Warmer weather is almost here to stay and this past Friday we enjoyed our first meal al Fresca!
What says warm weather and weekend like some fresh Mexican food?
So with my culinary thinking cap on I decided to make a little something off the top of my head and boy, did it turn out delicious.
The menu consisted of:
Grilled chicken quesadillas with whole wheat tortillas, sautéed green pepper, red onion and garlic, lite shredded cheese and Trader Joe’s Tropical Salsa (pineapple, mango and red jalapeños – deliciousness).
It was light, healthy and delicious!
I’m an advocate for big flavors and light on calories and this salad fit the bill.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Chili powder
- 1 can of organic black beans
- 1 bag of frozen corn
- 1 small lime
- 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- Cilantro to taste (some people love it, other people hate it)
- Half yellow onion diced
- 1/2 cup diced sunburst tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
Here’s what you’ll do:
Spray a skillet with cooking spray, add frozen corn. Sprinkle with garlic salt and chili powder. Sauté the corn until the corn is somewhat blackened.
Next, chop the cilantro to taste and mix.
Serve as a side dish or eat it with chips and enjoy!
This was so simple and so delicious! Like I said it’s a healthy treat that’s great for either a side dish or even as an appetizer at your next cookout!