Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quatro De Mayo

Ok so it is not exactly Cinco de Mayo yet, but I'm to excited to wait to blog tomorrow. I'm pretty sure Mexican is probably my favorite kind of food, besides Indian. I am so excited to eat yummy Mexican food. TJ and I are going to go to Salsa Brava tomorrow for dinner. Oh so excited. Last time I had their Chile Relleno. Oh my Spanish it was good, might have to get it again. Thinking about Cinco de Mayo made me realize how much Mexican food I eat. I eat quesadillas and salsa and guacamole and Chipotle and nachos all the time.
Lately though, I haven't been eating enough veggies and fruits, so I'm not changing my diet, but adding to it. More vegetables and fruits, I say! So far I have been doing pretty well. It's just about the choices. With Cinco de Mayo tomorrow I wanted to make a yummy salsa dip type thing. It's called "Cowboy Caviar". It's my sister Emily's recipe. Check out her blog @ I always make her make it when I see her. It's so simple, and it's full of veggies.

Cowboy Caviar

-3 avocados, diced
-3 roma tomatoes, diced
-1 tbsp of onion, diced
-Half a can of corn, drained
-Half a can of black beans
-Italian dressing seasoning package
-Canola oil
-White wine Vinegar
-Salt and Pepper
-Tostito's scoops chips

-Mix all the veggies together. I don't like beans, so I never use them.
-Follow the directions on the Italian dressing package for oil and vinegar. Some water might be required. Add the seasoning first to the veggies, then coat with oil and vinegar mixture. You won't need the whole mixture.
-Salt and pepper to taste.
-Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
-Serve with chips.
See it's so easy and healthy and yummy! Again, I hate beans, but if you need more fiber, go for it!
I hope everyone has an awesome Cinco de Mayo!!!

"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate."
-Julia Child