Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo And Veg. Mexican Taco Salad

Welcoming all our reader friends back, after much needed break and we are celebrating Cinco De Mayo, (5th May) all this week, not with margarita but with some authentic Mexican food..In the United States Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.The date is perhaps best recognized in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, etc. Cinco de Mayo is observed by many Americans regardless of ethnic origin. Celebrations tend to draw both from traditional Mexican symbols, such as the Virgin de Guadalupe, and from prominent figures of Mexican descent in the United States, including César Chávez.To celebrate, many display Cinco de Mayo banners while school districts hold special events to educate pupils about its historical significance. Special events and celebrations highlight Mexican culture, especially in its music, regional dancing, food, beverages and music. For us, its one more reason to have Mexican feast.  Goes directly to Panch Pakwan & Preeti's Green Gourmet Event.


Veg Taco Salad


Know What U Eat: A quick and healthy, after school veg. Mexican snack/lunch/or even a better dinner idea for warm weather now-a-days is famous in my house, which also gives you lot of time to enjoy outdoors with kids/other activities. I have incorporated this dish with organic whole corn low sodium tortilla chips, mashed beans instead of using refried high sodium, high cholesterol beans minus lard* with lots of lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, guacamole, skimmed cheese & a dash of hot sauce, everything UNDER 15 MINS. Very happy to be back blogging again, although waiting for my test scores, due later this month.

Ingredients:
Organic corn tortilla chips (spread in the dish, use as per need)
1 C boiled, mashed kidney/pinto beans minus lard* (vegetarian)
1 Tbsp Taco seasoning
2 C lettuce, finely shredded
1/2 C tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 C scallions, finely chopped
2-3 Tbsp of guacamole, freshly prepared
2-3 Tbsp beaten yogurt or sour cream
Few drops of lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Hot sauce of your choice, I used Ortega Hot Sauce
1/4 C Authentic 4 cheese mexican, finely shredded

Method:
1.. Add water and salt to mashed kidney/pinto beans along with taco seasoning and bring it to pouring/dropping consistency.
2.. Spread chips in the serving dish, with a help of spoon, drop the bean mixture over these chips
3.. Now, layer it with some lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, guacamole, lemon juice, beaten yogurt, cheese & a dash of hot sauce.
4.. Sprinkle salt & pepper if desire..and its ready to eat..

Note: Lard*: Lard is made of rendered and clarified pork fat, which means high cholesterol content, but no trans fatty acids. 
Substitue of Lard: Equal amount of vegetable oil/ butter for better flavor.

43 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy!

Az said...

Looks delicious!!!

PJ said...

welcome back! taco salad looks delicious and a perfect way to celebrate cinco de mayo.

Hari Chandana said...

looks soo beautiful.. yum yum yummm

Pavithra said...

wow colorful and yummy one... looks perfect for the festive.. yumm..

Anncoo said...

So happy that you're back! Love this colorful salad.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Welcome back! Salad looks super yumm!

Srimathi said...

You photo says it all. This recipe seems very simple to make. I usually turn all salads into nacho's. Smiles..

Mangala Bhat said...

wowowowo! drooling right here ..yummy!

Panchpakwan said...

Welcome back..Such a fresh and lovely recipe.

Thank you so much for sending to my envent..

Gald to follow you.

Priya said...

Glad to see u back...wat a fantastic and prefect salad..

Sumi said...

salad looks very refreshing and healthy..apt for summer evenings..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

welcome back duo..I really missed u guys..this looks great and a complete meal by itself..thanks for the info on lard

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

glad to see u back with another mouth-watering dish from ur kitchen..drooling simply drooling at the click:)welcome back dear...

notyet100 said...

glad to cee u bck,.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Welcome back ! Perfect for summers! Lovely clicks

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sush said...

that picture is making me drool even after my lunch :)

aquadaze said...

Oh great to see you back!

Nostalgia said...

Looks delicious!

Apu said...

Delicious!! Beautiful and perfect for today!!

Rachana Kothari said...

This looks really delicious!!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

A warm welcome back to blogging. Lovely salad,healthy too.

Gulmohar said...

Good to see you gals back..Hope everything is fine with you both :-)
Salad looks so tempting

Mriganayani said...

Welcome Back! We missed you!

I'm waiting to down some margaritas today too! Happy Cinco De Mayo to you!

What a way to celebrate with this gorgeous taco salad!

Pari said...

Hi. Welcome back. The salad looks so scrumptious and healthy, a perfect start after a break.

simply.food said...

This salad looks healthy and so delicious.Beautifully presented and clicked.Following your blog.Do drop by simply.food.

Madhavi said...

Love love love this taco salad :))

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice refreashing salad..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Do participate in my ongoing event in my blog! Waiting to indulge in your green recipes:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Sweets just add Preeti's green gourmet...thanks. The other entry is ok.

M D said...

The Taco salad looks yum! Wish to grab few pieces off the monitor!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very beautiful and delicous looking taco!

Joanne said...

Mexican food is just so delicious, it's understandable why everyone celebrates Cinco de Mayo! And it can be so good for you too! Especially this salad...delicious!

Priti said...

Love it....looks gr8

Kiran said...

Nice and delicious taco salad.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice words.
Love your space and recipes am following you(by the way you mentioned you were following my blog but missed you on my blog-roll ).Keep visiting.

Meena said...

that is one good-looking salad...so glad to see u back...

Katy ~ said...

What a nice warm and spicy way to come back, smiles. This looks great!

Suman said...

hey, thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment at my blog...really apprecitated...that salad looks so colorful n healthy...yum yumm....

Swathi said...

Nice, mexican salad, looks really yummy.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Oh, that looks soooo good! Delicious summer dish :)

Turmericnspice said...

mouth watering!!! yuuuuuuuuuuuumecious!!

Spice said...

Welcome back....Perfect salad for any time of the year....

iRaw said...

Hi, welcome back! I'm back blogging again too...just couldn't keep away. Your taco salad looks superb!

 
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