Tostadas de Ensalada de Nopal (Cactus Salad Tostadas)

There are two ways to make this salad, the first one is to buy fresh cactus and cook them yourself, that would be the best option as the cactus would be more crunchy and fresh, but if you, like me, live in a country where there is no cactus at all then buy the cactus in a jar, I know they won’t taste the same, but it would be ok. I usually remove all the onions and chillies that they come with, then I wash them very well several times and sometimes I even leave them for half an hour to soak in clean water and the taste of vinegar goes away. Try to do these tricks and hope for the best.
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Ensalada a la Parrilla de Lechuga y Durazno (Gem Lettuce and Peach Grilled Salad)

Today is the first day of summer and to celebrate this day I decided to cook a lovely recipe with ingredients that are in season and peaches and gem lettuce are so lovely at the moment and if grilled, it intensifies their flavour. I know there are many similar recipes like this, but I made it my own by making a tomatillo, also known as Mexican husk tomato, salsa dressing. Continue reading “Ensalada a la Parrilla de Lechuga y Durazno (Gem Lettuce and Peach Grilled Salad)”

Ensalada de Flor de Calabaza (Courgatte Flower Salad)

I love summer! it is the best season of the year, you can get so many fresh produce and make lots of nice salads, so today I made this lovely courgette flower salad. In Mexico we love to eat courgette flowers when they are in season, there are many delicious Mexican courgette flower dishes that I could eat for a whole week or more cooking with these little beauties. Continue reading “Ensalada de Flor de Calabaza (Courgatte Flower Salad)”

Ensalada Caliente de Calabazitas y Frijoles Negros (Courgette and Black Bean Warm Salad)

There is no rule that says that you have to starve yourself and eat boring food in order to loose those pounds you put on during Christmas. Here is an example that eating healthy can be very delicious without compromising flavour, my warm courgette and black bean salad ticks all the boxes, it is healthy, packed with nice flavours, easy and it will help you to eat clean. Continue reading “Ensalada Caliente de Calabazitas y Frijoles Negros (Courgette and Black Bean Warm Salad)”

Ensalada Mexicana de Berros (Mexican Watercress Salad)

While growing up in Mexico one of the things I remember the most about my childhood is going to the countryside to see what we could find, watercress was always the plant that was there growing in the wild, my dad adored to eat it from the edge of the brooks.

Because of all these experiences I had as a child I really think I had a very organic eating childhood without even know it. My dad used to grow lots of things in our garden, we had figs, zapotes, limes, pomegranate, cactus, avocados, olives, herbs and all those trees were organic, he never used any chemicals in his plants. We used to eat a lot of vegetables and a lot of good food, food that children nowadays won’t eat.

Anyway, I decided to pay a tribute to my dad by creating a simple salad that summarises the things he loved to eat, specially the vegetables, so I came out with this amazing watercress salad. It is my recipe, so I really hope you give it a try!

Serves 2

Prep 15 min

Ingredients

  • A bag of organic watercress
  • 1/2 organic cucumber cut in slices
  • 10 radishes cut in round slices
  • 1 organic avocado cut in slices
  • 1/2 red onion julienne
  • 1 organic red chilli de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 25 gr fresh of feta cheese
  • Juice of a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch pepper

Method 

Place all the ingredients in a large salad bowl.

Mix them very well and add salt to taste and a pinch of pepper.

Squeeze the juice of a lime.

Serve scattering some more fresh of feta cheese and red chilli.

Listo!

Provecho!

Ensalada César Receta Clásica (Cesar Salad)

Yes! Believe it or not, Cesar Salad is Mexican! There are a few versions about how the Cesar Salad was invented, but I will tell you the version that the Baja California government website says.

In 1940 some pilots were staying in the “Cesar Hotel” located in Tijuana,  one of the nights they arrived late and they wanted something to eat, the employees from hotel’s kitchen told the pilots that the kitchen was closed and there wasn’t anything to serve apart from a few lettuce leaves, so the pilots said to the Chef to cook them a simple salad and the Chef Livo Santini, prepared this salad, the pilots were so impressed that they called it “Ensalada Aviadores” (pilot’s salad). Continue reading “Ensalada César Receta Clásica (Cesar Salad)”