Mexican Feast – Coleslaw, Black Bean Dip and Taquitos with White Sauce

Mexican Feast

Mexican Feast

Recipes in this Post

This afternoon when I was at the local store, I had a taste for Mexican food. I already had frozen taquitos in my freezer (I’m too lazy to make them myself), so all I needed was avocado. Well, surprise, surprise my little store didn’t have any, so I decided to make the white sauce similar to the fish taco white sauce at Rubio’s.

I also had some cabbage in the refrigerator. I love cabbage and it’s very good with Mexican food. I picked up a can of black beans so I could make the same black bean dip I used for my Black Bean Tacos.

I wanted to have a really good dressing for my coleslaw, not the typical creamy dressing that I have made in The Coleslaw Collection, and I will be adding this recipe to it.

Coleslaw Mis en Place

Coleslaw Mis en Place

A while back I picked up some Avocado Oil, and I thought this would be a good time to try it out. It has almost no flavor, and is very, very good for you.

Coleslaw Dressing

Coleslaw Dressing

Carrots added color to my slaw. I put it in a pretty dish, and set it in the refrigerator to marinate.

Coleslaw with Carrots

Coleslaw with Carrots

Next I made the Black Bean Dip. This has got to be the easiest thing in the world to make. There is no need to purchase dip at the store with all kinds of preservatives in it, just make it at home.

Mis En Place for Black Bean Dip

Mis En Place for Black Bean Dip

It’s just a simple matter of putting everything in the food processor and giving it a whirl. You can make it as hot or mild as you want it. You’ll be very happy with the results.

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

The last thing to make was the White Sauce. Rubio’s makes a wonderful white sauce that they serve with the fish tacos. Sshh! Don’t tell!

Mis En Place for White Sauce

Mis En Place for White Sauce

This sauce is great as a substitute for sour cream because it’s made from plain yogurt. When you make it, I suggest you use a yogurt that is not too sour, like Mountain High.

White Sauce

White Sauce

So, let’s get cookin’ and here’s those recipes:

Recipe: Mexican Coleslaw

Summary: Serve this with tacos next time.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
— Dressing —
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coleman’s mustard
  • 1 pinch Chipotle Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican Oregano (dried)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil

Instructions

  1. Make sure the carrot and cabbage are shredded in small pieces.
  2. Have ready a bowl that will not slide on the counter top. If necessary, put a towel under it. Also have ready a good whisk.
  3. Put the mustard, chipotle, cumin, oregano and vinegar in the bowl.
  4. Whisking constantly, slowly add the avocado oil to the bowl, in a very thin stream. Whisk until the dressing as emulsified.
  5. Pour over the vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Toss and put into a nice bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Variations

If you want no heat at all, omit the chipotle.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Mexican

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Recipe: Black Bean Dip

Summary: Make this simple dip

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped roughly
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 5 slices fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Drain and wash the beans well.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients into the food processor and process until you have salsa.
  3. Add the black beans to the processor, and process until the dip is pretty smooth. You will still have some lumps of bean, but it’s supposed to be that way.

Variations

You can add or subtract the jalapeños depending on how hot or mild you want it.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Mexican

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe: White Sauce

Summary: This sauce is very similar to the sauce used at Rubios for their Fish Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.

Quick notes

Use a mild yogurt that is not too sour.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Mexican

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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2 Responses to Mexican Feast – Coleslaw, Black Bean Dip and Taquitos with White Sauce

  1. I think we just might have to have a Mexican night, thanks for the idea.