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” ❤️