mexican food

Spicy Shrimp Fajita Salad

I am probably one of the biggest fajita fans you'll ever meet. If I go to a Mexican restaurant or make my own Mexican food, 9 times out of 10 I'm going with fajitas. They just have such a delicious flavor, and I like that you make them yourself. You can easily skip on or add whatever you like to them. Not feeling the tortilla, just eat the meat and veggies. Not feeling cheese, don't throw it on there. You can make them as healthy (or not) as you'd like.

 Recently I really haven't been in the mood for a salad. Maybe it's the cold weather? Who knows. But I was suddenly really craving one, so I obviously had to hop on the train before it left. I figured why not throw some fajitas on top. Super easy, super delicious, and I get my salad fix.

Here's What You'll Need:

-3 cups of baby kale (or green of your choice)
-1 bell pepper, sliced
-1/2 medium onion, chopped
-6 oz shrimp, cooked
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-1/2 medium tomato, diced
-4 tbsp salsa
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 tsp chili powder
-1/2 tsp cumin
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/4 tsp paprika
-1/2 tsp dried oregano
-1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

1) Heat up the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat, add in the garlic, and cook for about a minute.
2) Add in the bell pepper and onion, and let them cook down for about 3-5 minutes.
3) Add in all of the seasonings and the shrimp, and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4) Split the kale between two bowls, top each bowl with the fajita mixture, half of the avocado, half of the tomato, and half of the salsa.
5) Enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Spicy Fish Tacos

I'm a big fan of Mexican food. Well really, I'm a big fan of all food, but Mexican food holds a special place in my heart. I LOVE spicy, and Mexican food tends to do the best job of capturing delicious and spicy in one (in my opinion). 

I'm going to be honest, I have only had fish tacos once before this recipe. And they were not good. That was four years ago. So yeah, really not good. But I decided that I was going to take on the fish taco.

I love tacos in general, and I needed to prove to myself that these bad fish tacos were a fluke. And, in my opinion, that's exactly what happened. These tacos are fresh and spicy with great flavor. And they feature one of my favorite new ingredients, Wrawps.

Here's What you'll need:

-About 1 lb of tilapia (4 small fillets)
-1/2 large tomato, cubed
-1/4 cup red onion, chopped
-1/4 tsp dried cilantro or about 1/2 tsp fresh
-2 tsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-1/4 cup spinach
-2 spicy Wrawps, cut in half
-sea salt to taste
-black pepper to taste
-chili powder to taste

Instructions:

1) Season each piece of tilapia, sprinkling salt and pepper on both sides (just enough to coat each side) and chili powder on one side of each filet. 
2) Heat a pan to medium high heat, and cook the fillets for about 3 minutes per side or until fully cooked (may vary by stove).
3) Warm up the Wrawps over the tilapia for about a minute to make them a little more malleable. I literally put the Wrawp pieces on top of the tilapia a minute before it's done, cover the pan, and the Wrawps are perfect.
4) Put the Wrawp pieces on plates (two per plate), and evenly distribute the spinach onto each. Top each with a piece of the fish and avocado.
5) In a bowl, mix together the tomato, onion, cilantro, and some salt and pepper as desired. 
6) Top the tacos with the tomato and onion mixture and a little Greek yogurt (about 1/2 tsp per taco).
7) Enjoy!

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