05 May 2010

{happy cinco de mayo!!}

In my preference, I'd be French every day {as I'm sure you're sick of hearing}, but in honor of this day...and my "almost-Mexico" new city: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

In truth, since moving here, I have been inspired to try new versions and new recipes  of yummy Mexican food.  So...what's more appropriate than celebrate today with a fantastic recipe?!  I found this via Epicurious and wow - this is so good, so fast and could be changed up a million different ways ( know what I mean).  You can make this healthier, naughtier...whatever you fancy. 

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 pound tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 or 2 fresh serrano chiles, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce (I never buy iceberg, so substituted bib)
  • 6 large radishes, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat coarsely shredded (4 cups)
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 (1-pound) can refried beans, heated
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso añjo (aged white cheese, also called cotija) or ricotta salata


J said...

This looks amazing!

Willow said...

I loooove Mexican food. Remember Aqua Verde last summer? It was so hot outside. HAHA!! LM

Mélanie A. said...

I'm french and I feel half mexican ...


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