6 Recipes for Lent

6 Recipes for Lent

For many Christians, Lent is a period of penance, reflection and sacrifice.  Typically lasting 40 days, it begins on Ash Wednesday and leads up to the celebration of Easter, though Lent itself ends on Holy Thursday. Many Christians at this time may give up small indulgences or pleasures such as desserts, and many give up meat. Lenten meals also tend to be simple. In that spirit, we have come up with a half-dozen recipes for varied courses sure to satisfy your appetite and your religious observance too.

  1. Avocado Hummus and Cucumber Pico de Gallo Tostadas

    Packed with flavor and textures, these Avocado Hummus and Cucumber Pico de Gallo Tostadas taste so good you will forget your cravings for a burger. And what’s more, you can make them in a jiffy. We’re betting there won’t be leftovers of these, so make a few extra.

  2. Caldo de Camarones (Shrimp and Vegetable Soup)

    With cool weather still present in many parts of the country – or the odd cold front making its way south – a soup is always a comforting dish. This Shrimp and Vegetable Soup is a well-rounded recipe that, while rich in flavor, is also surprisingly light. Works as an appetizer or a light main course.

  3. Cilantro Lime Rice

    This is a side dish that can play well with almost any main course. Add a filet of baked fish or fried shrimp and you can round out the meal. The cilantro is the star player, but the lemon and lime juice lend a big assist in making the rice pop.

  4. Mariscos en Salsa (Seafood in Salsa)

    In just 45 minutes, this fresh, healthy and sophisticated dish can be on your dinner table. The sauce isn’t heavy, so it allows the flavors of the seafood to come through in this visually appealing stew featuring fish, shrimp and scallops that can feed a family of four.

  5. Poblano Shrimp Tacos

    Tacos – so simple, tasty and easy to make. Always a favorite. Keep the family happy on a meatless night with zesty cilantro shrimp with garlic and poblano peppers. The delicious marinade takes these shrimp tacos over the top.

  6. Potato and Cheese Flautas with a Cheese Enchilada Sauce

    Potato and cheese combine in a very simple yet satisfying way in this enchilada. You can go with Mexican cheeses or opt for American cheeses. Either way, after Lent, you can use this very same recipe and add homemade roast chicken or rotisserie chicken for an even heartier enchilada.

Did you know?

Lime juice contains antioxidants that slow down the build up of plaque on artery walls.

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