I was thinking about what would be fun to make for Cinco de Mayo, and since I’m kinda burnt out on beans right now, a fresh, crunchy, healthy salad sounded good. And if you know me, you know salads – like soups – are a favorite of mine to create and prepare.
So, after working all day yesterday in my work-from-home kitchen office from my stand-up desk at my kitchen counter 😆, I turned off my computer and went to work creating my Cinco de Mayo Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette. 😋
The first thing I did was skillet-toast some sweet corn.
And, while the corn was toasting, I prepared some red quinoa. While those were both cooking, I prepared the other ingredients for the salad. After the corn and red quinoa cooked and cooled, I assembled the salad ingredients as follows:
The ingredients are slivered red onion, peeled and chopped jicama, toasted sweet corn, chopped green onions, chopped red pepper, cotija cheese and red quinoa. The other main ingredient I used that is not shown here is a 50-50 blend of organic baby spring mix and baby spinach 😋
I then made the honey lime vinaigrette:
And here is my recipe:
1/2 cup of good olive oil
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
2 TBSP of honey
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp of mustard
salt and pepper
I combined the ingredients above in a small canning jar because it’s so easy to put a lid on it and save and use up the leftovers for a few days.
Here’s the salad during the assembly process:
And, here’s the finished salad once everything was tossed together:
Awww, ensalada de Cinco de Mayo es muy bonita!
This delicious salad includes so many things that are heart-healthy and good for our immune systems 👍❤️👍
In closing, and while hesitant to share at first, I confess I felt a little creative last night . . .
Isn’t that silly? A sombrero-wearing red chili pepper with peppercorn eyes. Oh geez you guys, the things I do to entertain myself 🙄
What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I would love to hear about it!!
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As always, I’m keeping all of our health care workers and other essential, front-line workers close in my thoughts during these crazy times, “tiempos locos” ❤️
Good morning Karla! Love this recipe!! I’m going to make it and will pass it on….like the idea of using lime in the dressing…You are defiantly creative.👏👏
Hope to get together with you and Greg soon for a Socially Distant Drink on our deck.
Still working from home?? Loving this beautiful Weather….Doing lots of garden projects!! Xxxx D Sent from my iPhone
Hi Dana! Thanks for commenting 😊 Yes, still working from home and am enjoying especially the extra time. We look forward to a get together in your stunningly beautiful backyard soon!!! ❤️
I bet that tastes as amazing as it looks! Love the addition of jicama. Will try!
Thanks for your comments and support Lori! I really enjoy jicama; it’s so yummy, crisp and crunchy 👍 I hope you and your family are well and safe 😊
Your salad looks delicious, and like you, I am SO tired of beans! The girls have been around and we seem to eat beans a lot! So, this salad is one that I know I would enjoy and it is so healthy! Personally, I loved your little Mexican Pepper with the sombrero! How creative – just shows your wonderful personality! Miss you so much and look forward to talking soon.
Hi Evette and thank you for your comments! Of all people, I knew it would be you who would appreciate (?) my sombrero-wearing red pepper 😂 Miss and love you ❤️
And, with the beans we’re all eating, face masks are coming in handy for inside the house, too! 😂
Looks delicious, Karla. Peg
Thanks for commenting Peg! I look forward to a WIF potluck get-together some day / some year (?) soon 😘
Yummy! I wish I put more energy into meal prep, but I’m lazy. An avocado, and a couple of hard boiled eggs after a workout, and I’m happy. Throw in a banana, and some ice cream, and a beer…
Do enjoy making meals for family though. Look forward to seeing you Karla. Can’t wait for the next invite
to enjoy one of your home cooked meals, without a mask 😉
Thanks for commenting Ron! Geez, I sure do miss everyone. Glad we were able to get together for our Family Fiesta in February! Just wondering, you mention ice cream and beer. . . have you ever tried a beer (stout) float? It’s a thing! ❤️
Killin’ it again OHM! I will report back with the results.
LOL Mark! Yes, please report back 😆