Monday, February 23, 2009

{Cafe Rio Salads}

This is a great and easy meal. The best part is it appears that you have slaved in the kitchen all day long, but in reality it is quick (in prep time) and easy. Below I have listed all the recipes that you need to make this salad authentic, The Pork or Chicken, Rice (if you decide not to do instant like I usually do) and of course the Creamy Tomatillo Dressing. I also like to make a quick fresh salsa that can be thrown together according to you own taste. I feel like there are so many great recipes out there for fresh salsa that I didn't post one here, but if you don't have one email me and I'll get one to you.

1 Package of Cook Style Flour Tortillas (follow cooking instructions on the bag)
1 Bag of Salad Mix
Grated Cheese
Rice (either instant or the recipe listed below)
Meat of your Choice - For me it's the Pork!
Canned Black Beans, drained, rinsed and heated
Canned Corn, heated
Guacamole (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)
Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips (optional)

Layer ingredients starting with a cooked tortilla, add cheese the last few seconds of cooking if you like your cheese melted. Then add rice, meat, black beans, corn, salad mix, sour cream, guacamole, tomatillo dressing and tortilla strips. Enjoy...and believe me, you will!

To make the crispy corn tortilla strips buy the cooked corn tortillas and cut into 1/4" stripes. Fry in vegetable oil until crisp. Place them on a paper towel and salt to taste. You could simple use tortilla chips lightly crushed if you like.


jaime said...

can't wait to try these!!!

Dave and Loni said...

This is one of my favorite dinners, I miss dinner group for this reason! I guess I will have to make it myself!!

Dave and Loni said...

Lindz, the blog looks so cute. I love the new paper/background!!