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Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Chickpea and Red Cabbage Salad

Mediterranean Diet Salad

Mediterranean Diet Salad

This recipe is perfect for anyone following the Mediterranean diet or just for clean eating lovers. Chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans) are one of my favourite additions to any salad. They are packed with protein, fibre, iron and phosphorus, and are so filling and tasty too! Just two cups of these beans can provide your body with its entire daily allowance of fibre!

You can buy them dry and boil them up until tender, but in a world where time is of the essence, I sometimes prefer to buy them precooked and just rinse them thoroughly in fresh running water before adding them to my dishes. Unlike other jarred vegetables, these beans don’t actually lose their nutritional value.

Here is a super simple, healthy and colorful salad for the whole family to enjoy. The dressing of Olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and honey will give you a taste of the Mediterranean, and it’s health benefits too!

Ingredients – (enough for 4)

– 1 jar of precooked Chickpeas (washed & drained)

– 1 small red cabbage

– 1 ripe avocado

– Mixed salad leaves

– Bunch of fresh dill

– Bunch of fresh mint

Dressing

– 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

– 2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice

– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

– 1 teaspoon honey

– Sea salt & ground pepper

 

Method

– Roughly chop the red cabbage. Add to a large salad bowl. Add a little sea salt and apple vinegar. Mix well.

– Add the salad leaves to the cabbage.

– Use a teaspoon to spoon in little pieces of the avocado to the salad.

– Add the washed & drained chickpeas.

– Make the dressing by adding the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard & honey to an empty jar. Add lid and shake until it forms a creamy sauce.

Mediterranean Diet Recipe

Mediterranean Diet Recipe

– Pour over the salad, mix well, add sea salt & ground pepper to taste. Sprinkle on generous amount of chopped dill and mint.

You can add grilled chicken, tuna, baked salmon or just enjoy it with a slice of dark rye bread!

A crunchy, colorful, healthy,  scrumptious salad and Mediterranean diet friendly!

Enjoy! xxxx

Our Monday Mommy Guest Blogger today was Yasemin Wilson Cerrahoglu. She is a blogger from Mother in London! Check out her blog here

Guest Blogger Bio: I am a stay at home mummy to two gorgeous boys. I love to cook, look after my home and make it a haven for my family. I also love to go out and feel the buzz of London. Healthy living and eating inspires me. Vegetables & fruits, pulses & seeds, juicing & souping – I love to keep up with the superfoods and create things my family will enjoy and that will be good for them.