I began by opening up a can of beans, and warmed them over the stove with a bit of Mexican seasoning - a nice blend I got from Penzey's.
I mixed up some guacamole and made some fresh pico. My guac is ridiculously simple - just mashed avocados, a little salt, and a little pico (since I had it, normally just avocado and salt). The pico is simply hand-diced tomatoes, sweet white onion, and lots of fresh cilantro. You could add a bit of fresh jalapeno here, if you like.
I lightly sauteed some onions and red bell peppers in a touch of olive oil. I really panic when I'm out of red bell peppers - I adore them!
I put out a big bowl of chopped romaine lettuce and made a basic vinaigrette. I used lime juice in place of vinegar, a dab of honey, and added a sprinkle of cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. It was pretty similar to the Chipotle one, if I don't say so.
I also cooked some brown rice, and tossed in a little more Mexican seasoning, olive oil, and fresh cilantro. I could have just eaten this- yum!
Layer on all the goodies, and voila! Isn't this colorful and appetizing? Not to mention - healthy! This is a great summer evening dinner that I know we'll be enjoying often.