fresca summer dinner
June 26, 2011
i’ve been at a total loss for inspiration and ideas for summer cooking. i’ve been in a rut of preparing the same meals that i often make in cooler months; i’ve been ready for something light and fresh!
today, i had an idea: try to recreate my favorite little tostado from the best local fresh mex restaurant!
i texted my dear friend, jessica, for a reminder about this yummy salad and dressing she had made when she lived here. so simple and good: a bunch of cilantro, juice of a few limes, some olive oil and salt.
here’s what i did:
::fried corn tortillas in a pan w/some olive oil;
:: topped with pinto beans (from a big batch i had cooked yesterday);
:: grated pepperjack cheese;
:: salad (chopped red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, cucumber);
:: drizzled with the dressing.