Lettuce tortillas

In this vegetarian  Tex Mex dinner version, the tortillas and tacos are  replaced by fresh lettuce wraps.

The meat  gives  its place to an aubergine mince.  Otherwise,  the usual suspects are there: steamed sweet corn, chopped cucumber, raw tomato salsa, veggie salad, cheese dice.tacosplateEating with the hands, stuffing crisp lettuce leaves with different kinds of goodies  is much more satisfying than you’d think. You won’t miss the tortillas, nor the tacos and nachos, I promise!     aubergine_mince

Aubergine mince  (2 big portions):

1 big aubergine finely diced
1 yellow onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
30 gr walnuts crushed
1 tomato chopped
1 tbsp tomato purée
2-3 tbsp oil

Spices:
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili
1 tsp paprika powder
2 tsp oregano
1.5 tsp rock salt
1 tbsp wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Water

Preparation:

  • Remove part of the aubergine skin and cut it in fine dice. Sprinkle with salt  and place in a strainer, set aside for minimum 30 min. Rinse the aubergine and squeeze out the excess water.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic. Bake in a pan in a tablespoon of oil until soft. Set aside.
  • Heat up a tbsp of oil in a pan. Add the aubergine and the walnuts and bake for some minutes before adding the spices. Mix.
  • Let the mince bake on medium heat for around 15 min not forgetting to stir from time to time.
  • Add the tomato, the vinegar, the sugar and the onion. Bake for another 10 min, until the tomato has softened.
  • Finally, add the purée and about 100 ml  (more if the sauce becomes too thick) of water. Turn down the heat and let bake for another 10 min, until the aubergine is tender. saladtortilla

Green fingers, happy tummies.

Have a great weekend!

 

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