Both recipes are below...
2 Avocados (soft but no overly ripened), cored
1/2 medium sized tomato
1/2 red onion
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 chili pepper
2 pinches of salt
The best thing about the Vita-Mix is that you barely have to cut anything up. Just toss in the above ingredients and blend on the variable 5 setting, to keep it chunky. You only need to blend for about 1 minute. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
1 tomato (firm is better, to make it less runny)
1/2 red onion
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 jalapeno pepper
cilantro to taste
Blend in Vita-Mix at variable 3 for 1 minute. Garnish with cilantro and lime, and add a dash of sea salt!
Chipotle Chickpea Salad
Can of chickpeas, drained and washed
Chopped red onion, marinated for 10 minutes in lemon juice and salt
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 ounce chipotle chillies, pureed
1 tsp of Dijon or any Spicy Mustard
Blend the chipotle chillies, mustard, mayo and garlic in your Vita-Mix or any powerful blender or food processor
Separately, mix the onion, chickpeas and cucumbers with 1 heaping table spoon of the Magic Fajita Seasoning, and toss in a bowl
Add the chickpea mixture to the chipotle chili mixture, mix well
Serve in warmed tostada bowls, over a bed of washed lettuce
Top with sour cream, guac and salsa
This salad was a great beginning to our feast, especially since the Quesadillas were hot & hearty.
Mushroom & Black Bean Quesadillas
Black beans, drained and washed
Portobello mushroom (3 large mushrooms), chopped into small squares
1 Medium Tomato, chopped finely
1/2 Red Onion, chopped finely
Shredded Jack Cheese
Magic Fajita Seasoning
Whole wheat wraps
In a saucepan, heat 2 tsp of olive oil and then add your filling in order: Onions, mushrooms, black beans, and tomatoes. Once they start to warm and melt, add the seasoning and sea salt to taste. Let sit on a very low flame.
In a wide and flat pan, get ready to make your quesadillas. Pam spray well, use a medium flame, and lay flat a whole wheat wrap. Once it starts to heat, add your filling to the middle, leaving an inch all around the sides. Top with another whole wheat wrap, making a sandwich. Once the bottom is sizzling, flip very carefully. If you are not good at flipping, use a wide and flat spatula and flip into another pam sprayed pam on medium flame.
Lastly, slide onto your counter top and cut into fours like a pizza. Serve in a pretty dish with any toppings you like!
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