Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cafe Rio... low carb style

pork tenderloin
1 c. of favorite low carb tomato salsa
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. chopped cilantro

Place pork, water and salsa in crock pot cook on HIGH for 4 1/2 - 5 hours. Shred pork and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. let sit in crock pot juices for 30 minutes on low.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing
1 pkt. Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
8 oz. Salsa Verde Green Salsa (La Victoria Brand)
1/2 bunch of cilantro with the stems
2 cloves garlic
3/4 c. mayo
3/4 c. sour cream
juice and zest of 1 lime
1/8 tsp. hot sauce

Mix in Blender. i usually make this the day before we eat it, seasoned to perfection!

Cilantro Lime Rice
3 1/2 c. water
4 cubes/tsp. chicken bouillon
1 tsp. cumin
2 cloves garlic
6 Tbsp. butter, divided
6 sprigs cilantro, chopped
2 c. riced cauliflower**

Place riced cauliflower in pot and cook on med high with 3 tbs of butter, till slightly browned, 5 min. Add cumin, garlic, remaining butter, and chopped cilantro. Cook for another 1-2 min. add water and bouillon and bring to a boil. place lid on pot and turn temp down to low... simmer for 15 min. stir and continue cooking with lid off if there's still liquid in the 'rice'.

** click HERE to watch video on how to rice cauliflower

2 large ripe avocados
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 of a red onion finally chopped
1/4 c. chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 c. juice of a lime
salt and pepper

combine all ingredients into a bowl and mash together until smooth. add additional lime and salt to taste. enjoy.

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