Simple Coleslaw #TheSaladBar

Simple ColeslawBecause in the summer everybody love to BBQ and do potluck parties, this month salads are for you, we have delicious and easy salads, colorful and good.
This is definitely the season to enjoy all the outdoor activities with the family and salads are a great alternative for a healthy, fast, and portable lunch.
Enjoy this time of the year with friends and family, and remember to check out all the salad recipes we have for you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl mix cabbage, carrots and cilantro, sprinkle with a little salt, in another bowl stir together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, ketchup, salt and pepper, add the dressing to the cabbage and carrot mixture and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve as a side for hamburger, over hot dogs, empanadas, meat, chicken, anything you can imagine is good with the salad.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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TRADITIONAL CHICKEN WITH POTATOES

As I said one day the chicken meat is one of my favorite and I try to create recipes that are easy and delicious for my family.

What better way to do it as a main dish by adding potatoes, the vegetables we all have in our pantry is versatile and does not need anything else.
Your family will love this different way of eating the chicken and potatoes as they complement each other perfectly in this recipe.
It only needs an occasional complement ingredient for this dish and you’re done, enjoy a delicious dinner. If you never tasted this kind of recipe I assure you that you will be happy and it will be one more way to prepare so delicious ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

2 chicken breasts boneless skinless cut into squares
8 medium potatoes cut into chunks
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 chopped red pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 cup of cilantro
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon of achiote paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a saucepan heat oil and add onion, chicken, oregano, red pepper, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, achiote and potatoes, stir well to coat chicken and vegetables with achiote.
Mix ketchup with water, add to the above, season well with salt and pepper, cover the pan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes and chicken are well cooked.
Finally stir in cilantro and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Preparation time 30 minutes.

If you like serve with a simple salad.

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ENYUCADOS (CASSAVA OR YUCA CAKES) WITH CHEESE AND CILANTRO DRESSING

This is a delicious tradition in the home of Costa Rican families for years cassava has been a way to feed the family, not to mention its delicious taste.

As many know, cassava is rich in starch and used as a substitute for flour in some recipes.
It is a very versatile and you can do a wide variety of dishes such as breads, fried and more.
With this recipe you will have the opportunity to consume cassava in a different way that will change the way you look at it.
Open the culinary door to this product you will not regret it.

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds of cassava
1 stick butter
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
3 eggs
2 cups bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Frying Oil
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons of pickles
3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS

Cook the cassava until soft, about 40 minutes (can get ready to cook cassava in the frozen area of the supermarket).

Once ready, place in a bowl and puree, use a fork.
Add butter, salt and pepper and mix well.

In separate bowls have ready the eggs and bread crumbs.

Take a portion of cassava into a ball and extend the center to fill with cheese, close and cover with egg and then bread crumbs, place on a rack, once you have all enyucados ready, heat oil and cook until they are golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each side.

To make the cilantro dressing combine mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Serve with dressing.

This recipe makes 14 enyucados.

Preparation time 1 hour.

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SPAGHETTI PANCAKES

What to do with leftover spaghetti?

In Costa Rica and Italy, is a tradition to make tortas or pancakes spaghetti. It’s an easy and quick to prepare especially for lunch or a snack.
Ideal for when we have spaghetti the day before and do not know what to do and we want a different flavor.
I invite you to try this recipe, the taste will surprise you and how fast it is to make.

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup chopped scallions
3 cups of leftover spaghetti
salt and pepper to taste
Cooking spray

PREPARATION

Heat a skillet and spray with cooking spray.
Combine all the ingredients and place a scoop of the mixture into the pan.
Cook for 4 minutes each side or until golden.

Serve immediately and enjoy.

This recipe makes 8 pancakes.

Preparation time 15 minutes.

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