avocado; semi homemade I think they call it these days! Use this as a springboard, so to speak, and feel free to add a can of green chilis, onion, jalapenos, chicken, ground beef. . .you name it! It also freezes well.
Looks delicious. Saw Sunny Anderson make this on Cooking for Real. She said it's a great side dish for hot dishes such as jerk chicken. UPDATE: I just made this recipe and WOW is it good! I left out the onions and it was fabulous. I used my expensive balsamic vinegar (which is thick and sweet), however if you want it to be pretty in the end, you may want to use white balsamic and add a pinch of sugar. Great meal starter.
Recipe from Mr. Food, today, "Avocados add a fancy touch to mealtime without breaking our budgets. Their rich, creamy flavor and versatility, combined with their healthy benefits makes them the perfect choice to bring home to enjoy in so many of our recipes." This is a great salad for a dinner party or BBQ, as you can make it ahead of tim and throw it in the fridge! The tequila is VERY faint in the background, so feel free to add an other tbsp if you like.
The secret is the amaretto. We made 7 different versions of the same margarita to find the perfect flavors. . .it was a fun day to say the least! We juiced our own limes and oranges which I highly recommend.
I just love the achiote seasoning found in the fish tacos in the Yucatan, so I decided to venture out and try to make the fish myself. . .success! Very simple too. I suggest serving with a squeeze of lime, a few slices of avocado and cilantro as a garnish. Adapted from a Ritz Carlton recipe in which they use this sauce to marinate whole red snappers.
This is one of my mother-in-law's only recipes. So easy and absolutely yummy. . .but you have to eat it all in one setting as the leftovers don't heat up well. I have subbed lean ground turkey in the past and it is a bit more bland than the beef, so if you take that route, make sure you brown with the turkey with a clove of garlic and a couple tbsp diced onion.
Stuffed green peppers are a great "make ahead and freeze" meal. So one day I had some leftover beans, corn and some yellow peppers in the fridge and decided to take a Southwest spin on the old fave. . .YUMMY! UPDATE: I made these using some leftover cooked chicken breast (cut in a dice) and they were even better than with the ground turkey!
Wonderful recipe adapted from Food & Wine, May 2008 edition. Original recipe called for making a dressing with 2 cups of walnut halves and a ton of oil and it was WAY too heavy and had WAY too many calories. I lighted it up and now we think it's perfect!!! This is a great make ahead salad and is perfect for the Christmas holiday (being red and green)!