Category Archives: Salads

Mango Rice Bowl

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There is something so satisfying about bowls filled with vibrant colors, savory-sweet flavor combinations, and a variety of textures. The exciting mixture of ingredients makes your taste buds happy and leaves your belly satisfied. This tropical-inspired mango rice bowl is just that–combining sweet, savory, and tart flavors with soft, crisp, and creamy textures. The mixture of fresh ingredients brings out each of their flavors and release their nutrients. The flavors all mesh wonderfully! The sweet mango that melts in your mouth combined with warm, soft jasmine rice, and coated in a creamy guacamole that tastes of zesty lime and garlic. It’s one of those recipes where you throw a bunch of simple, fresh ingredients into a bowl and it transforms into a fantastic recipe without all the prep and cooking time.


Mango Rice Bowl
  1. 1 cup white rice
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1/4 cup shredded fresh cilantro or 1/2 tbsp. dried cilantro
  4. 1 tbsp. lime juice
  5. 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
  7. 1 cup chopped mango
Creamy Mashed Avocado
  1. 1 avocado
  2. Juice from 1/2 a lime
  3. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. Dash of pepper
  1. Add 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of boiling water and cook on low for about 10 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the water. Cover with a lid for ten minutes and assemble the other ingredients in a bowl. Add the rice to this bowl and mix until ingredients are combined with the rice, then toss in the chopped mango. Scoop out the avocado and add the lime juice and salt to a bowl with the avocado. Mash it with a fork until it has reached desired texture, then add the minced garlic and pepper and mix until combined. Top the mango rice bowl with the creamy avocado mash. Enjoy!
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Fiesta Taco Bowl

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delicious taco salads are like a fiesta in a bowl. This one contains an exciting mix of colorful ingredients and textures that create an amazing combination of flavors, each complemented by a rich and velvety guacamole (recipe coming soon!) that tastes like a creamy sauce. Each bite is an explosion of flavor and texture. It is savory, spicy, sweet, salty, and tangy. To put it in my mum’s words, this bowl is like a party in the mouth.

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This fiesta taco bowl can have many variations simply by adding additional toppings and changing the ingredients. Add crunchy corn chips, rice and beans; there are endless options. Whatever you do you can’t go wrong–throw a bunch of zesty and creamy ingredients into a bowl and you have a flavorful meal of satisfying and vibrant deliciousness. It couldn’t be easier! Sometimes simple food is the best food.

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1 head of shredded romaine lettuce
Cilantro Lime Corn Salsa
tortilla chips
optional jarred salsa

Coming Soon Recipes:
Whipped Guacamole
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Cilantro-Lime Rice and Spicy Garlic Beans

Prepare all additional ingredients and chop lettuce. Mix everything together and coat with guacamole. That’s it!

Follow Kristina’s board Simple Recipes on Pinterest.

Cilantro-Lime Corn Salsa

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An amazing addition to taco salads that I’ve often overlooked is corn. Corn that is fresh, tender, and accented by light and spicy flavors. This cilantro-lime corn salsa combines sweet and creamy bites of corn with a squeeze of lime juice, diced red onion, and cilantro for zest. After marinating in this mixture, the corn fully absorbs the flavorful ingredients. It is a simple yet delicious topping that adds such a buttery and sweet element to tacos and taco salads that each bite bursts with a fresh and flavorful taste–and it couldn’t be easier to make with just a few fresh summer ingredients.

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Cilantro Lime Corn Salsa
  1. 4 cups fresh or frozen white corn
  2. Juice of 1 lime
  3. 1/2 cup shredded fresh cilantro or 1/4 cup dried
  4. Diced onion to taste (I used 1 small onion) or 2 to 3 cloves minced garlic
  5. pinch of unrefined salt and black pepper to taste
  6. optional diced jalapeno
  1. If using frozen corn, steam or boil it for about ten minutes while prepping the other ingredients. Add the corn to a medium-sized bowl and toss with diced onion, salt & pepper and let cool. Now add the cilantro and lime juice and mix thoroughly. Enjoy with tacos, taco salads, and tortilla chips!
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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

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Crunchy cucumbers, salty greens, and juicy cherry tomatoes are diced together in this light and refreshing summery salad recipe.   Tossed with a generous amount of Creamy Garlic Dressing, each vegetable is covered in the savory and flavorful sauce.   Vegetables diced into tiny pieces are much more enjoyable to eat, plus they get completely covered in the dressing and absorb all its amazing flavors.

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Garlic Cream Dressing
  1. 1 large diced cucumber
  2. 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. 1 small bunch of parsley and dill, chopped into fine pieces
  4. juice from half a lemon
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. optional 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  1. Combine diced cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs into a bowl and toss with lemon juice, s&p, and optional vinegar. Let veggies marinate in the lemon juice and herbs for an hour or so. Next thoroughly coat in Creamy Garlic Dressing.
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