Would you like some healthy options? Well, of course you do.
Have you ever made tortillas at home? Since my father-in-law picked up a tortilla press at a flea market, I've gone a little crazy. They are so easy! Once you taste them, you will know they are worth that little bit of extra work. These warm, soft little guys only have five pantry-staple ingredients, so they are just as easy on your pocket.
This recipe can easily be doubled for more tortillas.
Whole Wheat Tortillas:
Makes 8 6-inch tortillas
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
After the dough has rested, place a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Divide the dough in half and then into fourths for eight tortillas. Form each portion into a ball.
Do you want something to put in these tortillas?
Surely its guacamole you want. Right?
Roasted Red Onion & Tomato Guacamole:
Makes 4 very generous tacos, Serves 5-6 as an appetizer
1/2 large red onion
1+ cup cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
Turn your oven on to broil and place a rack directly underneath the broiler. This could also be done out on the grill if your party is outside, just load your veggies on skewers.
Slice the onion into 1-inch pieces and half the tomatoes. Toss them with the olive oil.
Meanwhile, make friends with your avocados. Tell them how wonderful your tortillas are and that they will be the best of friends.
Half and pit the avocados, removing the skin from the flesh. Toss the halves into a bowl with the lime or lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Use a potato masher to break up the avocados. Mash in the garlic and cilantro.
Add your cooled roasted onion and tomatoes.
Let the flavors hang out together in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
Then introduce the guacamole to the tacos. Enjoy!
Can't get enough Cinco de Mayo? Don't forget these goodies:
Check out these other great recipes from around the blogosphere:
Chicken Tamale Casserole by Table for Two blog
DIY Tostada Shells by at Bake at 350
Cilantro Lime Quinoa by Two Peas and Their Pod
Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado, and Cumin by Cookin' Canuck
What's your favorite way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?