I don’t understand the fascination with 30 minutes meals. Why not 20 minutes? Or what’s wrong with 40 minutes?
Perhaps it’s not as complex as a Rachel Ray meal, but it’s equally tasty.
I attribute it’s tastiness to the garden freshness! We are still chipping away at our oodles of lettuce. I’ll happily chip away at it all year round. Perhaps this winter I’ll actually be able to do that with a hoop house! I love to think about the fact that every time we eat a salad I saved the $2.50 that I would normally spend on the bagged stuff. Cha-ching!
Tonight we tapped into our first herbs too. Another big savings! Cilantro never would have made it into our fresh salsa if it weren’t for our fresh herbs! And boy did it make all the difference taste wise.
So I guess you want to know what exactly it is that we concocted tonight that was fresh, delicious, fast, and a money saver…I don’t know how to even classify it. A taco salad of sorts, perhaps?
The base was garden lettuce. It was topped with sweet white corn (frozen), lentils, and red pepper. Flanking the sides, a whole wheat and Mexican cheese quesadilla. The icing on the cake, fresh salsa and guacamole crème. I could have stirred those two together and just eaten it with a spoon. Especially guacamole! One reason I love guacamole is because of the creaminess. With Greek yogurt added it boosted the creaminess, and therefore my enjoyment even more. My mouth is watering just writing about this. So happy to have this for lunch tomorrow!
These toppings are super simple no measure recipes (just the way I like them). You’ve got to try them! Make sure you prepare them to your taste; the measurements are just my suggestions.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
- 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
- 1/8 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely chopped
- 8 cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1/4 lime, juiced
- 4 good cracks sea salt
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 teaspoon jalapeno, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 lime, juiced
- 2 good cracks sea salt
- 2 heaping tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
*Just stir!Pin It