Monday, May 19, 2014

Beans and Rice Taco Salad

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A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.


Bean and Rice Taco Salad:  A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.



Oh no, not another taco salad recipe.  Yes another taco salad recipe.  As I'm sure you all know by now I love taco salad.  Not only is it my favorite meal but it's also a great way to reuse leftovers.

Bean and Rice Taco Salad:  A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.

I had leftover cilantro, avocado lime dressing, and a jalapeno from my Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos.  I also had some leftover rice...from something...and plenty of tortilla chips from the huge Costco bag that we frequently buy.  So in my mind the only way to use all of these leftovers is taco salad.  I could probably make taco salad with just abut anything. I could have also just made rice and beans but I always eat my rice and beans with tortilla chips on the side (to satisfy my crunchy fetish) so I just put it all together for one simple and delicious, meatless meal.  This can easily be made vegan by omitting the sour cream.

Bean and Rice Taco Salad:  A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.

Bean and Rice Taco Salad


Ingredients:

1 jalapeno, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups beans (I used red beans but black beans or pinto would be great too)
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup salsa, hot
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
lettuce
tortilla chips
cilantro
*Avocado Sour Cream

Bean and Rice Taco Salad:  A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.


*Avocado Sour Cream:  Blend together about 1/4-1/2 cup Avocado lime dressing (optional), 1 small avocado, and 8 oz sour cream.  Add milk 1 Tbsp at a time to thin it to what ever consistency you prefer.  

In a large skillet or stock pot (over medium heat) cook jalapenos, in a bit of oil, until soft.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

Then add the rice, beans, salsa, spices, and salt & pepper to taste.  Mix thoroughly.  Cover and cook until heated through and salsa cooks down.

Serve atop lettuce and tortilla chips with cilantro and Avocado sour cream.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Enjoy.

Bean and Rice Taco Salad:  A vegetarian meal of tortilla chips and lettuce, topped with spicy rice and beans, and finished with avocado sour cream and cilantro.





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12 comments:

  1. I'd have to alter this just slightly...but it looks so good!! I'd love it if you would link up to my party - http://3glol.net/2014/05/19/teach-me-tuesday-4/

    Thanks for sharing!! Pinning it!!

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  2. That looks great! Great addition to our meatless meals. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  3. Thanks for the party Erlene.

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  4. I love Beans and Rice this will be a great salad.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

    Be safe and come back soon!

    Miz Helen

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  5. Great addition to meatless meals. But, you had me at avocado ;) Found you through the Eat. Create. hop. Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

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  6. Thanks for stopping by Chrystal. Avocado is the best isn't it?

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  7. Thanks Miz Helen and thanks for the party.

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  8. Kim Daniels LewisMay 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Scrumptious! Pinned. Thank you for being part of our party. We love having you. Please stop by on Monday at 7. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Teach Me Tuesday! Hope to see you again this week.

    http://3glol.net/category/teachmetuesday/

    Have a great week!!

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  10. Thanks for the party Bobbie

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