This Valentine’s Day treat the ones you love with a little Mexican style parfait. This dish includes three layers – a savory bean and mushroom layer, a smoky red pepper and corn layer, and a refreshing tomatillo-avocado salsa. Not into the parfait look? This dish can also be “wrapped” with love in a tortilla.
Savory Layer (makes approximately 3 1/3 cup)
1 ½ cup, chopped, mini portabella mushrooms (4 oz)
1 – 15 oz. can no salt added black beans
2 cups cooked, brown rice
1 Tablespoon chili powder
Smoky Layer (makes approximately 1 1/3 cup)
1 red pepper, roasted and chopped
¾ cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup chopped red onion
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Refreshing Layer (makes approximately 1 ½ cups)
1 cup chopped tomatillos
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 avocado, chopped
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt and Pepper to taste
For savory layer combine chopped mushrooms, black beans, and cooked rice in medium size saucepan and cook over medium heat until mushrooms are soft, approximately 10 minutes. Add chili powder.
For smoky layer cook onion in a frying pan over medium-low heat for five minutes. Add corn, red peppers, and water. Cook for an additional five minutes until water has evaporated. Add liquid smoke.
For refreshing layer gently toss tomatillos, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper to mix in a medium bowl.
To assemble, layer approximately ¾ cup savory beans and mushrooms, 1/3 cup smoky red pepper and corn, and a heaping 1/3 cup refreshing salsa in a 1 cup glass.