Easy, Tasty Mexican Recipes
There are some really yummy Mexican food recipes that are not only quick and easy to prepare, but are also nutritious and vegan. Here are a few of my favorites. Serve with some brown rice and you have a meal!
Easy Mexican Recipes:
Authentic Mexican Recipes – Simple Black Beans
- 1 lb. of black beans
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
Clean and wash black beans. Put the beans into a large bowl and cover with water. Let the beans soak overnight. Rinse the beans a couple of times during soaking to remove excess sugars that can be gas producing.
After soaking for 6-8 hours, rinse the beans and move to a large pot. Fill the pot with water. Try to stay at least 1” under the pot top to allow for initial boiling. Add the olive oil, salt and garlic.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to medium-low heat. Let cook for about 2 hours. Check them during the process. Once they are soft enough to eat and the water is absorbed, they are finished. If you find that the water evaporates before the beans are finished add some more water.
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Serve with brown rice.
Simple Mexican Recipes – Guacamole
- 2 avocados – ripe
- 2 tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- ¼ cup chopped green chilies (for spiciness – optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Remove skin from the avocados. Mash or chop them in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve right away or chill before serving.
Mexican Dinner Recipes – Tofu Fajitas
- 1 lb. extra-firm tofu (non-GMO organic is best)
- ½ cup tamari or soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional or more for spicy)
- 1-2 tbsp. oil (depending on the amount of veggies)
- Favorite veggies sliced thinly (i.e., red peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.)
Slice the tofu thinly and lay strips on a baking sheet. Mix the next five ingredients and pour over the tofu. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, turning twice.
Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté veggies for 5 min. Add tofu and fry until sizzling.
Put fajita fillings in a warm tortilla. I prefer Ezekiel tortillas. They are made from sprouted whole grains with no additives or preservatives.
Garnish to taste!
Serve all three of these dishes together and you have a delicious, healthy Mexican meal.