Very Tasty This made a great make ahead salad. I substituted regular cole slaw mix for the red cabbage. The salad is very refreshing. Didn't have quite enough dressing on the serving so I poured on a little Italian Dressing. I will try adding the cumin and jalapeno next time. Pros: East to prepare
Loved it! Super quick and easy to assemble. I added a teensy bit more salt and lime juice to taste. A little bit of cumin made this spectacular! Didn't have the red cabbage but broccoli slaw worked well in its place. Good side dish!
Excellent salad This salad is amazing!! Everyone who eats it loves it. I actually hate cilantro so I substitute basil oregano and chili powder and I also add sweet peppers...It keeps for several days and tastes just as good after a few days. Pros: Easy versatile delicious Cons: Can't think of any
Needs More Spice to be Southwestern! I find that food magazines tend to avoid spiciness to avoid offending some palates but Southwestern cooking really requires a little more excitement. Also in cooking lower fat foods the cook needs to focus on flavor which means adding herbs and spices to taste. Pros: All the ingredients are lovely together. Cons: I added ground cumin and chipotle powder to give a little more zip. Green cabbage works as well.
Wonderful Meal This meal was great! We substituted sunflower seeds and I added a bit more salt and I think next time I will add the cumin and maybe jalapeno as others suggested. Me and my husband LOVED this and that is hard to find.:) Pros: Refreshing
Excellent Make Ahead Lunch To keep me from eating fast food during the week Sunday's are always my day to prepare lunch for the week ahead. I searched for something new to try this week and I decided on this lovely little dish. I'm glad I did! I stuffed this salad into pita pockets and it is delicious! Makes enough for all week. Easy ingredients easy to toss together. I substituted frozen corn and it is perfect! Pros: Easy tasty refreshing Cons: None
I have made this many times since first receiving it from my daughter-in-law. It is just great!!!!!Even better the second day.I am a widow and live alone so it it is so easy to have for more than one meal.
Enjoy it in the winter by using a half cup or two thirds of a cup of freeze dried corn. (Not dried corn but actual freeze dried corn. You can find it where back pack foods are sold in bulk as well as Honeyville Farms out of Utah is a great source for wonderful freeze dried fruits and veggies. So far no tomatoes though.) But I add the corn to the skillet with the pine nuts and canned jalapenos chopped and a dash of lime juice and olive oil or safron oil. Sometimes a tablespoon or two of water and I substitute a lot of the time raw sunflower seeds for the pine nuts too. In the end make it the rest of the way pulling it all together in a large bowl and serve taco chips with it on the side. But we like this as a camping food and thinking ahead of time it's pretty easy to bring the ingredients along. Lots of variations with this one just think outside of the box and what your taste buds are searching for.
Excellent quick healthy meal I thought this was great. Even my husband enjoyed it though this is not the type of food he usually likes (in his words when he first saw it he thought he'd spit it out but instead he ate a whole bowl). I served it with homemade flour tortillas and an extra squeeze of lime. Yum!