Mexican Salad

I love this salad.

Mexican Salad
1 black bean veggie burger, 1/2 can of low-fat vegetarian refried beans, shredded romaine lettuce (1/2 large heart), 1 handful chopped cilantro, 1/2 jalapeno pepper sliced or diced, 1 tomato diced, 1/4 small red onion diced, 1 green onion chopped, shredded mexican blend cheese

1. Microwave the frozen burger for 30 sec to a minute depending on your microwave. Grill it nicely. Its ok if it gets black spots. Chop it up into bite size pieces.
2. Microwave the refried beans.
3. Layer the burger, refried beans, lettuce, cilantro, tomato, red onion, green onion, jalapeno, and cheese.
4. Mix it up and enjoy.

This is a really low fat salad. You can totally omit the cheese and it will still be incredibly good. I love the crunchy lettuce with the burger, and the refried beans add a really nice flavour. Shankar and I ended up eating this one day when we made tacos, and our taco kit only had 4 little tacos in it. We basically mixed up all the remaining ingredients and it turned into a salad. It was his idea to put the burger in the taco.


Priya said...

The salad looks great, the samosas yummy and I am amazed at the way you celebrated the nombu. You are such a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary Indian culture.
I use the bite size peices of the burger even in my salads and noodles/pasta dishes. They make up for any lack of fresh veggies in the dish and do I need to say abt the added taste.

J said...

Hi Kanchana!
1. Thankyou for your sweet comments on my blog.;) I didn't leave a reply there as it was an earlier post.
2. The Mexican salad is so easy and interesting. I can have it anytime I think.
3. I enjoyed reading about your noombu. Did make me remember my first Karva Chauth :)

Sia said...

thats one colourful salad kanchan. loved those samosas too. donno how i missed that post:)

Sharmi said...

looks fresh and nice. Really quick to make.


Latha said...

Hi Kanchana,
This is my first time here! Came here through Trupti's.
Before i go on further I must say that your wedding pictures look so beautiful! You look so lovely and traditional!
And the nombu pictures so nice :-) Its super that u are keeping all these traditions alive!
And the mexican salad. The pictures look yumm! Feel like recahing into the salad right now :-)

TNL said...

Oh yeah...I love this stuff...anything Mexican-vegetarian recipe and I am game! Lovely idea to use both the burger and beans.I love those huge taco salad bowls that they sell..they add a nice crunch.

Ranjani said...

I'm a first timer here too. Nice pics & recipes. I completely forgot abt nombu until i saw ur post :(