Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Simple Cinco de Mayo Salad and Dinner
My family loves Mexican food, and Cinco de Mayo just gives us an excuse to indulge in it. Realizing Sunday afternoon that I had nothing in the kitchen with which to celebrate it, I hurried on over to our neighborhood Mexican market to pick up a few things. Besides the standard fare, I knew I wanted some kind of vegetable or salad to go with dinner, and I wanted it to be kid-friendly. Knowing I'm not an expert at nopalitos yet, I looked over their produce for ingredients to make a yummy salad. I think I came up with a really simple, tasty salad that will refresh on any hot day, but especially on Cinco de Mayo, ole!
Simple Cinco de Mayo Salad in the serving bowl
The requisite homemade chips with pico de gallo, guacamole, and spicy red salsa
My Cinco de Mayo plate: plain flour tortilla, Cinco de Mayo salad, Sweet Potato candy (a sweet potato somehow softened with sugar and water! I forget the Spanish name for it, but it was soft and sweet, and just three ingredients.), Pintos and Hominy with salsa drizzled on top. So good!
Simple Cinco de Mayo Salad
3 avocados, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, about one cup packed, chopped, discarding bottom stems
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a large serving bowl and gently but thoroughly toss together. Try to eat it all at this meal, for refrigerating it does it no favors. Feeds five hungry vegans. Yumms!