Friday, August 23, 2013

Build Your Own Burrito/Lettuce Wraps + Whole Fruit Margs

These are awesome. I was going for a fresh / delicious / kid-friendly / healthy / fun summer dinner... And I totally nailed it, if I do say so myself.

I served large Romaine leaves (these are your tortillas) with Shredded Chicken, Cilantro-Lime Quinoa, Organic Black Beans, fresh Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, and of course, shredded cheese. If you're lame or you're a small child, you can layer a tortilla under your romaine leaf before wrapping for a sturdier burrito. 

Shredded Chicken:
Tastes genuinely Mexican and DELICIOUS! Finally figured out how to do shredded chicken without a slow cooker... Ain't nobody got time fo dat.

  • 2 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 4 tsp. chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1.5 lbs chicken boobs

  1. Mix tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, chili, sugar, oregano in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large pan, saute onions in EVOO for a few minutes, until they're starting to soften.
  3. Add chicken boobs to pan, lay flat. Cook for 3 mins on one side, then flip and cook for 3 mins on the other.
  4. Add tomato sauce mixture to the pan and increase heat to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cover. Let cook for 20 mins!
  5. When the chicken boobs are completely cooked through, remove them from the pan and shred with two forks. 
  6. Return all shredded chicken to pan with tomato sauce and cook for another 5 mins.
  7. YOU'RE DONE! Remove from heat and let it cool so sauce thickens and soaks into chicken.

Cilantro-Lime Quinoa:
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE QUINOA. Especially this quinoa.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp agave (or sugar)
  1. Make quinoa! Easy peasy but I'll explain anyway: Add quinoa to pot with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then immediately cover and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, fluff quinoa with a fork, cover and let sit for ~5 mins.
  3. Dump quinoa into bowl and stir in cilantro, juice from lime, sugar, and garlic. 
  4. You'll probably want to add salt, but that's up to you. 

Even the leftover burrito-droppings on my plate look scrumptious. Admit it. 

Whole Fruit Margaritas: 
Saved the best for last, these things are incredible. Best/healthiest/most refreshing margaritas you'll ever have. Sidenote: Having a great blender really helps here.

Ingredients: (makes 4)
  • 1 lime (peeled)
  • 1 lemon (peeled, halved)
  • 1 orange (peeled, quartered)
  • 4 oz Tequila
  • 2oz Triple Sec

  1. Put everything in the blender w/ a few handfuls of ice
  2. BLEND IT!
  3. Enjoy. 

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