Cinco De Mayo for #SundaySupper!!!

cincoNot only is it #SundaySupper time but it’s also a theme that I personally love!! Who doesn’t LOVE Mexican food? Well this Momma does and so does her family so this week you are going to love these dishes!! This even is being hosted by a personal fav of mine! Jen from Junita’s Cocina!!! Thanks for hosting such a mouth watering event Jen! When I was trying to decide what to make I thought back to some of the dishes that I’ve made in the past, I was tempted to make one of them again, but wanted to try something different. I used this event and this day as an excuse to make a few Mexican dishes! I’ve always wanted to try my own homemade Salsa before, I’ve also wanted to make a Mexican salad all on my own (meaning not from someone else’s recipe) and I also wanted to try Tacquito’s too soooooooo………I decided to make the Salsa using that primarily as my dressing for the Salad and then I made Tacquito’s for my family Saturday night for dinner, so stay tuned for that recipe!!

Now for a Salsa, I wanted something simple, I wanted to make it in my new hand blender I just bought from Pampered Chef and I wanted to make it at the mouth watering temperature that was right for my family!! I also like my Salsa a little chunky as well. I was highly impressed with myself, either that or Salsa is really that easy to make on your own and I’ve just been missing out on the goodness of homemade! I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to store bought again, it has a certain “freshness” to it that jarred Salsa does not have.

Cinco De Mayo

Homemade Easy Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 Cups of Salsa

Homemade Easy Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes w/green chilies
  • 1 Fresh tomato
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1/2 Cup of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (I chose to not seed them, if you want to cut the heat, de-seed them!)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop up the tomato, onion and jalapeno's (don't worry about the size they are gong in the blender!) Pour can of diced tomatoes in a processor followed by the remaining ingredients.
  2. Add the cilantro, salt and pepper at the end so you can taste as you go. Puree to your desired thickness. I had a manual processor and it worked great. I just kept tasting and adding cilantro until I got to the taste I wanted.
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Now for the salad I decided to just cook some chicken breasts in a Fajita seasoning. I bought a Fajita seasoning mix packet, cut my chicken into thin strips and sauteed them on top of my stove! How easy is that for a little kick in the salad. As far as what I put in the salad, well I used what I liked, you can use whatever you’d like but here are some idea’s.

Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad

Ingredients

  • Romaine Mix Lettuce
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, sliced
  • 1 pkg. of Fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 Cup of light sour cream
  • Other additions: Tomatoes, Corn, black beans, green chilis

Instructions

  1. Saute chicken strips with a little bit of olive oil and fajita seasoning, turning them until they are cooked through.
  2. Lay them on top of the lettuce and top with your favorite Mexican additions!
  3. Use sour cream and homemade salsa above for dressing.
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Now onto what everyone else from this fabulous group has brought to the family table!!

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter today to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.

Do you have your ticket to the Food and Wine Conference yet? If not, there will be a $100 discount available on the full conference pass today if you participate in the #SundaySupper twitter chat from 7 to 8pm Eastern Time, and purchase your ticket during the chat. The discount code is: SundaySupper.  *Note the code is only valid during the chat time frame.

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