I was in the mood for Mexican tonight, but Mexican in my house is a little tricky with a no-cheese Husband.  So I made these lovely Salsa Verde Enchiladas.


No-Cheese Salsa Verde  Enchiladas (for 6 enchiladas):




  • 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 cup portabella mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup Corn and Chile salsa (or regular salsa)
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 can Verde Salsa





  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Remove raw corn from ears using a knife.
  • Mix drained beans, corn, mushrooms, corn and chile salsa, pepper, and salt in a bowl. 


  • Grease a casserole dish.
  • Lay out a tortilla on a plate, and then dish in a portion of the enchilada mix.  Roll tortilla and place at one end of the casserole dish.  Repeat five times.


  • Pour salsa verde over the top.


  • Bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove and eat!


I had one enchilada with roasted broccoli on the side for dinner.



And then I went back for another half.  Yum!


Afternoon snack was sesame-encrusted cashew nuts.


And guess what I did tonight?


I took Maggie to the NoDa Dog Bar for her 6th Birthday with some friends (it was on August 15).  I was very impressed that she was such a big, brave dog.  She gets nervous in social situations, but she was great!  It was essentially a very popular dog park with music and booze (I stuck to water).



To bed I go!



  • Laura August 27, 2010, 10:26 pm

    The enchiladas look great!! Do you use regular vegetable shortening to grease the casserole pan? I ask because my mama always uses lard to grease her pans. That’s what I get for being from the south!

    • Caitlin August 27, 2010, 10:42 pm

      Oh I just used cooking spray!

  • Victoria August 27, 2010, 10:33 pm

    So jealous about that Dog Bar! Very cute idea.

    Laura, When I’ve made enchiladas, I’ve never “greased” the pan. I just use 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce i’m using the wet the pan before I put the wrapped tortillas in it. Just a thought.

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini August 27, 2010, 10:34 pm

    NoDa is a cute area. You should try Cabo Fish Taco at some point. I’ve never been to the dog bar…feel like you kinda have to have a dog to go. That’s awesome about your TV appearance this morning and actually, a family member sent me the story about that woman with the car because I’m so anal about my car…like I’m gonna have it for 500,000 miles. 🙂

  • Heather August 27, 2010, 10:36 pm

    very cool, I didn’t know that existed!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 27, 2010, 10:53 pm

    The dog bar looks so neat! I am glad Maggie had a good time there 🙂

    Enchiladas look delicious–I’m going to have to pick up some of that salsa verde!!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 27, 2010, 10:55 pm

    I don’t have pets, so I really didn’t know that Dog Bars existed! I’m glad Maggie did well, I seem to have that in common with her: not being comfortable in social situations 🙂

    Dinner looked great — I have a dairy free household so this would work well for us!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 27, 2010, 10:56 pm

    I’m allergic to cashews but I get the sesame honey almonds and they are so addicting. I can’t keep my hands outta the bag! I love that corn and chile salsa…and the TJ’s based recipe!

  • Caroline August 27, 2010, 11:04 pm

    If you can find vegan corn tortillas, those are even better…they have that great sweetness and smell amazing (I know I’m a little weird). I actually don’t miss the cheese in enchiladas…mushrooms and Amy’s chili are great fillings

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 27, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I’ve never seen anything like that dog bar. Very cool. I may have to try your enchiladas. I’m avoiding dairy. Looks good!

  • Kristina @ spabettie August 27, 2010, 11:44 pm

    oh! Happy Birthday Maggie!! 🙂

    our Long Dogs birthdays are 4 days apart… Basil’s birthday was August 11.

  • Cheryl H. August 27, 2010, 11:49 pm

    WOW! The enchiladas look amazing ~ okay EPIC. I am going to try them.

    Also wanted to share that I plan on giving the Operation Beautiful book to my niece. She is only 12 and I can see that she is already dieting and have body issues. Here’s hoping I can help her now rather than later with the negative self talk and body image. Thanks for being so inspiring.

    • Caitlin August 28, 2010, 8:34 am

      Oh I hope she likes it!

  • erica August 28, 2010, 12:05 am

    omigoodness! i want to go to that dog bar!!!

    btw, i finally got your operation beautiful book from amazon today! 🙂

  • Sana August 28, 2010, 12:16 am

    I don’t think I have had an enchilada before… clearly I am missing out!

  • Wei-Wei August 28, 2010, 12:23 am

    Ahh… I think I’ve asked before, but does the Huz officially not eat dairy anymore? Kudos to him! How much does a can of salsa verde cost? You use the entire can, right??

    • Caitlin August 28, 2010, 8:35 am

      He avoids it but he’ll eat it occasionally. Whatever works for him!

      I think the jar was about $3?

  • Dee August 28, 2010, 12:30 am

    those enchiladas look incredible!

  • Maureen @ Notes on a Visual Life August 28, 2010, 1:24 am

    Hi all, I found this great post (and blog) about marathon life lessons and thought I’d share!

  • Sarah August 28, 2010, 1:43 am

    I just made veggie enchiladas the other night (and I can’t have dairy, so they were cheese-less too)! Trader Joe’s has a really good enchilada sauce. It’s definitely got a kick to it, but it’s SO good!

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) August 28, 2010, 3:22 am

    Awesome! I’ll have to look for that salsa verde. Also, Trader Joe’s makes a Black Bean Enchilada meal in the frozen section, (it’s 2 enchiladas; you could separate them or eat as a meal for one). There’s no cheese(!), just tiny chunks of tofu throughout. But I think you need to get yourself some Daiya “cheese.” I’m a huge fan after finally trying it. It’s vegan and comes in cheddar- and mozzarella-style shreds and it a) actually *tastes* like cheese, b) melts/stretches, and c) is soy-free — three things most vegan cheeses flunk at! It’s available at Whole Foods and some other places.

    • Caitlin August 28, 2010, 8:36 am

      Daiya cheese sounds intriguing… Soy cheese freaks me out.

    • Evan Thomas August 28, 2010, 10:23 am

      I agree; Daiya is the best!(at least the mozzarella one I can vouch for). And sometimes if I’m looking for the cheese flavor in a recipe but don’t necessarily care about look/texture I’ll just add in a handful of nutritional yeast and some sea salt.

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 28, 2010, 3:24 am

    A dog bar! I’ve never heard of seen of one of them – how clever!!

  • Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 28, 2010, 4:28 am

    haha! fab doggy bar! what an excellent idea! your enchilladas look great, very creative of you!

  • Julie @ pickley pear August 28, 2010, 5:45 am

    The enchiladas look great! So cute…a dog bar!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 28, 2010, 7:40 am

    These look great!! I’m bookmarking them now- such a good vegan entree!

  • Lee August 28, 2010, 8:09 am

    Aww, Maggie was a big, brave dog. That’s cute.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 28, 2010, 8:12 am

    Yay, finally someone else got the corn salsa from TJs. We love that stuff! Your enchiladas look delicious. Sometimes you just don’t need cheese, right?! Glad you had a good night!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 28, 2010, 8:22 am

    Mmm…love the enchiladas! They look so perfect. 😀

    And I also love that you brought your fur baby out for her birthday! I used to do that all the time with my black lab too. :mrgreen:

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 28, 2010, 8:46 am

    Maggie has the same birthday as me!!!! 🙂
    The enchiladas look delicious. Hope your weekend’s off to a great start so far!

  • Tina August 28, 2010, 8:47 am

    Enchiladas are a favorite meal in our house. I’m bookmarking this to try for a new variety. I think they will quickly become a favorite of mine, especially as meat appeals to me less and less.

  • Anne August 28, 2010, 9:03 am

    You should definitely try out this nacho cheese dip – it’s vegan and/but it’s not soy cheese and it is SO tasty:


  • eatmovelove August 28, 2010, 9:04 am

    No cheese. Yikes. I’ll have those still. I eat all cheeses. Have you tried Rice cheese? It’s good too, it doesn’t melt that great of course, but I use regular cheese for that :).

  • christina cadden August 28, 2010, 9:12 am

    Those enchiladas look so good!

  • Cyclist Kate August 28, 2010, 9:16 am

    I get the impression that you’re not much of a recipe person, but Vegan Latina is FABULOUS. Lots and lots of amazing, vegan recipes. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a new cookbook!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 28, 2010, 10:06 am

    Dog bar??! That’s wicked cute.

  • Emily August 28, 2010, 10:22 am

    Salsa verde is one of my favorites!!! My husband and I may have to try this recipe soon. We both love Mexican!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 28, 2010, 10:41 am

    creative enchiladas! i love cheese so i might just add it to your recipe 🙂

  • Amber K August 28, 2010, 12:04 pm

    I love the cheeseless recipes. My stomach appreciates it when I remember to be nice to it. 🙂

  • Kate D August 28, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Thanks Caitlin!
    I’ve recently gone dairy free and the one thing I was nervous about making was Mexican food. These look simple and delicious.

  • Jenna @ EatingGreen, StayingLean August 28, 2010, 8:45 pm

    That dog bar is definitely adorable! I think it’s great how most of us not only write about the yummy eats we find and make, but about how cute our pets are 🙂

  • Kim August 28, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I may try baking with some tofu and cheese for my husband and me. I was just thinking about enchiladas today so this comes in very handy!

  • Lorinda August 30, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I made these last night and they were fantastic! I think they might have even been better as leftovers in my lunch today. My husband was threatening to melt cheese on them before hand but enjoyed them so much he didn’t bother. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Caitlin August 30, 2010, 9:31 pm

      so glad you liked it!

  • Lauren @ The Raw Cure August 31, 2010, 8:08 pm

    I have been OBSESSED with that Trader Joe’s corn salsa!

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