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Mexican Street Corn Salad w/Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Salad w/Zucchini ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Mexican #salad #recipe

Adapted from Jo Cooks and Caroline’s Cooking An easy, “no cook” version of the popular Mexican Street Corn salad. If you’ve not seen it all over the interwebs, I’ve seen many versions of it floating about, in different forms. I wanted to try it the instant I saw it so my eyes were tuned to watch […]


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 […]


Mango Sunrise Margaritas

Mango Sunrise Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #CincoDeMayo #Cocktail #recipe

This Mango Sunrise Margarita is a light, sparkly cocktail with fruity mango and a little tingle from club soda, lime, and the tiny hint of chipotle both on the rim and in the drink. The splash of grenadine adds a bit of sweet and a festive sunrise effect in the bottom of the glass. It’s […]


Long Live the Modern Taco Salad!

Modern Taco Salad w Sriracha Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #taco #salad #recipe

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, […]


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 […]


Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles

Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #breakfast #casserole #recipe

There is this thing in California that I didn’t quite “get” until I tried it … one of my friends used to order these every single morning for breakfast and she would just RAVE about them. I struggled to understand her obsession. Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that’s really very simple in concept. You […]


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 […]


Frozen Banana Mango Margaritas

Frozen Banana Mango Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #margarita #recipe

It was Mother’s Day weekend. My sister and I were heading up to Mom and Dad’s place to celebrate with Mom. I stopped at the greenhouse to get mom some new flowers to plant in her garden … and decided to bring along some margarita fixin’s, because my sis (like me!) loves a good margarita and […]


Gorgonzola Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms

Gorgonzola Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bluecheese #guacamole #mushrooms #appetizer #gameday #recipe

Inspired by Half Baked Harvest An intriguing twist on stuffed mushrooms … I stumbled across this wonderful idea when I was doing a Super Bowl cooking demo and one of the people that was signed up to join us was a vegetarian. I was planning on doing buffalo chicken stuffed mushrooms, but I wanted to also do something […]


Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #Mexican #queso #dip #recipe

A super creamy Mexican queso dip that retains its gorgeous creamilicious texture even after reheating. I know, I have posted several queso recipes on this blog already–queso is a long-standing love of mine and all those close to me, it seems. Whenever the family gets together, I can bring loads of marvelous dips that most […]


Ann’s Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ann's Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #chicken #soup #recipe

I have been in love with chicken tortilla soup forever it seems … the crunch of tortilla chips and dreamy melted cheese in a hot, spicy steamy chicken-laden broth with Mexican spices. Mmmmmm … I’ve made chicken tortilla soup before, but none that pleased me as well as this one. This one was even better than […]


Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers

Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Healthy #Dinner #Recipe

A hearty meal stuffed into a healthy pepper! Beefy taco meat, corn, queso, cilantro and quinoa stuffed into fresh bell pepper halves. Use a spicy large pepper in place of the bells if you want to kick it up a bit. I was lucky enough to inherit some of the gorgeous bell peppers from my mom […]


Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #Queso #meaty #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy, spicy, meaty Mexican-inspired cheese dip that will warm you inside and out. The name of this dip is redundant, I know. Queso means cheese, but the dip is all about cheese. It reminds me a bit of the cream cheese/salsa dip my ex-husband and I used to make. Or rather, he made it […]


Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa

Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #grilled #salsa #recipe

Allow me to introduce you to my latest obsession … actually, I already introduced you, but I fear you may not have noticed because I made the introduction as a topping for another dish, and I have to apologize for that. This beautiful grilled salsa is finding its way into so many crevasses in my life that […]


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 […]


Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos w/Zucchini Corn Salsa

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos with Roasted Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #quickeasydinner #recipe

I know what you’re thinking: the fish in this picture are GREEN! Why yes, they are. A vibrant, beautiful green because the fish fillets are rubbed in an oh-so-green Cilantro Almond pesto, then baked with extra nuts and cheese and some fresh cherry tomatoes on top, roasted to juicy perfection. The fish on its own is […]


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 […]


Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps

Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #Mexican #taco #recipe

I have a cooking class to teach on Monday and I chose a Mexican theme for our class this month. We have a nutrition and an exercise program at work, so my classes are pretty much always “with a healthy spin” to fit with our corporate healthy initiative … but yeah, it’s not like this […]


Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup

Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #taco #soup #recipe

This is a festive soup with lots of flavor and spice, bits of vibrant color, with crunchy chips, melty cheese, avocado & cilantro on the top. Make it with taco meat to make a heartier soup, or without for a vegetarian option. The inspiration from this soup came from a Cinco de Mayo party on my facebook […]


Graveyard Taco Dip

Graveyard Taco Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #layer #dip #recipe

Adapted from Chickabug Blog and my dear friend Kathy’s taco dip recipe When I first saw this amazing idea turning a dip into a graveyard, my mind immediately went to my yoga friend Kathy’s wonderful taco dip. We beg her to bring it to our yoga parties because it is SO good! She says when she […]


Cowhorn Queso with Corn

Cowhorn Queso with Corn ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #queso #cheese #dip #recipe

I’m quite partial to a good chile con queso and have made many a pot of this hot spicy cheesy dip over the years. Each time I seem to make it a little differently. When I found my mom and dad had cowhorn peppers in their garden, I gathered several of these long hot cayenne peppers […]


Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #enchilada #recipe

Chicken enchilada saga: part 2. I tried to finish the enchiladas my daughter requested for dinner in one night, but I just couldn’t do it on a weeknight. On a weekend, yes, absolutely, but you can’t rush a good enchilada TOO much. So the first night I made the chicken and the enchilada sauce while […]

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