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Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

by Pam on December 10, 2012

I made a very simple tossed salad last night with romaine, grape tomatoes, avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese crumbles, and tortilla crisps on top. I didn’t want to use our regular vinaigrette[1] so I grabbed some cilantro and decided to make, instead of my usual Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette[2], a creamy cilantro dressing. It turned out very flavorful and delicious and we all, except for my son, loved it.  I used lower fat buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream but I am sure it would be tasty with the regular too. I recommend making it at least 30 minutes prior to serving so the flavors have time to mingle. I served this salad with the Black Bean Soup with Bacon[3] and they paired perfectly together.

Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy.  Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps.  Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Creamy Cilantro Dressing




Yield: 8-10

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min. for flavors to mingle

Total Time: 40 min.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup of olive oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed & chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps. Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ regular vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Black Bean Soup with Bacon (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Black Bean Soup with Bacon and Giveaway Winner!

Black Bean Soup with Bacon and Giveaway Winner!

by Pam on December 9, 2012

I was in the mood for soup today so I went in search of what was in my refrigerator.  I decided to keep it simple and make a black bean soup.  I usually toss in some chorizo but I didn’t have any so I decided to use bacon instead.  I also added sweet potato, red pepper, onion, carrot, and celery to make it extra hearty and flavorful.  After the soup simmered for a couple of hours, I blended most of it up with my immersion blender then ladled it into serving bowls. I topped each bowl with cilantro, green onion, avocado, cotija cheese, sour cream, and diced tomato.  It was extremely flavorful and utterly delicious. My kids ate every last drop of their soup and my husband &  I both loved it and look forward to the leftovers tomorrow for lunch.

Place a large Dutch oven on the stove and heat up over medium heat. Add the bacon slices and cook, until it golden brown; remove and place on a paper towel; crumble into bits.  Wipe out all but 1-2 teaspoons of bacon grease. Add the sweet potato, red pepper, onion, carrot, and celery to the Dutch oven and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add the minced garlic, cumin, chile powder, oregano, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained & rinsed black beans, chicken broth, bacon bits, lime juice, bay leaf, and molasses. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Remove the bay leaf from the pot of soup then blend with an immersion blender for a minute or so.  Taste and re-season if needed. Ladle soup into bowls then top each bowl of soup with fresh cilantro, green onion, avocado, cotija cheese, sour cream, and diced tomato. Serve & enjoy.



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Black Bean Soup with Bacon




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours & 15 min.



Ingredients:

5 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 small sweet potato, peeled & diced small
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced small
1 carrot, peeled and diced small
1 stalk of celery, diced small
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp chile powder
1/2 tsp oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
3 15oz cans of black beans, rinsed & drained
4 cups of chicken broth
Juice of 1 lime
1 bay leaf
1 tsp molasses

Garnish:

Fresh cilantro, chopped
Green onions, chopped
Avocado, diced
Cotija cheese, crumbled
Sour Cream
Grape tomatoes, diced

Directions:

Place a large Dutch oven on the stove and heat up over medium heat. Add the bacon slices and cook, until it golden brown; remove and place on a paper towel; crumble into bits. Wipe out all but 1-2 teaspoons of bacon grease. Add the sweet potato, red pepper, onion, carrot, and celery to the Dutch oven and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add the minced garlic, cumin, chile powder, oregano, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained & rinsed black beans, chicken broth, bacon bits, lime juice, bay leaf, and molasses. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Remove the bay leaf from the pot of soup then blend with an immersion blender for a minute or so. Taste and re-season if needed. Ladle soup into bowls then top each bowl of soup with fresh cilantro, green onion, avocado, cotija cheese, sour cream, and diced tomato. Serve & enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

Giveaway Winner:

 

The winner of the  MyRecipes America’s Favorite Food cookbook is comment number 124:

Angelina — December 8, 2012 @ 6:00 am[3]My birthday is on the 9th!!! This would be an awesome b-day gift.

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References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ 6:00 am (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Mexican Meatball Soup

Mexican Meatball Soup

by Pam on October 28, 2012

Wow.  I absolutely LOVED this soup that I found on Bev Cooks[1]!  The meatballs were tender, flavorful, and juicy while the soup was spicy and delicious.  I loved the creamy bits of avocado in each bite along with the salty cotija cheese.  I had the leftovers for lunch for two days and it just seemed to get better and better.  My kids were disappointed that they couldn’t eat it because it turned out much spicier than I thought it would be so maybe next time I will add only one chipotle pepper for them – they did try the meatballs and liked them a lot!  My husband and I both really loved the spiciness and thought this soup was amazing.

Combine the ground turkey, green onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, oregano, coriander, garlic, tostada shells, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a bowl. Using your hands, roll them into little balls.

Bring a large Dutch oven to a medium high heat. Add the meatballs and brown all over but not completely cooked through, about 4 minutes. Set them aside.

In a blender, combine the salsa[2] and chipotle peppers. Pulse until smooth and well combined.

In the Dutch oven, bloom the tomato paste for about a minute by stirring it with a wooden spoon. Add the salsa mixture and the chicken stock. Bring to a boil, add the meatballs, lower the heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Ladle into bowls then top with freshly diced avocado, cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Mexican Meatball Soup




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 45 min.



Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
2 green onions, chopped finely
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp coriander
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 crisp corn tostada shells, pulsed in a food processor until crumbled
2 cups fresh salsa (see link above for recipe)
2 chipotle peppers, in their adobo sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 quart chicken stock
1 avocado, diced
Cotija cheese, crumbled, for garnish

Directions:

Combine the ground turkey, green onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, oregano, coriander, garlic, tostada shells, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a bowl. Using your hands, roll them into little balls.

Bring a large Dutch oven to a medium high heat. Add the meatballs and brown all over but not completely cooked through, about 4 minutes. Set them aside.

In a blender, combine the salsa and chipotle peppers. Pulse until smooth and well combined.

In the Dutch oven, bloom the tomato paste for about a minute by stirring it with a wooden spoon. Add the salsa mixture and the chicken stock. Bring to a boil, add the meatballs, lower the heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Ladle into bowls then top with freshly diced avocado, cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Bev Cooks

References

  1. ^ Bev Cooks (bevcooks.com)
  2. ^ salsa (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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