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Posts tagged “Salsa

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 […]


Cheesy Sausage & Corn Stuffed Mini Peppers

Cheesy Sausage & Corn Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #StuffedPeppers #Recipe

It is harvest crunch time in middle America … when all of us with gardens and plants outside that we want to keep are fervently watching the weather to make sure our precious harvest doesn’t carelessly go to waste. I recently ran up to visit my parents. It was a quick trip, but they mentioned […]


Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa

Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #smoky #salsa #recipe

A smoky salsa made on the grill! While you’re grilling up your meat, pop some tomatoes, garlic, onion and peppers on the fire as well and make yourself a spicy smoky good salsa, perfect for dipping or for spooning over your eggs in the morning. This beautiful deep red smoky grilled salsa is marvelous in breakfast burritos, […]


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 […]


Cilantro Almond Salsa

Cilantro Almond Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #hot #salsa #recipe

When you add nuts to a salsa (and blend them up really well), the salsa takes on a wonderful, creamy texture that is incredibly intoxicating. This is my second nut salsa and I’m soooo infatuated with it. I love it with chips, I love it on eggs, it’s marvelous in breakfast burritos and I’m sure in just about any Mexican […]


Blue Cheese Guacamole

Blue Cheese Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Mexican #avocado #guacamole #dip #recipe

I freaking love guacamole … I love making it, I love eating it, I love the vibrant green color, the creamy texture, the garlicky avocado flavor. Guacamole is a food that is just good for the soul. Guacamole is a celebration of life! After I made those Gorgonzola Guacamole stuffed mushrooms, I was soooo entranced by the addition […]


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 […]


Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Salsa

Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Tomato Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hot #salsa #recipe

Mixing three hot peppers along with low-acid heirloom tomatoes makes for a hot, spicy salsa that lingers on your tongue, clears out your sinuses and yes, hurts just a little (in a good sort of way). You can adjust up or down the amount of peppers that you use to control the heat to your […]


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 […]


Harissa Moroccan Chicken w/Roasted Peppers & Olives

Harissa Moroccan Chicken w/Roasted Peppers & Olives ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #chicken #dinner #recipe

It’s always a delight for me when I can sit down and thumb through the pages of a good cookbook. If it’s a really good one, I need lots of bookmarks, one to mark each recipe I want to try. So when I was asked if I wanted to review my friend Alice Phillip’s new cookbook, […]


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 […]


Black Bean & Rice Fiesta Breakfast

Black Bean & Rice Fiesta Breakfast ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #easy #meatless #breakfast #recipe

Here’s another delicious use for that Cilantro Lime Rice … make a TexMex breakfast out of it! I had this for breakfast one very busy morning because I wanted to eat up the last bit of the cilantro lime rice before my kids and I headed out for the day’s adventure. I needed a simple […]


Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #fruit #salsa #recipe

Fruit salsas are sort of a new discovery for me. Just within the past few years, I’ve discovered watermelon salsa and pineapple salsa, and reveled in the marvelous mix of sweet, hot, and savory, all together in one marvelous bite. Mangoes are probably the best suited of all fruits to grace a salsa, they already […]


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 […]


33 Fabulous Cinco de Mayo Recipes

33 Fabulous Food Blogger Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Star Wars Day today. May the Fourth be with You! I love the punniness of today, but my palate is totally fast forwarding to tomorrow. Cinco de Mayo, the day we get to eat lots of goooood Mexican food. Yeah, baby. I’m a HUGE fan of everything Mexican … so I thought I’d do a […]


Bacon Avocado & Egg Quesadilla

Bacon, Avocado & Egg Quesadilla ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Ever wake up (or come back from yoga class) and you just want a really good breakfast? Something savory with a nice egg, a bit of crunch, with some melty cheese and bacon, and a little bit of kick? That’s what I was hankering for the morning I created this. It was such a simple, […]


Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca

Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salsa #recipe

My yoga friend grew these pretty purple tomatillos in her garden and I was the lucky recipient of several of the beauties. The very first thing I did was blend some up into salsa. I love salsas like this: they are quick, fresh, and delightful. No roasting and just a bit of chopping: enough to […]


Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

I showed up at my parents’ place for one of our early summer get-togethers with the fixin’s for Taco Cups as requested by my nephew a couple weeks ago and we decided we needed some guacamole to go with them. The task fell to my dad to make them because I was busy with the […]


Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

The other day, I woke craving Huevos Rancheros. From my favorite restaurant in Albuquerque: Charlie’s Front Door. Oh Charlie’s how I miss you! … but of course I’m not there, I”m here. I can’t make Huevos like Charlie’s Front Door does. They have this green chile sauce they smother it in that is just flipping […]


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 […]


Crunchy Beef, Bean and Egg Breakfast Tacos

Crunchy Beef, Bean, & Egg Breakfast Taco

This is no ordinary taco … Do you see what’s inside there? I tried to get up really close and personal, but I know it’s still a little hard to tell … okay, yeah, I know the name of this post kinda gave it away … there are eggs in that taco! Oh I put […]


Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Burritos

Rice & Black Bean Burrito

… 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 […]

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