As dinner began approaching, I only had on type of food on my mind. Spicy, cheesy.. MEXICAN! This is coming from a girl who, up until a couple months ago, said she didn’t like Mexican food.. I told you, I’m crazy.
I was also in the mood for a salad. Mexican salad? Sounds good to me!
FACT: The appearance of food gives no indication of how it actually tastes.
(yes, that is a serving bowl)
Easy Vegetarian Mexican Salad
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 1 cup frozen pepper and onion stir fry (you can also use fresh!)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/3 cup quinoa, cooked
- Romaine lettuce, spinach or salad green of your choice
- 3 TBSP nutritional yeast
- Minced garlic
- 1/4 Avocado
- 2 TBSP salsa
Rinse and chop romaine and place in a large bowl. Dress if you’d like- I tossed it in Sriracha!
In a lightly greased pan (I use olive oil spray), combine ~.5 tsp minced garlic and black beans. Sauté for about 2 minutes and add the peppers and onions and peas. Once the vegetables are cooked, combine with quinoa and add nutritional yeast*, along with a little water so it forms a sauce.
Pour on top of the lettuce, top with sliced avocado and salsa (and more sriracha!), eat!
Quick and easy, delicious and HEALTHY!
*If you’ve never heard of nutritional yeast, its a great source of protein and vitamins. It has a cheesy flavor to it and can be found at health food stores or online, here.
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