Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Latin Veggie Bowl

This is a homemade version of my very favorite meal at La Duni in Dallas. They also serve fried yucca and plantains on top (you can too, although the following recipe doesn't include it).   The flavors are really fresh and delicious.  Easy to make and extremely healthy and filling.  My kids loved it too!

Latin Veggie Bowl

Cilantro Marinade
  • 1 cup cilantro, lightly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (or juice of half a lime)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno lightly chopped (for un-spicy remove the seed)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fine pepper

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor for less than one minute or until the texture is nice and chunky. Be sure the garlic is fully processed. If you don't have a food processor you can make the marinade by dicing the cilantro, jalapenos and garlic very lightly and then mix the ingredients in a bowl with a fork. 
  2. For a less spicy version, remove the inside of the jalapeno and wash it under cold water and be sure not to get any of it in your eyes. Store the marinade in the fridge for up to one week.

Vegetable Mix
Asparagus, diced and ends snapped
Broccoli, cut into small pieces
1-2 cans of black beans, drained
Cooked brown or jasmine rice
Halved cherry tomatoes, for topping only

Mix marinade into veggies and beans.  In large saute pan, pour about 1 Tbs. olive oil and heat.  Saute veggies in oil until tender, about 5 minutes.  Serve over cooked brown or jasmine rice and sprinkle chopped cherry tomatoes on top.


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