Thursday, July 1, 2010

A tasty treat at Gavilanes in Guadalajara, Mexico


We usually enjoy this "starter"... or sometimes called botana in Mexico. We enjoy this dish which is simply boiled potato, cooked carrots, raw onion, raw jicima and pickled jalapenos mixed together in a bowl. It has the liquid from the pickled jalapeno poured over the vegetables and it is marinated. It is served slightly chilled.

The plate behind the bowl is a plate of sliced cucumbers, jicima and sections of oranges. This is so delicious with a little bit of sea salt sprinkled on top and fresh lime juice squeezed on top of that. There is always a tiny bowl of red chili powder available to sprinkle on this as well.

This is so easy to make and is a healthy and low-cal treat before a meal.

Gavilanes Restaurant is located on the outskirts  of Guadalajara, Mexico as you are driving south toward the Colima Autopista. In the city the road is Lopez Mateous. If you like lamb, you can have some the best you've ever eaten... grilled.

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4 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Karen...this looks wonderful. I love the pickling liquid from pickled jalapenos. I use it as a marinade component a lot. I am not sure I have ever visited you before but am signing up as a follower. Have a great weekend :)

Blessings!
Gail

Theresa said...

Yummmy! It looks delicious! You'll have to fix it for me sometime:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Lori E said...

I have never met a potato I didn't like and I am sure this will be the same.

Betty said...

"Yummmy"!