Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I was debating about which recipe I wanted to post on this festive day and in the end, I decided on a healthy vegetable side dish with a Mexican twist.
I always have trouble coming up with healthy side dishes to go along with our Mexican themed meals. I love Mexican rice and I love black beans but that really is the extend of my creativity when it comes to healthy sides. Cheese dip, chips, tortillas and refried beans - who can resist all of that yummy goodness? The least I can do is put one vegetable on the table as a healthy alternative.
I'm not so sure that you could call these Garlic Lime Vegetables "Mexican" but they do go very well with anything created South of the border. Spiced with a hint of jalapeno and finished with a squeeze of lime juice - these vegetables are the perfect compliment to any Mexican meal. They are so good it just might keep me from eating an entire basket of tortilla chips.
Garlic Lime Vegetables
2 Tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 cups fresh vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
Combine garlic, lime zest, jalapeno, salt and lime juice in a small bowl.
Melt butter and add to bowl of sauce.
Cut vegetables into bite sized pieces.
Steam vegetables in a steamer basket.
Toss vegetables with garlic lime sauce.
I hope that all of you enjoy your Cinco De Mayo to the fullest. Cheers!
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