With bikini season right around the corner, most of us are looking for ways to elevate the flavors in our healthy home cooked meals. Unfortunately, we tend to make the same thing over and over again and end up binging on junk.
Instead of reaching for the tacos and burritos, I have a better option for you, Mexican Mole Bowls. The beauty of this dish is that it’s easy to prepare but so tasty. Did I mention that it’s relatively healthy?
Known for it’s robust blend of chiles and spices, this Mexican condiment has mild heat with lots much flavor. The savoy sauce is usually added to chicken and beef dishes, but mole can be added to enchiladas, beans, snacks and eggs.
I’m a fan of cilantro lime rice, but I didn’t know how easy it was to make.
- 1 cup of cooked white rice
- Fresh lime juice from 2 limes
- 1 clove of chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons of fresh, chopped cilantro
- Mix all ingredients in cooked rice
This is the first time I’ve incorporated radishes into my own dish at home. When I go out for street tacos with my friends, radishes are alway in them and I love it!
Spanish colonists brought radishes to Mexico in the late 1500s. A monk suggested that street vendors should carve radishes into decorative shapes to increase sales and it worked. This is why the city of Oaxaca celebrates Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes).
I’ve heard people say that if you bite into some heat, consuming radishes helps. I’m okay with spice, so I can’t confirm.
My bowl consists of:
1/2 cup cilantro rice
1 cup of chicken that was stewed in DOÑA MARÍA Mole
1 cup of shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup tomatoes
a couple slices of radishes
tablespoon of guacamole
What I liked about DOÑA MARÍA Mole is how quick yet flavorful the condiment is. All you need to do is add 1 part of the mole paste to 4 parts water or chicken broth. Bring to a bowl, add your protein and cook for a few minutes.
Do you make mole at home? How do you prepare it?