Let me start by wishing you a Happy Cinco de Mayo! May your day be filled with delicious mexican cuisine and maybe a margarita…or two!

 

I decided that I would start off the festivities at breakfast, because what’s better than a full day of mexican cuisine? I wanted to make heuvos rancheros, but with a fresh twist. Typically they are eggs served on a crisp corn tortilla, topped with a tomato sauce, with a side of refried beans, rice, and avocado.

As delicious as that sounds (growing up eating plenty of beans and rice), I wanted to lighten up the dish but keep it flavorful.

I skipped the rice and refried beans, and subbed in a fresh fiesta salad, a sprinkle of feta, and slices of creamy avocado.

I had made the fiesta salad the day before, so it was quick enough to put together.

It makes for a very flavorful breakfast, with tons of texture,and just the right amount of freshness and creaminess.

What you need:

  • corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • eggs (fried)
  • 1/2 cup salsa or tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • feta cheese (for sprinkling)

Fiesta Salad

  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 2 ears of corn, grilled
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked/canned red kidney beans or black beans (rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 lemons, jjuiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Begin by preparing fiesta salad. Add all ingredients to bowl and gently toss together. (* If possible make salad in advance, the longer it sits in the fridge, the more the flavors merry) **Avocado can be added to salad to salad right before serving to prevent browning

Cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge until ready to serve.

Heat a large skillet on med/high heat. Brush with olive oil and heat tortilla about 1 min per side, until it starts to puff up a bit.

In a seperate skillet, fry eggs about 3-4 mins or until desired firmness.

In a saucepan, warm through salsa or tomato sauce.

Place eggs on top of tortilla, spoon on some salsa. Place salad on top of salsa. Sprinkle on feta cheese and additional cilantro (optional)

Enjoy

 


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