Lighter Mexican Fare

I bet I eat Mexican with B at least  once a week sometimes twice. I’m not kidding, it can get out of hand. After a long week of over indulging ( I made a homemade mac n cheese at 1:30 a.m. Friday night as a snack. Oops :0 ) Anyways, I thought ground turkey taco salad would be a better option than the usually el porton easy Sunday supper. At home, mom and I will mix up our own taco packet, here in Memphis my spice cabinet is more sparse than I care to share ;( I opted instead for an organic taco packet, I hear the name brand contains an awful list of additives and preservatives.

For the tomato, corn avocado salsa:
1 ripe tomato, dices
2 avocados, diced
1 ear corn
Grill or bake corn until tender, remove kernels and set aside, dice tomatoes and avocado. To make vinaigrette for salsa combine 1 T lemon with 1 tsp minced garlic, kosher salt and cracked pepper, whisk in 3 T oil. Combine ingredients and let sit until service.

What you need:
1 lb ground turkey
1 onion
Organic taco season
Sautée onion unit translucent, brown meat add seasoning, cover with water reduce till cooked though.

I like to have my taco’s on a bed of crisp salad greens, which I ended up spilling after supper. The entire salad spinner knocked over. I was not happy about losing my weeks worth of salad to the kitchen floor. Oh well it gives me an excuse to head to whole foods.

There’s that salad spinner I’m so mad about.

P.S- I am in the process of making homemade chicken stock. I’ve got finals tomorrow and thought I would practice butchering a chicken. I’ll post the recipe tonight. It’s always nice to have some homemade chicken stock in the kitchen.

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2 Responses to “Lighter Mexican Fare”

  1. Penny Wood
    July 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    That salsa looks yummy. Will have to try it next time I do taco salad. Thanks for sharing so many good recipes, Maggie.

    • maggiegiffin
      July 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      Thanks Pen, makes me so happy knowing you are reading:) love you!!!

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