A healthier and tasty version of the popular fast food Mexican bowls. Prepare it for dinner and have leftovers for weekday lunches.
Black Bean Quesadillas is an easy recipe for kids to make. You can prepare ahead of time and cook just before dinner or cook up the quesadillas and then warm them in the oven just before eating. Double the recipe if you want extra sauce for another time.
This colourful salad pairs perfectly with different grilled chicken, pork, shrimp or fish and can be made ahead of time to bring out the nutty, sweet and spicy flavours. Leftovers can be served as a salsa with tortilla chips then next day.
The perfect addition to a Cinco de Mayo dinner celebration.
You can easily make this recipe gluten free by replacing the soy sauce with tamari. For a vegetarian option leave out the chicken, replace the fish sauce with soy sauce and the chicken broth with vegetable broth. Pretty much any vegetables will work so try to use up what you have on hand.
This recipe combines many ingredients from South American. Tropical flavours of lime and coconut are paired with the heat of Chorizo Sausage and it is all cooked in one pot.
Fish Tacos can be served with a rice and bean mixture but this salad has a lot more flavour and added fruits and veggies to make a more balanced meal.
A smoky mix of spices on the fish is paired with a zippy white sauce and the crunch of a cabbage slaw.
To prepare Chicken Fajitas the chicken is seared in a skillet on the stove top then transferred to the oven to finish cooking. Because of the cooking process you either need 1 oven per 2 chefs or you need to take shifts in the oven. When I cook with a group of 4 we usually prep toppings for serving as well to eliminate downtime. Decide before hand with guests who is buying the tortilla shells and optional toppings. Possible toppings include: grated cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and chopped fresh cilantro.
Mango Salad is the perfect compliment to a Fresh Pad Thai. I like to use slightly firm mangos in this salad but my kids love the ripe sweeter ones.