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

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. 


Anonymous said...

So good! I always crave mexican food when I'm studying for exams lol. :)

Joan said...

Did you accidentally switch the names of the mango salsa and tomato tortillas above the recipes? I am definitely making these, sounds mouthwatering! Thank you!

Ragnhild said...

YUMMY! Your pictures are so beautiful and I soo want to eat this right now!
I make guacemole almost everyday, and eat it with cucumber slices. Ive been craving cucumber like crazy since I got pregnat. I love to add fresh coriander, and sometimes Ive been adding small small bites of fresh mango to it too. Its so good!

Em von Euw said...

No...? But thanks! :)

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Wow, you made tortillas out of only hemp seeds, onions and mangoes??! That's what I call creative thinking. Well done, this looks pretty epic!

Unknown said...

This looks so good! I eat avocados everyday. Is that a good thing? Not entirely sure, but it's definitely tasty! This just gives me another excuse to eat them!

Koko said...

Lovely! I'm a big fan of mango salsa....the sweet touch is perfect for me, because I aaaaaain't so great with spicy!

Unknown said...

I seriously love the way you present your food. Half of the dish is presentation, the other half is flavor, and your recipes most certainly exhibit both of these things.
Love the idea of putting mangoes and guacamole together. Ooohhh, and cilantro is just too good.

One question: could I make the tortillas in my oven?? (don't have a dehydrator)

Thanks for the awesome idea!

~ Natalyn

Kelly said...

I did read where you could use your oven as a dehydrator if it will go to 225 degrees.

Em von Euw said...

Yeah go ahead and use your oven :) I often do the same thing (my oven's lowest temperature is 150 degrees).