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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Spicy Mexican Cups and Tangy Guacamole

Vegan, Dairy-free, Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Yeast-free
A Healthy Light & Spicy Mexican Beanie Mix in a Tortilla Cup with my Homemade Tangy Guacamole & Fresh Greens! 
Topped off with Chia and Dairy-free Cheese!
How amazing does this sound! Tastes Even better!

Preparation time- 15 minutes
Cooking time- 30 minutes
Serves- 7-10 hungry tummies

As we've been having some lovely sunny Days here in England recently, i wanted to make a meal that replicates the weather....Light with a Kick(you know me..its just another excuse to make a yummy Mexican Meal) haha :P 
 With it's light and soft texture, close your eyes and you really feel like your in Mexico with this delightful dish :)
Make the experience even better with some Homemade Tangy Lime Guacamole! yummy
This is a great & fun recipe for all the family to enjoy making :)



-2 courgettes (Chopped)
- 1 Lime (Juice)
-1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
-1/2 a Red Onion (or 1 small Onion) Chopped
-Can of Sweetcorn (I used Fresh or you can use Frozen)
-Cooked Mixed Beans (I used a mix of Black Turtle Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Pinto & Haricot)
You can add whatever beans you like
-A Handful of Corriander (Chopped)
-Pinch of Chilli Flakes (or you could use a pinch of Smoked Paprika)
- 1/2 a Red & Green Pepper (Roughly Chopped)
-3 Green Jalapeños (you can add more if you would like a real Fiery Kick)
-Salt & Pepper to Season
-Tortilla Wraps (I used BFree Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Dairy Free which you can find in Supermarkets under the Free From Section, i get mine at Asda)

-1 Avocado
- 1/2 Large Tomato (Roughly Chopped)
-1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
-1 Small Garlic Clove (Crushed)
-1/2 a Red onion (Finely Chopped)
-Seasoning ( Salt & Pepper)

Lets get our Mexican Hat on...haha

Before we get started on the Mexican Filling, Prepare your Tortilla Cups.
Grab a Tortilla, and cut it into Quarters.

With 2 Triangles,put them together and press into a Muffin Tin ( If you don't have a Muffin tin, thats fine you can use a Ramekin...

Pop them in the oven until Crispy and Golden Brown ( about 5-8 Minutes)
When the Tortillas cups are cooked, remove them from the Oven and place to one side.

Step 1- Prepare you Worktop, and Vegetables.

Step 2- In a Large Wok, add in your Tablespoon of Oil on a low heat.

Step 3- Add in your Chopped Onion and Crushed Garlic, and Sauté for 2-3 Minutes.

Step 4- Once the Onion and Garlic are soft and just turning a nice Golden colour, add in your Chopped Peppers for 2-3 Minutes ( Keep stirring the Mix with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking)
Add a little more Oil if needed.

Step 5- Add in your Roughly Chopped Courgette, Mixed beans, Lime Juice, Jalapenos, Sweetcorn, Coriander and a little Seasoning ( Chilli Flakes, Oregano, Salt & Pepper)

Step 6- Cook on a Low Heat with a Lid on ( This helps the Mix to cook in its own Juices and prevents Sticking and drying out)
Cook for about 10 Minutes, Stirring Occasionally. 

Step 7- When the Mix has fully cooked and the Courgette is Soft, take the Lid off and cook for a further 2-3 Minutes.

Step 8- After 3 Minutes, take the Wok of the Heat and Spoon the mix into the Warm, Crispy Tortilla Cups.

This is when you can add Vegan Dairy-free Cheese, a sprinkling of Chia Seeds, extra Coriander  dusting of Smoked Paprika or anything you like. 

How to make a Juicy, Limy Creamy Guacamole-

Step 1- Cut an Avocado in half and De-stone. Scoop out the inside of the Avocado and Dollop into a Mixing Bowl.

Step 2- With a Fork, mash the avocado till its light and Creamy. it doesn't matter if there are lumps, this gives it more texture.

Step 3- Add in the Chopped Tomato, Lime Juice, crushed Garlic, Onion and Seasoning. Mix together.

I served mine with some Green Salad leaves ( Rocket, Watercress & Spinach)
this meal is lovely for coming up to Summer.

 You could also add some Rustic Homemade Potato Wedges.
Link to my Rustic Wedges-

I hope you enjoy making this lovely Mexican Meal.
I made this for my family and they all enjoyed it ( Even my sister who's not so keen on Mexican Food) How are we even related haha :P

 If you like, give it a try yourself, and let me know how you get on, 
I hope you liked this recipe!
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Holly x 

1 comment

  1. These tasted incredible. The avacado guac was my favourite too, will surely be making these over and over again!


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