A collection of our favorite Southwestern and South-of-the-Border recipes, loaded with bright, fresh flavor and perfect for weeknights, entertaining and celebrating!
🎶On the road again 🎶!
Scott and I are spending two weeks in Phoenix, Arizona, enjoying family, warm sunshine and (of course) the local cuisine. Our culinary goal is to discover new Southwestern and South-of-the-Border recipe ideas but I know there will be other inspiration for future recipes as well.
We started our Southwest adventure on the blog yesterday with a recipe for Pink Grapefruit Marmalade. The Phoenix area abounds with beautiful citrus trees including oranges, lemons and grapefruit. If you missed that post you can find the recipe and directions for the free printable labels by clicking on the link above.
A Southwest Adventure
We thought to get everyone in the mood, we'd share our favorite Southwest and South of the Border recipes today. There are main dishes, salads, sauces, salad dressings and the most popular, most beloved recipe on the blog, our homemade flour tortillas. Ready? Here you go:
This fabulous, one-pot Mexican Chicken and Rice is loaded with fresh veggies and lean chicken. It comes together in way less than an hour!
This healthy, delicious Chicken Black Bean Chili, made with rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies, is a perfect way to warm up a chilly day.
This Mexican Street Corn is CRAZY GOOD! It works double duty too; as a side or a scrumptious dip!
This hearty, healthy Black Bean Turkey Chili is loaded with veggies, black beans, lean ground turkey and lots of delicious South-of-the-Border flavor!
This fresh, delicious Chili Lime Salad Dressing is fabulous on any salad - it also makes a wonderful sauce for chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc!
This Mexican Cilantro Sauce is the perfect way to add a little gourmet deliciousness to any Mexican entry! This vibrant fresh sauce is also fabulous drizzled on chili, eggs, soup and makes a great dipping sauce for wraps, sandwiches, tortilla chips...
This Avocado Crema is so versatile and comes together in minutes! It’s a delicious, fresh, healthy condiment made with fresh avocado and Greek yogurt.
Our 10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce is loaded with fabulous South-of-the-Border flavor and can be used in lots of delicious ways!
Let the oven do the magic instead of messing up your stovetop! This delicious Slow Roasted Short Rib Chili (can also be made with chuck roast) is loaded with chunks of super tender beef and lots of healthy beans and veggies!
This Mexican Chopped Salad is perfect with any Mexican meal and always gets rave reviews! In addition, it's delicious spooned over chicken, shrimp, pork or beef!
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad with chips is wonderful for potlucks and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.
These really are the best ever Homemade Flour Tortillas, no one can believe how easy and delicious they are! They’re perfect for enchiladas, soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas, wraps… Check out the over 500 5-star reviews!
An easy crowd-pleaser, this Instant Pot (or oven) Black Bean Beef Tortilla Soup is loaded with healthy veggies and lots of delicious south-of-the-border flavor!
With a few easy shortcuts, you can have these delicious Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verde on your table in less than an hour! No one will know you cheated (just a little)!
No worries about dry chicken! This Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken stays moist, tender and full of fabulous Southwest-inspired flavor!
Thought for the day:
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified
because of them,
for the LORD your God
goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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