Category Archives: Mexican recipes

Sweet n’ Spicy Ricotta Enchiladas

The dog days of summer

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Or whatever they call them ;)

Have been some of the best days around!!

So many unexpected turns, I just love all the fun that summer seems to bring and sometimes just wonder how it is all real life :D

So yea. About that. I’ve been kinda MIA…

Enjoying seasonally amazing temps.

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Under beautiful blue skies.

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Meeting and spending time with so many fun & great people :)

With the trend of meals at favorite restaurant spots continuing…

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Burrata. My one true love? Yes, when combined w/ fried green tomatoes, BACON, onion jam and a fried duck egg!

And just a bit of time here and there for simple throw together meals.

Like these sweet n’ spicy ricotta enchiladas.

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I adore using ricotta in enchis, have done it before and will do.it.again!

Throwback:

Mango Ricotta Enchiladas —> one of my favorite enchi recipes of alltimeeverever!!

mango ricotta enchiladas

If you haven’t tried this swap out for the usual suspect shredded cheese before, I’d definitely recommend it :)

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Not only does it add a fun sweet contrast to a spicy sauce, but the ricotta also makes the enchis so doughy and delicious if you ask me :D

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This enchi version is simple simple simple and uses just wheat tortillas, ricotta, broccoli, olives and salsa to come together…

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I mean how much easier can you get???

Exactly.

Oh yes, and top them with a bit of hot sauce too. Because, you know, you can never go wrong there :)

Hope you are enjoying some easy recipes & beautiful summer days too!!

4 Ingredient Mexican “Lasagna”

A Sunday night after a sunny & gorgeous first official (3 day!) weekend of summer just doesn’t leave a girl with much energy left for cooking…

Unlesssss.

Unless it’s a simple 4 ingredient recipe much like this one! Now that, THAT I can do :)

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A healthy & super easy take on a Mexican “lasagna” and all you need is four ingredients + 30 minutes. It’s that easy guys! :)

1. Corn tortillas
2. Black beans
3. Crumbled feta
4. Salsa verde

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Right???

And if we’re being honest here, I must tell you that I totally meant to add in frozen sweet corn too, however just completely forgot!

Hey, at least I tried haha ;)

So. This salsa verde… a cousin to your more traditional tomato based salsa and made with tomatillos.

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Which gives it a somewhat tangy taste. Pairing perfectly with salty feta and sweet corn tortillas if you ask me (oh yea, and that sweet corn too ;) )

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And when it’s as easy as layering ingredients and popping into a warm oven for a few minutes, how can you resist?!

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Dinner.Is.Served.

Just in time to get back to relaxing and enjoying what’s left of that weekend ;)

Enjoy!!

Enchi-Mexi Zucchini & Black Bean “Lasagna”

 Well, Cinco de Mayo recipe, better late than never right?!?! ;)

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This recipe came about after an evening spent with some of my favorite people throwing together our own spin on these Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Which we turned into a “lasagna” of sorts. Sans noodles. Zucchini instead!

Which then morphed the very next night into this vegetarian version using black beans plus the leftover ingredients.

And I must tell you. Both options were s-t-e-l-l-a-r!

Mostly thanks to THIS SAUCE. Which is seriously just off the charts in the flavor department if you ask me :)

And puts any canned enchi sauce to shame!

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It’s amazing just how super easy it is to throw together too…. using a basic tomato sauce, garlic, canned chipotles in adobo, cumin, chili powder and a lil’ salt & pepper.

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That’s it! All ya need. And I bet most of these ingredients you already have in your pantry :)

Note: You can find canned chipotles in adobo in the Mexican food aisle at most grocery stores.

The rest of this recipe includes lots of healthy & delicious greens, making it super nutritious and friendly on the waistline.

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Not to mention wallet-friendly with the addition of the canned black beans as the protein…

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Thinly sliced zucchini serve as the “noodle” in this “lasagna” and become melt in your mouth when baked with the spicy smoky sauce and hearty black bean mixture.

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Now all that’s left is to play a little layering game…!

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And into the oven to get all melty cheesy and ooey gooey delicious :D

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Fresh clean healthy flavors with a hint of richness from the melted cheese and creamy black beans. And even though this loaded with veggies, this dish was hearty, comforting and filling!

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The addition of the chipotles in adobo lends the most wonderfully smoky flavor and I’d highly suggest giving this enchi sauce a go at home, even if it’s not to make this dish! 

This “lasagna” is definitely the perfect satisying, hearty yet light summer dish if you ask me, and one that I’ll be making again for certain :)

Enjoy!