9 May 2013

mango salsa and guacamole with tomato onion tortillas


I do enjoy me some Mexican food - I could eat endless bowls of guacamole and probably still be asking for more. You really cannot go wrong with loads of fresh tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, avocado, mango, lime, onions and garlic. The mango adds a sweet factor that brings the salsa to a new level... OF AWESOME.


I didn't really know what to call the cracker type recipe so I named them tortillas because if you cut larger circles of them, you can use them as a tortilla and fill them up with salsa and guac. This was my favourite way to eat it. The smaller circles are fun for dipping, and if you dehydrate long enough they get crunchy! Enjoy. 


mango salsa and guacamole with tomato onion tortillas: serves two to four

Tomato onion tortillas:
1 mango, peeled and chopped
½ onion, peeled and chopped
¼ cup each of hemp seeds, flax seeds and sun dried tomatoes

Guacamole:
1 avocado
1 tomato 
¼ onion
¼ cup fresh cilantro 
3 garlic cloves, finely minced 
Juice from ½ lime
Chili powder and salt, to taste

Mango salsa:
2 tomatoes
1 mango
¼ onion 
Juice from ½ lime
½ cup fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves, finely minced 
½ cucumber 
Chili powder and salt, to taste

To make the tortillas: pulse all the ingredients in your food processor until they are blended and become a thick, wet mixture. Spread this thinly on dehydrator trays, and dehydrate for a two hours, then punch circles (you choose what size) in the drying mixture and flip these circles over to dehydrate on their other side. Continue dehydrating until they are flexible and chewy, another two hours. These are your tortillas! Alternatively, you could cut very small circles, dehydrate them until crunchy, and use these as chips. 

To make the guacamole: peel and chop the avocado, tomato, onion, and cilantro accordingly. Add to a bowl with the garlic, chili powder and salt, then mix in the lime juice and stir until the avocado starts to get mushy. Set aside.

To make the salsa: peel and chop everything as needed, then mix together in a bowl. 

Assembly: use the tortillas as you normally would; stack the guacamole and salsa high in the middle then fold in half and enjoy the delicious fresh flavours.