Saturday, February 4, 2012

7 Days, 7 Salads - Day 2 - Fiesta Salad

This was dinner for B and I while the kids spent the night at grandma's house.

7 Days, 7 Salads - Day 2 - Fiesta Salad

for the salad:
romaine lettuce, chopped
1/3 cup grilled corn (I used frozen since corn is not in season now)
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 ripe avocado
Grated cheddar cheese
ground meat or protein source of choice - I used turkey meat (see below) but have also used tempeh or beans when I am wanting a meatless meal.

for the dressing:
1 tablespoon lowfat sour cream or greek yogurt
1 tablespoon red salsa
- Mix well

for the meat:
1 package ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1-2 teaspoons each cumin, chili powder, dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt and cayenne pepper
- Cook onions in olive oil until they begin to turn brown and transparent.  Add meat and brown well.  Drain fat and return onions and meat to pan.  Add about 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed/evaporated.

I used half of the avo chopped on the salad and mashed the other half with lime juice, salt & pepper for a quick guacamole.

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