Easy Mexican Dinner

Last night’s dinner was super easy and delicious so I wanted to share with you. I even managed to get 2 different kinds of veggies on the plate. I felt a little like Nom Nom Paleo who despite having 2 kids and a full time job working nights as a pharmacist, always seems to manage to get multiple veggies on the plate. If you ever have any doubts that you don’t have time to make good real food, just check her out.

Tuesday morning I simply popped 2 pork tenderloins (but any pork will do) into the slow cooker, added some sea salt and pepper, and then dumped a jar of Trader Joe’s salsa verde on top. (any all natural salsa works, just make sure no added junk) Let it cook on low for 8 hours. Came home after an intense Crossfit workout, shredded my pork with a couple of forks, it should just fall apart.

Whipped up some easy guacamole – just 2 avocados mashed with a couple spoonfuls of salsa, a little cumin, sea salt and pepper and it is ready to go

Pre heated broiler, sliced up 3 bell peppers that I lightly coated in olive oil and seasoned salt and stuck them in under broiler. Fliped mid way through, about 5 minutes on each side.

I “riced” a head of cauliflower by sticking the florets in the microwave for 2 minutes, then using my chopper to chop it up. Put the cauliflower into a skillet, added about a 1/4 cup of salsa along with a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper and sauteed until a little softened, about 5 minutes

Served the pork with a dollop of guac and sour cream, with the veggies on the side – delicious!

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That looks like my kind of dinner…I LOVE Mexican food. My husband used to be stationed in the latin neighborhood of Santa Rosa. They have some awesome Mexican food there. He would pick up a pound of carnitas and bring it home – I would make tacos or salad for dinner with it.
I am going to ask him to bring some of that home again soon. He doesn’t work in that district anymore but he won’t mind popping in to get some carnitas!


looks good!! i’m a sucker for the rice lol 🙂


This looks absolutely delicious and better than half the Tex Mex food we have in Austin. I’ve made versions of this with chicken, but I haven’t tried making Spanish “rice” with cauliflower. I love versatile, and good for you, cauliflower is!


I decided to try this tonight and it was absolutely amazing!! I never imagined cauliflower could taste so delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂