Friday, June 18, 2010
Tonight's dinner recipe comes from an unlikely source: an insert from a mailing about Diabetic Living Everyday Cooking. This is a cookbook I will NOT be purchasing, but this dinner sounded (and tasted!) great.
The recipe for Black Forest Trifle, however, made with "no-sugar-added, low-fat, fat-free" blah blah blah? Not a chance. That would just taste like a pile of chemicals to me. Good thing I lead an active life and am thankfully healthy.
So anyway, I decided to try this recipe, and I'm happy that I did. You'll probably be surprised when I tell you that I really don't like cilantro...but I had some from my Bountiful Basket-Mexican pack, so I added some. *Incidentally, if you happen to live in AZ, UT, ID, NV, TX, WA or WY, you should find out if Bountiful Baskets comes to your area! A $15 contribution gets you an assortment of fruits and veggies of excellent quality AND quantity! I also used tomatoes, a jalapeno, a lime and lettuce from my Bountiful Basket.
Back to dinner. These wraps are excellent. The only changes I made were to use real bacon instead of turkey, and of course real mayo instead of "light." Oh, and I didn't measure anything for the salsa, and I used more lime juice than they called for. No one can tell me how to make salsa! =)
* Since we didn't have any homemade tortillas, I used the last of our "uncooked" tortillas, browned and warmed them, then assembled the wraps.
H-Bomb ate his whole (half) wrap. Sawed Off disassembled his wrap, then cleaned his plate too.
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salsa Wraps
Makes 4 servings
2 large, ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh jalapeno pepper
juice of half a lime
a large pinch kosher salt (almost 1/2 teaspoon)
8 slices bacon
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 10-inch flour tortillas
2 cups spinach or lettuce
For salsa, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Stir in lime juice and salt. Set aside.
Cook bacon according to package directions. Drain well on paper towels; cut bacon into large pieces.
To assemble wraps, spread mayonnaise over tortillas; top with spinach. Using a slotted spoon, spoon salsa over spinach. Top with bacon. Roll up tortillas. Cut each tortilla in half; two halves makes one serving.