Agua Fresca de Limón con Chia (Fresh Lime and Chia Water)

It has been such a busy week with all this festivities that today I decided to just chilled out and have a break from all my cooking, so I made some quesadillas for my children and this very fresh lime and chia water.

Aguas frescas are one of the best Mexican culinary creations ever! We make fresh water from literally any fruit we can think of, but there are some classics, like this one, lime with chia, such a nice combination, it is so simple to make that I kind of feel a bit silly posting the recipe, but sometimes the simplest things are the most that count as it just happens to be one of my children favourite, so here it is, give it a try and have a taste. Continue reading “Agua Fresca de Limón con Chia (Fresh Lime and Chia Water)”

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.

This is my own recipe, it is inspired by the famous Mexican dish “Calabazitas a la Mexicana” (Mexican Style Courgettes), I really hope you like it as much as I do, normally I would add some fresh courgette flowers, but I couldn’t find this time, so if you have the opportunity to get some, add them to the salad and it will taste even better. Have a very nice evening and enjoy the nice salad.

Serves 2

Prep 15 min

Cook 20 min

Ingredients 

For the salad

  • 3 courgettes, washed and cut in quaters
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, cored, minced
  • 1 large corn on the cob or 100 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 100 g freshly cooked black beans or organic canned ones
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil

To garnish

  • 20 g chopped coriander
  • 4 spring onions minced
  • 20 g fresh cheese or feta cheese crumbled
  • 6 chiltepin chillies minced or 3 arbol chillies

For the coriander vinaigrette

  • 70 g fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic peeled
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 50 ml rapeseed oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees or gas mark 7.
  2. Place the courgettes, tomatoes and sweetcorn on a baking tray, add salt and pepper to taste and the 4 tbsp rapeseed oil and put the tray in the oven for around 20 min or until the vegetables are cooked.
  3. In the meantime make the vinaigrette. Put the coriander, garlic, oil, the lime juice, salt and pepper into a blender and blend until all the ingredients have mix very well. Keep aside.
  4. Prepared the rest of the ingredients to garnish the salad: Cheese, coriander, spring onions and chiltepin.
  5. Once the vegetables are cooked, serve some in a plate, garnish with the cheese, coriander, spring onions and chiltepin and add some coriander vinaigrette for more flavour.

Listo!

Provecho!

 

  
  

Calabacitas a la Mexicana (Courgettes Mexican Style)


Wow! What a busy day I had today, running around here and there, so on a days like this one, this is the perfect recipe, healthy, quick, easy and delicious!

Serves 4

Prep 15 min

Cook 30 min

Ingredients 

  • 5 courgettes cut in half moons
  • 3 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion shredded
  • The corn of 2 corn cobs
  • 50 gr coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

To garnish

  • Fresh or feta cheese crumbled

Method

In a big casserole dish heat the oil at medium heat, add all the vegetables except the coriander, add half a cup of water and salt and let cool for 20 min, stirring from time to time. 5 min before turning the courgette off, add the coriander. Garnish it with some fresh or feta cheese.

Have it with some tomato rice.

Listo!

Provecho!