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Posts tagged “black beans

Roasted Cauliflower Nachos

Roasted Cauliflower Nachos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #CincoDeMayo #recipe

Crispy roasted cauliflower topped with melted cheese and classic Mexican nacho toppings makes for a delightful, healthy appetizer (or meal)! I bought a head of cauliflower on a whim a while ago, not sure what I’d make with it, but there it was, on the veggie shelf, staring at me. What was I supposed to […]


Long Live the Modern Taco Salad!

My favorite salad of all time … shredded slow-cooked bourbon chipotle pork, crispy Romaine lettuce, shredded  Mexican cheese, chopped sweet peppers and avocado, black beans, corn and Nacho cheese Doritos with cashew cilantro salsa and Sriracha Ranch dressing. (salsa and dressing not pictured) This recipe is a takeoff copycat recipe from a favorite restaurant that […]


Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup

Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #Mexican #soup #recipe

A creamy, cheesy Tex Mex-style nacho soup loaded with leftover turkey (or chicken), black beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro. Serve with crunchy corn chips, cheese and a few fresh cilantro leaves on top. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s time for turkey soup! I always seem to crave Mexican food after Thanksgiving. […]


Mexican Fiesta Rice Cups

Mexican Fiesta Rice Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #TexMex #Recipe

These festive, snack-size bites are a great way to repurpose leftover Spanish rice and taco meat and they are so easy to make! My daughter absolutely loves Spanish rice. Whenever we go to a Mexican restaurant, she wants none of the beans, just the rice … and she can eat a huge plate full of just rice, […]


Chipotle Cowboy Caviar

Chipotle Cowboy Caviar ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cowboy #caviar #recipe

Recently we had our annual United Way fundraising drive at work. Our CEO came around and talked to us personally, at each team in the company, to challenge us to increase our donation this year by $2 per week. Being the analytical type of person that I am, I did the math. $2 per week […]


Modern Taco Salad w/Shredded Pork

Modern Taco Salad w/Shredded Pork, Black Beans, Corn & a Sriracha Ranch dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #taco #salad #copycat #recipe

with black beans, corn, fresh garden tomatoes and Sriracha Ranch Dressing We have a favorite restaurant that we frequent. We bring family and friends there because it’s a place where everyone can find something they love. This place is called The Diner and it’s always busy. The wait staff is friendly and competent and it’s always […]


Breakfast Nachos Supreme

Breakfast Nachos Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fun #Mexican #breakfast #recipe

Nachos for breakfast! Now THIS is an amazing way to start a day. Breakfast nachos are something I have been wanting to try for a while … and I don’t know exactly why I haven’t. The other day the subject came up at work and we decided we need to make these for our monthly […]


Mexican Zucchini Lasagna

Mexican Zucchini Lasagna ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #paleo #zucchini #mexican #lasagna #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to make a Mexican-inspired lasagna using zucchini in place of the lasagna noodles. I mixed ricotta with a little cumin, oregano, cilantro, chipotle powder and Mexican cheeses. In each layer I added taco meat, bell peppers and jalapeno, black beans, sweet corn, and in place of the tomato sauce I […]


Zucchini Taco Boats

Zucchini Taco Boats ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Mexican #food #recipe #recipe

Inspired by Homemade Interest I saw these pretty TexMex Zucchini Boats from Homemade Interest  and immediately decided that it needed to be one of the recipes I made for my healthy Mexican cooking class at work. I made mine a little differently, of course, as you know I just can’t follow a recipe! I used my […]


Turkey Black Bean Fresh Mex Bowl

Turkey Black Bean Fresh Mex Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Mexican #meal #recipe

After I made that fabulous Cilantro Lime Rice, I kept thinking of ideas for how I could use it. The first thing that came to mind was the Fresh Mex bowl that I had had at Chili’s a while ago. They looked SO good on the menu, but when I got mine, I just felt […]


Mexican Breakfast Quinoa

Mexican Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #quick #Mexican #breakfast

One more for Cinco de Mayo: a simple breakfast  quinoa with Mexican flair. I had this for breakfast yesterday while I was working on that Cinco de Mayo collection. It was a grab-things-out-of-the-fridge-and-throw-them-together kinda breakfast, but you know, sometimes that yields the best results! This tasted so good, I inhaled it and was looking at […]


Chicken & Black Bean Salad w Chipotle Ranch

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

I have had a marvelous Chipotle Cilantro ranch dressing from one of the local restaurants … I can’t quite recall which one, but I remember that yummy dressing. I found some amazing chipotle powder online, but I couldn’t find any fresh cilantro at the grocery store. Ah well, next time I will have to add […]


Beef & Black Bean Salad Nachos

Beef & Black Bean Salad Nachos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

When you’re torn between being bad and good, one part of you says you should have a salad but the other part wants a loaded plate of cheesy nachos, why not do a little of both? Sometimes I get home at the end of the day and I need something fast that doesn’t take too […]


Sneaky Gypsy Pumpkin Chili

Sneaky Gypsy Pumpkin Chili ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chili #recipe

On Halloween week at work, we had a week of fun activities … we had a pumpkin carving contest and a comfy day (which I totally missed cuz I forgot), a breakfast potluck and of course, we were invited to dress up for Halloween. My team dressed up as bats (because we drive the developers […]


Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad for #TheSaladBar

Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

The carnitas (“little meats”) for this salad is just slightly adapted from Full Belly Sisters and Eat Live Run I made the crockpot carnitas (little meats) last week, gave some of it to my friend, then made myself some nachos and pondered what to do with it next. Tacos or burritos were certainly an option, but it also just […]


Black Bean Baba Ghanoush

Black Bean Baba Ghanoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #dip #recipe

A smoky middle eastern dip that tastes a bit like hummus. It has that garlicky tahini flavor, with a tart twist from fresh lemons, but it’s typically made with eggplant. I like baba ghanoush in its pure form, but I wanted to create something that was more of a blend between hummus and baba ghanoush. […]


Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

This tortilla soup was a soup inspired by a local restaurant … we go there every Wednesday for wine after yoga. Most of us just have wine, but every once in a while someone orders soup, and then someone else inevitably does. Sometimes I do, most of the time I don’t, but often my friends […]


Fire Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

Fire-Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

A smoky tasting meat chili with fire roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, serranos and the rich depth of seven different beans. You see, after mom brought me all those ripe tomatoes from her garden and I fire roasted multiple batches of them, I made some of them into salsa, and some of them into enchilada sauce, […]


Chipotle Black Bean Quesadillas with Avocado Cream

Black Bean Chipotle Quesadilla with Avocado Cream

I have some exciting news for you! Well, it’s exciting to me, anyway, and I hope you find it exciting too … Sumptuous Spoonfuls is teaming up with Swiss Diamond International. I will be crafting some recipes for Swiss Diamond International using their cookware. They are not paying me to do this, but they are […]


Bulgur Black Bean Salad with Tomato & Avocado

Bulgur Black Bean & Fresh Tomato Salad with Avocado & Jalapeno

My friend gave me some cooked bulgur when we went camping together … in a way, I wonder if she gave it to me just so she could see what I would do with it. I brought it home. It sat in the fridge till I was nearly sure it must have gone bad already […]


Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Confetti Pizza

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Fiesta Pizza

Yesterday was another dance competition day. Dance competition days are always SO busy … I’m surprised I had time to do anything with food. But I did! While my daughter was getting ready, I had a little time to make myself some lunch. I pulled out a pizza crust from the freezer (one of my […]


Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Burritos

… and a game of “tag” … I was tagged twice, first by Good Cooks and then Chef in Disguise tagged me again … I don’t know that I even think of this as a recipe … it is one of those throw-it-together kind of lunches, something I could almost do in my sleep. You could […]


Spicy Shrimp, Avocado & Black Bean Bites

Spicy Shrimp, Avocado, & Black Bean Bites

This is a quick, easy, healthy, delicious and fancy shmancy looking appetizer that could easily morph into a dinner, if you skipped making the little cups and served the shrimp mixture over rice or even rolled it up into a tortilla, burrito-style. The cups are simply tortilla triangles sprayed with cooking oil and baked. You […]


Yellow Watermelon Salsa – Two Ways

Yellow Watermelon Salsa - Two Ways

I suppose it might seem a little odd to be posting a watermelon salsa on December 1st, but believe it or not, I still have some watermelon to use up from my dad’s garden. He had such a huge crop of yellow watermelon this year that they actually donated a trailerfull of them to the […]

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