Monday, May 07, 2007

Corn Tortilla with Beans & Avocado on a Bed of Mache

With our second mind-blowingly hot day here in the Bay Area, cooking up a storm was definitely not on the agenda. This recipe involves handmade corn tortillas, topped with refried beans, goat cheese, halved sugar plum tomatoes, thinly sliced avocado and red onion, and a sliver of supremed orange, on a bed of mache. The result of this simple recipe was both refreshing and complex (don't skip that tiny bit of supremed orange!). I was feeling protein deprived, so the double hit of beans and cheese was definitely welcome.

Mache (also known as lamb's lettuce) is a fresh and mild green that is well paired with avocado and citrus. High in Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Iron Folic Acid, and Potassium, it was really spectacular as a base for this tortilla and makes this recipe my contribution to Sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. Use in salads with your favorite fruit, nut, and cheese combination.


Blogger winedeb said...

Looks marvelous! Do you put any dressing on this???

6:47 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

no dressing! I ate this by putting the mache leaves inside the rolled up tortilla, With the creaminess of the beans, cheese and avocado, no dressing was necessary.

4:06 PM  

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