This easy, fresh and colorful salad is packed with flavors!
Beans, bell pepper, tomatoes, mango, corn, organic brown rice, lettuce, avocado, lime and a big dollop of sour cream and guacamole. A Whole Bowl of Deliciousness!
Feel free to have a play with the ingredients. For example add chili pepper, red onion, cilantro, cheddar cheese or tortilla strips. Or check out these guacamole, mango salsa or mexican avocado salad recipes for extra inspiration. Change up the ingredients and make this salad your own Mexican bowl of happiness!
Mexican Salad Bowl
- Organic brown rice (2/3cup/ 5.2oz/ 150g)
- Some Lettuce for the base
- 1 Avocado, sliced
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
- 1/2 Mango, sliced
- Some Corn
- Some Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
- Sour cream / guacamole (or any dressing of your liking)
- 1 Lime
- Bring water to the boil in a large saucepan or pot. Add the rice, reduce the water to a simmer and cook for 8 to 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender but firm. Drain the rice.
- Slice the red bell pepper, mango and cherry tomatoes. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, scoop out the centers using a spoon and cut the avocado into slices.
- Assemble the bowl (see recipe photo): 1/5 rice, 1/5 lettuce and avocado,1/5 beans and bell pepper, 1/5 mango and corn,1/5 tomatoes. Top with a big dot of sour cream, guacamole or dressing of your liking. Sprinkle over some lime juice or garnish with a slice of lime.
- Change up the ingredients and make this salad your own Mexican bowl of happiness!
Tangy and fruity with eye-popping color! Fresh mango salsa is easy to make and perfect with fish or as the salsa in tacos. Quick, healthy and yummy!
This sweet and spicy mango salsa is delicious to serve with fish; a very popular topping for salmon, halibut, shrimp, tilapia or pangasius. Also great with Mexican food like nachos or tacos. You can even eat it with a spoon like a salad!
If you’re having a Mexican dinner party, serve nachos with two dips: fresh creamy guacamole and this light and fresh tropical mango salsa. Your friends will love it!
- 1 Mango
- 1 Red Onion (or 1 shallot or 3 spring onions)
- 1 Tomato (or 10 cherry tomatoes)
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Lime
- Fresh Cilantro
- Cut the mango, tomato into small cubes.
- Finely chop the red onion, red pepper and cilantro.
- Combine the mango, tomato, red pepper, red onion and cilantro leaves. Sprinkle over some lime juice and mix well.
- Optional: Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Optional: add some diced avocado for extra creaminess!
What’s your favorite spring activity?
I picked up outdoor running again and can’t wait to have picnics in the park, lazy noons laying on the grass reading a good book, breezy evening barbeques, or going to a festival with friends.
When spring arrives I instantly feel more energized. The days are getting longer, flowers popping out of the ground, the smell of freshly mowed grass, the sound of birds tjirping, temperature is slowly rising and my best friend the sun is finally coming back for some real quality time together!
Spring season is a fruitful period, the time of inspiration and rebirth. Or, as Robin Williams said, ‘Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!’. So, this week a recipe to celebrate spring! A spring salad with fresh lemon, radishes, peas, feta cheese, bulgur, parsley and a Portobello with bread crumble. Such a light, lovely salad. Enjoy!
- 2 Portobello mushrooms
- 4 Slices Bread (spelt, sourdough or whole weat)
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Lemon (zest)
- Salt / Pepper
- Bulgur (1cup/7oz/200g)
- Fresh peas (1,3 cup/7oz/200g)
- 2 Shallots
- Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
- Feta Cheese (1cup/4oz/110g)
- 1 Lemon (Juice)
- Olive Oil
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
- Crumble the bread in a food processor. Add 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and the zest of one lemon.
- Remove stems from portobello mushrooms. Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping the outside of the caps with kitchen paper or brushing any dirt off with a soft brush. Place the mushrooms on a baking tray, gills facing up. Fill the protobello mushrooms with the bread crumble mixture.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
- Prepare the bulgur (Add 2 cups boiling water to 1 cup bulgur, cover and let it stand for 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid).
- Fill a pan with water, bring to the boil, then add the peas. Cook until the peas are tender and vibrant green, about 3-5 minutes. Drain.
- Meanwhile: finely chop the shallots, radishes and parsley. Crumble the feta cheese.
- Mix the bulgur, peas, shallots, radishes, parsley and feta. Season with salt, pepper, 6 tbsp olive oil en lemon juice. Serve with the portobello mushrooms.
- Also a lovely (side) salad without the portobello mushrooms