Friday, June 18, 2010

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salsa Wraps

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.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks excellent!! I so want to try these, thanks!!

Chris said...

I am right there with you on being glad I have an active lifestyle and can eat how I want vs. how I should :)

To me, this is healthy dish with real mayo and bacon anyway! At least healthier than a lot of stuff I eat! Fun post, Min.

Min said...

I agree, Chris, this is healthy. Two pieces of bacon and a dollop of mayo isn't gonna kill anyone! Healthy doesn't equal flavorless!!

A Year on the Grill said...

of course it is healthy... I may steal a few of these ideas soon for something

Great post

Chef Dennis said...

they look so good!! a BLT with salsa sound wonderful! those tortillas look great, you really need to toast them to cook the tortilla, yours look perfect!

Min said...

Dave, can't wait to see what you do.

Dennis, when we buy tortillas, we get the uncooked kind. Have to cook them in a dry skillet until they bubble up nice and brown. =)

Marge said...

I'm more than a little miffed that I didn't think of this recipe! This sound wonderful and perfect for summer. Thanks for the idea!!!

Min said...

Marge, I know exactly what you mean! These are delicious, we'll have to have them again very soon!

Keri said...

SHUT UP! These look like a dream. Wow. Excellent.

There's a sandwich contest on my blog. You should enter these, I'd be honored.


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