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Mexican Salad


  • 6 leaves romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 – 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • Salsa to taste (we use Jack’s salsa from Costco)
  • Juice from lime to taste
  • Organic corn tortilla chips crumbled (we use eatsmart snyders brand available at costco -see pic)


  • Chop lettuce and place in bowl
  • Add beans, tomatoes, red onion, avocado  and cilantro on top of lettuce
  • Add lime juice
  • Top with your favorite salsa

Prep Time: 15 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients (refer to picture above)

  • Top Left – Cilantro Lime Brown Rice Quinoa: We used a prepackaged brown rice and quinoa made by a brand called Seeds of Change (available at Costco).  I just heated it on the stove and added some fresh lime juice and cilantro to it.  You can also make your own brown rice or quinoa or combination and add the cilantro, lime juice (2 tsp), sea salt and garlic powder to it.
  • Top Right – Black Beans: Take 1 can black beans, heat in a small sauce pan add some garlic powder, ground cumin (1/4 tsp), ground red chili powder (1/4 tsp) and sea salt
  • Bottom Left – Guacamole (click here to see my recipe)
  • Bottom Right – 4-5 chopped romaine lettuce leaves
  • Center – Fresh Salsa (click here to see my recipe).  We just used Jacks’s Fresh Salsa from Costco since I was pressed for time last night.


  • Take a cereal bowl – Add rice, black beans, guacamole, salsa and then top with romaine lettuce
  • Enjoy!

Taco Night!


  • See Bean Dip Recipe
  • See Guacamole Recipe
  • See Salsa Recipe
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 6 sprigs cilantro chopped with stems
  • 1/2 cup romaine lettuce shredded
  • 8-10 organic gluten free taco shells (available at trader joe’s)


  1. Combine peppers, tomato, romaine lettuce and cilantro in a bowl
  2. Take taco shells and fill with the bean dip, then salsa, then veggie mixture and lastly guacamole

Prep Time: 35 min

Makes: approx 8 tacos