Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mexican Flag Salad


Here's my entry for the May 1st Joust.

Mexican Flag Salad

2 heads of broccoli
1 large head of cauliflower
2 packages (12 ounces each) of cherry tomatoes
Pimentos
Jalapeño slivers
1 end-slice of bread

On a rectangle-shaped serving platter, arrange broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes in equal portions starting on the left side of platter with the broccoli and ending on the right side with cherry tomatoes.

With a shape knife, cut the end-slice of bread into an eagle shape (or whatever shape you desire) and toast it in the toaster (or in the oven if you think the bread slice might break coming out of the toaster).

In the center portion, the one covered with the cauliflower, position the toasted, eagle-shaped end-slice of bread in the center. Beneath the eagle, form a ½ circle with jalapeño slivers. Decorate with pimento pieces. Position 1 jalapeño sliver by the eagle's beak to represent the snake. Chill in refrigerator till serving time.

Dip:
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise

Mix these two ingredients and chill in fridge to allow flavors to mellow, 30 minutes. Add minced onion (or onion powder), chopped cilantro, chile powder, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar, all ingredients to taste. Be conservative with the amounts. You can always add more, but you can't take them out!

7 comments:

girlichef said...

Clever! Fun salad :)

Ben said...

Very creative! But your águila looks like a guajolote mi vida! LOL I still love it :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Cool salad interesting too...

Reeni♥ said...

The Italian flag is the same, except the eagle!! I could nosh on this all afternoon, what a delicious snack!

Jessica said...

How cute! What a fun way to eat your veggies.
I grew up in Houston but I live in Washington DC now. I miss Texas and the food there like crazy. I've started to try to make my own texmex at home here with a little bit of success. I stumbled on your blog and I ordered Gloria Chadwick's book the same day. Hopefully I'll be making better Tex Mex at home very soon!

angela@spinachtiger said...

This is a very HEALTHY flag and a nice entry.

PeterMarcus said...

A great entry, and so pretty! I'd love to work my way through this flag!